Tag: 19-25 St. Marks Place

The Exploding Plastic Inevitable featuring the Velvet Underground

On April 1, 1966, the Velvet Underground and Nico began their residency at 19-25 St. Mark’s Place in the space that would become the Electric Circus, as part of Andy Warhol’s ‘Exploding Plastic Inevitable.’  It was this month-long series of …

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Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol

Twentieth century pop art icon Andy Warhol was born on August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  But his life as an artist and visual pioneer was very much about New York, largely downtown New York.  Warhol certainly made his mark …

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What an Electrifying Past: 19-25 St. Marks Place

One of the many wonderful things about the East Village is the fascinating layers of history that convey the evolution of the neighborhood. The buildings at 19-23 St. Mark’s Place are an excellent example of how the East Village has …

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