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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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June 09, 2012



Funny thing... I totally remember the Burlington Mills spot (and I loved it too), but I have never heard of this John St. tunnel! And I'm a Blondie AND Kraut fan, and I've never even seen either of those photos before!

Aunt Snow

I remember this neon tunnel at 127 John Street from my days in NY in the late '70s. As you might imagine from those days, my experience of the tunnel took place while I was somewhat psychedelically altered, so it's been hard to recall the details and exact location.

It's taken me weeks of research to find it, but here it is on your blog. How wonderful to find your images of it! Thank you!

Sam F

I loved going thru Neon Tunnel. It was part of what made the city so eclectic, interesting and fun. The Museum of Holography, graffiti on the trains, roof-top observation desk on the World Trade Center, Masstransiscope, Thing Big ...

I wondered what happened to the tunnel but haven't searched for a few years, so I'm glad you posted this!!!

Strangely enough I also just found both the Neon Tunnel and Burlington mentioned in an Article in the New York Magazine (Feb 2, 1972) "101 Signs That The City Isn't Dying", No's 75 & 25 respectively.
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I shot this lobby about 20 years ago and recently digitized my slide of it. Great shot! Shame it is gone.

Robert Prouse

The designers of all that visual spendor at 127 John Street were Howard Brandston (lighting), Rudy deHarak ("set pieces")and Pamela Waters (graphics). Howard is now retired but the firm he founded recently celebrated it's 50th Anniversary.

Jerry Friedman

Hahah my parents took me on the same rounds of somewhat offbeat attractions in the 70s. Loved The Mill at Burlington, and the light tunnel also. Was also fascinated by the “digital” clock at 200 Water Street nearby. Other lost and forgotten faves included the New York Experience multi-media show, and Corning Glass, which used to have really cool exhibits. (I still have an souvenir sticker from one that says “think quiet!” (Have no recall what it was about)

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