Lower East Side in the 1980s

Posted September 15, 2010 at 6:26 am

In the latest issue of Sensitive Skin Magazine, the editors have culled a number of stunning neighborhood photographs from the 1980s. Each of the images was shot by photographer Ted Barron.

Newmindspace Hosts “We Hardly Knew V” Train Party Tonight

Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:17 am

On the heels of a successful LES Lightsaber battle in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the duo behind Newmindspace is back in the saddle again (cue Aerosmith).  The latest public event is inspired by the termination of the V subway line beginning Monday morning.

Disco Dudes on Ludlow [Video]

Last modified February 23, 2010 at 7:55 am

Last night, in a street scene that could’ve been lifted directly from Saturday Night Fever, these two disco dudes were walking to the beat of their own soundtrack on Ludlow.  Quite literally.  The volume on the old-school boombox was cranked to 11, and the music echoed for blocks.

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Early Edition: November 5

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

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Weekend Edition: September 26

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:13 am

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Bowery Boombox

Posted August 14, 2009 at 6:27 am

That old school street ingenuity still reigns free on the Bowery.  Indeed, earlier this week, we watched in awe as a pair of sidewalk dwellers meticulously pried open the base of a nearby street lamp to bogart its electric lifeblood.  But not without reasonable cause.  Their nineties-era Sony boombox with detachable speakers needed a proper […]

Boombox Scooters

Posted April 30, 2009 at 8:22 am

While we may live in the iPod era, the shoulder-hoisted boombox is still alive in some respects. Hang around the neighborhood long enough and you’ll spot the occasional pimped-out bicycle or shirtless toter. But nothing can top this pair of music-bearing scooters driving down East Houston the other night.

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