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The Resource St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun

St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun

Label
St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street
Title
St. Marks is dead
Title remainder
the many lives of America's hippest street
Statement of responsibility
Ada Calhoun
Title variation
Saint Marks is dead
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O'Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street's apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant's pear orchard to today's hipster playground organised around those pivotal moments when critics declared St. Marks is dead. In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W.H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants' haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids, but it has always been a place that outsiders call home
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Calhoun, Ada
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Carla Mercer-Meyer
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Mercer-Meyer, Carla
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  • Neighborhoods
  • Alternative lifestyles
  • Popular culture
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • East Village (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun
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Publication
Copyright
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225763853
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 CDs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494518141
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781494518141
  • (Sirsi) i9781494518141
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
St. Marks is dead : the many lives of America's hippest street, Ada Calhoun
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225763853
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 CDs (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494518141
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781494518141
  • (Sirsi) i9781494518141
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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