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#1 Wilfrid1

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:47 PM

Let's give the Johnsons some weekend homework. :(

I think south side of 14th street down to north side of Houston is uncontroversial, and the eastern boundary must be the west side of 3rd Avenue to keep clear of our East Village section. If we separate out the West Village, which I think we probably should, then the east side of 7th Avenue would be the western boundary. This isn't perfect, as it hacks Greenwich Avenue in two - but then Greenwich Avenue insists on running at a silly angle just to confuse cab drivers.

Anyway, I will take submissions that my geography is wrong.

So, what do we like?
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:06 PM

Best gelato: Otto--also, best wine bar
Best bar: Temple Bar (well, it is above Houston and Lafayette turns into 4th Ave)
Best butchers: Florence Meat Market and Jefferson Market
Best fish market: Citarella
Best burger: Knickerbocker, which also has great,old-fashioned two-fisted cocktails
Best pasta: Lupa
Best places to sit outside, or sort of outside, on a nice night and have a drink and a bite: Bar Pitti and Pop
Best fancy diner: Noho Star, which makes its own gingerale, the best ever
Best cheese: Murray's
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:15 PM

Best pizza: Arturo's
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:20 PM

Shouldn't the Western boundary be the river? Or is the West Village separate? (If so, I want the North Village to be it's own person.)

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:03 AM

No big surprises here:

Best fries: Cafe Bruxelles
Best burger: Corner Bistro
Best pasta: Babbo
Best gelatti: Otto
Best bread: Le Pain Quotidien (5th and 8th St, but is available at Citarella too)
Best small plates: Alta
Best epanadas and arpeas: Flor's Kitchen
Best sandwiches: Dean and Deluca (Univ and 11th); The Adore
Best croissants: The Adore
Best cakes: Marquet, Citarella
Best pizza: Gonzo; Patsy's
Best indian: Babu
Best lunch deal: maybe Gotham (but we'd rather go beyond the 14st boundary)
Best Japanese:Jewel Bako, though I still have a fondness for Japonica;
Best fusion: Annisa
Best looking restaurant: Jefferson
Best transvesite restaurant: Lipps
Best wine list: Cru
Best wine store: Astor place
Best bars: Temple (if we're going that far), Pop, Gotham Bar and Grill is OK early on, Cedar Tavern for sentimental reasons
Best produce: Garden of Eden
Best butcher: Jeff Mkt
Best cheese: Murray's (tho I think D and DeL is superior overall)
Best spermarket: Wholefoods if it ever fucking opens
Best for British sweets etc: Shop next to Tea and Sympathy

If we'regoing as far as the river:
Best Mexican: Mi Cucina

Best video store: TLA
Best pharmacist: Bigelow's
Best second hand-books: Strand
Best bookstore: NYU (Washington Pl)
Best university: NYU. Ho.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:24 AM

Japonica is great. sushi without the pretense.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:30 AM

Addressing only geographic issues... I would have been inclined to call everything west of Sixth Avenue the West Village, everything east of Third Avenue the East Village, and everything in between, well, something else. NoHo, I guess. My point is just that, in a subjective way, I feel like I have entered the West Village as soon as I walk West of Sixth Avenue. This method also has the advantage that Sixth Avenue is where the streets begin to assume their new "parallel to Greenwich Avenue" orientation.

In any case, I'm eagerly copying down all these recommendations. Please keep them coming.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:58 AM

Best spermarket: Wholefoods if it ever fucking opens

Rumor has it that the whole deal fell through and they're going to open their new flagship store on the LES on or near Stanton Street.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:58 AM

I'd agree that Greenwich Village runs from the Hudson River to Broadway,from 14thst to Houston.But anyhoo,within these appointed boundaries;Pearl Oyster Bar for being itself;Lupa and Babbo for Italian food;Ino and Blue Ribbon Bakery for light meals.Dantes' a sentimental favorite for espresso and espresso granita.Florence Meat Market,the new Wild Edibles And Citarella for fish,Porto Rico for coffee beans,Faiccos' for pork,Raffettos' for fresh pasta,Astor Wines for wine...and a nice walk to the greenmarket at Union Square.Pretty good to live and shop here...!
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 12:59 AM

A Whole Foods has been planned on E. Houston St. for quite some time....building is in process now.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 01:00 AM

Japonica is great. sushi without the pretense.

More like "sushi without the premise sushi is based on" namely ONE MOUTHFUL!!!!!!!

Thats not sushi, its sushi on steroids.
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#12 omnivorette

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 02:59 AM

It's one of those huge pieces places? Blech.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:25 AM

Japonica is great.  sushi without the pretense.

More like "sushi without the premise sushi is based on" namely ONE MOUTHFUL!!!!!!!

hmm
I never said that

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 02:51 PM

Best sushi: Ushi Wakamaru (Jewel Bako is in the EV)
Best Japanese for other than sushi: Miyagi
Best burger: Westville
Best beer selection: Blind Tiger Ale House
Best vegetarian: Gobo
Best seafood: tie between Pearl & Mary's Fish Camp
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:30 PM

I'd agree that Greenwich Village runs from the Hudson River to Broadway,from 14thst to Houston.But anyhoo,within these appointed boundaries;Pearl Oyster Bar for being itself;Lupa and Babbo for Italian food;Ino and Blue Ribbon Bakery for light meals.Dantes' a sentimental favorite for espresso and espresso granita.Florence Meat Market,the new Wild Edibles And Citarella for fish,Porto Rico for coffee beans,Faiccos' for pork,Raffettos' for fresh pasta,Astor Wines for wine...and a nice walk to the greenmarket at Union Square.Pretty good to live and shop here...!

Mas another contender for late night meals. Tuna there last night extrodinary.

Lupa for escarole salad.

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