Video artist Nelson Sullivan went everywhere and filmed just about everything downtown in the 1980s.
In this recently uploaded video from the 5 Ninth Avenue Project — the NYU-run YouTube channel that is digitizing and releasing the vast archives of Sullivan’s video — watch as the artist documents a typical summer day walking around the East Village.
Nelson found Lady Bunny and and DJ Dmitry sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park during this ramble around the East Village in 1986. Video by Nelson Sullivan
via E.V. Grieve