We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Mark's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
East Village
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: East Village, Manhattan, New York City, NY

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Historical signficant area of NYC

So much history, art and culture to experience in this area. We found out a lot about the area and St Marks Place from the Lower East Side History Project walks that they do in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Belgo96
,
Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 19: English reviews
Australia
Level Contributor
1,111 reviews
580 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

So much history, art and culture to experience in this area. We found out a lot about the area and St Marks Place from the Lower East Side History Project walks that they do in the area - very educational. The history of the area in the Kleindeutschland period is fascinating, then leading through so many changes through the Beatnik... More 

Helpful?
Thank Belgo96
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
119 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I only saw one chain (Chipoltle) amongst all of the local stores, eateries and attractions. There is still a hint of the rebel atmosphere that you think of with the East Village, but alas, you can see that this place too is becoming a high-rent neighborhood that will soon have Starbucks on every corner. But for now, it is still... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Pinkiu
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
294 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I am a frequent visitor to St Marks Place. There are a number of stores and restaurants that my family really likes here. It is no longer the scene of counter culture and progressive thinking it once was, but still worth a look. I would encourage visitors to learn about the history of this street and nearby blocks. It is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank seanworc
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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.

Helpful?
Thank jahsan1965
Cambridge, MA
Level Contributor
48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
3 Thank CambridgeGem
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Helpful?
2 Thank Jason S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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 

Helpful?
2 Thank Ashleigh O
Long Beach, New York
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Stacy L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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 ...

Helpful?
2 Thank Lady_PoG
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
807 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
2 Thank Tyler L

Travelers who viewed St. Mark's Place also viewed

 

Been to St. Mark's Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Mark's Place and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from St. Mark's Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in East Village

Neighborhood Profile
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
Explore this neighborhood