Item: Recent New York Times article on the St. Mark's Bookshop, which opened in 1977...
[Co-owner Bob] Contant acknowledged that the East Village was no longer the bohemian mecca where he and four partners ... had chosen to open their business, in a 600-square-foot storefront at 13 St. Mark’s Place that rented for $375. At the time, Mr. Conant’s apartment was $63 a month. When he moved a few years later to nicer digs with a fireplace, his rent soared to $120.
Item: Forwarded by an EV Grieve reader...via Thrillist...
Scoff at ordinary serving sizes and gird yourself for glorious gluttony from Avenue C’s flatscreen-’n-football fortress East Village Tavern.
Anytime Feast for 1: Individually assault a 90 min barrage of all the under-$7 craft brews you can slug from an ever-rotating tap selection, plus unlimited grub in the form of 5 types of sliders, or mac ‘n cheese flecked with bacon, sausage, beef, or vegetables, just like you'll be after such a heart-stopping meal.
Game Day Party for 4: Normally $184, you and 3 amigos will crush 90 min of your choice of drafts plus endless buffalo wings & fries, kicked off with a plate of Tavern’s lip-smacking pulled pork, Philly cheese, and beef sliders.