One Shots WHERE AM I? by Kevin Walsh May 25, 2012 May 25, 2012 I’m where they have sex and drugs and rock and roll 29 comments FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinEmail previous post STORING BORING next post NATIONAL CEMETERY 29 comments GW May 25, 2012 - 10:52 pm West 4th Street between Jones & Cornelia in Greenwich Village. Reply Stacy May 25, 2012 - 10:54 pm Are you on 8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues? Reply steven otero May 25, 2012 - 10:54 pm West 4th street Reply John Telesca May 25, 2012 - 11:01 pm Can it be anyplace but West 4th Street, west of 6th Avenue? Reply Ed Findlay May 25, 2012 - 11:02 pm No idea where you are at but the street sign and the store sign make a funny combination! Reply Paul May 25, 2012 - 11:03 pm St. Marks Pl. Reply pat evangelista May 25, 2012 - 11:12 pm West 4th Street just passed Corneila street west of 6th ane NYC!!!! Reply rOB May 25, 2012 - 11:13 pm CB GB’s Reply Allen Bennett May 25, 2012 - 11:31 pm West 4 Street, west of 6th Avenue Reply Barry Laster May 26, 2012 - 1:16 am West 4th Street in the Village Reply Doug Douglass May 26, 2012 - 6:31 am West 4th, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Reply maurice teahan May 26, 2012 - 7:03 am 167-169 W. 4th St, Greenwich Village Reply D. May 26, 2012 - 8:01 am Greeeen-Witch Village; memory insists that the Pink Pussycat Boutique was on 7th Av. S. near Bleecker, but memory has been wrong before. Reply Eric Jablow May 28, 2012 - 9:12 pm They had a second store there for a while. The one on West 4th was first. Reply Neil Knott May 26, 2012 - 12:26 pm No idea. But I would expect somewhere in Greenwhich Village. Reply Matthew Restivo May 26, 2012 - 5:55 pm I would have to guess Saint Mark’s Place in Manhattan. Reply Mike in FLA via BKLYN May 26, 2012 - 8:21 pm First thing I thought of was 5th ave. Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y. Reply Mike in FLA via BKLYN May 26, 2012 - 8:29 pm Just noticed the van. It’s facing the wrong way. Oh well. Reply Bill May 30, 2012 - 8:33 am 4th Street is a one way street. Van is facing the right way. Reply martyd May 27, 2012 - 9:57 am Sex, drugs and rock and roll? I’d say you were in heaven or at least the ’60’s section. Reply Tal Barzilai May 28, 2012 - 2:30 pm Is this in the East Village? Reply Mike May 28, 2012 - 5:42 pm It is definitely West 4th, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Check out the Google Street View of the place. There are a couple girls hanging out in front. Reply Darryl Screven May 29, 2012 - 8:19 am Most definitely West 4th Street just of a Jones Street and west of Sixth Ave. Reply Tal Barzilai May 29, 2012 - 4:36 pm Maybe it’s about time we have the answer for this. Reply Ed Unneland May 30, 2012 - 10:48 am I could be wrong, but I think it’s E. 7th St. Reply Mike Olshan June 1, 2012 - 1:12 pm Ah, the Pink Pussy Cat on W 4th St., one of the oldest sex shops in NYC, possibly the first, the other very old one being the Pleasure Chest on 7th Ave. Does anyone know which was first? A bit of a culture shock when these two opened, even in the traditionally nonconformist West Village, when publicly marketing sex accessories was something new.. This is the store where I found the most precious peniform erasers made to slip onto the back of a pencil. Exactly the right size for me to fabricate an anatomically-correct Ken to match up with Barbie for a set of very funny tabletop photos I shot a few years ago. I showed ’em at BWAC and did get a few complaints that my humor was too strong for general audiences. Perhaps because one of my participants was a blue action figure who was not quite human, but was designed with a hand intended to grasp a weapon. So I set up Monsterman to grasp Ken’s “weapon,” it was a perfect fit, and had trouble holding the camera steady because I couldn’t stop laughing. Now, does anyone else remember the very first head shop, the Psychedelicatessen, on Ave A? I think it was 1966, when I was a lightshow artist, that photographer John Swede converted his storefront studio into the world’s first rather casual adventure into stoned marketing. Reply John A. June 1, 2012 - 9:47 pm West 4th just west of 6th. Music Inn has been at that since the late 60s. You use to actually be able to shop there, but the owner has basically walled himself in with stuff … Reply Marty Wombacher June 2, 2012 - 4:48 pm Positively 4th Street, just doors away from Bob Dylan’s first apartment. Reply Mike June 5, 2012 - 9:11 am I think the SPAM is starting to roll in Kevin Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.