Posts Tagged ‘Hipsters’

Hipster eye candy from the 60s

July 11, 2008

A couple of hip-looking bohemian dudes ambling around the Village in the 1960s. The first guy is strolling down St. Mark’s Place. The photo is from John Gruen’s 1966 guidebook The New Bohemia.

The bohemian-on-the-street photo below ran in 1965’s The New Inside Guide to Greenwich Village in a section under bookstores. Looks like he’s buying—or selling—records.

Note the two dudes have similar beards, haircuts, and coats. They make today’s skinny-jeans-wearing, T-shirt-clad hipster look like adolescents!

Manhattan’s first hipster bar

April 11, 2008

Looks like just another Korean deli in an old, broken-down 1800s building near the corner of Bleecker and Broadway. But in 1856, this was the site of Pfaff’s, the city’s first bohemian hangout—a basement bar which attracted writers and actors like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edwin Booth. From a 1933 New York Times article:

“Thackeray brought the word ‘Bohemianism’ into the English Language and then an organized group, with Walt Whitman as kind of an associate member, set up headquarters in Pfaff’s beer cellar.”