St. Mark’s Place

During the 70s until the early 90s, East Village in Manhattan was known to be the “mecca” of alternative, indie, new age, abstract lifestyles. And while its vibrancy has diminished in the recent years, its colorful and interesting history could still be felt.

One of the coolest places that one must visit is a street named St. Mark’s Place.

Imagine taking a stroll and seeing:

 

Buildings 96 and 98

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These were used for the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti”.

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The buildings were also featured in the Rolling Stones’ “Waiting on a Friend” music video. Who could forget Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sitting on one of the stoops?

 

St.Mark’s Place and 1st Avenue

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In the same Stones video, Jagger and Richards walked along the street towards St. Mark’s Place Bar & Grill where they met up with the rest of the band.

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St.Mark’s Place and 2nd Avenue

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The facade of Gem Spa (no it’s not a spa, but a newsstand) was immortalized on the back cover of New York Dolls’ first album.

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Building 122

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The exact spot which Global Trance now occupies used to be the home of a little Irish coffee shop named Sin-e.

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It saddens me that I wasn’t able to visit the East Village during its heyday, because if I did, I would’ve already found a place to call home.

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