Circa 1980. There was a shop on Avenue A, around 9th Street. As far I can recall, whatever services they sold, was obscure. I love religious icons. Especially Christian ones and those that are found in a botanica. I always liked this Ave Maria statuette they had in the window though, along with bowling andContinue reading “Ave Maria”
A thowback image from the mid-1980s. For close to 35 years, I lived in New York’s East Village. When I moved there, it was still called the Lower East Side. My neighborhood encompassed everything south of E. 14th Street, from Third Avenue all the way to the East River, and as far south as HoustonContinue reading “E. 9th Street”
As I walk through my old neighborhood, I am amazed by all the changes. I used to go this billiards hall years ago. It was above the Academy of Music, which became the Palladium, which was knocked down for a NYU dormitory.