166 (corner): A luxury condo
building completed in 2008 with a striking
blue-glass prismatic facade. It replaced a red-brick
building that had served variously as a stable and a
Presbyterian mission school, and most
recently as a fancy Italian restaurant called
Le Madri ("The Mothers"); attempts by
Community Board 4 to landmark the structure
were spurned by the Landmarks Commission.
154: The Hellmuth Building has a spooky name and distinctive Art Nouveau brackets. Charles Hellmuth made printers' ink here. Built 1906, designed by Adolph Schoeller.
142: New York Aikikai, eastern HQ of
the U.S. Aikido Federation.
126-140: Most of these were originally
stables, built 1864-65:
138: Original Vintage Posters.
136: Carriage House, hip restaurant with
a 1950s desert motif. Brooks Brothers used to own this.
134: Movie Star News,
featuring film stills and
Betty Page videos. This business
was founded by Irving Klaw, pin-up pioneer.
132: A mysterious disease killed several dozen horses in one day in October 1872, including one stabled here.
130: Props, Displays & Interiors; also Heart Art.
128: Nagel Roofing, since 1919.
120: Carlyle Collection, sofabeds
108: Amuse, American tapas,
was the spendy Tonic. The space is said to have
been a hangout for silent-movie actors.
104: Kudos Deli
Corner (100 W. 18th):
100 West 18th is a 2007 luxury condo
interestingly angled facade. Was Parade of Shoes.