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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 18, 2019



The High Line is one of the WORST ideas a city anywhere has allowed to happen. I lived directly behind the High Line for years on 10th avenue and 28th and ran the tenants association for the 3 buildings on the corner.The complete lack forsight into whatwas going to happen was astounding and the fact that Bloomberg seized the chance to re-zone north Chelsea around the same time has destroyed one of the last vestiges of the REAL New York. After dealing with the noise and general disruption of the High Line being built the last straw was the hordes of people invading the area every weekend and their lack of common decency was/is astounding.So I left.Very sad


Been happening EVERYwhere in North America. It is, and has been for centuries, an economic and class war for 90% of society; the have-nots and the have-just-enoughs vs the haves. I will go to my grave not understanding why people don't get what they're living through.
As both Canada and the USA continue to spend the equivalent of the cost of the entire WWII EVERY YEAR, we wonder why we can't afford social programs. While we allow the rich to send literally TRILLIONS of dollars in profit EVERY year off-shore, we wonder why we can't have low-cost housing. While we allow politically-motivated re-zoning to take place, we wonder why the "under-privileged" can't have a voice on councils THROUGHOUT our nations. While we allow our young to emulate the "over-privileged" as some kind of improvement to previous generations, we wonder why they "don't get it"

I know you're not a Bruce fan, but he got it right:"Poor man wants to be rich, rich man wants to be King; and a King ain't satisfied til he rules EVERYthing". Until we break that cycle, ain't nothing changing.


PS And here's the next NYC boondoggle:

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