Amy

Amy

Amy lives on the Lower East Side and is a proud lover of all things related to New York City. Devoted to learning about history, she can be found exploring old buildings and inquiring into the historical importance of even the most seemingly insignificant tenements. Amy’s other interests are anything related to Andy Warhol, playing ping pong in Tompkins Square Park with friends, and exploring the local music scene.

Posts by Amy

Queen of No Wave Lydia Lunch Performs New ‘Underground Salon’ at the Roxy Hotel

Last modified July 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm

It is almost impossible to determine what the coolest part about Lydia Lunch is – that she is a multi-talented musician/writer/poet, that she has been coined one of the ten most influential performers to come out of New York to date, or that she is famously Queen of the avant-garde No Wave music and art […]

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Photographer David Godlis Takes us Back to the 1970s Bowery

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s mid 1970s gritty New York City and you’re perusing through the Village Voice when a large ad for a bar you’ve never heard of catches your eye. Night after night you find yourself heading down to this seedy part of town which has drawn you in with its sweaty air, loud punk music, and […]

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Getting Close to Some of NYC’s Punks, Poets, & Provocateurs

Posted December 4, 2015 at 10:28 am

When I asked Marcia Resnick and Victor Bockris how they met, Victor (recounting a story from 1975) said, “I hated her!” – he laughed. Seeing the two of them sitting together across from me, it was hard to imagine a time when they weren’t artistic collaborators and the best of friends. Especially now, with their […]

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An Early Review of Richard Hell’s Latest Compendium, ‘Massive Pissed Love’

Posted September 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

There is no doubt – I am a Richard Hell Fan. With a capital F. Sure, he was a musician who paved the way for future artists (most notably in the bands Television, The Heartbreakers, and The Voidoids), and the author of one of my all time favorite songs “Blank Generation.” Lately, though, it’s less […]

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Danny Says: Exploring the Life and Times of Danny Fields

Posted August 11, 2015 at 10:16 am

Among those who love punk rock, Danny Fields is a household name. If you don’t know the man, you will (and should) once the new Brendan Toller-directed documentary chronicling his life, Danny Says, hits theaters. I had the opportunity to attend the NYC premiere at Lincoln Center, and was so blown away by the film […]

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On the Ground with the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

I think we can all agree that it is horrible seeing all of these amazing pieces of New York history demolished or pushed out by rent hikes. The neighborhood isn’t benefitting by it, and certainly many long-term residents who have been living here for years aren’t happy. It’s been said a lot in the past […]

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Checking Out Paul Zone’s Rock-and-Roll Playground [PHOTOS]

Posted June 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

Paul Zone’s fleeting photo exhibit in SoHo this past Friday, “Growing Up In the New York Underground,” was my first introduction to his attitude-filled images of rock-and-roll between the years 1971 and 1977. I have seen hundreds of pictures of these music legends. Yet something about walking down a long hallway dotted with pictures, albums, […]

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Talking CBGB, Punk, and Warhol with Photographer Bobby Grossman [INTERVIEW]

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Most of my friends know that I’m a New York City history freak. I’ll probably annoy you when I walk down the street telling you the history of some random tenement on the corner of some random street in the LES. Lately, though, I’ve found myself reading numerous books on the 60s/70s/80s NYC music scene, […]

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You Must See Penny Arcade’s ‘Longing Lasts Longer’

Last modified May 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I’m just going to jump right into it. You have to go see Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER at Joe’s Pub. I went this past Monday night, and I really want to share it with all of you awesome people because I know that you would have as much fun as I did. Plus, considering […]

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Revisiting Rachel Amodeo’s East Village Classic ‘What About Me’ [INTERVIEW]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

I don’t know about you, but every time I find out about a movie that was filmed in the East Village circa NOT present day, I get super excited. I revel in the unique gritty history, and how the streets were not littered with a Starbucks and ::insert generic Bank name here:: every other step. That’s […]

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