old pictures

Chinatown Shots, Circa 1997

Posted March 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

Yesterday morning, we all took a collective stroll down memory lane, reliving the Lower East Side of 1997. There’s more where that came from. Check ’em out after the jump!


Lower East Side Shots, Circa 1997

Posted March 13, 2012 at 6:44 am

We’re always stoked when readers raid their personal photo collections for shots of the old neighborhood, and share with the class. 1997, right this way!

Motherlode of Greenwich Village Archival Photos Unearthed

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Over the weekend we received an urgent message asking us to check out some archival photos from NYU. More after the jump

Photos of the Old Lower East Side

Last modified March 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm

It’s always a pleasure to come across such “found wealth” regarding the old LES.

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.

From the Tenement Museum Photo Archive, Part 3

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 5:44 am

Today is the official launch of the Tenement Museum’s photo archives.  Their collection includes over 1,300 images culled from the last century, and is an extremely useful resource. Be sure to poke around the database, and take a little stroll down memory lane.

Lower East Side in the 1970s

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:18 am

While reading 92YTribeca, we stumbled upon ForumNYC which has a trove of New York City photos from the late 1970s.  Here are some choice selections capturing the Lower East Side, along with contemporary snapshots of same.  Enjoy! East Houston, looking southwest.