Thursday, April 5, 2018

Go on a tour of the East Village tour in 1985



The link to this 45-minute video comes courtesy of Alex at Flaming Pablum...

Per the YouTube description:

An early film by Alan Steinfeld and the experience of living in the East Village in the1980s. Recently shown at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the Club 57 retrospective:



That Club 57 retrospective ends Sunday.

14 comments:

Drew Bushong said...

AMAZING

Unknown said...

What a treasure. Made me weep.
RIP Barbara Lehmann.
Thank you EVG.

Goggla said...

This made me happy. Thank you for sharing.

PJ said...

Vill-ahge !

Anonymous said...

boy that brought me back

Anonymous said...

oh jeez this is amazing. all the feels. thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is fucking awesome. I was living out west in the mountains as a ten year old boy in 1985. A completely different world from this. It is clear the EV was truly alive and edgy then. Damn. Wish I had been there. Great homage to the hairstyle of the women who wore ribbons on their heads much like Madonna did in Desperately Seeing Susan. Although I am grateful to be a resident of the EV now, I am sure it was really the bomb then. Thanks for sharing this video!

Walter said...

I could have watched this for 3 hours considering all the memories it conjured up. I forgot all about the dog man appearing near the end. He used to walk with a whole group of them. They were all his.

Anonymous said...

"I just explained to them that I can't stand the concept of chicken salad, you know, I'm just in no condition today"

What a delight!

MrNiceGuy said...

This was great to watch, thanks for sharing. It's good to know that 32 years later, people are still whining about high rents, gentrification, and the disappearing east village.

East Village Vintage Collective said...

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Neighbor said...

This is great, but why does she keep saying "village" like that!?!?!

Unknown said...

Wow!!! What memories! I'm blessed to have been there since 1976! Great haunt and loads of experiences I will never forget or regret! I love my city!

Adam said...

This is incredible. Moved here in 2010 and great to see so many places still around. So many things still so present and real today, so many things so different and more sterile. Had no idea the owner of Cobblestone is a lifelong resident! Really amazing. Also very sad to see that Barbara passed away at such a young age. She had an incredible energy. Does anyone know her or know what happened to her? Peace & Love in the EV