Remembering the First Nice Sunday in the East Village of 1987 [VIDEO]

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 at 10:06 am by
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We came across this candid footage the other day over on Alex’s blog, Flaming Pablum. It’s the proverbial “day in the life” shot by video artist Nelson Sullivan on what he deemed the first nice Sunday in 1987 (March 8).

The seven-minute document was predominantly shot at the southwest corner of 7th and Avenue A. You can see the former East Village Farms building in the background (landlord Ben Shaoul razed the fucker, and is rebuilding luxury housing). It’s nice to witness the normal every day goings on – eating lunch, discussing plans for “tonight,” and talking shop.

Other notable visuals:

They Might Be Giants flyer advertising a local gig at the Village Gate.

Window tribute to Andy Warhol, who died one month earlier (February 22).

And, of course, a cameo from a pet snake.

Nelson Sullivan was a fixture on the downtown scene in the 1980s. He fixed his lens upon his friends – Keith Haring, RuPaul, Michael Alig, among others. Sullivan died in 1989 from a heart attack.

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