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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Bleecker Street IV

Our Lady of Pompeii, on the corner of Carmine and Bleecker, was built in 1926, designed by Matthew W. Del Gaudio in the Italianate style, appropriately enough, to serve the Italian community in Greenwich Village.

The block from Leroy to Morton has become a food-lover's row. The current line-up is Amy's Bread, Lobster Place Fish, Murray's Cheese and Faicco's Pork Store.

Three Federal houses remain on this side of the street, too, one of which houses Aphrodisia, a store selling oils and herbs. Look for Risotteria, a restaurant on the corner of Morton Street that specializes in risotto. It's good in its limited way, but for carb-eaters only.

On the other side of the street, there is no shortage of Italian pastry and coffee shops.

Signs like this one, so common a generation ago, have practically disappeared.

This famous guitar store has been selling new, used, acoustic and electric instruments since 1965.

The original John's pizzeria is on this block of Bleecker, between Morton St. and Seventh Avenue South.

After your pizza, you can get dessert at Cones, whose gelato is second only to that at Otto, a few blocks away, on Fifth Avenue, at 8th Street.

Ottomanelli's has been cutting up meat since 1935.


Anonymous Tana said...

This was a great walk. Thanks.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Sandra Levine said...

There's more of Bleecker Street to come.

9:19 PM  

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