The East Village’s Little India

Photo 285 out of 365 – “Little India’s Restaurant Row”

"Little India's Restaurant Row" - Settings: ISO 1600, f/4, 1/50 sec, 24-105mm lens (24mm)

I took a Pilates class last night and ended up walking home from 24th and Lex.  It was a nice power walk.  My friend Erin gabbed to me on the phone for most of the time while I hoofed it.  Anyway, by the time I got to the East Village, I was having some crazy paneer cravings.  So, I headed over to 6th street and 1st Ave and ordered me some Indian takeout.  Yum.

While my food was being prepared, I went outside to snag some pictures.  This neon madness is on 1st Ave between 5th and 6th street.  It is called “Little India’s Restaurant Row”.  There are some decent spots here – I’ve eaten at a few of them – Brick Lane and Banjara to name a couple, but I believe the best neighborhood in Manhattan for Indian food is “Curry Hill” on Lexington in the upper 20’s.  I was right there!  But the cravings hadn’t kicked in yet.  Ahhh…. next time.

Anyway, it always cracks me up… these guys stand outside these places and call and wave you in as you’re walking by.  They can actually be quite aggressive at times!  I thought I should document it as I walk by fairly frequently and find it to be a funny scene.




5 thoughts on “The East Village’s Little India

    • you’re the second person to tell me that! I’ve never been! it’s up on my list now… I go to Banjara a lot… but lately I’ve been sort of sick of it. Psyched to try Milon. 🙂

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