Above: Outside The Dom (from 'Polski Dom Narodowy' or 'Polish National Home', 23 St. Marks Place), where a banner advertises 'Warhol; Live; The Velvet Underground; Live Dancing; Films; Party Event Now,' part of Andy's Exploding Plastic Inevitable series of staged, multimedia events. March 31, 1966. Below: Same spot in February 2016. Photos copyright Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.

Above: Outside The Dom (from 'Polski Dom Narodowy' or 'Polish National Home', 23 St. Marks Place), where a banner advertises 'Warhol; Live; The Velvet Underground; Live Dancing; Films; Party Event Now,' part of Andy's Exploding Plastic Inevitable series of staged, multimedia events. March 31, 1966. Below: Same spot in February 2016. Photos copyright Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.

  With all the buzz lately about the new book about St. Mark's Place (see our November 3, 2015 blog post), thought we'd do an old/new from the hallowed grounds.

   Pretty self explanatory... Pictures do indeed sometimes take the place of one thousand words.

   But to hear the stories behind the Dom, the Electric Circus, the All Saints rehab and the rest of the street, you need to come on one of the Save the Village tours. Both The Artist's World and East Village reference this famous address.