Wednesday, December 26, 2007


More Views of "The Cave" at 120 Saint Marks Place ...

Mike Matel , the founder of the "Cave" , sleeping

Belt-buckle by Jim Power

Eddie in his space at the "Cave" and below playing the steel saw

Lisa Renko's space
Jim ,Noah and Jesse Jane

Noah Ryder and his creations ,the 2 views below

Jennifer and Jerry and Jerry painting

Again we post something of 120 St. Marks Place and again it is a group of pictures of the "Cave" taken a bit more than 2 years ago .
We are not suggesting by showing so many pictures of life at the "Cave" that the "Cave" should have remained forever un-touched at 120 Saint Marks Place . After-all 120 St. Marks Place was not a legally occuppied building and it was a bit unsafe as a structure . There were some very serious structural problems with this building .
We are just trying to show some of the loss of diversity in activities in the East Village due to the irresponsible , wild-west sort of development activity now radically changing the neighborhood forever .
A few months before Benjamin Shaoul vacated 120 St. Marks Place ending the "Cave" , some of the members of the "Cave" left for SOHO and a new communal situation known as "Green House " at 75 Green Street . We will continue this story soon with a series of posts of that adventure here at NMNL .

I love the creavity and of course seeing Jim and Jesse Jane. It is courageous to speak up re: 120 St. Marks and if only we could all unite and do so on all fronts to speak up.

I also feel so much of my energy has been taken from what I love most which is my creativity and I had to funnel it into this community crushing development...fighting this new hideous new york built on old New York's delipidated infrastructure.
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