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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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November 14, 2017

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Hey Alex ... I used to buy bootlegs from them when they were at their old location on 14th Street & 6th Ave in the 1980s. Back then there was always an older gent behind the counter who reminded me of Morton Downey Jr. - he was loud, abrasive and always wildly gesticulating about something. Place was active, although not exactly friendly but they had good stuff, albeit expensive. I had thought they were gone forever when they left that location. Then about 2 years ago I was wandering around and came across the new spot! I was gobsmacked ... what? how? I went in and spoke to the person at the counter, asking a ton of questions about how long they had been there, what happened to the former manager, etc. Got very evasive answers, and that sense of odd indifference mentioned above. I returned one more time to just nose around the place and it was empty and again the person at the counter wasn't interested in chatting or even acknowledging my existence. It was so odd it made me think they were a front for something else... maybe they always were? I guess we will never know.

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