My favorite area in all of Manhattan–The East Village & more specifically the street St. Mark’s Place. The lovely little homey counter-culture hub. I feel very lucky that I happen to work just a short walking distance away.
St. Mark’s is absent of a lot of things you think of when commercial Manhattan comes to mind. No big chain stores, no fancy restaurants, etc. They just recently put a new 7-11 on the street, and people aren’t too happy about it. It sticks out like a sore thumb.
On my way to St. Mark’s, sometimes I stop at the bookshop on 3rd ave. I was excited to find they carry local zines! I stopped in right after New Year’s and saw that they also had the planner i’ve been using for the past couple years. It’s great to be able to pick it up locally instead of ordering online.
relatively untouched is what draws me there. ♥