October 6, 2020

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Jose Fresan

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The Coolest Magazine in Town: East Village Eye

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An interesting phenomenon has been happening with the insanely high rise of Social Media: decentralization of culture. There’s enough hubs and groups on the internet that you can find the exact mix of media to cover your very specific cultural interests. Before social media, pop culture was dictated by magazines, …

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An interesting phenomenon has been happening with the insanely high rise of Social Media: decentralization of culture. There’s enough hubs and groups on the internet that you can find the exact mix of media to cover your very specific cultural interests. Before social media, pop culture was dictated by magazines, newspapers and tv. National and local magazines worked as hubs to highlight people’s work and the newest trends. In the 1970s there was one magazine where you could find everything cool happening on the artsy East Village in New York: The East Village Eye.

Leonard Abram moved to the East Village in the mid-70s, and founded The East Village Eye. The magazine soon grew popular as the magazine for everything cool and underground. It featured artists from the world of fashion, visual arts, music, film, photography and literature. The magazine had a witty, sarcastic and very New York style.

Some of its contributors included Allen Ginsberg, Edit deAk, David Wojnarowicz, Glenn O’Brien, Cookie Mueller, Richard Hell, Lucy Lippard, and Rene Ricard, among many other personalities. The magazine ran monthly from May 1979 to January of 1987, but it’s still considered one of the “coolest” publications in the East Village’s history.

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