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LES and East Village Photo’s from the early 80’s (via Gothamist)

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LES 80’s punk/hardcore graffiti

LOOKING BACK ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE IN THE EARLY 80’S 

I grew up in Buffalo which was in the heart of the rust belt and in the early 80’s when the auto and steel industry took a crap, a lot of my city and many other cities in the region, I’m sure, resembled this. The photo in my header pretty much says it all.

MORE PHOTOS HERE

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Photo’s by 30 year LES resident Steven Butcher