Lower Manhattan North, New York City

Lower Manhattan North

LOWER MANHATTAN NORTH

North-South boundary: 14th St. to Canal St.
East-West boundary: Henry Hudson Pkwy. to Franklin D. Roosevelt Dr.
Neighborhoods: West Village, Meatpacking District, Greenwich Village, NoHo, SoHo, NoLiTa, Bowery, East Village, Alphabet City, parts of Lower East Side, Chinatown

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Pete’s Luncheonette (NOW CLOSED)
208 Varick St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Houston Street (1)
The Seinfeld Chronicles
The “original” coffee shop, where Jerry and George dissect Jerry’s upcoming date, and where we meet the original female lead, Claire the waitress. This exterior was also featured in the film “The Muppets Take Manhattan.”

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Marlene’s apartment
224 E. 11th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Ex-Girlfriend
George realizes he left some of his books at Marlene’s after breaking up with her, desperately asking Jerry to get them back for him. This is also the same as Carrie’s apartment from “The Boyfriend.” Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

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Greenwich Village, New York, NEW YORK (map)
The Red Dot
George describes Art Vandelay the “author” as a beatnik from the Village to Mr. Lippman.

Greenwich Village, New York, NEW YORK (map)
The Suicide
Jerry mentions that Martin and Gina reconciled after Martin’s suicide attempt and moved to the Village.

Rula’s apartment
50 W. Ninth St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Suicide
Rula the psychic’s apartment, where she foresees trouble for George on his upcoming Cayman Islands vacation, and advises him not to go. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

New York State Department Of Labor
75 Varick St., New York, NEW YORK 
(map)
nearest subway: Canal Street (1,2)
The Boyfriend
George tries to weasel his way into another three months of unemployment benefits, offering false promises of Mets players appearing and dating the social worker’s daughter.

Carrie’s apartment
224 E. 11th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Boyfriend
George drives Carrie home (after taking her to McDonald’s for dinner), unable to drive her away on her own and avoid elongating the relationship. This is also the same as Marlene’s apartment from “The Ex-Girlfriend.” Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

Nina’s loft
33 Greene St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Canal Street (N,Q,R,W)

The Letter
Nina scores Yankees tickets for Elaine, George and Kramer, paints “The Kramer,” and George is coerced into buying an expensive painting of hers. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

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Ross’ townhouse
24 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Cheever Letters
George meets the Rosses for the first time, where he is forced to tell them that their cabin…burned. He is later present when a courier brings Mr. Ross’ private letters from John Cheever, to the shock and horror of the rest of the family.

Paradise Twin Theater (NOW CLOSED)
64 E. 4th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Second Avenue (F)
The Movie
The gang originally goes here to see Checkmate, but all end up seeing Rochelle, Rochelle. Elaine complains about the Paradise being a miniplex, as its “like a room where they bring in POWs to show them propaganda films.”

Washington Square News
75 Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Third Avenue (L)
The Outing
Elaine later goes to explain the true story about Jerry and George to Sharon, but refuses to take her coat off in her office.

Ron’s Records (actually Bleecker Bob’s, NOW CLOSED)
118 W. 3rd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Old Man
Kramer and Newman try to pawn off old records for profit here, with horrible results: “Take it or leave it?!? We got Al Jolson here! Al Jolson!”

New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
The Implant
Jerry commissions Elaine to “test” Sidra’s breasts in the sauna, causing a major conundrum over their legitimacy as natural or implants.

Ricky Pharmacy (NOW CLOSED)
720 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
The Pilot
Kramer comes here to purchase the “dreaded apparatus,” after failing to have a bowel movement for some time.

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J&T Optical (actually Devonshire Optical)
51 University Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
The Glasses
Kramer recommends his friend Dwayne to replace George’s glasses at a discount, Elaine gets bitten in the leg by a random dog, and George claimed to see Jerry’s girlfriend kissing his cousin Jeffrey outside the store…when it was really a policewoman kissing a horse. J&T Optical is mentioned in the episode as being on Columbus Ave., but is clearly Devonshire Optical.

New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
The Glasses
George and a blind man in the locker room run into the street in their underwear, in search of cousin Jeffrey and Amy.

749 Bleecker St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (1,2,3)
The Lip Reader
Elaine’s car service driver is instructed over the radio to pick up Tom Hanks from this address after dropping off Elaine, outing Elaine as a faux-deaf woman when she begins to gab about how much she loves Tom Hanks. Not a real address, as Bleecker St. only runs to roughly the numbers 425-450.

frozen yogurt shop (NOT REAL)
510 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (F,M)
The Non-Fat Yogurt
The home of the infamous “non-fat” yogurt. Kramer mentions there is also a downtown location where he first tried the yogurt, inspiring him to invest in this location. Elaine also suggests to Lloyd that all New York residents should wear name tags, which he recommends to Mayor Dinkins, potentially costing him the election. The store is shown as being next to Zig Zag Video, at 510 Sixth Ave, the same location as the eponymous store in “The Mom And Pop Store.”

