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Two rare classics from the vault of New York’s premiere ’80s nightlife videographer, Nelson Sullivan. Writer Michael Musto and artist Albert Crudo, accompanied by a tiny posse of photographer Liz Lizard and her two kids (and Sullivan, of course), take the long subway journey from Manhattan to Coney Island so Musto can take a spin on his favorite ride. Today, in case you didn’t know, this old Coney Island is virtually nonexistent except in memories. (t/y Pamela)
We were the spotlight celebrity one night in 1988 at Larry Tee’s Celebrity Club in the basement of New York’s Tunnel club, receiving a physical shout out from DeAundra Peek, Wanda Peek, LaHoma Van Zandt, Trade, Dick Richards, and Albert Crudo, nightlife stars all. We remember that the club had actually closed for the night by the time everyone got around to the honoring, so caught up were they in their dancing. We’re looking at you, DeAundra. Anyway, if you make it to the 4:06 point, you’ll see the cardboard tribute. And, oh yes, that’s James St James holding the B. Not absolutely sure we stayed long enough to witness it ourself. Meanwhile, my god, Trade was a beauty. (Video by Nelson Sullivan, bless him)
Inspired, says Crudo, by the work of recently dead artist Thomas Kinkade.
Last week, Mark Ruffalo spoke at an anti-fracking news conference in front of the TriBeCa Performing Arts Center in Manhattan.The actor owns property along the Delaware River. But notice the FRACKING = DEATH sign behind him on the right side of the photo. It was designed by the artist and wowlebrity, our old friend from New York, Albert Crudo. “I made the signs to bring awareness to this looming devastation,” Crudo tells us. “AWARENESS IS KEY! They get stolen all the time because they really piss off the pros. They’re kind of attaining a ‘where’s waldo’ quality in photos taken at recent fracking rallies. If anybody wants one, they can e-mail me through thefrackingtruth.org. But, meanwhile, we think the signs get stolen because they’re seriously styling.