55: Visual Miracles
53: L'Acajou, French bistro. The name means "The Mahogany."
51: Red Lounge; serves pizza
47-49: Tiger Schulmann's Karate. Schulmann
was the North American full-contact karate champion for six years, and retired undefeated.
39: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, formerly the School for Film and Television,
an acting school. Julia Roberts is an alum, as is Lost's Matthew Fox. The
Big Apple Ranch, a gay country bar, is at the same address.
37: Flatiron Lounge, a bar opened in 2003 with Art Deco
style, including a 30-foot mahogany bar dating
to 1927. Called "best new bar" and "best cocktail list"
by Time Out New York--and their office
is nowhere near here.
35: Was Magickal Childe, occult shop, center of the
pagan revival of the early 1970s.
17: Go-Go, club and restaurant, was Discoteque.
Earlier La Colonna, fashionable 1980s restaurant.
11: Goodstein Building, beaux arts, c. 1900. Now McGraw-Hill publishers. Sam Flax, anti-union
art supply store, is on ground floor.
9: Revolution Books, Maoist bookstore owned by the Revolutionary Community Party.
5: Was Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siquieros' Experimental Workshop; where
Jackson Pollack, in 1936,
learned to drip and throw paint.
Corner (142 5th Ave): Weiss & Mahoney, "the Peaceful Army & Navy Store," is built on the
site of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (1852-75).