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Visit the Gritty Lower East Side, Circa 1983 [VIDEO]

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Grit and edge are two nouns (and the related adjectives) often employed when waxing nostalgic about pre-gentrified Lower East Side. Now, it’s on display with a new video published by MoMA, which revisits the neighborhood circa 1983. In a trippy fashion, at that.

The two-minute “experience” – NYC ’83 – was shot on Super8 and 16mm film by Mexican filmmaker and musician Ricardo Nicolayevsky, who was once a student at NYU.

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