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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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November 29, 2015



Oh man, the whole Brooklyn comparison is horrible. I give any of the so-called "hipsters" (they ruined that word for me) half a winter up here, if that. They'll be running for their mama's arms faster than they could shave their beards off.


The issues with living/commuting, in/from a nice bucolic town or hamlet outside the city is this: property taxes, heating costs, and commuting expenses. Trust me, I almost made the plunge. Sure the prospect of much more space, like oh my god (!), one or more extra rooms in your home and maybe, maybe even a spacious basement and/or garage(!!) sounds amazing. But when you factor in say 200-300 dollars a month in commuting cost, the ridiculous price of oil heat (at least last winter), and the aforementioned taxes? No thanks. And oh yeah..if you're a freelancer and you're snowed in for a few days without being able to work from home, forget it way to get to the city, no pay... and the mortgage is still due every month. I have less space in Manhattan, but the headaches of living outside of here, oddly enough, seem greater than the (relatively speaking) minor headaches I deal with living in a rented apartment in the good ole LES.

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