Sunday, August 04, 2019

Sous les paves, la plage

It's clear having read and heard about the dirty, dangerous yet fertile environment in which New York punk and no wave emerged that Manhattan was a very different place in the late 1970s and early 1980s. But I would never have believed that for a time Battery Park City, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, was a beach - a sandy playground for artists and hipsters. The images accompanying this New York Times article are absolutely fascinating and superbly surreal.

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