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November 20, 2014


Tim Broun

Hey Alex - If memory serves, 171 Ave A was the location BEFORE the East 9th St address. Besides Rat Cage, that was where the Bad Brains recorded their debut album that came out on ROIR.

Bob Egan

From a quick look I might say 165 Avenue A (now Tomkins Sq bagels) just down from 171 Ave A. Several stores on the west side of the Avenue have a raised sidewalk in front of them, taking up about 1/3 the width of the sidewalk. Though not as high as the one in the Beastie photo, another layer of concrete might have been added to the sidewalk since. Plus the step on the back right seems to match up. I didn't see any raised sidewalks on 9th Street.

Bob Egan

Addendum: actually there are some raised sidewalks on 9th Street,


Tim is correct--the Ave. A location was before the 9th St. one, and I'm pretty sure the photo was also taken before the 9th St. location opened.

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