Probably one of the best bands of 2008 you may never have heard of, Frightened Rabbit are a Scottish indie-rock band whose album last year The Midnight Organ Fight was a critically acclaimed masterpiece filled with folk rock gems. For an eclectic menu that mixes upscale and down-home food, this Blue Ribbon location, a wine bar and restaurant, offers lighter fare including foie gras, cheese plates, caviar, and steak tartare. The Village Tavern is a really comfortable neighborhood bar thatâ€™s great for catching sports games or just chilling for a drink, which is what I prefer to do when Iâ€™m in the vicinity. Also in the area is Bleeker Bobâ€™s. Itâ€™s one of the oldest independent record stores in NYC and the selection is deep. The place looks a mess, but the staff is surprisingly friendly and extremely knowledgeable about what they have.