Friday, January 28, 2011

East Village 1987 Part II

On Wednesday, we posted some East Village photos circa 1987 that EastVillageRat had just put up on Flickr... EastVillageRat continues to add some shots from 1987... including:

Ninth Street between Avenue C and D...


Eighth Street between Avenue C and D...


Seventh Street and Avenue C looking at the northeast corner...


Seventh Street and Avenue C looking at the northwest corner, where Zum Schneider is today...


Tompkins Square Park looking east toward Ninth Street and Avenue B...


Find more photos by EastVillageRat here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The East Village in January 1987

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Kind of looks like a dump.

Anonymous said...

in the 3rd picture, what is that building? is that someones apartment? I've always wondered

Lisa said...

Love the gold VW bug in the 7th and C shot. The 80s version of EV Lambo?

jason said...

haha "kind of looks like a dump" - yeah, because it was. Good thing we can all write blogs about how we're sad to see it go right?

Lisa said...

@Anon 10:27 - Here's a site where you can read a history of that great old bank building; it housed some artist studios in the early 1980s then was converted to residential about 20 years ago.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/publicnationalbank.pdf

esquared said...

nice to see the east village without them dicks (i know i've already said this)

HippieChick said...

How about some photos from days of yore, like the late Sixties? (HippieChick's youth, so long ago...and she wouldn't trade it for anything!)

EV Grieve said...

@HippieChick

Of course! Though I haven't come across quite as many as the 80s. Need to keep looking... And if anyone has any to share, let me know! grieve98@gmail.com

esquared said...

for hippiechick -- found one via getty images

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/85037579/Redferns

and some from flickr
(though, some are in les and greenwich village)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40045986@N00/sets/72157610703490660/with/3080741993/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianmontone/sets/72157621979157339/

Goggla said...

@Lisa - thanks for that link!

Lisa said...

Yeah-- it LOOKS like a dump because it WAS! I lived at 186 Norfolk (@ Houston) between 1982-1985. In all that time, I NEVER dared walk further south in Norfolk than #186, or further East on Houston. Fellow tenants in my building would throw trash down the air shaft, vomit down said-air shaft, break into my mailbox, pee in the halls, kill stray cats just for the fun of it. (And, this was all within the relative safety of my building!) The LES was a hell-hole, plain and simple.

Ken Mac said...

i remember driving over there, venturing from the safety of Macdougal, holy cow! You gotta read Luc Sante's account of his time living there in the 70s...remarkable...a war zone...now it's a cupcake fatality.

Lisa said...

Just wanna point out that Lisa 1/29 @ 1:26 PM is not the same Lisa on 1/28 @ 10:40 and 11:04, I've lived on 11th between A and B since 1980 and have no connection to this new LES Lisa! (Gonna be confusing if she continues to post...)

Editor said...

You should have seen that neighborhood without the snow. I've lived on 8th between C&D since 1991. Some of the pictures was across the street from me.

In the early 1990s, Tompkins Square Park was closed, driving the homeless community out. They set up a shanty town across the street in that huge vacant lot. There were drugs and prostitution. The Social Club in my building supplied some of the drugs.

When we were evicting the Social Club for that and several other reasons their legal answer was that the Irish and Jewish co-op Board's names on the complaint were explanation for the eviction. They said that their Social Club was a legitimate expression of Caribbean culture. That did not convince the judge, fortunately.

The only thing I miss from that era was the lower fence around Tompkins Square Park.

I have some pictures of this same area, including a couple of Puerto Rican influenced community gardens which are beautiful all year round. They were taken 1/27/11 after the snow fall.

http://www.facebook.com/jaredthetourguide

Thank you for sharing these images.

Anonymous said...

Ah, my old stomping grounds. There was a club there called 8BC. That whole area had large stretches that were just deserted. I lived there from 80 to 90