Take a Drive Through the ‘Gritty’ 1980s East Village [VIDEO]

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 at 11:32 am by


With a title like “Gritty Late 1980s New York Lower East Side,” the following clip was absolutely impossible to ignore. Shot from the POV of a moving car, the three-minute video provides a great snapshot of the streetscapes in that era, beginning with a left-turn from East Houston north onto Avenue D.

The footage was plucked from the Kinolibrary archives, an independent agency that represents “remarkable and rare archive footage from around the world.”

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