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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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March 10, 2010



Cool photo. As soon as I saw it I had to go digging for the COLOR shot of the mural I knew I had somewhere. Here it is - this is from 1973:


Looks like the skeleton of the WTC North Tower rising in that flickr photo from 73. Which would suggest it's prior to 73.

Alex in NYC

Nice catch!

mykola (mick) dementiuk

In the 60s there used to be a marque under the abandoned theater of Lafayette St where my girlfriend and I always went to in the darkness and did some heavy petting. I can't remember if we ever stopped to get a coke or a lime rickey in the luncheonete, we sure both needed it after our fake lovemaking.


Great photo. Reminded me of this one from an earlier era...


This one too. Love the screwy traffic patterns--south on Lafayette!


@ Joe...
Thanks for catching that. The book the photo came from (one of those "Year In Review" deals) was published in 1974 so I (mistakenly) assumed the photo was from the previous year. I'm changing it now...


Yeah, I have a postcard of that Burckhardt long-shot of Astor Place displayed in my kitchen. I just think what it would be like to be having my eggs and coffee down there in that diner.
I don't know. It's easy to romanticize but... man, if only.

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