Friday, November 13

St. Mark’s Place: It’s Party Time in the East Village!

"St. Mark’s Place may be named for a saint but it’s been a street full of sinners for much of its history. One of the most fascinating streets in the city, St. Mark’s traces its story back to Peter Stuyvesant, meets up with the wife of Alexander Hamilton in the 1830s, experiences the incredible influx of German and Polish immigrants in the late 19th century, then veers into the heart of counter-culture — from the political activism of Abbie Hoffman to the glamorously psychedelic parties of Andy Warhol. And that’s when the party really gets started! St. Mark’s is known for music, fashion, rebellion and pandemonium. In the 1970s and 80s, clothing stores like Limbo and club nights like Club 57 helped define its character — punk, new wave, alternative, raucous. ..."
Bowery Boys History
The Strange History of the East Village's Most Famous Street
What an Electrifying Past: 19-25 St. Marks Place
St. Marks Place in 20 Years of Photos
Rockit Scientist Records Packs Up Its Crates
On the Stoop of Rock ‘n’ Roll History
Voice: Our 10 Best Things to Eat on St. Marks Place in the East Village, NYC
YouTube: Saint Marks Place NYC Historical Photos, St. Marks Place NYC

2011 October: Saint Mark's Place