New York/Love Saves the Day

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Love Saves the Day, Second Avenue and East 7th Street — © Brian Rose

Here in the East Village we are in shock over the explosion and fire that have leveled three historic tenement buildings on Second Avenue at East 7th Street. At present, there are missing people and numerous injured.

This is the downtown of the East Village, the heart of the culture and subculture that makes this place special, from high to low, the Beats, the Hippies, the Punks, and all who have chosen, or who have been chosen, to live in this crazy part of the world.

From 1966 to 2008 there was Love Saves the Day, a vintage clothing and bric-a-brac shop in the building now a heap of rubble. Above is a picture I took passing by not long before the shop closed.

Love Saves the Day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/nyregion/25love.html

One thought on “New York/Love Saves the Day

  1. rob

    great photo- thanks for sharing. it is truly sad that these buildings are gone and “Loves Saves The Day” was a great example of East Village culture now gone.

    A special mention must go out to Leslie Herson (1942-2008) who created Love Saves The Day.

    As I saw someone say, this corner will probably be bought for NYU student housing development, which will continue the horrid gentrification happening in the area.

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