Keens Chop House
72: Steakhouse has been a fixture since 1876, when this was the Tenderloin.
Noted for its collection of thousands of pipes smoked by notable customers.
Also has one of the biggest selections
of Scotch in Manhattan—204 varieties.
64-70: Was home to Style Undies and other garment firms.
62: Dersh Fancy Feathers; ostrich and the like.
40: This was the address of British occultist
Aleister Crowley from December 1914 until October 1915.
Here he gave a peyote party that was attended
Theodore Dreiser, whom Crowley served triple the usual
dose. When Dreiser asked if there was a good doctor
in the neighborhood, ''just in case,'' Crowley replied,
''I donít know about a doctor, but thereís a first-class
undertaker on the corner of
33rd Street and 6th Avenue.í'
16: Was the address of
Ward McAllister (or "Make-a-Lister"),
who determined New York's elite "400" by preparing invitations for Mrs.
William Astor's parties. He fell from favor after authoring the
indiscreet autobiography Society as I Have Found It in 1890.
12: Under the Volcano; bar named for
novel by Malcolm Lowry.
8-10: Woo Chon; 24-hour Korean barbecue
Corner (390 5th Ave): The Gorham
designed by Stanford White for the Gorham Manufacturing Company
and completed in 1905. From 1925–59 this was
Russeks, a department store that started in the early
1900s as a furrier. By the 1930s, the store was owned by
Gertrude Russek Nemerov and her husband, David Nemerov; their
daughter, Diane Nemerov, was a 13-year-old working as a photographer in the store's marketing department when she met
another teenage employee, Allan Arbus; Allan and
were married in 1941.