Posts Tagged ‘New Wave New York’

When indie video stores popped up in the 1980s

February 24, 2011

It’s August 1984, and while thumbing through this month’s edition of downtown arts newspaper the East Village Eye, you come across this New Wave–esque ad.

How exciting to see that a video store will be coming to East Ninth Street. I bet it did a pretty good business there for awhile too.

An escort service’s 1980s New Wave ad

October 6, 2009

Ads for escort agencies based in New York City never seem to feature women who actually look like they live in New York City. But this vintage-1980s ad, for an outfit called Flash, is different.


Published in a March 1982 issue of the Soho News, it features a trendy, New Wave kind of chick, the sort of girl found in downtown indie classic Smithereens

No bikinis or breast implants—instead, these escorts come to your Tribeca loft decked out in geometric earrings and white plastic sunglasses.

Phone number blocked out to protect the Manhattan resident who has this number now.