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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 13, 2017



I'm on jury duty this week, which has given me the opportunity (that's the most positive way to say it, I guess) to be downtown for awhile. Not that I saw any parks with flagpoles, however. If I recall correctly, you see flagpoles in NYC parks which have some sort of war memorial or historic monument, OR a community center/activities building/swimming pool. That said, it can't be TriBeCa, because there never has been a flagpole in that park: also, the space there imo is too small for even a shoestring film crew and a bunch of dancers to share. Bob Egan might be right with Chrystie [Street?] Park, which I think is called Sara Roosevelt? There is a flagpole there, but it doesn't have the tall cubic base that Steding is standing on.

I wouldn't bet real money on this, but it could be Columbus Park near the entrance. There is a circular seating area with benches; the flagpole in the circle was replaced by one of those odd nautical ones that resemble the mast of a sailing ship. I don't recall if it had a block-like stone or concrete base. It's been too hot to really walk outside and explore, as I normally would, given the chance to be back "home." But for this, I watched the Steding video twice, only to realize how terrible early 80s pop could be.

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