Corner (31 3rd Ave): Cooper Union Building
houses undergraduates. On the ground floor is
St. Mark's Books, a famous bookstore that has an
extensive literary selection--and how many
bookstores have a full shelf labeled "Anarchism"?
29 3rd Ave: Sunrise Mart, a Japanese supermarket.
I've heard it said that this business is responsible for
the surrounding cluster of Japanese businesses, as
Japanese visitors would come here to get their hometown
papers. The door is to the east/north
of the bookstore, so I'm not sure how it gets a lower
3rd Avenue address.
8: You have to go through an unmarked door in
Village Yokocho, a Japanese snack restaurant, to find
Angel's Share, a teeny-tiny bar with expertly
drinks and a romantic vibe. A great place to
show your date that you're a New York insider.
Downstairs at this address is Round the Clock,
a long-standing 24-hour eatery. It's like a hip diner
with unhip diner prices.
10: Panya, bite-sized Japanese pastry shop.
14: Sharaku, noted for its truly Jumbo Sushi.
Corner (206-208 E 9th): Beautiful red-brick building