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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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April 28, 2017

Comments

David George

The price is way out of my league anyway, but while this is apparently intended as a selling point, for me it is absolutely repellent:

>>It’s like “Friends” or something like that.

I prefer the anonymity, thank you.

Riff Chorusriff

LOL. Another gem from that Halstead write-up:

"77 White Street is one of my favorite boutique loft condominiums and it has some very interesting facts and history."

What the f#@k is a "boutique loft condominium"??

David George

>>What the f#@k is a "boutique loft condominium"??

I take this to mean an over-priced open space for which you may need board approval before you overspend your budget on it.

NoOriginalArt

I find it mildly ironic that the building has been turned into a luxury loft with a punk history.The music lineup at the Mudd Club was something wonderful, but the venue tended to draw a lot of art students (agh, Parsons School of Design) and bohos pretending to be Tom Verlaine or Laurie Anderson. I would go there if they had a great band playing that night, but once the set was over I got out. I was never comfortable hanging out there; I had this vague urge to beat up whoever's haircut was annoying me. But it's weird to think TriBeCa has become upscale. Trendy, yeah, but trust fund babies and startup millionaires buying into the neighborhood...it's like San Francisco, but without the nice weather.

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