St. Mark's Place is in the East Village
. It is an area that is known for being the place to shop for amazing punk/rave/club clothes. It started out as a mecca for punks in the 70's. Between people selling things on the streets and the thrift stores, and chic boutiques you could find anything.
A lot of those chic boutiques are still there. Manic Panic
, Screaming Mimi's
, and Trash and Vaudeville
just to name a few. Unfortunately, nowadays they are all way too expensive for little hardcore indie punk girls. Unless you are lucky and maybe catch some things on 80% clearence. I got a cool pink tulle
skirt at T&V for 30 dollars.
St. Mark's Place is also the home of the @cafe
, which was the first cybercafe