8. Radical Spaces on St Marks Place

Inside the bar at 80 St. Mark’s

Marxist Leon Trotsky established the first socialist Russian state but while on the run from Russian Autocracy, he lived in various countries including the United States. According to Curbed, Leon Trotsky lived on St. Marks Place while writing for the Novy Mir (“New World”). He lived with family across the street at 80 St. Marks which later became a speakeasy during prohibition. The first Modern School was a few blocks west at 6 St Marks Place.