"the web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together"
~William Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well, (4.3)
(pic via bob arihood/nadie se conoce)

"the web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together"

~William Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well, (4.3)

(pic via bob arihood/nadie se conoce)

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

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

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

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

alphabet city, summer 2000 (via nadie se conoce)

[the decade of gentrification]

The Upper Rust antique store on East Ninth Street near Avenue A.
Living Around | Tompkins Square Park
The main retail corridors near the park — A (above), B and C and First  Avenues — are distinctive for their relative lack of chain stores, a  result of neighborhood campaigns to preserve small businesses. (nyt)

The Upper Rust antique store on East Ninth Street near Avenue A.

Living Around | Tompkins Square Park

The main retail corridors near the park — A (above), B and C and First Avenues — are distinctive for their relative lack of chain stores, a result of neighborhood campaigns to preserve small businesses.
(nyt)

a place for refuge from the urban jungle
(at la plaza cultural community garden, alphabet city — lower east side/east village)

a place for refuge from the urban jungle

(at la plaza cultural community garden, alphabet city — lower east side/east village)

Avenue A Lounge
(more on Nadie Se Conoce)

Avenue A Lounge

(more on Nadie Se Conoce)

Then and Now : Ray’s Candy Store , 113 Avenue A
top pic — 1995 during the easy living and easy drinking warmer season
bottom pic — 00:28 hrs , 2 March 2008
(via Neither More Nor Less)

Then and Now : Ray’s Candy Store , 113 Avenue A

top pic — 1995 during the easy living and easy drinking warmer season

bottom pic — 00:28 hrs , 2 March 2008

(via Neither More Nor Less)

sunday afternoon at tompkins square park

sunday afternoon at tompkins square park