Wednesday, December 28, 2011

An Eighth Street now and then

EV Grieve reader Steve Carter passed along this shot from East Eighth Street near Avenue C (roughly early 1990s)...


...and we attempted to line it for for a now-and-then...



From 1983-1985, the address was home to the performance space 8BC...

[Via Ephemeral New York]

12 comments:

Kurt said...

Is that the same exact car in front of the building? Maybe a Toyota Camry?

LiberationNYC said...

@Kurt I was going to say the same thing! Someone doesn't want to give up their parking spot!

Kurt said...

Hahaha! This might be a record for holding a parking space.

Anonymous said...

8BC! Really a seminal performance space in the EV.

LiberationNYC said...

I wonder if the huge piece on the wall is one of David Wojnarowicz's.

Melanie said...

The graffiti face is awesome.

Tom said...

In the "then" photo, I believe that's a 1996-2001 Toyota Camry. (See the upturned, spoiler-like trunk with thin rectangular tailight strips.)

In the "now" photo, while I believe it's still a Toyota Camry, I think it's a 2006-2011 or maybe 2012 model. (See the humpback or turtle shell trunk.)

But maybe it's the same owner.

Dave on 7th said...

I think the face on the building is a tribute to Micheal Wilson , the original coney island freak show illustrated man. He died in 1996, which would make a post 1996 Camry a good guess.

Goggla said...

At least the willow is still there.

Tom said...

On closer examination, I think the car in the "then" photo is a 1994-1997 Honda Accord.

Anonymous said...

Another view-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rollingrck/1032558435/in/set-72157594542433333

Ellen said...

Does anyone know the exact address of 8BC? I was there once or twice. Once to interview Cornelius.
Also, does anyone remember the old synagogue down the block, closer to Av B?