The Morning News is showing some of Amy Arbus’s images of New York City fashion, 1980s style. You know, when the city actually had a sort of alternative scene. Or, as interviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says,
Now that Manhattan is only habitable for the rich, New Yorkers love to look back to the mad â€˜80s, when the Bowery was dangerous and apartments were affordable…. Between 1980 and 1990, The Village Voice ran photographer Amy Arbusâ€™s â€œOn The Streetâ€ photo-column, a page documenting downtownâ€™s most vibrant, creative dressers and personalities, and now the greatest hits have been published by Welcome Books.