Corner (205 Houston): A Lower East Side institution
with the Katz name since 1912. During World War II,
it urged customers to "Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army."
Visited by presidents seeking ethnic votes from Carter to Clinton.
Vice President Al Gore had lunch here with Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin.
Location of When Harry Met Sallyís famous deli scene;
Johnny Depp meets his FBI contact here in Donnie Brasco.
They Might Be Giants' "New York City" sings
of the "Statue of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, Co-op City, Katz's
Earthmatters health food
Le Pere Pinard, not-too-expensive French bistro
that offers take-out picnics.
173: Upholstery by Zylinksi
Luna Lounge (1995-2005), club that featured
indie music (Elliott Smith, The Strokes, Interpol)
and experimental comedy by the likes
of Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry and David Cross;
has its own LunaSea record label. Now moved to
169: Vo, designer boutique with its
Ludlow Bar used to be the
pioneering performance space
Todo Con Nada.
165: Now also part of Ludlow Bar,
this was the Ludlow Street Cafe, a
neighborhood hangout whose house band
Las Venus 20th Century Pop Culture,
vintage modern furniture since 1995.
161: Paladar, nuevo Latino
159: Todd Merrill,
early 19th Century and Art Deco furniture.