Discover St Marks Place in New York City

St. Mark’s Place is a three block stretch from East 8th street in New York’s East Village to Avenue A at Tompkins Square Park. This neighborhood was home to many of the ethnic gangs that constituted the neighborhood roots of organized crime, however the place is alot safer and more pleasant to back then. I mainly come here for happy hour or grab a quick bite to eat. There are 63 places to eat along this short street.

EMPELLÓN AL PASTOR

Where: 132 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

This little mexican joint is on the corner of Avenue A and St Marks Place. It is reasonably priced at only $4 for tacos with a bar at the back. There are crazy images painted on the floor to ceiling with the graffiti writing on the walls that say Never trust pink..

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SPOT DESSERT BAR

Where: 13 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

One of my favourite dessert bars in the city as each dessert is very individual and represents the expertise of the chef. I would suggest to come here during the week as it isn’t as busy. The deserts are really creative and so delicious. I noticed one person order a flower pot which didn’t really float my boat but maybe next time I visit! For one dessert I paid $9.95. Here is a link to the menu.

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CRIF DOGS

Where: 113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

I have been to this hot dog joint about four times and I didn’t even know that it was a speakeasy! You won’t even notice it straight away but along the left wall you will find a wooden phone booth from the 1940s. When you enter the booth pick up the phone and press a button. A bartender will buzz you in. You can order Crif Dogs food! Honestly, these are the best hot dogs in town and so cheap!

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