Bendiner & Schlesinger Medical & X-Ray Laboratories (NOW CLOSED)
47 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NEW YORK
 (map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Non-Fat Yogurt
Elaine finds this lab to analyze the yogurt in Brooklyn for $45, which also handles Giuliani’s cholesterol test. Kramer asks out a chemist…to potentially “influence” the results of the test.

Enzo’s (NOT REAL)
203 Spring St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Spring Street (C,E)
The Barber
Jerry’s barber Enzo, where his nephew Gino also works. Despite actually being located downtown, Jerry tells Kramer that the shop is right around the corner from him, and it would be too awkward to switch barbers, as he would pass by Enzo’s so often. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

Revelations Antiques (NOT REAL)
45 Second Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 2nd Avenue (F)

The Cigar Store Indian
Where George gets his parents’ coffee table refinished, and Jerry buys Elaine a cigar store Indian as a “peace offering.” George mentions he lives around the corner, seemingly placing the store in Queens, despite the storefront actually being in Manhattan. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

Delancey Street – Essex Street Station
Delancey St. and Essex St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Essex Street (J,M,Z)
The Conversion
Kramer gets off at this subway stop (by the entrance to Bate Records at 140 Delancey St.) to get to the Latvian Orthodox Church in time to stop Sister Roberta’s final vows. This station is accessible on the F, J, M or Z lines.

Sun Shine Cleaners
51 University Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
The Wife
Jerry and Meryl have a pretend marriage for discount dry cleaning…and where he “cheats” on her with Paula, the mysterious French woman who can’t afford her own dry cleaning.

New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
The Wife
George is caught by Elaine’s squeeze Greg peeing in the shower, but has turns the tables when he catches Greg not wiping down his machines. Kramer later nods off in a tanning bed before his date with Anna, as he cannot sleep without his quilt (that’s stuck at the dry cleaners).

Rudy’s (actually Antique Boutique, NOW CLOSED)
714 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
The Raincoats
George sells all of Frank’s cabana wear to Rudy for $225…but instead inadvertently infests the store with moths. Kramer makes a deal to sell all of Morty’s “Executive” raincoats to Rudy, who later turns down the deal after his moth infestation.

Robin’s apartment
33 Greene St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Canal Street (N,Q,R,W)
The Fire
George is vilified by an entire birthday party after George pushes through a room full of children during a grease fire, to ensure he gets out first, without any regard or assistance for anyone else (Jerry: “every man, woman, child and invalid for themselves”). Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

St. Vincent’s Hospital (NOW CLOSED)
170 W. 12th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (1,2,3)
The Opposite
Elaine’s boyfriend Jake Jarmel is hospitalized here (in room 907) after being sideswiped by a cab, where he later discovers that Elaine stopped for candy before coming to see him.

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Nana’s apartment
55 Leroy St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Houston Street (1)
The Pledge Drive
Jerry’s Nana discovers that her Chemical account is overdrawn…and wakes up at 5:30 to go visit the bank. Uncle Leo later calls when discovering she is missing for a doctor’s apartment, where he claims that Nana hasn’t left her apartment in 25 years. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (1)
The Pledge Drive
A very misinformed Kramer also tries to sell Dan on watching “Before Stonewall,” a PBS documentary “about those dark ages when you couldn’t come out of the closet, lest you be persecuted, because of your…you know.”

The “Mom And Pop” Store (NOT REAL)
510 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (F,M)
The Mom And Pop Store
A local shoe repair store in the area for 48 years, but now in threat of getting shut down for one of those gourmet coffee, or “cookie” stores. The store is shown as being next to Zig Zag Video, at 510 Sixth Ave, the same location as the yogurt shop in “The Non-Fat Yogurt.”

Greenwich Village, New York, NEW YORK (map)
The Doorman
Frank tells George and Kramer that he went record shopping here, buying a cha-cha record that he can’t play without his record player (which he later plays while testing the “Bro / Man-siere” with Kramer).

New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
The Jimmy
Jerry, Kramer and George play basketball with Jimmy…and discover Jimmy’s trainer shoes. Kramer later accidentally makes Jimmy collapse and go into shock. Elaine means to ask out Hank, a gay man, but instead gets…Jimmy. Kramer claims he got into his cab when leaving the “Y” when talking to Jerry.

