Untapped Cities is pleased to serve as a co-sponsor for the upcoming talk “St. Marks is Dead” at the Museum of the City of New York. Waxing nostalgic about “the good old days” of St. Marks may be the hallmark of a real New Yorker. According to journalist Ada Calhoun, author of the 2015 book, St. Marks Is Dead, every generation from 1890 to 1990 has done it. The 3-block East Village strip has undergone several massive transformations throughout its lifetime, evolving from a bucolic Dutch farm to an immigrant enclave to a hippie haven to the epicenter of punk. Today, the identity of St. Marks is in flux once again. Under the shadow of gentrification, many New Yorkers are looking back at its gritty heyday during the tumultuous 1970s and 80s with longing.
Join the Museum of the City of New York on January 27th at 6:30 pm for a conversation about St. Marks and the cyclical nature of social commentary in New York with Ada Calhoun and Luc Sante, a critic and journalist with a fascination for the urban underground. Untapped Cities is pleased to offer the discount code MARKS for $10 tickets to the event (normally $16). Get tickets here.
Photo by Mario Morgado, courtesy of The Cooper Union
Read more about the book St. Marks is Dead here.