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Broadway & 8th

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Broadway & 8th

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dr. who fans camped out since last night and lined up for the premiere of season 6 at village east cinema

(via ev grieve)

dr. who fans camped out since last night and lined up for the premiere of season 6 at village east cinema

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[photo: the Alamo, also known as the Astor Place Cube, © NYCfoto]

In the ’80s Avenues A through D, or “Alphabet City,” were progressively  scary. No limos on these blocks then, no 5-star restaurants with waiting  lists. I preferred it rough ‘cause it kept the East Village unpopular. The upside now is that Avenue C, or “Loisaida,” retains the good civic  feeling EV once had, with community services, fairs, and gardens. It’s  also heavily Latin and worlds away from NYU-ified Second Avenue.
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Once poor and marginal, EV is now the mecca of the nouveau riche.  Gone  are the edgy times in New York when Times Square was seedy, the seaport  stank of fish, and the nervous stayed uptown. 

East Village: 1980s By Marilyn Recht

[photo: the Alamo, also known as the Astor Place Cube, © NYCfoto]

In the ’80s Avenues A through D, or “Alphabet City,” were progressively scary. No limos on these blocks then, no 5-star restaurants with waiting lists. I preferred it rough ‘cause it kept the East Village unpopular. The upside now is that Avenue C, or “Loisaida,” retains the good civic feeling EV once had, with community services, fairs, and gardens. It’s also heavily Latin and worlds away from NYU-ified Second Avenue.


Once poor and marginal, EV is now the mecca of the nouveau riche. Gone are the edgy times in New York when Times Square was seedy, the seaport stank of fish, and the nervous stayed uptown.

East Village: 1980s By Marilyn Recht

exilednewyorker:

St. Mark’s Place, Manhattan, 1960s

exilednewyorker:

St. Mark’s Place, Manhattan, 1960s

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The East Village art scene—that heady mid-eighties  era when uptown collectors elbowed out Avenue B  junkies—is about to be memorialized was memorialized by a New  Museum show. 
One of the more pointed  critics of the time recalls the worst excesses  of that art movement—and the (infinitely cooler)  neighborhood that it eclipsed.
Memories of the East Village Art Scene (NYM)

The East Village art scene—that heady mid-eighties era when uptown collectors elbowed out Avenue B junkies—is about to be memorialized was memorialized by a New Museum show.

One of the more pointed critics of the time recalls the worst excesses of that art movement—and the (infinitely cooler) neighborhood that it eclipsed.

Memories of the East Village Art Scene (NYM)

An abandoned building in Alphabet City, June 1986. (photo: Q. Sakamaki/NYT)

"Before long he gravitated toward Tompkins Square, the neighborhood’s  central gathering spot, where he found a lively mix of people. There  were law students, punks, poets and older, lifelong residents who could  remember the days of the New Deal.”

East Village, Before the Gentry

An abandoned building in Alphabet City, June 1986. (photo: Q. Sakamaki/NYT)

"Before long he gravitated toward Tompkins Square, the neighborhood’s central gathering spot, where he found a lively mix of people. There were law students, punks, poets and older, lifelong residents who could remember the days of the New Deal.”

East Village, Before the Gentry

New York, NY 10009

New York, New York what have you done? You’ve wrecked me ‘til I have become

(photo via Bob Arihood/Nadie Se Conoce)

New York, NY 10009

New York, New York what have you done?
You’ve wrecked me ‘til I have become

(photo via Bob Arihood/Nadie Se Conoce)

where i’ve been camping in since who knows when, and on where i’ll be for st. patrick’s day. there or maybe here.
(pic via sally davies photo)

where i’ve been camping in since who knows when, and on where i’ll be for st. patrick’s day. there or maybe here.

(pic via sally davies photo)

2 AM Thursday Morning in Tompkins Square Park (photo by Bob Arhihood)

2 AM Thursday Morning in Tompkins Square Park (photo by Bob Arhihood)

icycle audi (photo/steve sandberg via ev grieve)

icycle audi (photo/steve sandberg via ev grieve)

avenue d and 10th street, then and now

(left pic, by berenice abbott via nypl; right pic, via google)

avenue d and 10th street, then and now

(left pic, by berenice abbott via nypl; right pic, via google)


alphabet city, summer 2000 (via nadie  se conoce)
[the decade of gentrification]

alphabet city, summer 2000 (via nadie se conoce)

[the decade of gentrification]

on a comely note…wednesday evening on stuyvesant st. and 10th st. (via ev grieve)

on a comely note…wednesday evening on stuyvesant st. and 10th st. (via ev grieve)

A typical local market in New York City, on 9th St and  2nd Avenue in the East Village 

"Academics have a word for what the neighborhood has become: a   nightscape. Bars and restaurants were once peripheral to the main drag’s   primary economic drivers: supermarkets, coffeehouses, boutique shops,   record stores. But in post-industrial cities, nightlife has grown into   an industry in its own right. As in any industry, shop owners tend to   cluster. A century ago, that meant the creation of a Garment District.   Now it means the creation of a Party District."

— Sara Laskow/Capital New York
Partying In The East Village (The Daily Dish/Atlantic Monthly)
(Photo by Christopher Shoenbohm)

A typical local market in New York City, on 9th St and 2nd Avenue in the East Village 

"Academics have a word for what the neighborhood has become: a nightscape. Bars and restaurants were once peripheral to the main drag’s primary economic drivers: supermarkets, coffeehouses, boutique shops, record stores. But in post-industrial cities, nightlife has grown into an industry in its own right. As in any industry, shop owners tend to cluster. A century ago, that meant the creation of a Garment District. Now it means the creation of a Party District."

Sara Laskow/Capital New York

Partying In The East Village (The Daily Dish/Atlantic Monthly)

(Photo by Christopher Shoenbohm)