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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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February 23, 2018


David George

I've been a subscriber to NYM off and on for many years, usually as a result of buying tickets for Joe's Pub (they periodically throw in a free subscription). I agree that there's an inherent smarminess but I also take issue with the constant pushing of luxury goods I'd never buy (think $75 bespoke vegetable peelers0. Enough about that...once in a while they have a good article.

In terms of bringing back places I miss, most of which involve music and which are as varied as say, the Dive to The Bottom Line, I think any attempt would ultimately fail because of the single most important element that'd be missing: the people who were interested in engaging with each other and with the music they came to see and hear.

Whenever I'm behind some clown holding his iPhone in the air as he captures a very shitty video he'll never watch I'm very glad I'm not 25.


It's a hard question isn't it? The music venues and record shops are from a certain time. To bring them back now, seems like they'd be out of place or just not the right fit. I guess the only things to bring back would be the restaurants and bars. Those would be fine any era.

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