Sunday, April 05, 2009

Saturday Night in The Village

6th Avenue and Bleeker Street

Our trip to the city was originally planned to see Jack Bruce at the BB King Theater. Unfortunately the show was cancelled due to illness. Since we were already in the city we ventured off to the village. It's been some time since just walked around the neighborhood and things had certainly changed. Luckily I had my camera and made the best of the trip.

As we travelled west to east, we came across some new and interesting sites. Like this restaurant that had quite a crowd inside and people waiting to get in.

Risotteria - Greenwich Village

Apparently there is HUGH market for gluten-free dining in NY. You can read more about this on the Risotteria webpage.

The brand new DIZTRICT store, "a one-stop shop for cool, cute and quirky accessories" according to Time Out New York.

Bleeker Street Window

This store is a Korean Hotdog place, the first in New York, but there are over 100 of them in Korea. I've never heard of, let alone tried a Korean Hotdog; not sure I handle this, but it sounds interesting.

Hotdog and Coffee

Spring has certainly arrived, even on the sidewalks of New York, Daffodils are breaking through and making their appearance.

Village Daffodil

Even the neighborhood bodega has an assortment of fresh-cut flowers to choose from.

Street Flower Mart

East of 6th Avenue, you can find an assortment of clubs and pubs, some old and some new. You can even sign up for a walking-tour "Pub Crawl" to all the joints that have been frequented by literary greats such as Dylan Thomas, Eugene O'Niel, Edgar Allen Poe, and more. Heck, even Bob Dylan was a Greenwich Village lover.

Pubs that we ran across in our jaunt included The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaway, The Back Fence, to name a few.

The Red Lion, in the heart of NYU territory. Read what the New York Magazine has to say about it at

The Red Lion

Thunder Jackson's Urban Roadhouse?

Thunder Jackson

Home of the "Dirty Burger"? Now that sounds interesting... but the place get some very mixed reviews over at CitySearch


Anonymous said...

I'm a first time visitor, and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I hate to admit it but, I've never been to NYC. Chicago is our "big city experience" here in NE Indiana. Thanks for the tour!

MaggieGem said...

@ addhumorandfaith, you are also the first to leave a comment on my blog, and two at that. Thank for the kind words and taking the time to say hello.

Chicago is great city, I've been there several times through the years and also found the locals to be quite warm and friendly.

God Bless!