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Book Launch: St. Marks is Dead by Ada Calhoun

Nov 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
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Through her detailed writing and in-depth interviews, Calhoun creates a flawless narrative that successfully brings to life the rich history behind an iconic American street.

About St. Marks is Dead:

What began as a Colonial Dutch Director-General’s pear orchard has transformed and evolved throughout the decade. St. Mark’s Place is where Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. The three Manhattan blocks have been an immigrant’s haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, an elite address and more. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex.

Ada Calhoun’s idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many-layered history of the street. Profiling iconic characters like W. H. Auden, Abbie Hoffman, the Beastie Boys and many others, Calhoun makes a compelling case that this street has always been a place that outsiders call home. Through her detailed writing and in-depth interviews, Calhoun creates a flawless narrative that successfully brings to life the rich history behind an iconic American street.

Details

Date:
Nov 5, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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