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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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June 29, 2017

Comments

NoOriginalArt

Jeeze. You stay safe too. A lot of those charming old downtown buildings have crap wiring and gas lines, in spite of their inflated rents. This was admittedly years ago when I was a lot younger and poorer, but I found out the electrical wiring in my old West Village studio was little more than new wires piggy backing on crumbling old wires, a fire waiting to start. The funny thing is it's still standing, remodeled and much cleaner than it was when I lived there. Maybe the new owners fixed it. Or maybe it's just pretty cladding over ancient wiring. I'll never know, because I can't afford to live there now.

David George

Glad you're all safe and sound. My wife and I were on our way to Joe's Pub and I thought the same thing--had not seen so many fire engines since 9-11.

Regarding NoOriginalArt's comment about the wiring, when I read the accounts in the media the building was described as a "luxury rental building." My first thought was "there are no luxury building on that block." Silly me: The RENT is luxury, not the building.

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