Corner (147 E Houston): Dopey Benny's features variations on
the cheese steak theme. Named for Dopey Benny Fein,
an early 20th Century Jewish mob boss. On the Eldridge side
was Chickpea, local falafel chain, then videogame-fonted
Mario's Pizza, now (since 2011) Lucky's Famous Burgers, local fast food chain.
I almost got an apartment in this handsome, c. 1900
building in 1991; another renter got in just ahead of me,
and I took my current place instead. I could've been a Lower
East Sider instead of an East Villager.
249: Sapphire Lounge, low-key dance club.
247: Was The Eldridge, a
nightspot. Earlier it was Luv 24/7.
Satsko, sushi joint known for its
241: East Village Veterinarian. Not in the East Village.
237: Sunday L.E.S., aka Horton Gallery--art space that moved to Chelsea in 2009, but still maintains this space for
bOb, little funky nightclub