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June 16, 2022

21 Black and White Photographs Capture Streets of New York in 1979

These photographs were taken by Tony Redhead in 1979 after he moved from London to New York to pursue his photography.

“I was living down in the East Village, in those days a much more edgy place to live than it is now. On this particular day I’d decided to go out for a walk and I’d taken my old Nikon F and loaded it with Ilford Black and White and headed south down toward Houston and SoHo.” He recalled. “I loved New York in the 70’s it was a quite different place than it is now. The local East Village neighbourhood still had many of the characters from the 20’s and 30’s hanging out in the cafe’s and bars.”

For more pictures, take a look at Tony's Flickr or his website.

E Houston & Lafayette St

Cnr Mulberry & E Houston St

New York

Lafeyette St / Great Jones St

Car wash

East 4th between 1st & 2nd


2nd Avenue

Bedford Street

Cooper Square

Bowery / Great Jones Street

World Trade Towers as seen from Houston Street

NYU Picasso Sculpture

New York

Tony's Delicastessen

Playground on East 4th St

NY Politicians cleaning up

World Trade Towers

E Houston & Lafayette St

NY Directions

Bleeker St / Lafayette St


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