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Spending an afternoon in the West Village

I kind of want to be touristy - what are some funky 1950s landmarks? Or 1960s?

by Anonymousreply 2505/17/2013

White Horse Tavern - Hudson & 11th

Cherry Lane Theater - Commerce Street

Cafe Wha? - Macdougal Street

by Anonymousreply 105/16/2013

Julius - 159 W. 10 (Waverly Place, just east of 7th Avenue South)

by Anonymousreply 205/16/2013


by Anonymousreply 305/16/2013

The gutter on Weehawken Street outside of The Dugout.

by Anonymousreply 405/16/2013

the Dugout is still open? The Christopher Street piers, Mary.

by Anonymousreply 505/16/2013

[quote]what are some funky 1950s landmarks? Or 1960s?

Some of the queens around the piano at The Monster

by Anonymousreply 605/16/2013

Fedora, that funky Italian place - although I think it's something else now

by Anonymousreply 705/16/2013

the Stonewall Bar on Christopher

The Village cigar store Sheridan Square and the park

by Anonymousreply 805/16/2013

What crawled up r3's ass and died? This is a totally inoffensive question.

by Anonymousreply 905/16/2013

Not '50s'-60s, but just across from the Stonewall, be sure to see and photograph yourself at the Segal statue, "Gay Liberation," in Christopher Park, 7th Ave. & Christopher.

Relax at lunch at Manatus, 340 Bleeker, between Christopher and W. 10th.

by Anonymousreply 1005/16/2013

[quote]Relax at lunch at Manatus, 340 Bleeker, between Christopher and W. 10th.

He asked for landmarks older than that. Manatus is only from the early 90s. [Wasn't it something like Sebastian's until some time in the 80s?]

by Anonymousreply 1105/16/2013

Fedora's finally closed about a year or so ago. Remember that yesteryear's Greenwich Village has largely disappeared and been transformed into stroller and nanny civilization, much to oldtimers' complaints. Some of the "feel" of the village has morphed into Chelsea, and some of the landmarks noted are still there, but the atmosphere of the "Village" has largely vanished.

by Anonymousreply 1205/16/2013

r11 Manatus was Aldo's gay bar and restaurant

by Anonymousreply 1305/16/2013

Pre 50's at Grove and Bedford is the six-story apartment house used as the exterior on "Friends."

by Anonymousreply 1405/16/2013

A block south of "Friends" is 75 1/2 Bedford, the narrowest house in the Village. Many famous people have lived there.

by Anonymousreply 1505/16/2013

Check out 666 Greenwich Street at Christopher. The block-square building was home to the federal government Archives and home of Monica Lewinsky after the stained dress incident.

by Anonymousreply 1605/16/2013

r5, The Dugout has been Rock Bar for few years.

by Anonymousreply 1705/16/2013

Marie's Crisis on Grove. If you love show tunes and a piano bar.

by Anonymousreply 1805/16/2013

Three Lives bookstore, just across the street from Julius. Left Bank books on Hudson just down the street from Chocolate Bar.

by Anonymousreply 1905/16/2013

r18, OP is visiting in the afternoon. Is Marie's open then?

by Anonymousreply 2005/16/2013

Oh, stay later if you can still go to Marie's. And what's the name of the place a couple of doors down?

by Anonymousreply 2105/16/2013

r21, Rose's Turn is just west of Marie's.

by Anonymousreply 2205/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 2305/17/2013

I think Rose's Turn closed a while back, didn't it?

by Anonymousreply 2405/17/2013

It did, R24. In 2007. It was The Duplex when I lived in NY. I'll always remember this lesbian singer-songwriter, Diane Ponzio.

by Anonymousreply 2505/17/2013
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