Guides: Lou Reed’s New York

Guides: Lou Reed’s New York

One of the amazing thing about New York is the layers of stories and lives that permeate its streets. Today’s bank branch could be a place where a notable band got their start in a former dive bar. With our regular series, tentatively named “Guides,” we’re going to highlight the well-known places that shaped notable people. We’re looking through publications and news stories to bring together as many places as we can.

We’re starting with Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, which came about in the 1960s. He died in 2013, but his influence still permeates New York culture.



Did we miss anything? Probably. Feel free to email us with tips!

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