Avenue C in 1989, Before Zum Schneider [Video]
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.
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Here is the description from YouTube user bobertbach:
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?