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05.11.15 Liam Mathews

The 1990s weren’t even that long ago, and yet these photos of newsstands show just how much things have changed in that time. For the very young who might not know, newsstands were (and are, to much lesser extent) small kiosks on city sidewalks where people could pick up a magazine or a pack of […]

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03.27.15 Liam Mathews

On March 31, Powerhouse Books is releasing Kill City: Lower East Side Squatters, 1992-2000, a collection of photos by Ash Thayer, who lived in the squats and documented the beauty and squalor of the community. Thayer, a resident of See Skwat, Fifth Street Squat, and Serenity House, eulogizes and celebrates a bygone era of Manhattan […]

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05.05.14 Andy Cush

The 1990s were a glorious time: good economy, lots of “x-treme” things, rock songs that got played on the radio. There was also, apparently, a lot of “la-la-la-hey-hey-hey-na-na-na-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh” going on those rock songs. Take a quick aural tour through the era in the “90s Alt-Rock Vocal Hook Supercut” above, which starts with the immortal “Cannonball” […]

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05.10.13 Julia Dawidowicz

It’s hard to imagine Times Square before it became the Disneyfied, Toys-R-Us-bag-toting-tourist-and-kiddie-infested postcard of Capitalist America that we hate so dearly today. Luckily, we’ve come across the photo collection of Gregoire Alessandrini to remind us that those days were more than just folklore. While attending a local film school in the mid-90’s, Alessandrini always carried […]

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11.28.12 Irina Dvalidze

The New Museum hops on the throwback wagon! Are you ready to travel back to the year 1993? In a show titled NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, drawing its name from the Sonic Youth record released in 1993, the New Museum will a number of hip artists to create time capsule […]

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