Friday, August 21, 2015
Take a photo vacation in 1980 New York City
[Houston and 2nd Avenue from April 1980 by Ed Sijmons]
Earlier this month, a reader sent me a 1980 NYC photo essay from the Tribeca Citizen.
Here's the premise. In the spring of 1980, Ed Sijmons and LouiseLH of Amsterdam visited New York City and took hundreds of photos ... and Sijmons recently posted them on Flickr... and passed the links on to the Citizen.
While the above photo of East Houston and the Bowery is the closest they came to the East Village, there are plentiful shots from all over the city, from the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Midtown... even some in Coney Island.
If you have some time to browse, then you can head over to Sijmons’s Flickr page. Look for the albums marked "NYC 1980 part1" (as well as parts 2, 3, and 4).