Corner: Was The Tomato, pricey comfort food;
before that Lox Around the Clock, where I spent some
59: Snitch, rock bar co-owned by
Scott Weiland, formerly of Stone Temple Pilots.
Formerly Thiasos, long-running Greek.
57: Ace Pump Co., founded 1936
55: Cal's, noted for wine and seafood
45: Duvet, a restaurant/lounge
with 22 beds for dining and lounging. Was Centro-Fly, nightclub
noted for famous DJs (Fat Boy Slim, Chemical Brothers). Before that Tramps.
31: Justin's, Sean Combs' restaurant
29: Turmeric, fancy Indian
21: AZ, spendy Asian restaurant/bar
19: Spero Building, 1908 art nouveau,
houses Abracadabra, costume and magic store.
5: Shaffer City Oyster Bar
Corner (162 5th Ave): Moe Ginsburg suits is on the site of
the Union Club, where New York Herald heir James Gordon Bennett Jr.
was horsewhipped on the front steps by Frederick May, Bennett's fiancee's
brother, after Bennett urinated in the Mays' fireplace during a New Year's
Day celebration. The disreputable Bennett fled to Paris, where he founded the Paris Herald,
which later became the International Herald-Tribune.