Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Avenue C and Sixth Street in 1984

Here are two shots taken by Steve McCurry that can be found in the Magnum Photo archives...with their descriptions...



New York City. 1984. Avenue C between Sixth and Seventh Streets in the East Village (looking south).



New York City. 1984. Children playing on East Sixth Street at Avenue C in the East Village (looking north).

4 comments:

NYCDreamin said...

The car in the top photo look like it would be much more at home in say, Dallas or Albuquerque. Urban Cowboy I guess...

Lisa said...

Ya know, between the New York pictured in landscape and the one suggested by ads for Chanel, I'll take the 1984 Avenue C any day...

Goggla said...

Cool - love those cobblestones!

kingb said...

might look nice and "vintage" in pictures...but lets be honest we considered these areas sh*tholes back then. I know i did. actually i still do, albeit for different reasons now.