Jose Marti , a journalist and poet he wrote the words to "Guantanamera" , was killed fighting for Cuban independence in ; he had spent the previous three years in exile in New York. Retrieved September 13, The full-time turnstile bank at the center of the crossover opposite the newsstand leads to a mezzanine containing a token booth, three staircases going up to the either northern corners as well as the southwest corner of 14th Street and Seventh Avenue.
Highlight of the stay was the ideal location, connectivity by trains and shopping centers close by all in walking distances. Room and amenities were good for a family. We enjoyed the stay and the view of This was our third visit to NYC and we thought we would try something different. The other two trips were hotel stays, so going for an apartment was a bit of a gamble, which did not disappoint.
We had a one bedroom unit with a We stayed here for 4 nights, May Very spacious room with great facilities. Surprising very little noise and we slept great -but that could be the amount of sight seeing we did! We were allocated a penthouse appartment which we booked through Trailfinders. It was clean contemporary and as shown in the photos.
The door is manned 24 hours and we were able to leave our luggage on the 3rd floor on the last day. We stayed here on march, just for the weekend to walk around NY city and for my husband to get to know NY for the first time. This place was a bit hard to find but when we got there we were more than Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.
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Above a blocky base, the tower is comparatively stylish, with windows layered like fish scales. Also known as the Archstone Chelsea after being bought by one of the nation's largest apartment management companies.
There is an apartment-suite hotel here called the Oakwood Chelsea. Fifth Avenue Style, bargain clothing. The preservation of the human-scaled buildings on either end of this block do a lot for the highrise they bookend.
The most interesting structure on this stretch of 6th Avenue, it was slated to be landmarked, but money spoke louder than architecture. Now an unfortunate orangey high-rise with 39 floors. Corner W 26th: Chelsea Tower , new, slightly sinister story highrise. Chris King of Foliage was the southern end of the Flower District; it went through several manifestations as a foliage-themed jazz bar, including Mama Cassies Coffee House, Greenroom and finally Wish Serendib Video , porn store.
The name is Arabic for Sri Lanka. Also in the building was the Antique Cafe, catering to the flea market crowd. Upstairs was busted as a brothel in the s, proving that the Tenderloin tradition is not dead. This story apartment building in replaced a parking lot with big weekend flea market--featured in the children's book My New York. Elliot Spitzer led to his resignation, lived here at the time the scandal broke.
Olympia Deli, where for a time I used to eat almost every day, was torn down for the This high rise boasts of being "Chelsea's tallest condominium" at 40 stories. Replaced a parking lot that used to have a weekend antique mart. Chelsea Vanguard This story apartment building, put up in , started the high-rise boom along this stretch of 6th Avenue.
From , it was Billy's Topless , neighborhood institution shut down by Giuliani. The building with the Video Video porn store isn't bad either. In , Italian sailor Giovanni Succi set a world record by fasting here for 45 days. Earlier was Bryant's Opera House F train to 14th Street This is the station where the protagonist unwittingly boards the Midnight Meat Train in the Clive Barker short story of the same name.
Masonic Hall Corner 71 W. Chase bank is on the ground floor of Masonic Hall, built in on site of Masonic Hall. Corner W 23rd: Originally built as a jeweler's, this small, ornate building was a branch of Riker's Drug Store that resisted a buy-out from Ehrich's, which wanted the whole end of block.
Now Your Taste , fancy deli. Was Ehrich Brothers , bargain store. Now Burlington Coat Factory, Staples. If the buildings along this stretch look a bit stretched, it's because they were designed to be viewed from the 6th Avenue elevated train Shopping and apartments built in on site of Edwin Booth Theater Sarah Bernhardt made her New York debut here in McCreery , "Dean of the Retail Trade.
A portrait of Shakespeare from the old theater can be seen on the new building's west side. Adams Dry Goods block: Now home to Chelsea's Trader Joe's. Maffei Pizza ; this Sicilian lunch counter is ''culinary nirvana,'' says the the Voice. The eight-story Hall Building is the tallest on the block. New York Burger Co. Hugh O'Neill Building block: O'Neill, known as "The Fighting Irishman of 6th Avenue," opened his store here in , which was more working-class than its retail neighbors.
