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St. Mark's Place

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Address: East Village, Manhattan, New York City, NY
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A Must to see for lovers of music & shopping

NY's Lower East Side preserves it's history, beautiful architecture and artworks on the buildings. Look very carefully at each building. Great places to shop for rock n roll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NY's Lower East Side preserves it's history, beautiful architecture and artworks on the buildings. Look very carefully at each building. Great places to shop for rock n roll attire too.

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Cambridge, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The place used to be known for it's punk rockers. Nowadays, St. Mark's is known for the many Japanese restaurants that run up and down it. It's not the same as it once was. Punks are harder to find, but there is still a lot of heart to this East Village hot spot. There are still some decent tattoo shops... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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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.

2 Thank Jason S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Long Beach, New York
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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 

2 Thank Stacy L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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 ...

2 Thank Pogie122
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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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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