St Mark’s Place in New York’s East Village, Oct 6, 2020. Luc Sante, author of “Low Life,” chats about the neighbourhood’s history, including CBGB, Warhol’s Electric Circus and the Tompkins Square Park riots. Zack DeZon/The New York Times

East village, home
of punks and poets

Luc Sante, author of ‘Low Life,’ chats about the neighbourhood’s history, including CBGB, Warhol’s Electric Circus and the Tompkins Square Park riots