Vintage Photographs Show a Very Different Lower East Side in the Early 1980's

The Lower East Side of Manhattan is one of the most rapidly gentrifying areas in the City. It has had a slow recovery though up until recent years, evident by the state captured in these vintage photographs by long term LES resident, artist and photographer Steve Butcher back in the early 1980’s.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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