New School For Social Research
66 W. 12th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (N,Q,R)
The Doodle
Elaine and Paula take a drawing class here, and George meets Paula here as well. Elaine later questions Paula to see if she “likes” George, who she thinks is “totally cool.”

Riverside-Gramercy Chapels (NOW CLOSED)
152 Second Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Face Painter
Jerry and Elaine go to Gary Fogel’s funeral, and Jerry gets a bad funeral hello from Alec Berg for no follow-up thank you for Rangers tickets.

Star Struck Vintage Clothing
47 Greenwich Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (1,2,3)
The Understudy
Jerry and George’s cab passes here, when they are on their way to pick up Gennice.

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Rudy’s (actually Antique Boutique, NOW CLOSED)
714 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
The Engagement
Roxy the dog rips Kramer’s shirt from Rudy’s, helping its owner track Newman and Kramer down.

Mr. Ciccio’s
279 Mulberry St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Bleecker Street (6)
The Maestro
Jerry goes to visit Mr. Ciccio, Poppie’s cousin, to inquire about a place in Tuscany, and is quickly given a place for $1700 USD (2 million lira)…”molto generoso.”

Riverside-Gramercy Chapels (NOW CLOSED)
152 Second Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Secret Code
George and Elaine attend Mr. Peterman’s mother’s funeral, but Elaine manages to bail out of here by pretending she is speaking at a women’s conference. George fails miserably when trying to convince Peterman he too has to speak at a men’s conference. George is later pressured into giving up his secret code to a man trapped in a nearby ATM vestibule.

Bradley’s (NOW CLOSED)
70 University Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
The Rye
Elaine goes to visit her boyfriend John Germaine play jazz saxophone, where he plays “Hot And Heavy” for Elaine. He later bombs onstage after “adding to his repertoire” with Elaine, causing her to end the relationship.

Ross’ townhouse
24 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Rye
The Costanzas and Rosses sit down for dinner for the first time, where they argue about films and Cornish game hens, and where the dreaded rye incident takes place.

Peanut Butter & Co. (NOW CLOSED)
240 Sullivan St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Friars Club
Kramer has the idea for a restaurant that serves only peanut butter and jelly, called PB&J’s. This was Kramer’s vision brought to life – and Jerry Seinfeld even had a sandwich named for him on the menu!

Paisano’s Pizza (actually Joe’s Pizza)
7 Carmine St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Calzone
George buys himself and Mr. Steinbrenner daily calzones, but is banned from the store after being caught emptying the tip jar (so he could refill it). George hires Newman to pick up the calzones on his route, but that plan backfires as well due to Newman’s refusal to follow the USPS creed. Kramer is eventually hired, but starts a fight with the owner after they refuse to take pennies for payment, and after they burn his jacket and shirt in their pizza oven. The store was named after a real restaurant in Hermosa Beach, CA, and filmed with a changed sign in Greenwich Village, despite supposed to having been in the Bronx. Thanks to Robert Egan for pointing that out!

Pier 38, New York, NEW YORK
The Bottle Deposit
Jerry is called to the warehouse at Pier 38 to identify his potentially stolen car…but it turns out its a Saab 900 Turbo, which thankfully was not Jerry’s car.

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Specs It’s A Wrap!
355 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Christopher Street (1)

The Soul Mate
Jerry and George pass by here in a cab, discussing the merits of nail clippers. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

V Nightclub (NOT REAL)
675 Hudson St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Avenue (L)
The Bizarro Jerry
Amanda brings George to the private “forbidden city,” which in turn mysteriously becomes a meatpacking plant once he is “disbarred” from the society of beautiful women.

Greenwich Village, New York, NEW YORK (map)
The Little Kicks
Kramer mentions living here in 1979, referencing his roommate John Grossbard first mentioned in “The Airport.”

Puck Building
295 Lafayette St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Broadway-Lafayette Street (B,D,F,M)
The Little Kicks
Elaine unleashes her “little kicks” on the J. Peterman holiday party, “like a full-bodied dry heave set to music.” George meets Elaine’s co-worker Anna, who only becomes interested in him when she discovers George may be a “bad seed.”

United States Postal Service
93 Fourth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (4,5,6)
The Package
Jerry is interrogated by Newman for attempted mail fraud in returning his broken stereo, and George is later interrogated for “some ill-conceived mail order pornography ring.”

Astor Place Station
Astor Pl. and Lafayette St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Fatigues
George, in talking to a blind man on the subway, discovers he can get textbooks on tape from Reading For The Blind (so long as he is proven to be blind). This station is accessible on the 4 or 6 lines.

