Horatio & 8th Ave, just below 14th Street, is my new home 4 days a week. The neighborhood is still pretty quiet, chill, full of handsome models and actors and commonfolk with lots of money (hedgefunders, consultants, et alia). We've had some boys in the shop getting their manes shorn, so cute and shy and sweet. Polite, these kids! They're raised right.
My friend Ray lives a stone's throw away, near Stonewall, where we celebrated Pride this year. I've grown to love artbar (just across the street) and the slices on 14th, plus the Egyptian guy with a daughter who lives in Alaska who sells gyros, hot dogs, and falafel. It's super safe at night, and I take the A or the C home, which takes about 30 minutes, finished with a late night walk across Atlantic on Franklin.
Thank you, West Village, for all of your gems. I will continue to discover you over the next few months as we progress into coat weather.