47: The landlord here is trying to evict
24 rent-stablized tenants on the grounds that his
wife, child and live-in nanny need all five floors
for personal use.
55: Catholic Worker's Mary House, where socialist saint
Dorothy Day died. This was the home
Third Street Music School Settlement from 1904 until
it moved to 11th Street in 1974; the school also
used Nos. 51 and 53.
77: The current headquarters of the motorcycle gang.
An FBI raid in 1985 resulted in
scores of arrests for amphetamine trafficking.
Note plaque honoring Big Vinnie, the Angel who
threw the woman off the roof.
81: This 2005 building is seven stories
taller than it is supposed to be, since the
developers claimed it was a "community facility"
(i.e., a dorm) even though they did not have
the required educational tenant lined up.
After the fact, they've gotten New York Law School
to agree to house students here. Was The Hub:
Pedicabs Of New York home base; before that it
was where the Good Humor Ice Cream carts were based, yet
another urban tradition shut down by Giuliani.
87: Hilly Kristal, owner of CBGBs, lived here in
Dance Tracks, DJ-oriented vinyl shop
that closed in 2007 because most DJs don't use
95: The Edge, bar that's serious about pool
Corner (49 1/2 1st): Kudo Beans, a coffee shop that
oddly boasts of its coffee's New Jersey origins.
Used to be Bulgin' Waffles; before that was
Little Ricky's, kitsch mecca of the Lower East Side.