Tag: Richard Sandler

Beauty, Politics and Humor in a Rapidly Changing City – The New York Times

The street photographer Richard Sandler grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, but the chaos and menace of 1960s Manhattan was an irresistible lure for a young man. He would often trek to “the City” to buy fireworks in Chinatown or learn from the hustlers at pool halls. After one adventure gone wrong, his father took him to the Lower East Side to show him the doomed future he was facing, lecturing him on how he had all these things that these latter-day Bowery Boys did not have.