Flashback: Photos of 1980s Lower East Side

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 at 10:12 am by

The latest “chain letter” craze on Facebook these days is the influx of the “You’re probably from [location] if…” groups. Regardless of the location specified, these pages tend to elicit plenty of nostalgia, including random memories and inside jokes. One currently making the rounds is the “You Probably from L.E.S.” page, which actually boasts some truly awesome photos of the Lower East Side from yesteryear.  Mostly from the early eighties.

Love discovering these treasure troves! Herewith, a sampling.

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[JHS 56, “The Lion’s Den”; Lee Quinones]

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[Attorney and Delancey; Soon home to G TECTS]

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[When Orchard pedestrian mall was bustling]

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[Pitt Pool]

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[East River Amphitheater]

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[Delancey Bargain Stores, 104 Delancey]

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[Boombox and Beer]

All photos courtesy Gilberto Sanchez.

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