Saturday, April 23, 2016

Video interludes: NYC in 1993



An EVG reader shared this video... a pleasant 5-minute excursion around Manhattan (sticking to Central Park, Times Square, Wall Street, etc.) in 1993. Its purpose, via the YouTube explanation: "In 2002 D-Theater D-VHS launched in the US — the dealers needed a demo tape of HD footage. JVC reused some HD video [from 1993] that had been shot."

The camera is on East Third Street at the 1:42 mark, where a member of the Hells Angels enacts the no-camera policy... and there's a quick scan on St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue then from 1:44 - 1:54 ...


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

No camera policy? Fuck him. They're so bad in groups.

amyaversion said...

I moved here in '93. I don't think I can watch this. Lately, I've found it easier to repress all the good memories and just accept the godawful present-day city for what it is.

dizzy5 said...

Anyone recognize the vocalist, please?

JQ LLC said...

I started working in the city around that time. Comparably, it was more tranquil than today by a long shot. Didn't even need bike lanes, still don't.

Matt Bernath said...

I didn't see one person on a cell phone. How did we ever survive as a society!?!?

Anonymous said...

The time before the iZompiepocalypse when everyone is walking in an upright posture and looking straight ahead paying attention to their surrounding area and where they're going. Fear the Walking Dead.

Anonymous said...

Thats a x-member called Hollywood he was kicked out of the HA and is dead now.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.!

Mark Hand The Catchman said...

Damn... forgot how much better my building [khyber pass] and its twin next door looks without that ridiculous orange iron maiden gate, all because of the 2bro pizza assholes who could only NOT cleanup after themselves and were rude pieces of shit to tenants coming in and out of the building and would barely move but ended up assaulting a prior super
I also miss being able to have garbage cans outside the building.