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The Resource St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun

St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun

Label
St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street
Title
St. Marks is dead
Title remainder
the many lives of America's hippest street
Statement of responsibility
Ada Calhoun
Title variation
Saint Marks is dead
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements, providing a backdrop for social and cultural revolutionaries from Leon Trotsky to Andy Warhol, the Ramones to the Beastie Boys, W. H. Auden to Keith Haring, Allen Ginsberg to the skaters of the movie Kids. Every group has maintained that their era, and no other, marked the street's apex, and that after they left--whether "they" were the Beats, the hippies, the punks, or the hardcore kids--the street was dead. In this idiosyncratic work of narrative history, enriched by more than two hundred interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun uncovers the largely unknown 400-year history of this epicenter of American cool. She traces the street from its origins as a Dutch farm to its current incarnation as a hipster playground--organized around those pivotal moments when yet another group of miscreant denizens declared, "St. Marks is dead."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calhoun, Ada
Dewey number
974.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.3
LC item number
.C36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighborhoods
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Popular culture
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • East Village (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "A very eden," -- "Three blocks of unusual," 1905/1950 -- "They all ended up on that blanket on the corner," 1951/1974 -- "It was like if you turned the lights on and all the roaches ran," 1977/1991 -- "The era of fear has had a long enough reign," 1992/1999 -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn902661448
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780393240382
Lccn
2015028040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
974.7 C1282 ; XX-N ; [A15BP047, #11, 3@27.95, ES/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 902661448
  • (OCoLC)902661448
Label
St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "A very eden," -- "Three blocks of unusual," 1905/1950 -- "They all ended up on that blanket on the corner," 1951/1974 -- "It was like if you turned the lights on and all the roaches ran," 1977/1991 -- "The era of fear has had a long enough reign," 1992/1999 -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn902661448
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvii, 414 pages
Isbn
9780393240382
Lccn
2015028040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
974.7 C1282 ; XX-N ; [A15BP047, #11, 3@27.95, ES/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 902661448
  • (OCoLC)902661448

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