Bleecker Street Series #56
Bleecker Street Tour begins here: <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=6907957" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=6907957</A>
Bleecker Street Map is here: <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7695350" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7695350</A>
And now, we have come to the end of the Bleecker Street Tour. Having traveled full circle, we are looking at the other side of Joes Pizza - the first shop on the tour [ <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=6907957" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=6907957</A> ]- from the vantage point this time of Father Demo Square.
During our walk, two shops - Mona Lisa restaurant [<A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7677983" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7677983</A> ] and Zitos Bakery [<A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7803654" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/ronni/?photo_id=7803654</A> ] have closed and I lament the demise of both.
Even with Our Lady of Pompeii Church taking up an entire block on one side of Bleecker, we have visited 53 individual locations. Im surprised. No way when I started would I have guessed there are so many.
Even so, the neighborhood would make good use of a trustworthy fish market, a liquor and wine shop, a real deli that roasts chickens every day. A French bistro would be nice too. I long for a traditional croque monsieur with a good bottle of rouge which I can get only at the far north end of Greenwich Avenue a bit too far to make it a regular. And without Zito`s, we NEED a bread bakery.
Nevertheless, my little corner of the Big Apple is my favorite place in all of New York City. I like the small-town feel and attitude here, and I still have, no more than a few minutes away, all the glitz, glitter and culture, high and low, of a world-class city.
Thank you for coming with me on this little walk. Your comments have have been inspiring and made it so much more interesting than it would have been without them.
STAY TUNED FOR "THE CARMINE STREET TOUR" BEGINNING HERE ANY DAY NOW.
On July 10 2004 4 Views
Hilly On 14/07/2004
The guy on the bench here is great.
Zinetv On 14/07/2004
I think the guy on the bench is also in one of my pics, no kidding. He was sitting on one of the nearer benches. I haven`t cataloged everything. I take too many images. Great series. Looking foward to the next.
Go2mo On 13/07/2004
Thanx for the tour. An original idea, and enlightening for those who are far away! Carmine street? Yay... let`s go! :-)
Williambernthal On 12/07/2004
Hi Ronni -- thanks for the good welcome! Nice to be back.Hey -- I had an encouraging maiden voyage as a street singer in Washington Square Park last weekend. A pretty nice reception, I felt, from scattered listeners, and from people I did some jamming with, as well. I`m thinking I`ll try to make it a regular Saturday late afternoon thing -- like 5 to 8. I`ll keep you up to date. It would be lovely if you came by and said hi!
Airmemories On 11/07/2004
Bravo on the series! It has been a pleasure to walk along this street and discover it like I had never done before.Look forward to the new series.
Petitesoeur On 11/07/2004
a wonderful slice of our city
Ohkatieno On 10/07/2004
Paulanicolay On 10/07/2004
Next year I intend to go to NY! maybe we can meet!
Arto On 10/07/2004
great tour! brought back many memories of my own treks on Bleecker.
Virgorama On 10/07/2004
I didn`t notice you were back! Good to see these city travelogues again
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