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

Monday, June 20, 2022

At the Zine Fair on St. Mark's Place

Photos by Stacie Joy 

Hundreds of zine enthusiasts turned out on Saturday for the second-annual Zine Fair on St Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Printed Matter/St. Mark's and 8-Ball Community teamed up once again for the event that featured more than 70 independent publishers, zine makers and artists. (There were also several collaborative events at community gardens throughout the neighborhood.)
EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these photos of some of the buyers and sellers ...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Zine Fair returns to St. Mark's Place this Saturday

Printed Matter/St. Mark's and 8-Ball Community are teaming up once again for a Zine Fair featuring more than 70 exhibitors this Saturday on St Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Here's more info via the EVG inbox:
Last year's event was a wonderful celebration of independent publishers, zine makers, and East Village DIY culture and history. Join us as we come together once again for this new zine fair tradition on St. Mark's Place. Free and open to the public. 

Like the 2021 edition (relive it here!), there will be corresponding events in several neighborhood community gardens...

Find more details here

Friday, June 10, 2022

Friday's parting shot

Eiffel Tower views on Place Saint-Marc today... photo by Derek Berg ...

Monday, May 30, 2022

Monday's parting shot

St. Mark's Place stoop view early this evening... thanks to Raquel Shapira for the photo...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Bake Culture opening an outpost on St. Mark's Place

Photo yesterday by Steven

Bake Culture, a Taiwan-based bakery chain selling Asian and European pastries, is opening an outpost at 22 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. The signage went up yesterday.

This will be the fourth NYC location for the brand, which also has a storefront down on the Bowery (No. 48). 

According to this 2018 post at Eater, three Taiwanese celebrities — former boy band members — started the company. 

The bakery's specialties include a variety of tarts and cakes, and you can find the menu here. 

The previous business in this storefront was Kimomi Pet, which closed during the pandemic.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thursday's parting shot

St. Mark's Place and Second Place on this Thanksgiving night...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A campaign to co-name St. Mark's Place and 2nd Avenue 'Club 57 Way'

There's a campaign underway to co-name St. Mark's Place at Second Avenue "Club 57 Way" — after the seminal nightlife venue (1978-1983) at 57 St. Mark's Place.

EVG contributor Stacie Joy recently met Stanley Strychacki, Club 57's founder, and the petition organizers, East Village residents Dany Johnson (in Club 57 shirt below) and Ande Whyland... 
The organizers, via Club 57 Artists Fund, a nonprofit organization, are looking to collect signatures (the petition is here) of support from residents who live in this immediate area to present to Community Board 3 for consideration.

"Usually, they consider the naming for people who have died. But we figure that many artists and performers who came out of Club 57 have died, most from AIDS," said Johnson, the resident DJ at Club 57.  "Instead of trying to get a co-naming for one person, this would be a great way to bring attention to that part of the history of the East Village."
Club 57 was housed in the basement at the time of the Holy Cross Polish National Church. Workers refurbished the building last year, adding a plaque commemorating Club 57.

The subcultural heyday of the venue received significant attention in the fall of 2017 with the MoMa exhibit titled "Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983" — "the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space."

You can find the co-naming petition at this link.

The process of co-naming a street within the confines of Community Board 3 is explained in this PDF.

Monday, June 14, 2021

At the Spring Zine Fair on St. Mark's Place

On Saturday afternoon, Printed Matter/St. Mark's and 8-Ball Community teamed up for a Spring Zine Fair along St Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

More than 40 local independent publishers and zine makers lined the block, which was closed to traffic. (There were also several collaborative events at community gardens throughout the neighborhood.)

EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by to browse the array of creative and experimental publications... 
... and the organizers (from left to right) ... Mia Greenberg, Emmett Pinsky, Johanna Reitveld, Em Brill and Hayley Earnest. (Not pictured: Ryan Vasta.)

Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Spring Zine Fair is underway on St. Mark's Place, and in community gardens

The Spring Zine Fair is underway now on St Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue ... happening until 7 p.m. (Thanks to Steven for the photo!)

Printed Matter/St. Mark's and 8-Ball Community teamed up for this event.

Also! Don't sleep on the collaborative events at these neighborhood community gardens...