I’ve was actually in that part of the city a few years back. They called it "Malibu" back then. I’ve had good dogs at Gray’s Papaya on the corner of 6th Ave. and West 8th St. There are a couple of others (not sure if they’re Gray’s or King), but one is on the corner of Cornelia St in the Village and the other was near 34th St. and Broadway and both were pretty unclean inside and the buns were stale. Crif Dogs in the East Village is pretty good too.