Revisiting The Ghosts Of East Village Past

“Readers, I understand that most, if not all, of these names may be unfamiliar, and I realize too that I am visiting an Our Town cemetery that’s probably not yours. But new art almost everywhere acknowledges these now-quiet creators, once fountains of insouciance. … Much of the incisive fashion, music, photography and art of the 21st century owes its edge and bravery to these denizens of downtown.”