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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 24, 2013

Comments

Ivan

Thank you thank you thank you. I have often wondered about this place. My father worked as a maintenance worker across the street at Tisch and I would often visit this store. I remember all the Soviet military stuff, which was interesting back in the '80s during the cold war.

James Campbell Taylor

Just happened across this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8095450745/in/photostream/

Six To Six Shift

THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!!!

Barbara

Was the other one you're thinking of 'Antique Boutique' I think a few doors down from 'Unique'?

sioiux

I still have a plastic shopping bag from that store. Good times, good times.

LG

Thanks for posting this! (even though I found it 3 years later)

I bought a few things at Unique back in the 80's. I still have a great painted denim jacket with a gorgeous image of the famous Jim Morrison head shot album cover on the back. When I wore it, it used to stop traffic with people asking where I got it. It's signed and dated 1989. It's still in perfect shape :)
I miss the 80's.

I remember when the group of painters later moved to Canal Street -- I think they took space at the Canal Jean Company. I tried to have something else painted, but Canal Jeans had closed and I couldn't figure out if the painting concession had moved elsewhere or also closed.

Caryn

I bought tons of stuff at Unique and the Antique Boutique also (oversized men's wool coat, parachute pants, yellow shirt of industrial cotton that buttoned up the side and down the shoulder, striped short dress, red-striped carpenter's pants, etc. You could buy a bunch of stuff on the cheap. We also shopped at I. Buss which had military surplus like jumpsuits. I bought loud-and-annoying vintage shirts and a pair of tight, pegged used jeans. I wire all thus with my maroon Doc Martens from the Village Cobbler. I really miss those days..

Pam Negri-Lenzen

I was 15 and just moved to NYC from CT with my NYC born and raised parents. Commutes were nothing to them so they moved to the then more affordable Battery Park City and put me in school on 71st between Madison and Park. I could generally coax a ride to the train or school from my Dad on his way to work but coming home I had to take the M1 down 5th, down Park, & ultimately down Broadway... right past Unique, Antique, Tower, & Canal Jeans. I hated that commute at first and then it became one of my favorite things about my day. Can't tell you how many times I got a transfer and wound up missing dinner! Wondering those racks at 15 was amazing; the neon, the jellies, the jewelry, the buttons, the brocade, the music, the art, the goths, the punks, ALL THE PEOPLE! Nothing like it will exist ever again no matter how many floral leggings they make in 2018. This is amazing.

John P Patterson

Buy this product or we’ll shoot this dog. Lots of South Park stuff key chains postcards kitchen magnets with sayings like Rehab is for quitters. Fun place until 9-11. I got to know most of the nearby shopkeepers and installed security cameras in their stores Mike K ran the Boutique great guy.

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