5. Veselka

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Rhoades can’t sleep, so he tells Wendy he’s going to take a walk. It would have to be a pretty far walk, as he goes from Brooklyn Heights all the way to the East Village. He walks into the 24-hour Ukrainian joint, Veselka, at 44 2nd Avenue on the corner of 9th Street, where he finds Ira.

Ira isn’t pleased to see him and it becomes clear quickly Rhoades isn’t really here because he feels bad for what he did to Ira. He’s here because he wants Ira to keep quiet about Ice Juice. Ira agrees but says they’ll never speak to each other again. Veselka has been serving the East Village since 1954.