His name is still visible on the pediment. Was home to Elsevier Science Inc. Also Scuba Network, Men's Wearhouse. Gold-domed turrets were restored as part of a conversion to luxury condos. Cafe 21's building says "M. Deli was built in for Charles R. Ruegger's Bazar Francais , selling French kitchenware.
The names and date appear on the facade and cornice. Pricey dance club in a gothic building, opened in as The Limelight, which was repeatedly closed down over accusations of drug sales, as well as general opposition to nightlife. It later reopened under the name Avalon. Lately it's trying to operate as a store called Lounge. This church was apparently quite influential, inspiring similar asymmetrical gothic churches across the country.
Was Simpson-Crawford store, built to replace an version. No price tags here; if you had to ask, you couldn't afford it. The architecture is more restrained because Simpson-Crawford didn't want the business of elevated train passengers. Houses Apex Technical School , founded in the s. This landmarked Beaux Arts building , with beautiful brick pillars and arches, was built as Cammeyer's , a giant shoe store. Greek revival building houses Sports Authority.
Altman Building block: Was the "Palace of Trade" from to , when it moved to 5th Avenue and 34th Street , beginning the exodus from Ladies Mile. The Container Store is the current ground-floor occupant. Siegel-Cooper's "Big Store" block: In its day, this glorious retail temple was the center of NYC shopping; "meet me at the fountain" was a catch phrase, referring to the store's centerpiece, which featured Daniel Chester French's statue of The Republic today in California's Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Henry Siegal is credited with introducing the free sample. In the s, a youth center called The Door was based here. It's been a while since they built three-story buildings like this on Sixth Avenue.
The Price Building houses one of Old Navy's flagship stores. Corner 63 W 17th: Lyla , condos built LeAn , spinoff of the East Village restaurant Wai? Dave's New York , jeans store in a fancy old building Gay dance club known variously as Rush, Heaven and King is in an old three-story rowhouse. Not sure what it's called these days. The building is dated to New York Foundling Hospital corner: Orphanage founded on Upper East Side; moved here to take advantage of lower real estate costs.
Today they mostly support special-needs children-- there not being as many foundlings as there used to be. Wine Gallery has an regrettable wood-shingle facade. Hollywood Diner is in a fanciful building that was originally the Knickerbocker Jewelry Co.
The Left Bank apartments. Village Yogurt is in a Greekish building with strong arches--a highly likable structure. The modestly named OK Family Market Cheesesteak Factory was Mondello Pizza corner: Sixth Avenue Bicycles Knossos custom furniture; I priced a bookshelf here once and it seemed really expensive. When the Gay Liberation Front was formed in July , its weekly meetings were held here, in what was the Alternate U. The GLF represented the radical response to the Stonewall raid, identifying gay power with other struggles like the Black Panther movement and Vietnamese liberation.
It's the same building as Was The Living Theatre , experimental theater co. Now houses 69 W 14th St. Dance Studios, Capoeira Angola. This intersection was the site of street battles during the Draft Riots of A fortress- like building , commissioned by Albert Wyckoff and designed by Theo Thomson in a Romanesque Revival style.
It's actually three separate buildings with a continuous facade. Houses Brick Oven Pizza 33 , local chain whose original branch was on 33rd Street. Hanami ; the Voice 's Robert Sietsema recommends the bento box. GustOrganics , green restaurant, was Century Market; before that it was a corporate burger outlet, a welcome reversal of the usual direction of history. Cute old three-story building Xcellent DVD, porn store Fresh Tortillas corner: Undistinguished story brick apartments.
Maria's Kebab Wagon, a fixture at this corner, is said by the New York Post to have the best street kebab in the city. This handsome building with arched entrances was built by Henry Siegel, co-creator of the Siegel-Cooper store five blocks north. He sold his interest in the "Big Store" in to make an even bigger department store in the area vacated by Macy's--but the new store went bust and Siegel went to jail in for defrauding creditors.
Now it's a branch of Urban Outfitters, a chain owned by one of the chief financial backers of homophobic Sen. Rick Santorum, which tells you all you need to know about faux hipsterism. Rowland Hussey Macy's original lace and ribbon store. A former whaling captain, Macy had a red star tattoo that is still the store's symbol and a whale is still used in sale ads.
