Vintage Video Takes You on a Walk From Washington Square to the East Village in 1985

Video artist Nelson Sullivan went everywhere and filmed just about everything in New York City 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 videos — watch as the artist documents a walk from Washington Square, through Astor PLace and St. Marks Place, to Avenue A in the East Village.

It's a beautiful day to enjoy the scenery between Washington Square and the East Village around Avenue A. Nelson Sullivan made this video on July 28, 1985

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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