Loisaida, Back in the Day

Ai Weiwei and Clayton Patterson aren’t the only photographers whose portraits of the East Village in the eighties are getting new attentionThe Villager notes that Arlene Gottfried’s photos of 1970s and 1980s Loisaida (a time and place that Marlis Momber also documented) are featured in a new book. “Bacalaitos & Fireworks” captures “the age of tube socks and tight gym shorts, disco and Menudo, the neighborhood’s abandonment by landlords and everyday arson.”