I came across the photography of Cactusbones on Flickr. She has plenty of LES/East Village urban landscape photos from her time here in the mid-1980s.
Her photos include:
An abandoned lot on Seventh Street between Avenue B and Avenue C
Looking north on Avenue C at Seventh Street
And for grins, I tried to line up the same shot today
Thanks to Cactusbones for permission to post these photos. She has more here.