Take a Walk Around the East Village in 1986 Through This Vintage Video

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

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