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May 09, 2019



I hear you my friend, and I feel your pain. Being that we're both 'grouchy old' Gen-Xers I vividly recall the street as you do. My personal favorites were Postermat, Psychedelic Solution (where I saw an art show by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh on one of my first visits circa 1986-87), and 8th St. Playhouse (where I saw Rocky Horror for the first time AND with the full audience participation). It's Only Rock and Roll was pretty amazing, and Kinway was also a go-to for new shoes. Back there in the Punky/New Wavey/Goth 80s when we were galavanting up and down 8th St., Bohemia in that part of town had been in full effect for at least 30 years or more. With the freak flag so firmly planted, one would've expected it to continue on into future generations. Today that notion seems completely and unfortunately disconnected from our current reality. Looking at that archival footage never gets old...aside from the fact that there are several small businesses and alot of foot traffic, here's another great feature: NO FUCKING CELL PHONES! Imagine that!


Thank you for the memories. I loved Flip and Postermat in the 80s, and the pizza place next to Flip. In the 90s there was a frites place near the corner of 6th Ave. that I loved to go to. The man who owned it was really nice. I’m not sure if the Pomme Frites restaurant is run by the same man.

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