Photography: Snapshots from Greenwich Village 1986

In 1986 I traveled to New York with my father to check out NYU. I had been accepted there and at Berklee College of Music and set out for the East coast to spend a week in Manhattan and Boston in order to make a decision. In New York we rented an apartment in the Village (long before Air B&B was a thing). I did love the raw, Mean Streets-like feel to the city in the mid-80s. Some of that gritty texture was caught in these photos that my dad and I took.

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Author: Matthew Hundley

Matthew Hundley currently works in marketing for a large non-profit ministry in Saint Louis, MO. He is originally from Waterloo, IA; and has lived in Boulder, Denver, Boston, Madison, Dayton and Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School. Studied jazz guitar and recording production at Berklee College of Music. Earned a BS in Broadcast Production and Management from the Journalism School at the University of Colorado Boulder. Also earned a BA in Critical Film Studies from the Film School at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He later earned a Masters of Theology from Covenant Seminary in Saint Louis, MO. Out of college Hundley worked for KGAN (Guy Gannett, CBS) in Cedar Rapids, IA; then moved on to WDTN (Hearst-Argyle, ABC) in Dayton, OH; and later was Marketing Manager at KWWL (Raycom, NBC) in Waterloo, IA. He also was a manager overseeing web and creative services at ME&V ad agency. He has taught courses in E-Business, Marketing and Film at Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) and Lindenwood University (Saint Charles, MO).

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