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Among the famous past inhabitants of NYC's St. Marks Place—three storied blocks of East 8th Street—are Eliza Hamilton (Alexander's widow), Leon Trotsky, Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, and W.H. Auden. Writer James Nevius explores the street's history for Curbed NY, from its naming in 1835 to the "underground underneath the underground" that was the neighborhood in 1965. Locals are now concerned the area is losing some of its uniqueness. Have a read. [Curbed NY]