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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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March 08, 2017

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David George

Although I was born in Stuyvesant Town, I have never lived in Manhattan as an adult: could never seem to afford it. I did, however, rent studio space on Mott Street from 1984 through 2000, when the building was cleared out. It was the same building where Sonic Youth and The Beastie Boys also had studio space. I was aware of the former at the time and used to see Moore coming out of the 1st floor communal john. Never saw the latter, who I believe showed up much later (mid to late 90s).

I rarely venture down that block anymore because it's just too painful to see what it's become. Everything I liked about it is gone, replaced by stores I'd never visit because they sell things I'd never buy.

NoOriginalArt

Since moving to Astoria years ago, I hardly get into Manhattan except when there's an exceptionally good show downtown. Queens in general is more affordable, has real grocery stores where you can buy light bulbs and frosted corn flakes (none of that Whole Foods-Trader Joes yuppie crap), has decent public schools, and restaurants that aren't run by a corporation in Atlanta. There's even better Chinese food in Flushing than in Chinatown, so there's no reason to go in anymore for Sunday dim sum. It may also have something to do with growing old and hating to leave the house after 6, or climbing those damn stairs to change platforms at the Times Square station.

David George

I'm still in Manhattan nearly every day and love to take what most would consider absurdly long walks, taking pictures here and there. But I avoid certain neighborhoods just because I don't want to be reminded of how they have been ruined.

DrBOP

Uh-oh!
Somebody been takin' those Iggy In Miami docs to heart....diggin' on those Mushroom Miami Mornings that he professes to be beatific.....however, a move South would also bring you closer to that sub-primate that is making all our lives sooooo exciting.....ooh, ooh....you could be the heart and soul of The EVG Pseudo-Prez Watch Headquarters.....exclusively dishin' the dirt on His Not-So-Excellency back to the 'hood....."This is your Mar-A-Loggashit correspondent checking in fron the 16th hole". Sounds like nice duty.....especially if you could get Iggy to drive the EVG NewsMobile!
Pretty sure that Mistah Grieve was thinking about five grand a week to start.....sounds reasonable.....TO START! ;^)

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