This store grew around the corner before moving uptown; one section of it is still standing on 14th Street. The John Adams Block W 12th: Twenty-one-story grey brick monstrosity was built in As vice president in , Adams lived in New York at Varick and Charlton--though the building is said to be named after the architect's children, John and Adam.
Why you'd want to put your kids' names on something like this is beyond me. Sculptor Ibram Lassaw had a loft studio here in a now-demolished four-story red-brick 19th Century industrial building. The Club , an influential society of abstract expressionists like Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell, was founded here in after the Waldorf Cafeteria , where the artists had previously hung out, raised the price of coffee to a dime.
Segafredo Zanetti , franchise of an Italian espresso company. Brasserie and the Pint of No Return all came and went in this space. Bar Six , hip French-Moroccan Murray's Bagels , considered one of the city's top bagelries--one of the few places in town that still gives you a baker's dozen.
Notable terra cotta tenement housed Groom-o-Rama, pet store that always had some great puppies in the window. Sixteen-story building from Corner W 12th: The Mark Twain , a low-rise apartment building c.
Twain lived a few blocks from here when he was a New Yorker. This was not the original Ray's Pizza, but it arguably was the famous one -- at least, it was identified as the real one in the movie Elf.
Pizza was sold here from until at the end under the name "Famous Roio's. O Cafe was Joe Junior's , old-school local burger chain Was Game Show, board game store Ricky's, funky local cosmetics chain Used to be one of the city's greatest newsstands.
French Roast , hour bistro in a apartment building. There used to be a roadhouse here called The Old Grapevine that dated back to ; it was a center of neighborhood gossip and was supposedly the origin of the phrase "I heard it through the grapevine.
Jefferson Market , gourmet food; building dated Jefferson Market Library Built to a Calvert Vaux design. Originally a courthouse and fire tower-- a market and prison, originally connected, now demolished.
The courtroom held the trial of millionaire Henry K. Thaw, who shot architect Stanford White, his wife's former lover; his insanity plea was successful. Journalist Nellie Bly was arraigned here when she had herself arrested to expose the abuse of female prisoners. EJ's Luncheonette , retro diner mini-chain Citarella corner: Formerly Balducci's gourmet market; started in as a Brooklyn pushcart, it moved in to this location.
In family squabbles forced the sale of the business to a D. Now in the space is another local gourmet grocery chain owned by Joe Guerra, who got his start wrapping flounder at the Fulton Fish Market; he has a reputation as a union-buster. The story building is from one of the first of the hideous white-brick apartment buildings that went up in that era. Barbra Streisand had an apartment here when she was playing The Lion on 9th Street.
SS International , newsstand in business since Gobo , stylish and tasty vegetarian. The name means "burdock" a root vegetable in Japanese. Waverly Restaurant , classic diner.
Lenny's , local sandwich chain, was Greenwich Brewing Co. Earlier this was Paul and Joe's Bar, a main gay rendezvous in the early s. Said to be the nation's oldest pharmacy. The business, now employee-owned, dates from ; the building the Bigelow Building dates from ; the sign is from the s. Mark Twain was a customer; Joseph Cornell used to buy items for his famous collage boxes here.
LifeThyme Complete Natural Market. In , when this was the Black Rock Cafe, Pietro Alfano, a defendent in the "Pizza Connection" heroin case, was shot and paralyzed here after shopping at Balducci's. Fat Beats , underground hip-hop mecca since NYC's finest hot dogs, some say.
Tasty and super cheap. Where the office supply store is now was the Waldorf Cafeteria , described as "a famous hangout for unemployed intellectuals, radicals and bohemians; for bums, jazz musicians, poets, pushers and orgone-box Reichians.
Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village corner: The second-oldest Catholic church building in Manhattan, built in Greek Revival style in ; rebuilt after a fire in Dorothy Day used to come here to pray after late nights out in the Village. Stern Brothers opened its first store at this former address, selling fabric and lace.
