Well before it was known as Hell's Kitchen, everything was coming up roses along the Hudson River in Midtown Manhattan: Dutch colonists called this westernmost part of the island Bloemendaelfor its floral meadows. The second span from 20th to 30th streets opened in Juneand it's hoped that the final few blocks of the High Line Park, extending north from 30th Street, will open in the coming years.
If you're a serious coffee aficionado, stop by and pick up a bag or two of the artisan-roasted beans for home. Continue to 27 of 63 below. With a faintly retro, unmistakeably swank look - mirrored walls, curvy periwinkle chairs, candy-striped banquettes - recalls the lounge of a Latin American airport circaElmo 7th Ave.
To be sure, there are plenty of queer-date restaurant possibilities on both of these avenues, but 7th is a bit more serious, food-wise, with the likes of Elmo and others along the stretch, ranging from breezy bistro Le Singe Vert to contemporary sushi favorite Momoya. The enhanced vetting and remote location likely helped Flex avoid the wrath of Hinson McAuliffe, who as Fulton County solicitor waged a scorched-earth campaign against obscenity violators that would have impressed General Sherman.
Reservations are a good idea for all meals. But back in those days, Chelsea had yet to develop into the trendy epicenter of gay culture that It s also a longtime fixture in the Midtown gay is today.
The tranquil, tree-shaded patio behind the Chelsea Pines Inn is a peaceful spot to enjoy the expansive Continental breakfast that's included in the guesthouse's rates. Also check out the extensive list of high-quality sakes. These affordable, down-home eateries are best known for breakfast served all daywith treats like eggs with chicken sausage and grits, and smoked-salmon scrambles standing out in particular.
Then in a couple of years later, cops shuttered the place for a bit following a prostitution sting. Continue to 41 of 63 below. Share Pin Email. Buses run up and down 8th Avenue, which is also a fairly easy place to hail cabs, and there are key subway stations It s also a longtime fixture in the Midtown gay either end of this stretch one at 14th Street, the other at 23rd Streetserved by the A, C, and E lines.
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Other good bets in the neighborhood for fashion include Giraudon for shoes , Universal Gear for clothing , and Gallerie H for clothing and accessories. By Andrew Collins. Share this:. Rawhide will, happily, always be a somewhat seedy cruise bar.