Thursday, March 25, 2010

Guess the streetscape

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation posted this photo to their Flickr account yesterday... and they ask, Where in the Village was this streetscape?



See a larger image here.

10 comments:

gabriel said...

Looks like W. 8th Street to me ... just has that feel, from about 15 years before my mom would drag me from shoe store to shoe store.

NYC taxi photo said...

I'm gonna go with 8th street between macdougal and 5th avenue.

thought I'm a little confused by why it wouldn't have been two way back then.

NYC taxi photo said...

well that's odd, I wasn't able to place a comment for theirs

jake said...

macdougal bw bleeker and w. 3rd?

esquared said...

i was gonna say greenwich ave., bu that street is too narrow compared to the pic. so my guesstimate would be 7th ave.

Mykola Dementiuk said...

North side of 8th Street between MacDougal & 5th Avenue. The ice cream parlor was known as Table Talk where guys could meet girls by calling up their tables and flirt with them over the phone as the girls tried to imagine who the dreamboat caller was. That left room for a few naughty phone calls which the management looked down upon. I was ousted a few times. That was in the late 50s early 60s.

Mick

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Alex in NYC said...

West 8th Street. No doubt about it.

EV Grieve said...

Good guesses!


Per GVSHP...it is the north side of West 8th Street between 6th and 5th Avenue

They have more on Facebook... http://www.facebook.com/gvshp

Look that anecdote, Mick!

Jeff said...

N. Side of 8th St. Bet. 5th and 6th. In the late 60's, the Ice Cream Parlor would briefly become a pancake house. A few doors to the East was the two-floor 8th St. Bookshop with a great science-fiction section on the 2nd floor overlooking the street. Just across the street was a large record store. I could go on but I was distracted by walking to Sutter's Pastry Shop over on Greenwich Ave.

Melanie said...

West 8th for sure--there was a great small Chinese restaurant there as well--way back in the day. My friend Ronnie and I used to have the lunch special there and watch our tea cups slide across the table. We thought that was really funny but they didn't. We left a nice tip for all the bother.