Friday, October 30, 2009
While I was in NYC last month, I went to see this amazing documentary on photographer, Clayton Patterson. It is a realist glimpse at the not so glamorous life of the LES in the 1970's-2000, pre steve madden and hipster bars amuk.
If you have a chance to see this, it sheds a lot of light on the Tompkins Square riots and sheds light on the real neighborhood and what happened to people during the quick changes in the demographic, from building and gentrification.
There is a show of Clayton's Photos running through Nov 8 @:
157 RIVINGTON STREET
NEW YORK NY 10002
T. 212 253 2780
Mon – Sun 12noon – 7pm