St. Mark's Place

Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Reader Report: Man Found Dead in Front of St. Mark’s Church [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Moments ago, a reader sent along photos of a man who allegedly died of a drug overdose in broad daylight outside of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. He was described by a witness as a white male who had “turned blue.” It was his color that prompted the initial call to 911. First responders […]

St. Marks Is Dead: Upcoming Events

Posted December 7, 2015 at 11:45 am

Anarchists. Beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Revolutionaries. Our kind of people. Those who made it to New York City, most likely logged many hours on St. Marks Place. One of our favorite new books, St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street, traces three blocks through more than three hundred years. Starting with the […]

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Report: Patti Smith to Headline East Village Relief Benefit at Theatre 80

Posted April 9, 2015 at 10:22 am

Patti Smith has been chosen to headline the benefit at Theatre 80 this Sunday for victims of the East Village explosion, according to EV Grieve. An apt choice, given the artist’s deep connection to the neighborhood. Spearheaded by author Alan Kaufman, and long-time East Village resident and visual artist Jim Storm, the fundraising event will feature a host of performers […]

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Resurrected Holiday Cocktail Lounge Reopens Tonight on St. Mark’s Place

Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

The holiday season has been resurrected, and Madonna is probably stoked. During the final days of the Holiday Cocktail Lounge in 2012, the narrative was as follows. Owner of snack brand Pirate’s Booty purchased the building at 75 St. Mark’s Place, closed the bar, and planned some sort of replacement. Then sat on it for […]

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Jim ‘Mosaic Man’ Power Suffered Head Injury from Scooter Accident Last Week

Posted March 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

  Jim “Mosaic Man” Power is on the mend after a scary accident last week. The disabled local artisan was on his mobility scooter when it flipped. He banged his head pretty badly and wound up in the hospital. “It was pretty frozen outside and I went to get out of the scooter,” Power notes. Apparently […]

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About Those Cyclists Towing Flatbeds of Citi Bikes Around the City

Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

Perhaps you’ve witnessed this. In recent weeks, we’ve seen the proliferation of vest-wearing cyclists towing flatbeds of Citi Bikes. These bike trailers are everywhere, from the Lower East Side to midtown. And it’s always an eye-grabber; a WTF moment. According to Citi Bike brass, these new pedalers are actually part of the “rebalancing team,” whose […]

Beloved East Village Shoe Repair Finds New Home in Bushwick

Posted June 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

In November of last year, St. Mark’s Place lost a most esteemed local business. East Village Shoe Repair closed suddenly and without warning, leaving many customers scratching their feet heads. EV Grieve reported that a city marshal seized the store. But the sole men have found a new home… Loyal patrons will be stoked to […]

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Barcade Opening Another Location in Former Mondo Kim’s on St. Mark’s Place

Posted May 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

St. Mark’s Place will return to its retro roots. Sort of. Looks like the Brooklyn-based Barcade plans to open its second Manhattan location at the former home of Mondo Kim’s (which closed in 2008) Gothamist had the scoop yesterday, revealing that the East Village location would be situated on the ground floor. Owner Paul Kermizian told the […]

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East Village Favorite BATSU! Expands to Thursday Nights

Posted July 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

The Monday night mainstay, a St. Marks institution for the last three years, is essentially improv comedy with a violent variety show twist.

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