Last night I was craving Japanese curry so I made up my mind to head into the East Village to Curry-ya on 10th street. It's a tiny counter restaurant, with fluorescent lighting and a friendly staff. I ordered the Japanese classic curry, that has a smattering of veggies and bits of beef. It was really yummy, spicy but totally edible, they will make it really hot if you like it that way. All the curries come with a little side salad. The bathroom even has a Toto washlet! I love that the lid pops open all by itself then closes and flushes for you, very hands off, nice. After lunch I wandered a bit, and went into Veniero's pastry and got a lot of delicious treats, little canolis, tiny raspberry tart, mini cream puff. Next up, down the street there is a rubber stamp store, Casey Rubber Stamps,that I had mentioned to Bee from WTWS when she was visiting NYC, it's just stamps! This place has been forever, I believe they changed owners because now there's a very sweet Asian guy working there, before it was a grumpy old dude. They make custom stamps here and they also have tons of stock stamps, I bought to usagi(rabbit)stamps.
214 E10th street
342 E11th street
Casey Rubber Stamps
322 E11th street
take the 6 train to Astor Place