This block, made up entirely of
fairly well-preserved old tenements
of three, four or five stories, deserves
104 (corner): Gothic Cabinet Craft,
affordable custom furniture. My apartment has several
bookshelves from here. Note dinosaur mural on north wall.
102: New York Central Framing & Furniture Annex,
the expansion of a venerable art supplies shop
98: Divey bar that
serves as flagship
for a chain of Bar Nones across the country.
It opened in 1993, replacing The Space at Chase,
music venue where bands like Pearl Jam and Red Hot
Chili Peppers played. GG Allin's violent performance
here on December 7, 1991, is featured in the
documentary Hated. From 1978-84, this was The Nursery,
a notorious after-hours club frequented by bikers,
drug dealers, porn stars and celebrities like John
Belushi, Mick Jagger and David Bowie.
96: Was Village Crown, Moroccan
94: 99 Miles to Philly serves "old style cheesesteaks."
Was another Village Crown, the Italian alter ego.
92: Blue 9 Burger--nothing but
burgers (and only beef). Was Pravine Ice Cream & Cafe.
90: Montien Thai Cuisine
88 (corner): New Amici pizza used to be