E. 1st St. looking east from Bowery.
This is part of a short series of shots of E. 1st Street that I took in 2002. I used to go out of my way to walk this block because it was one of the last vacant and abandoned blocks in the East Village and I enjoyed the open spaces. I got the sense that it wouldn't stay this way for long and that I should document it. I'm glad I did because it's completely built up now.
Photo update. See link below for 2012 view: