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  • 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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October 02, 2010



I don't think you can expect someplace to remain exactly the same for decades, particularly in this city, and you might be getting old if that really is your expectation.

What the Subway Inn consistently delivers is a lower level of general douchiness than the typical bar in Manhattan. Right now the douchiness level of the typical Manhattan bar is going through the roof, so its increased at this place too. And its still a better bar than just about anyplace else in Manhattan. You wouldn't believe what it is like in some other places.


Damn, that's dissappointing to hear about the Subway Inn. It used to be a great place to hide from the world.


Also, like all of these places you have to go at the right time. Jeremaih has a great post at Vanishing New York about McSorley's, which sounds great if you come at the right time. At the wrong time, the place is awful.


"I don't think you can expect someplace to remain exactly the same for decades, particularly in this city, and you might be getting old if that really is your expectation."

I guess I'm getting reeeeeeally old. A lot of places used to stay exactly the same for decades and nobody thought it was a big deal. What's happening now is a recent phenomenon in its scale and breadth. And it sucks.

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