Lower Manhattan during the 1980’s is my favorite era, hands down. My first apartment was in the West Village in 1977, and through out the 1980’s I lived and worked downtown. I’m an artist and was an active participant in the downtown art scene. In 1979 I got a job working at the Mudd Club and as a consequence I was on the guest-list of every club in the city.
My experiences living in New York took me from Battery Park to the South Bronx, and from West Beth to Alphabet City. This webliography is a product of love — combining my personal experiences, knowledge and love of the period, with my skills as an art librarian and information professional. All of the archives and most of the photographs are from my own collection. “New York City in the ’80s” is a work in progress, and is therefore an evolving project. Please feel free to make suggestions, corrections, comments and the like.
_Linda Psomas, (Polaroid from 1980 in my Chelsea loft)