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Yesterday I took a walk in the East Village, looking for some interesting scenes. This one is on a street called St. Mark’s Place.

This street is actually part of Eighth Street, which runs east to west across Manhattan. Between Third Avenue and Avenue A it is named St. Mark's Place, after nearby St. Mark's Church.

Starting in the 1960’s, St. Mark’s Place was known for being a place for counter-culture: hippies, punk rock, drifters and drug-addicts. It was gritty, with lots of small shops and colorful characters. Things have changed during the past twenty years. St Mark’s Place, like many other spots in the city, has become gentrified, and very little of its punk and gritty past remains. There are still lots of small and interesting eateries, but the counter-culture vibe is mostly gone.

Still, you can find a bit of its rebellious spirit, like this message outside of a small restaurant.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1901 W: 308 N: 4172] (14992)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-24
  • Exposure: f/1.8, 1/84 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-25 10:50
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