It ended with a "gay-in" at Central Park's Sheep Meadow. Baluchi's, local Indian chain Comollo's Restaurant was McBell's bar; in it was the Red Head speakeasy, which eventually moved uptown and became the 21 Club. Federal-style building dates to Was Jericho, noted in for "spectacular" barmaids. Bank branch was O'Henry's, long-time village eatery; later a Gap. Corner 88 Washington Pl: A unit condo was built on this site in , at an address where "ashcan" painter John French Sloan once lived.
The Varitype Building, a story loft building from Le Petit Dejeuner -- "The Little Lunch," which is what the French call breakfast-- occupies the tip of this triangular block. A theater since the s, the building was originally an Universalist church. After a couple of denominational changes, it became a stained-glass factory, J. Lamb Studios, in It became a cinema in It's a landmark in Hair: Audience-participation midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show started here April 1, and soon spread across the country.
Village Shuwarma serves the best shwarma, according to the Village Voice -- no matter how it's spelled. This was the original address of Crawdaddy , the first U.
Was the English Pub , described in as having the "usual mixture of renegades, disguised suburban housewives and disguised suburban husbands. Sammy's Noodle Shop , the southern expansion. Noted for his outreach to immigrants and his rallying to the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire victims. West 4th Street Courts Corner: AKA The Cage --famous for its top-quality street ball. Julius Erving is one of several NBA stars who have played here.
Note that the courts are named after the 4th Street subway stop--they're not actually on 4th Street. Minetta Playground belonged to the city's Department of Transportation as a result of the 6th Avenue subway construction. DoT allowed the Parks Department to develop a playground here in , and in it was assigned permanently to Parks. The current playground equipment dates to and was supplied by the corporate hamburger franchise.
Minetta Green , a 0. A six-story building from , designed by H. Minetta Triangle A very nice , very little 0. A scrap left over from the expansion of 6th Avenue in , it was given to the Parks Department in Refurbished in , the images of trout recall Minetta Brook, now underground, which is the ultimate source of the park's name. Named for its proximity to Downing Street. Churchill's mother, Jennie Jerome , was a New Yorker, and he is one of a handful of people given honorary citizenship by the U.
A tiny, beautiful park. The equivalent of the British prime minister's address is a dry cleaners with a Union Jack awning. Bar Pitti; Italian with big sidewalk cafe Da Silvano , trendy Tuscan. It was here that Princess Michael of Kent slurred a party of black media figures. Passannante Playground Named for a speaker pro tem of the New York State Assembly, a lifelong Villager and a booster of the neighborhood. Engine 24 and Ladder 5 were both organized in ; they've shared this firehouse since The units lost 11 firefighters on September This Federal-style building retains its original peaked roof and dormers.
Last of a line of Federal-style and some Greek Revival rowhouses, dating from the ss. The rest of the block was torn down when 6th Avenue was pushed through the South Village.
Composer Aaron Copeland lived at this address in in the rear part, which was once a free-standing carriage house. Actor Fred Gwynne, best known for his Herman Munster character, lived here in the s. Seven-story white-brick building from Charlton House, a story red-brick building from After the Draft Riots of , conscription resumed here on August 19, at the office of the 6th District provost marshall.
A six-story tenement building. It was built for and still houses the Butterick Co. When opened, this building had the nation's second-largest printing plant, after the government printing office in D. Father Fagan Park A vest-pocket park created during the extension of 6th Avenue. Turned into housing in Before the extension of 6th Avenue, this address was 24 MacDougal. This two-story building, dating to , houses a nonprofit that brings food to people with HIV.
God's Love bought the place in ; it was originally a machine shop for the MTA, and later a library for the blind. Soho Square This block and the next one to the south are not really on Sixth Avenue--they're on an old demapped street called Clark Street, which is separated from Sixth Avenue by a two-block long sliver of a park called Soho Square.
What's wrong with "Such-and-Such Triangle"? Because the buildings on these blocks have Sixth Avenue addresses, though, I'm going to put them on this Songline--punctuated by Dominick Street, which actually deadends at Soho Square and does not join up with Sixth Avenue proper.
The off- Broadway theater HERE is located, well, here, in what The New York Times called "one of the most unusual arts spaces in New York and possibly the model for the cutting-edge arts spaces of tomorrow. There's also a restaurant off the lobby--formerly called 1 Dominick , now the Herb-n-Peach Eatery.
Hall's biological identity was only revealed when Hall died in
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