Who was the painter of Eighth Avenue?

This doorway, tucked away on a sleazy stretch of Eighth Avenue in the 30s, looks like it hasn’t been altered since the Great Depression. Wonder who the painter was.

Next door is one of Manhattan’s last great dive bars, the Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge. In 2000, a security guard named Patrick Dorismond was shot and killed outside the bar after a scuffle with undercover officers who mistook him for a drug dealer. The shooting was deemed accidental.

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2 Responses to “Who was the painter of Eighth Avenue?”

  1. Jeff Brown Says:

    I pass that doorway every day and also wonder about it. Quite often there are people that sit on that stoop, a transvestite, a prostitute and several young run away type kids. I suspect the building is a flop house for prostitutes.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    I pass it every day too and see that same crew. They seem to bounce between the doorway and the Wakamba Lounge.

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