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Food & Drink

Cafe Habana

4.5 Stars
( 6 Reviews ) Tags: corn, cuban

tiny, unromantic space serving up amazing food ...view spot

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Art / Attractions / Education / Nature & Outdoors

American Museum Of Natural History

4.6 Stars
( 5 Reviews ) Tags: american museum of natural history, education, history, museum, new york city, space, weather

Amazing. Cheap. Informative. ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Magnolia Bakery

3.6 Stars
( 5 Reviews ) Tags: bakery, cake, cupcakes, dozen, magnolia, pudding, sweets, west

Cupcakes. Period. ...view spot

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Attractions / Music & Entertainment

Times Square

1.75 Stars
( 4 Reviews ) Tags: flashy, times square

corporate conglomerate center of Midtown Manhattan ...view spot

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Shops & Markets

New York City Strand Bookstore

5.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: books, rare books, used books

Huge bookstore with great prices ...view spot

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Attractions / Local Culture / Music & Entertainment

Late Show With David Letterman

5.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: broadway, cbs, comedy, david, late show, letterman, midtown, theatre

Top Notch Comedy ...view spot

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Nature & Outdoors

Central Park

4.66666666667 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: carousel, evening shankings, jogging, lemonade, midnight cruising, outdoors, parks, picnics, pond, pretzels

Vast amount of green space in NYC stretching from Midtown to Harlem. ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Nightlife

Habana Outpost

4.66666666667 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: cheap beer, cuban, eco-friendly, food, frozen mojitos, green, outside, snack van, summer

Eco-friendly outdoor bar and restaurant with bicycle powered blender ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Nightlife

Union Hall

4.33333333333 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: bar, beer, bocce, books, booze, brooklyn, drinking, hipsters

Bar w/ books, bocce & shows ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Westville

4.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: sides, small, wait

cheap, tasty American food ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Local Culture / Nightlife

The West 79th Street Boat Basin Cafe

3.0 Stars
( 3 Reviews ) Tags: 79th street, bar, boat basin, cafe, grill, hudson river, marina, new york city, outdoor, restaurant

Cheap, grilled food served on a stone terrace that overlooks the Hudson River. ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Gay Friendly / Shops & Markets

The Brooklyn Free Store

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: anarchy, books, brooklyn free store, clothes, food, free

Dumpster Diving Outlet Store ...view spot

Food & Drink

Pinche Taqueria

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: cheap eats, fish tacos, mexican, taco

cheap delicious fish tacos (shrimp too!) ...view spot

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Art / Attractions

Museum Of Modern Art (Moma)

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: architecture, art, contemporary, design, gallery, modern, painting, photography, sculpture

all the modern art you could ever dream of ...view spot

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Art / Local Culture / Music & Entertainment

PS1 Contemporary Art Center

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: architecture, art, dj, moma, warmup

art in a converted schoolhouse, and the hottest parties of the summer ...view spot

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Cake Shop

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bar drinks cupcakes, cafe, live music, music, records, venue, vinyl

No, not just a bakery... New York's Greatest Venue! ...view spot

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Shops & Markets

Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: books, postcards

art books, used books, postcards, etc. ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Nightlife

Rudy's Bar And Grill

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: beer, free hotdogs

free hotdogs with your beer! huzzah! ...view spot

Food & Drink

Oasis

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: falafel

oh man, tasty falafel ...view spot

Shops & Markets

Artists & Fleas

5.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: clothes, jewelry, local, market, records

local designers + vintage + used books, records, etc. ...view spot

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Food & Drink

S'Mac

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: delivery, dinner, fancy cheeses, food, lunch, macaroni and cheese, orange, sampler, snacks, take away

Restaurant only selling macaroni and cheese. That's right. ONLY MAC AND CHEESE. ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Local Culture

Croxley Ales

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: baseball, beer, british, football, hipster, irish, mellow, soccer, sports, wings

English pub style hipster bar scene ...view spot

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Food & Drink

H&H Bagels

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bagels

the best bagels in NYC ...view spot

Nightlife

Bob

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bootay, booty, hip hop

booty-dancing to old-school hip hop ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Mama's Food Shop

