Walking around Greenwich Village, midtown and other Manhattan neighborhoods, don’t be surprised if some landmarks jump out at you. You knew them back when, when liner notes and gatefold covers changed your life…
- Gem Spa, Southeast corner of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue
The New York Dolls posed here for the back of their debut album in 1973. Still the best egg cream in town at the Gem Spa.
- 150-158 East 36th Street
The artwork for the legendary 1967 Doors album Strange Days was shot here at Sniffen Court, replete with jugglers, mimes and strongmen.
- Southwest corner of 23rd street and Eighth Avenue, looking north
Photographer Bob Gruen brought KISS here one day one day in 1975 and even let Gene Simmons borrow his wife’s clogs.
- 124 East 24th Street
In 1966 the Rolling Stones dressed in drag for the sleeve of their single Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow.
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