New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Arts & Events > St. Marks Place

St. Marks Place

St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009 40.7291 -73.9883
Ave. A to Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
Send to Phone

Share this listing

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots
  • Street Parking

Profile

In just three blocks that stretch from Third Avenue to Tompkins Square Park, St. Marks Place—the extension of 8th Street named for historic, progressive St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery two blocks north—morphs from a touristy destination toward its western terminus to a living reminder of the East Village's punk-rock past. Significant moments in counterculture history happened all along the street: Abbie Hoffman invented the Yippies at No. 30 in 1967; Andy Warhol, the Velvet Underground, and Jimi Hendrix performed at now-gone experimental nightclub Electric Circus, before it closed in 1971; and gallery 51X backed eighties-era graffiti artists like Keith Haring and Basquiat. Today, the street's grasp on culture lies mostly within its diverse restaurants (frankfurters at Crif Dogs, Israeli cuisine at Hummus Place) and storefronts. And though these aren’t quite as anti-establishment as they once were—there’s nothing too rebellious about sidewalk vendors hawking plastic sunglasses—some glam stalwarts still remain, like Trash & Vaudeville and Andy's Chee-Pees, where you can still sift through used polyester dresses at marked-up prices.

Advertising

Today's Agenda

Beyond Classical & Dance: See the Next 7 Days

Vulture + Agenda

Stay up to speed on breaking news and the latest from the world of arts and entertainment.

Advertising