The 1970’s were the heyday of New York graffiti. I remember sitting in subway cars so thoroughly covered, inside and out, with spray-painted tags and images that I could hardly see out the windows. I also remember a starker form of graffiti that, although not limited to SoHo’s boundaries, most certainly originated in the downtown scene that grew out of SoHo.
My memories of SoHo in the 70's are not shot in digital video, or even 35 mm, but rather in shaky super-8. But as my reminiscences of childhood advance into adolescence, at some point, my memories of SoHo loose their drab, almost monochrome quality and take on the vibrant colors of the land of Oz.
Everyday Life in SoHo
Oct 20 2012
The SoHo Memory Project celebrates the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood.