I know many of you loyal readers probably think Facebook is a fatuous waste of time, and — honestly — you’re probably correct. That all said, there are some things to be found there that, in my opinion, do make it all worthwhile. If you’re a fan of the type of content you find here on Flaming Pablum, you’d do well to check out a group I’ve cited several times, that being Manhattan Before 1990, a very structured and orderly gaggle of folks fixated with images from NYC’s past. The photos I’ve encountered on same frequently stop me in my tracks. The one below is no exception.
Taken in 1965 by Stephen Shore, “1:35 a.m. at a Chinese Restaurant” finds a leather clad Andy Warhol (seemingly rocking the same black leather jacket he did on this shot) enjoying a meal. Further discussion on the thread revealed the Chinese eatery in question to be 69 Bayard Street.
As the discussion developed, a few of the group members thoughtfully provided images of 69 Bayard today — refreshingly not too different from the image Shore captured in the dead of night all those years ago.
Be sure to check out Manhattan Before 1990! Meanwhile, enjoy THIS....