Thursday, April 3, 2014

NYC 78 - 83

Patrick Cummins' photos of dirty, old New York City are making the rounds on Facebook, and on Alex's Flaming Pablum, and they're getting everyone excited. Cummins' incredible Flickr set offers a detailed looked at the city in ruins, from Union Square to Coney Island. Don't miss them. Here are just a few.

Broadway and Grand, a lovely luncheonette:



St. Mark's and Third:



Stromboli Pizza on University, just forced out of business for luxury condos:



"Dave's Improved Egg Cream":




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave's was on Grand Street??

Anonymous said...

Pretty damn fabulous.

maury englander said...

The Dave's I remember was at the corner of Canal & Broadway. Used to take the bus down to Chinatown regurlary and could always spot my stop late at night by the big sign.

camden_kid said...

I'd like to have visited New York in those days. The photos conjure up an amazing feeling for a lost time and place.

Anonymous said...

How the East Village has changed from the 1970s. Here's a series I shot "from the hip" just a few years ago in 2010 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/genefoto/sets/72157624287272905/

Anonymous said...

Great great great photos. From when Manhattan had juice. -MJ

chicothedago said...

it was friggin magical back then - dirty and dangerous too but it was alive man - electrical current ran through the air and through us. i was in the lower west side in the village by macdougal/bleeker/carmine/etc - wow! feels like it was a movie. i guess nothing gold can stay. i havent been back to ny for over 10 yrs and i dont plan on it.

Greg Gordon said...

These are beautiful photographs of a (now) bygone New York era. Thank you for sharing!