St. Marks Hotel on St. Marks Place
|St. Marks Place near Third Avenue, NYC, in the early1980s (ca. 1982-1983).|
|A scene from "Blast of Silence" (1961) shows the Valencia Hotel in the background. Oh, in case you were wondering, that is a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible.|
|St. Marks Place in 1981 (Ted Polhemus).|
|The St. Marks Hotel at 2 St. Marks Place (Google Street View).|
|The St. Marks Hotel as featured in a European travel guide (Eurocheapo). Note the same stairway leading to the old Trash Vaudeville store and a few vestiges of the way we were along the sides.|
|St. Marks Place, with St. Marks Hotel on the right. As in other places in Manhattan, the addition of trees greatly softens the entire ambiance (Google Street View).|
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this entry in my "the more things change, the more they stay the same" series. Please visit some of my other pages where we look how a city changes over time - but usually retains something that was there before, too.