Thursday, April 3, 2014

A quick step back into the early 1990s East Village


[East 5th Street]

Gregoire Alessandrini has once again updated his excellent blog, New York in the 1990's Photo Archives ...

We thought we'd share a sampling of his latest uploads here from the early 1990s...


[East 7th Street]


[St. Mark's Place]


[Second Avenue]


[Astor Place]

Spend the rest of your day checking out all his photos here.

Some background: As a student here in the early-to-mid 1990s, he always carried a camera around with him ... and he has been uploading the photos from that time to his blog. He lives in Paris these days.

Previously

8 comments:

VH McKenzie said...

These are SO great - thanks for this link EV!

g whiz said...

Look at that long line for Dracula Dead and Lovin' It.!

katewalter1 said...

memory lane- the infamous All-Craft Center on St Marks PLace. Bikers & 12 Step Meetings around the clock

Anonymous said...

I still contend that the 1990's where some of New York's finest moments! I loved the raver photos. That was us during this period. I remember Throb on 14th St, Dancemania on 3rd St, Robots on B, 8ball on 9th, Jammy Land, the original Satellite on Bowery across from the old mobil station. Gah. I remember these streets, man. The vibe during this time period was unlike anything that can every be experienced in the EV or NYC ever again. I miss getting high as kite, going record shopping, and eating a grilled cheese at the old diner on the corner of Great Jones and Lafayette (gone many years ago) for like $1.50.

I love these photos and sometimes hope that one will catch us boys up to no good. After a long run, my time in the EV will come to and end this April. That's what happens when you rent goes up $800 per month over the last two years. Sadly, even though I'll still be in the city, I see no reason to come back to this area now :(

Anonymous said...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDV0A2HE_ew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMdynyCI6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xepwrmdFjY4

Anonymous said...

I love these photos.
Melanie
East Village Corner

John Kobeck said...

I remember the All-Craft Center on St Marks. Watching the comings and goings from my perch across the street in Grassroots. Wasn't there a club in the basement below? I remember (barely) going there. Electric Circus or something

Jonathan said...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/leolondon/96910837

Gas Station