Avenue C in 1989, Before Zum Schneider [Video]

Posted on: April 1st, 2011 at 11:30 am by

Witness life before the gold rush in 1989 Alphabet City.  We stumbled upon this five-minute piece of video ephemera the other day, which shows a bike repair man operating out of the abandoned building at Avenue C and East Seventh Street.  It’s a nice little time capsule.

Here is the description from YouTube user :

This man ran a bike repair shop in the abandon NW corner of C & 7th in the late 80’s. When he needed to straighten out a bike frame he would wait for a bus to stop across the street & stick it under its’ tire. I can remember him arguing with a bus driver. He was eventually evicted by developers. It is currently Zum Schneider. The dog, “Hank” was owned by actor Mark Boone Jr. who was a bartender at Vazaks in the mid to late 80’s. It was stranger than paradise.

Anybody remember his name?  Or have a story to share?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeX-Ni_rryA

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