Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Take a quick trip back to Avenue A and East 7th Street in 1986



In case you missed this yesterday, Gothamist posted several recently uploaded videos from the East Village … specifically 1986 and the corner of East Seventh Street and Avenue A… here's one of the short (54 seconds) videos...



Gothamist posted two other East Village home movies from the same time … which came via the Kinolibrary archive film collections.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, seeing that makes me hate today even more.

Peter Leggieri said...

Seeing Leshko's, Sal's and Syps all there, what a time capsule.

Anonymous said...

Young people, outdoor cafes, skinny hipsters - doesn't look much different today.

RJJNY said...

This is snipped from a Nelson Sullivan video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN30eALfJYg

RJJNY said...

Seems like they do have the rights, but weird and sad that they don't credit Nelson Sullivan by name:

http://kinolibrary.tumblr.com/post/84218808928/1980s-club-kid-home-movies-in-gifs

Glenn Belverio said...

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a home video, something like "first day of summer Alphabet City" from this same corner? Why did everyone take home movies from the same spot?

Jocelyn Kelly said...

@Anon 11:18... maybe this is the video you were thinking of?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31-zHd07CeY&feature=youtu.be

RJJNY said...

@Anon 11:18

It's because they're all shot by videographer Nelson Sullivan, who seems to have been fond of 7A, the restaurant on that corner.