1. White Furniture
(150 W. 26th St.; 212-989-4871)
Versions of Eames, Knoll, and Fritz Hansen designs, at prices closer to Ikea than Design Within Reach.
2. Revolution Books
(146 W. 26th St.; 212-691-3345)
Bookstore selling anti-capitalist ’zines and literature doubles as a clubhouse for local members of the Revolutionary Communist Party.
3. M. McLeod Hair
(131 W. 26th St.; 646-336-6231)
Trinidad-born Maureen McLeod moved her cuts-and-color salon (and its loyal model clientele) across the street a few years ago.
4. Black Door
(127 W. 26th St.; 212-645-0215)
Enjoy quiet conversation and a glass of wine at this dimly lit respite from pigskin mania across the street at …
5. … The Ainsworth
(122 W. 26th St.; 212-741-0646)
The city’s newest sports-watching mecca: Three-dozen-plus flat-screens, upscale bar grub (i.e., truffled potato wedges), and a whole lotta dudes.
6. Lana Santorelli Gallery
(110 W. 26th St.; 212-229-2111)
The artist-run space opens a group show of gastronomy-inspired art on October 24.
(105 W. 26th St.; 212-924-6316)
When FIT students destroy their sewing machines, this is where they go for repairs, rentals, and upgrades.
8. The Hog Pit
(37B W. 26th St.; 212-213-4871)
The former meatpacking-district dive relocated here about a year ago. The barbecue menu faces stiff competition from the comparatively gourmet Hill Country across the street.
9. La Pomme
(37 W. 26th St.; 212-725-3860)
A black, unmarked storefront (ring the bell to get in) gives way to a brand-new megaclub in the old Ultra space.