Alphabet City

Touring the ‘Hell’ that Was Avenue C in 1992 [VIDEO]

Posted November 15, 2016 at 5:09 am

This nine-minute clip is a candid glimpse into the warzone of Alphabet City, circa 1992. It shows a leisurely stroll across East 8th Street between Avenues C and D. Back when those letters stood for “C, you’re crazy,” and “D, you’re dead.” Michael Perhaes describes his life growing up around these parts in the 1960s […]

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Streets

Remember 200 Cigarettes?

Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:51 am

Ten years ago, on the precipice of the millenium, the movie 200 Cigarettes was released.  Boasting a cast of all stars, this comedy is set in the Lower East Side of the eighties.  The plot follows different groups of friends on their on New Year’s Eve prowl in 1981, particularly the party being held at […]

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