The East Village in Photos: 1984 vs. 2014
Can you guess which of these images is from 1984 and which is from 2004?

The East Village in Photos: 1984 vs. 2014

In 1984, East Village resident Dan Root took some photographs for a book that a friend of a friend was going to write about the changing East Village. For a couple of months he took pictures, when time and money allowed, of this changing neighborhood. The book was never written and the photographs were put away.

Can you guess which of these images is from 1984 and which is from 2004?

Can you guess which of these images is from 1984 and which is from 2014?

Last year, for the 30th anniversary of the project, Dan revisited those locations and photographed them again. Most were vastly different than they were 30 years ago. He embarked upon a project of framing the original photos and placing them at these sites. Dan thought was that maybe about a hundred people who had lived in the East Village at that time would be interested in the photos, but it turns out that many many more people were interested in the project.

Last night, about fifty people attended a presentation of the project at the Sixth Street Community Center. Please check out Dan’s Tumbler page for more pictures.

72 Ave A Comparison 1984-2014 Photo From Dan Root Tumblr

72 Ave A Comparison 1984-2014 Photo From Dan Root Tumblr

If this appeals to you (or possibly even if it does not), GVSHP has some other exciting upcoming programs in the month of May:

For questions or reservations please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or rsvp@gvshp.org

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