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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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July 23, 2017

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NoOriginalArt

Not sure, but Emmy Collins might be the fashion designer who makes high-end floral-patterned shirts for hipsters? Is hipster still a thing now? I feel lost these days. Or maybe it's the heat.

Not being a native New Yorker, I'm not quite the city chauvinist: the weather sucks 90% of the time,and I miss the quiet beachy vibe of California, where I was born. (You can call it laid back, buzzed, stoner, surfer dude-ish: but even in LA I don't see drivers leaning on their horns just because the guy in front of them didn't hit the gas as soon as the light turned green.) When I'm not in New York however, I find myself missing the street energy---people in CA don't walk and consequently don't spend any time checking out the buildings, the art, the lights and the smells (you cannot deny that's a part of this city too). I love the everything-ness of New York, the feeling that we're living at the center of the world, but I also feel at times like the place is going to blow apart one day. (I say this after being twice left standing on a hot, boggy platform waiting for a train that never showed up this week. Also thinking of Sandy and seeing parts of downtown literally under water. This is not the place to be when the Apocalypse hits.)

David George

Can't tell from the photo where this is, but the planter seems to hint that it isn't downtown. I don't care about this Emmy person. Wikipedia says "Sweetgreen is an American fast casual restaurant chain that serves "simple, seasonal, healthy food."

The bigger question for me is what this place has replaced.

Not to sound too Jeremiah Moss-like, but do we really need another "American fast casual restaurant chain"?

I'm a NY native and this is what is ruining it for everyone.

Alex in NYC

Hey there, David. This is the corner of 12th and University Place, the former site of the University Diner (or University Restaurant).

David George

>>the former site of the University Diner

OK--thanks--I forgot that those evil BIDs are putting planters everywhere now. (Nothing against the planters, just the BIDs.)

Bill W. Obush

DC has plainly stated, in public documents, they will requisition food, transportation, equipment, supplies and involuntarily servitude of any kind, in any amount, to whatever extent that pleases them in a "national emergency". Their control of the cities would rest on food distribution and essential services, then as now, and the rest of America would be stripped to make it happen. This is, plainly said, calculated annihilation, held as not only necessary but just.

DC considers their power base—the urban west and east coasts and a few colonies in between—to be the real America, supported unwillingly but rightly by deplorables living elsewhere who would otherwise act solely from pathologies born of willful ignorance and native ill will. In other times and places "deplorables" were the "untermensch" or the "masses", always seen as a dangerous, undifferentiated hive, uneducable but trainable, to be cowed and dazzled by turns, and in extremis better mourned than saved.

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