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February 10, 2017


David George

I'm also thinking the Spring Street area; the 3rd shot (with the loading dock) seems like it could be Mercer or Greene. And in the shot where the girl is walking away I have a feeling she's walking east: Maybe Spring or Broome? It doesn't strike me as the Meatpacking area.

Brings tears to my eyes: Those glorious days without a fucking TD Bank in sight, before the grit was sandblasted away and replaced with the current antiseptic environment.


Those double doors with the large archway in the last shot look a lot like those on the old firehouse on Spring Street, now the NYC Fire Museum (which is all cleaned up: I didn't recognize it the first time I walked by it in 2009). Most of that part of Spring Street has been razed to make way for new development, which would include Trump Soho, two words like "President" and "Trump" which shouldn't even be uttered together save for an utter fuckup of events. I'm guessing few of the buildings featured in the video are standing now, or like the firehouse have been gutted and remodeled to the point where they're just shells of their former selves.


Pretty sure that first shot is Spring and Hudson. Don't even recognize most of that area these days. I left in 1989, came back in 2000 and was like... WTF?


That first photo is definitely the corner of Spring and Hudson (304 Hudson featured prominently).


Midnight Records was great. They had great distribution, particularly from the UK. I found a lot of non garagey stuff there. Miss that place.

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