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: comfort, homestyle, microwave

just like mom used to make, including the part about reheating ...view spot

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Gay Friendly / Music & Entertainment / Nightlife

Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: comedy, improv, stand up

Great place to see cheap (sometimes free) comedy shows ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Local Culture / Nature & Outdoors / Nightlife

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

4.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: beer, beer garden, beer hall, czech republic, goulash, klobasa

Czech Beer Hall with outdoor Beer Garden ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Boulevard Tavern

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bar, bbq, cheap, dive, greenpoint, neighborhood, tavern

Neighborhood bar with weekend BBQs ...view spot

Food & Drink

Artichoke Basille's Pizza And Brewery

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: artichoke pizza, pizza, take-out

Keith Richards digs on their pizza. End of story. ...view spot

Art

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: east village, new york city, neyo, poetry, sexy, spoken word

Poetry Cafe with plenty of love and passion, perfect for a cool Friday Night ...view spot

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Food & Drink / Nightlife

Lucky Cheng's

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: asian cuisine, bar, drag, drag queens

An audience-participation Asian drag queen bar. What more is there to say? ...view spot

Food & Drink / Nightlife

Spitzer's Corner

4.0 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bar, gastropub, hangout spot

Good food and good beer ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop

3.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: bacon, dinner, fluffernutter, lunch, peanut butter, sandwiches, shakes, snacks

All peanut butter, all the time ...view spot

Food & Drink

Lucky Strike

3.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: american, comfortable, happy hour, popular

fashionable comfort food ...view spot

Food & Drink

El Beit

2.5 Stars
( 2 Reviews ) Tags: coffee, ungrateful hipster, wifi

coffee with f-ing hipster attitude, ugh ...view spot

Attractions / Education / Food & Drink / Gay Friendly / Local Culture

Brooklyn Brewery

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: ale, beer, brooklyn

Local beers brewed by uber-Brewer Garrett Oliver et al. ...view spot

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Mary A. Whalen

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: boat, tanker, tankerflicks, tankertime, tankertunes, waterfront

Retired oil tanker rigged for partying! ...view spot

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Food & Drink

Cafe Reggio

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: coffee, indie

Quirky charming cafe in the Village, real vintage feel ...view spot

Art / Attractions / Gay Friendly / Local Culture

Agora Gallery

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: arts, culture, exhibitions, free, galleries, museums

Where Fantastic Art goes to Live ...view spot

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Beauty & Health / Food & Drink / Shops & Markets

Lula's Sweet Apothecary

5.0 Stars
( 1 Review ) Tags: bonerriffic, gluten free, ice cream, vegan

Desserts for the sensitive foodie ...view spot

Top Neighborhoods in New York City

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East Village

0.0 Stars
Tags: east village, manhattan, new york city, richard hell

Neighborhood north of the Lower East Side. Home to the Bowery and Alphabet City among ...

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Williamsburg

5.0 Stars
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What can I say? It's in Brooklyn.

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Lower East Side

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Extends south of Houston Street and North of Canal on the East side.

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Upper West Side

4.0 Stars
Tags: manhattan, seinfeld

Bougie, but not top bouge. Columbia university, strong Jewish community, some projects, and kramer.

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Midtown

0.0 Stars
Tags: broadway, midtown, rockefeller, show, times square

Times Square, the theatre district and Rockefeller all reside in this corporate mecca.

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Soho

0.0 Stars
Tags: 70s nightlife, acronyms, art, canal street, fashion, galleries, houston street

South of Houston Street (SoHo) was an artist neighborhood of old that's hella expensive, yet ...

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Nolita

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North of Little Italy, this neighborhood is known for fantastic, atmospheric restaurants and bars, as ...

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Chelsea

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Epicenter of Manhattan's gay scene and art world

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The West Village

5.0 Stars
Tags: manhattan, meatpacking district, the village, west village

Neighborhood on the lower west side of Manhattan, also includes the Meatpacking District.

