Photography: St. Mark’s Place

Photography: St. Mark’s Place

The other day was a lovely Spring day and I wound up meeting up with a friend in the East Village/Lower East Side. Admittedly, being in that part of town as a 40-something is a bit dizzying because there’s very little around that’s familiar; in my conversation with my friend, I was telling her about all the places I used to go to and loved that have now been long closed. Oddly, Bull McCabe‘s is still around, so there’s that, i guess?

I’ve been carrying my camera around most places these days, and naturally, I wound up taking some pictures. Check it out.

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Caption: R.I.P. St. Mark’s. This particular bit of graffiti holds a profound message. The St. Mark’s I remember has been long gone.
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Caption: Dream Until It’s Your Reality.
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Caption: If you’re in the East Village and don’t have a photo of the Astor Place Cube, have you been in the East Village?
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Caption: Hot pretzels and Guinness, Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub. Although most bars and patrons hate what people have jokingly dubbed “Cuomo Chips,” state mandated food for you to get a drink, I have to admit salty pretzels and beer — in this case, Guinness — on a gorgeous day is just perfect. Also notice that the salt to pretzel ratio is just right for you to want more beer. Genius!

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVxjFSV