Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1st & Bowery [NE Corner] (1989 & 2012)


We once again visit the corner of 1st Street and The Bowery. This image shows the famous "bad old days" of the East Village, where homeless men set trash can fires to stay warm. Almost looks like a movie set. And the very famous CBGB music club is in the background. (Your favorite NYC Corners photographer once played in a band that played one gig at CBGB.) Most of this area has been replaced by luxury rentals, generic banks, and expensive boutique shops. You could call this corner 'ground zero' for everything against which neighborhood purists and preservationists rally.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a contrast! diane