Artist and photographer Steve Butcher documented Manhattan in the 1980s and 1990s, with a strong focus on the East Village and Lower East Side. Click through for a look at his photos from those neighborhoods, all shot between 1981 and 1984—a time he calls "the good old, bad old days."

While comparing Butcher's photos to how the addresses look today, we noticed that over on 13th and Avenue A, some things are still the same(ish):

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13th and A in the '80s vs. Now (via Steve Butcher, Google Maps)

[h/t Bowery Boogie]