With gentrification rapidly consuming NYC neighborhoods, it's sometimes difficult to remember what the earlier days of New York were like. With climbing rents and new bars and restaurants opening weekly, the East Village feels a lot different from the social movements taking place in the 1980s and the heyday of the punk scene at venues like CBGB. These incredible shots come courtesy of Tony Mangia, who in 1980 began publishing an independent newspaper called The Other Paper that covered community issues, news and the arts. During the '80s, he captured stunning images of New York streets and an East Village made of "abandoned tenements, drug raids and overdoses, the homeless on the Bowery, social change without social media." Take a journey back in time to the Bowery, Tompkins Square Park and more with these striking photos.
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