Minetta Street & The West Village

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I found this really cute little street near the West Village named Minetta Street and wanted to share with you some of the photographs I took around this great little area.

This is a view looking down Minetta Street from Bleecker Street.  It is a short little street but packs a lot of color as you can see from the photo above.

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Close-up of Panchito’s Mexican restaurant.  Great vibrant red paint…and look bicycles!  As I mentioned last week, bicycles keep popping up in my pictures.

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I’ve never seen a red and blue fire escape.

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I love the black triangle over the door and the graphic shape it creates with the door.  Of course, the heart with Todd n Courtney 4 Ever is great.

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There’s a little park that is off Minetta Lane (which leads to Minetta Street) and 6th Avenue and I loved the way the tree limb and the sunlight created these great shadows off the three windows.

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The Fat Black Pussycat sits just north of Minetta Street on 3rd Street and is the place where Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin in the Wind” back in 1962.

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The Slaughtered Lamb Pub cannot boast having Bob Dylan write one of his iconic songs there but it is replicated after “The Slaughtered Lamb Pub” north of London that was made famous in the movie, “An American Werewolf in London”.

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I got a kick out of the flames in the window.  There’s a lot going on in that window.

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At another park near Minetta Street I found this piano player with the cutest dog in the world.  I also love the fact that this guy is following his dream.

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13 thoughts on “Minetta Street & The West Village

  1. I can’t believe how you find the time….there is also a very unique little theater (not sure if it has photo appeal….but it is a great street. I want to try and get in some more night work…Alan and I will have a photo each at the Greenburgh Library show, Sat. May 12 @ 2 pm is the opening, and also at the Fairfield Museum -with the opening May 11 at 6 pm (it’s a bit of a drive) See you soon.

    • I don’t know. I just seem to go where nobody is at the moment. I don’t really think about it. The piano player had a ton of people around, mostly women flirting with him so that was a challenge!

  2. Cool Karen! I have two similar shots of yours, of Panchito’s! it is on my husband’s favourite street (so quiet!) so I photographed it a few days ago; we actually had margaritas in there that claimed to be “the best in New York”! I really like that shot with the 3 windows! Great finds :)

    • Thank you Marina! I really fell in love with Minetta Street. I will definitely have to go to Panchito’s for a margarita! The three window shot just caught my eye as I walked by. The shadows were so dramatic I had to see if I could capture it. I have to again express how much love your shot of the streetlamps!

      • That street is a gem. So happy you photographed it! The margaritas… are like all the Ray’s pizza joints. They claim being the first and the best :-) the street lamps are a great exhibit for LACMA, especially with the palm streets all around.

  3. Great street shots!! I usually only see street photography in black adn white (and process it that way as well), so this is a refreshment to see such vivid colors! I like the 3 vertical windows, the bottom most being a little off. :)

    • Thank you Adam! I love B&W too and your B&W work is fantastic! Colors sometimes just makes the shot and other times I look at a shot and realize the color is not adding anything to what I want to express.

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