New York’s St Mark’s Sad Decline
“The block is not as conducive for fashion shopping as it once was. Now it seems as if it’s all food — fast food — and bongs. Even stores that aren’t bong stores sell bongs.” (EV Grieve: http://bit.ly/1SL8HH2 )
Ray Goodman, owner of New York’s legendary punk/ alternative/ streetwear store Trash and Vaudeville, explains why he’s quitting St Marks Place, 40 years after setting up on the once infamous counter-cultural heart of New York’s East Village.