Corner (835 Washington St): Sea, stylish, affordable local Thai chain, was Highline, stylish three-level bar/restaurant "with a theme of luxury travel." Was the site of The Mineshaft, a hardcore gay sex club that opened in 1976 and was shut down in 1985 in the name of the AIDS epidemic. In the 1960s, a gay disco called The Fawn was here.
31: Arium is a gallery-like tearoom--attached to Tela Design Studio, a hair salon.
25: Ajna Bar, formerly known as Buddha Bar, is the New York outpost of a stylish Parisian Asia-themed restaurant that has its own series of lounge/electronica music compilations.
17: Fresh Baby Lambs, baby clothes;
11: Jussara Lee, designer boutique
Corner (9 9th Ave): Pastis, fashionable Provencal bistro owned by Keith McNally, noted for its big communal table. Carrie has lunch here on Sex and the City.