Monday, June 23, 2008

Erstwhile Leather Bars of the West Village

The Anvil 500 West 14th Street

Badlands 388 West Street

Christopher's End 180 Christopher Street

Tool Box 507 West Street

The Ramrod 394 West Street


History of Gay Bars in New York City - lots of info on Mafia control of gay bars

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York - a post with before and after photos of West Village bars and clubs

NYC Not Kansas - interesting and well written personal history site

New York Magazine - article about the closing of Florent with a funny quote from John Waters

Colors of Leather
- Leather bar history website with photos, fliers, memorabilia etc.

Nothing Is New - amazing selections from the Colors of Leather archive of pins and badges

Pinakothek - Luc Sante's blog - "Low Life" is partly responsible for my interest in the past uses of buildings

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Daido Moriyama In Color

Tohno, Iwate Prefecture, 1974

Futsu, Chiba Prefecture, 1971

Hiroshima, 1972

Setagaya, Tokyo, 1971

Shinjuku, Tokyo, 1983

Daido Moriyama - 1980s

Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 1986

Tiles of Aizuwakamatsu, 1986

A Journey to a Corner Tobacco Shop, 1987

Notice Board, late 1980s

Shinagawa, 1981

Daido Moriyama - 1970s

Untitled 1970s

Ikaho, 1979

Karuido (Hunter), 1972

Hey Jude, 1973

Tokyo, 1976

Daido Moriyama - 1960s

Nippon Gekijo Shashinsho (Japan- A Photo Theater), 1968

National Highway 1 at Dawn (Asahi-cho, Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture), 1968

Provoke 3, 1969

Celebrities, 1969

Osaka, 1967

Photos by Allen Ginsberg

Interior of his apartment at 1010 Montgomery St, San Francisco, 1955

William S. Burroughs, Tangier, Morroco, July 1961

Harry Smith, Breslin Hotel, Manhattan, January 1985

Peter Orlovsky and his brother Lafcadio, San Francisco, 1956

Photos of Allen Ginsberg

With Robert Lavigne and friend, March 18, 1956, Berkeley, CA

With Thelonious Monk, Ave B, NYC, 1960

With Pavel Beran in Prague, May 1965, Photo by the Czech Secret Police

With Jean Genet at the DNC, Chicago 1968

With Wallace and Shirley Berman, LA, 1973