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Astoria

5.0 Stars
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Astoria is New York's Little Greece, filled with authentic Greek restaurants, specialty shops and bakeries. ...

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Greenpoint

0.0 Stars
Tags: brooklyn, greenpoint, new york city

Polish enclave directly north of Williamsburg. Lots of Kielbasa, bars, restaurants, views of the Manhattan ...

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Alphabet City

4.0 Stars
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Located in East Village - area that is designated with alphabet letters for avenue names ...

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Corona

4.0 Stars
Tags: corona, dominican food, la cabana, ny, queens

If you like great tasting Dominican food and don't want to spend too much La ...

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Upper East Side

0.0 Stars
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affordable and ridiculous manhattan living at the same time. don't be a hater

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Long Island City

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Westernmost Queens neighborhood just north of Brooklyn on the East River.

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Hell's Kitchen

5.0 Stars
Tags: american, bars, burgers, chinese, concerts, diners, drinks, food, indian, irish, mexican, tacos, thai, theater

Rockin' residential area, filled to the nines with ecclectic dining - you'll never go hungry ...

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Fort Greene

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Spike Lee's dad lives here.

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Harlem

5.0 Stars
Tags: 125th, black, lenox, malcolm x, spanish

the historical capital of urban african-american culture.

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Dumbo

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"Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass." Everyone loves DUMBO - converted warehouses, a thriving arts ...

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Park Slope

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Upscale Western Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Greenwich Village

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The coolest place in NYC

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Bushwick

2.0 Stars
Tags: bushwick, east williamsburg

Part down-trodden and part hipster paradise. This area is still crime-riddled enough to be cheap ...

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Central Park

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What really? you need me to described what Central Park is? Big Freakishly Cool Park ...

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Chinatown

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Originally a hub for Chinese immigrants, this neighborhood has spread to cover most of the ...

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Union Square

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Tags: bars, greenmarket, protests, restaurants, shopping, social/political activism

Union Square, bounded by 14th Street and 17th Street, is a popular meeting and gathering ...

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Coney Island

4.0 Stars
Tags: astroland, attractions, beach, boardwalk, carnival, cyclone, freak shows, rides, wonder wheel

The classic beach/boardwalk/amusement park area that everyone's heard about.

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Bedford-Stuyvesant

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Where all the cool kids are living these days.

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Murray Hill

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Residential neighborhood bounded by 34th St, 42nd St, Madison Avenue, and the East River. A ...

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Gowanus

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Neighborhood focused around dirty, filthy canal. One of Brooklyn's best. Seriously, it's a cool neighborhood.

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Brooklyn Heights

5.0 Stars
Tags: ample subway options, brownstones, east river, expensive, row houses, upscale, walk/bicycle friendly

This is as close as you can get to downtown Manhattan while living in Brooklyn, ...

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Clinton Hill

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Roughly between Vanderbilt and Bedford, and Flushing and Atlantic.

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Gramercy Park

5.0 Stars
Tags: architecture, brownstones, gargoyles, park

The park itself is one of only 2 remaining private parks in the city. The ...

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Middlesex, New Jersey

5.0 Stars
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A small town in the suburbs of New Jersey

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Cobble Hill

0.0 Stars
Tags: hot moms, smith st., yuppie

trendy brooklyn hood with lots of shops and restaurants. not super lame though.

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Carrol Gardens

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This is an old Italian-American neighborhood between Cobble Hill and Gowanus.

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Washington Heights

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A Dominican enclave, this area way uptown encompasses the blocks surrounding the George Washington Bridge ...

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Red Hook

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Boats and barges! Ports and piers! Fuck Ikea.

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Flushing

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It's out there.

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Boerum Hill

0.0 Stars
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lots of bars. lots of restaurants. lots of suv strollers. lots of hot moms. lots ...

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Flatiron District

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The Flatiron District is a small neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, ...

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The Rockaways

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Where Queens gives Brooklyn a reach-around.

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Jackson Heights

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Historic Queens neighborhood.

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