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St. Mark's Place

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Address: East Village, Manhattan, New York City, NY
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If I was to live in Manhattan, this is the area I would choose. East Village. St. Mark's is where all of the punk bands found themselves. Tons of clothing stores and shops in St... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If I was to live in Manhattan, this is the area I would choose. East Village. St. Mark's is where all of the punk bands found themselves. Tons of clothing stores and shops in St. Mark's Place.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were told to check out East Village by a friend who lives in Brooklyn. It was one of my favorite parts of Manhattan! We are in our early twenties and loved the really vibrant streets, full of quirky shops, market stalls, restaurants, hookah bars and regular bars! There are also lots of tattoo parlors if you are thinking about... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

As a native NYer there are few areas I have not either worked in or explored. I have been to St. Mark's Pl. at every stage of my life, yet even now as a grandma I absolutely loved it once again. It's just a few blocks from the #6 (Lexington Ave. line) with fabulous buildings to look at along the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Found myself quite attracted to the multitude of restaurants, bars & vintage shopping found all along the street. Maybe not as jaded as other travellers/commentators but I truly enjoyed walking around the street daily as I head back to my rented room just 5 mins away ...

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not really the most exciting or prettiest square in the city as it is predominantly dominated by huge glass office buildings. The small shops and bookstore nearby are nice, but the square itself is not really noteworthy. I wouldn't make it a dedicated journey unless already nearby.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed in an apartment on East 9th Street so only 2 blocks away from St Mark's Place. It is a lovely neighbourhood and not touristy at all. There are wonderfull vintage shops, cosy bars, lovely restaurants. We even found a comic book store and felt like we were in "The big bang theory".

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

OK, I don't think you can honestly speak about the East Village being a bohemian neighborhood anymore - it's more like a Hallmark Card version of bohemia, or whatever you would consider to be a very expensive Hallmark Card... but, anyway, St. Mark's Place is the fulcrum, the center of the East Village and the pathway into an experience of... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

For those of you that don't know, these buildings are the ones shown on the cover of the Led Zeppelin album Physical Graffiti... So it's a must for all rock fans to see a piece of rock history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We visited Gothic Rensissance in St Mark's. A shop for those people who like to dress a little differently. They had everything from clothing to footwear to rings and headwear with a halloween speciality shop next door. Worth while taking a look!

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Our apartment was around the corner form this street we spent our days, nights here. Great bars, cafes, restaurants. From japanese, morrocon eggs, vietnamese baguettes transformed into cool hangouts for locals - cocktail lounges/bars at night. During the day there are skaters inhabiting the street - at night writers, hipsters love this place. Check it out day and night.

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