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Lauren Walsh ( @swirlingdervish )
Have you visited St. Mark’s Place in NYC’s East Village? The Guardian called it America’s Hippest Street, citing the unique place it occupies in art, music, and culture. Did you know that the album cover for Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti was inspired by an actual streetscape here?
Last week I ventured down for dinner at @la_palapa, a fantastic Mexican restaurant housed in a building that was once home to Leon Trotsky, among others.(Cool, right?) My husband, who’s a native New Yorker, loves this little corner of the city, claiming it still boasts some of the real flavor of the Big Apple.
Here’s an example of the vibe on St. Mark’s Place: the pedestal of a street light decorated with mosaics promoting local businesses (in this case, St. Mark’s Wine and Liquor.) If you’re in the city and have a few minutes to stroll around, check it out. You might even have a surprise encounter with a ghost of New York past!
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