Showing posts with label 96-98 St. Mark's Place. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 96-98 St. Mark's Place. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Report of a fire last night at 96 St. Mark's Place

There was a report of a fire last night around midnight at 96 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.

The initial @FDNY tweet went out at 12:12 a.m.

The all clear came at 1 a.m.

According to a building resident, the fire started on the first floor, with some damage in the basement and on the second floor. The Red Cross was on the scene and provided a temporary place to stay for displaced residents. The fire marshal is expected on the scene today.

This morning, the front door was propped open. The interior smelled like smoke.

The only remnant of a fire was a piece of charred wood...

Residents on the upper floors were allowed back in. Per the EVG reader: "It smells pretty acrid, so I'm bunking elsewhere for a few nights to try to let everything air out."

As of this morning, the tenants had yet to hear from their landlord.

And if the address is familiar... the cover of Led Zeppelin’s "Physical Graffiti" depicts the two buildings located at 96 and 98 St Mark's Place.


Several readers asked... both businesses here, Physical Graffitea and Xe May Sandwich Shop, are open...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Getting 'Physical' again on St. Mark's Place

EVG reader Allen Semanco came across this scene this morning at 96-98 St. Mark's Place, the buildings between Avenue A and First Avenue that served as a backdrop for Led Zeppelin's 1975 studio album "Physical Graffiti."

A photographer said she was setting up this shot as part of next week's release of a 40th anniversary remastered/expanded super-duper-deluxe version of the album.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Tenements of the holy: 'Physical Graffiti' 40 years later

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'm just waiting on the paint to dry

Workers are painting the landing at 96 St. Mick's Mark's Place ... a stoop made famous, in part (as well as this), by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the 1981 video by the Rolling Stones for "Waiting on a Friend."

EVG regular Bill the Libertarian Anarchist mentioned this ... and one of the workers said that the Stones would have to come back to do an updated version...

And might as well...

Previously on EV Grieve:
I'm not waiting on a lady...say, what the hell is Mick wearing anyway?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Houses of the Holy: Checking out 'Physical Graffiti' 39 years later on St. Mark's Place

Led Zeppelin's double studio album "Physical Graffiti" was released 39 years ago — Feb. 24, 1975.

Off the Grid and Gothamist both had posts to commemorate the occasion ... and offer up some history.

And you probably know the connection to the album here. We'll let Off the Grid sum it up:

Led Zeppelin immortalized the twin tenements at 96 and 98 St. Mark’s Place between First Avenue and Avenue A on the Physical Graffiti album cover. The award-winning design featured the two buildings (with the fourth floors removed to make them fit the square shape of the album cover) with the windows cut out to reveal the letters of the album title printed on the inner sleeve, or, if the sleeve was reversed, a series of images of different characters seeming to occupy the building, including lead-singer Robert Plant in drag.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Fire scare on St. Mark's Place at iconic Physical Graffiti building

I'm not waiting on a lady...say, what the hell is Mick wearing anyway?

[Photos via Off the Grid]