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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 07, 2017


Dan C.

Is that possibly a weird angle of Golden Discs front window?

David George

>>Is that possibly a weird angle of Golden Discs front window?

I was wondering that too. It's hard to tell what we're looking at, especially where the guy on the phone is. Is that the exit and is the entrance between what look like two display cases? It looks like there could be a door between them. The other weird part about this is what looks like a ceiling.

This going to drive me crazy :).


Bleecker has changed so much in the last 40 years, I hardly recognize most of the buildings, especially since Marc Jacobs took over so many of the shops and turned them into high-end clothing stores. (Seeing $300 ripped jeans in one shop a couple of months ago, I was almost overcome by nausea.) But is it possible this was Bleecker Bob's on MacDougal, before it was cleaned up and made presentable to hipster vinyl hunters? The place used to be a warren of cardboard boxes and milk crates; I once tripped on a case of Emerson, Lake and Palmer records and almost ended up face down in the dust. (I was probably drunk at the time, not that anyone noticed. Public intoxication was more of the rule back then.)

I'll keep thinking about this, but like I said, the whole neighborhood has changed, almost violently. One beatnik coffee house I used to go to on Houston back in the 70s was turned into a cocktail bar. It's pink and has cute little loveseats in it. It depressed me to no end.

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