Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Another view from 1991


We've had a few items lately about 1991. (Such as this one.) Billy Leroy passed along the above photo from 1991 ... The future Billy's Antiques was called Manhattan Castle and Props .. as Billy noted in the photo, it was a time when cope were making frequent arrests in the middle of East Houston just west of the Bowery... and the MTA apparently didn't care if you sold MTA signs...

[Photo by Clayton Patterson, courtesy of Billy Leroy]

4 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

that guy probably just crawled out of that open hatch to the underground. guys used to come out of there all the time. the "mole people" i guess.

Anonymous said...

I hope Billy's never closes,it is the Coolest Store in N.Y.C.

Anonymous said...

For just a moment, I thought that was a photo of "Gas Station" (2B)

beatricethecat said...

I wish someone would post some pictures of Gas Station (2B). I've looked all over buy have found very little documentation of it. I wish I would have taken pictures of it back then.