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St. Marks is dead: the many lives of America's hippest street

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Publisher:
W.W. Norton & Company,
Pub. Date:
[2016]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
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St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O'Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street's apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street-from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant's pear orchard to today's hipster playground-organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared "St. Marks is dead." In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters, from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants' haven, a mafia war zone, and a hippie paradise, but it has always been a place that outsiders call home.
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9780393240382
039324038
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subject_facet Alternative lifestyles -- New York (State) -- New York -- History, East Village (New York, N.Y.) -- History, Neighborhoods -- New York (State) -- New York -- History, New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs, Popular culture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
title_display St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street
title_full St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street / Ada Calhoun
title_short St. Marks is dead :
title_sub the many lives of America's hippest street
topic_facet Alternative lifestyles, History, Neighborhoods, Popular culture, Social life and customs