Hey all. Apologies for the (relative) slow-down, but it’s been a busy week. In any case, I stumbled upon this clip earlier this week and meant to share it here sooner, but time got away from me.
While it won’t blow a new part in your hair, enjoy this brief trip back to the winter of 1993 on St. Marks Place. While I still vividly remember the events of that year, it’s prudent to remember that 1993 was …. Jesus… 23 years ago.
As such, treat yourself to fleeting glimpses of the old Second Avenue Gap, Kim’s Video, the original Electric Circus/Dom building (i.e. before the gutting and Chipoltlization), Dojo, St. Marks Sounds and the original iterations of St. Marks Bookshop and Trash & Vaudeville.
All of those ventures have vanished from this strip today.
At the time this video was shot, I would have been 26 years old, still living on the Upper East Side, just freshly laid off from LIFE Magazine (as detailed here), still writing for a variety of middling music periodicals, still obsessing over a star-crossed office romance and shortly to start working at TIME Magazine. My listening habits would have been dominated by Cop Shoot Cop and the first album by Suede.
ADDENDUM: Same neck of the woods (and beyond), one year later....look for Tower Records, the Great Jones Diner and Gray's Papaya (all r.i.p.)