Photo by myself in the East Village, around St. Mark's Place and 1st Avenue.
It's been a beautiful Spring weekend here in New York. People crowded the sidewalks Saturday for brunch and strolling about. Birdsong was in the air. Every street was graced with many green and pink flowering trees, and sneezing people.
St. Mark's Place is a street that runs east-west through the East Village. It is incredibly rich in content. Different restaurants and stores are located there, with the most touristy strip between Second and Third Avenue. This street was the first to show 'graffiti art' in a gallery setting. It has also been home to many artists and musicians.
The tiny vintage clothing store pictured above was featured on an old Led Zeppelin album called Physical Graffiti. It is just one of the colorful nooks and crannies on this popular street.
It seems that each building on this block has a story. For a detailed run down, click here.
Related posts: City Portraits - The East Village, Shopping on St. Mark's Place and On Eight Million Stories and St. Mark's Place.