The Old Mill (NOT REAL)
100 W. Houston St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Prince Street (R,W)
The Andrea Doria
Elaine gets stood up due to Alan’s being stabbed, and later witnesses one of Alan’s ex-girlfriends burn him with hot liquid. Elaine eventually stabs Alan with a fork for remarking about a bump on her nose. The signage outside the opening scene shows the restaurant is called E&O (Eastern & Oriental), which has since closed; later exteriors of the restaurants are only sets. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
The Comeback
Jerry and George go for a round of tennis, where Jerry is prompted to buy an expensive racquet from Milos, the worst tennis player alive.

Infinity Shoes
687 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Bleecker Street (6)
The Comeback
Kramer drives by here incredibly slowly, for fear of being put into a coma.

Andy’s Chee-Pees (NOW CLOSED)
691 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Bleecker Street (6)
The Comeback
Kramer drives by here incredibly slowly, for fear of being put into a coma.

Da Silvano (NOW CLOSED)
260 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Houston Street (1)
The Van Buren Boys
Jerry and Ellen go for dinner here, on what turned out to be her birthday…making Jerry suspicious as to why she is not with friends on her birthday.

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New York University
37 Washington Sq. W., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Voice
Kramer meets with Darren’s internship Dean, explaining Darren’s work functions, and his place as a part of Kramerica Industries.

The Gladiator Gym (NOW CLOSED)
503 E. 6th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Second Avenue (F)
The Blood
Izzy Mandelbaum takes Jerry here to work with him as a personal trainer…with pathetic results.

United States Postal Service
93 Fourth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (4,5,6)
The Junk Mail
Kramer causes a conundrum for Newman, when he tells the post office to stop sending him mail altogether. Kramer later gets grilled by Postmaster General Henry Atkins for refusing to take his mail.

New York Magazine
75 Varick St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Canal Street (1)
The Junk Mail
Elaine mentions that her new boyfriend Jack (a.k.a. “The Wiz”) works as a fact checker here.

Flash Foto (NOW CLOSED)
31 Carmine St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Slicer
George tries getting himself airbrushed out of Mr. Kruger’s picture, but the photo finishing store accidentally remove Kruger…and later tries to draw him back in from memory

Country Café (NOW CLOSED)
69 Thompson St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Canal Street (1)
The Slicer
Jerry takes Dr. Sitarides here on a revenge date, because he’s a “classy guy”: “I call you pimple popper MD!”

FDR’s apartment
126 E. 4th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Second Avenue (F)
The Betrayal
Kramer goes to FDR’s to try to understand why FDR wished for Kramer to drop dead, only getting an angry “I have my reasons!” as a reply. The episode implies that FDR lives only ten minutes from Kramer’s Apartment. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

Po (NOW CLOSED)
31 Cornelia St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Cartoon
George and Janet go out for dinner, with George desperately trying to figure out any reason other than looks for them being together…and can only come up with a shared enjoyment of gum.

St. Marks Hotel
2 Saint Marks Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
The Strongbox
Glenn lives in a dumpy apartment next door to the hotel, which Elaine (a.k.a. “Lois Loan”) pays to refurbish…until she discovers he’s married AND poor.

Ross’ townhouse
24 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Wizard
Susan’s parents try to convince George to attend to a foundation function, to which he replies that he needs to visit his fake home in The Hamptons.

Puck Building
295 Lafayette St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Broadway-Lafayette Street (B,D,F,M)
The Bookstore
Elaine returns to the annual J. Peterman holiday party, one-upping “the little kicks” by making out with co-worker Zach in front of the whole party, “like our plane was going down.”

Mario’s Pizza (actually Five Roses Pizza, now Iggy’s Pizzeria)
173 First Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: First Avenue (L)
The Frogger
Jerry and George visit their old high school hangout for one last slice before it closes, and George buys the Frogger machine with his high score on it.

1st St. and First Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Second Avenue (F)
The Maid
Kramer gets lost downtown after going to Madeleine’s apartment, desperately calling Jerry to get picked up (“How can the same street intersect with itself? I must be at the nexus of the universe!”). Inspired by this episode, a nearby nightclub renamed itself to the Nexus Lounge (76 E. 1st St.).

Original Ray’s Pizza (NOW CLOSED)
195 E. Houston St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Second Avenue (F)
The Maid
Kramer spots a Ray’s Pizza to locate himself…not Famous Ray’s, not Famous Original Ray’s, “it’s just Original Ray’s Jerry!”

Ross’ townhouse
24 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Finale
The Rosses are seen leaving their townhouse for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

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