Neighborhood: West Village
Address: 254 Bleecker St.
Website: murrayscheese.com

Cheese caves are the type of awesome thing you expect to find in the countryside of the south of France, not below a busy street in the West Village. But if you look on the ground outside Murray's Cheese you'll see a see-through window offering a peak down below ground to the rooms where the shop's expert cheesemongers aged more than 100 varieties of curds. Pretty fucking awesome. Even more awesome is that you can set up a subterranean tour and see them yourself. -Chris Schonberger