This Week: West 4th Street
So much to look at near the West 4th Street station! Theres the former site of KFCTaco Bell, home to the most notorious rat infestation in recent history; the most over-storied basketball court in the city; a series of winding, student-crowded streets; and the best doner-kebab sandwich in New York City at Yatagan Kebab House.
Walk down West 3rd, hang a right on Macdougal, and you will be confronted with a massive rotating wad of glistening lamb. Unlike the other wads on the street, this one isnt a preformed mass of chopped mystery meat; its genuine lamb breast and shoulder, ground fresh every day, its layers interspersed with whole slices of lamb. Turning endlessly, in its slow, hypnotic orbit, the lamb acquires a brown crust, which when sliced onto a fresh pita and dressed with crisp thick onions and a delicate white sauce, makes one of the citys great street meals. The man who duels with the wad wields his machete in your service quickly; you'll be back on the train in no time. Though after a doner sandwich like that, watching a game at the basketball cage might be just what you need.