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  • Akdeniz Turkish Cuisine

    Akdeniz Turkish Cuisine

    We felt lucky to stumble on this Turkish spot, whose doors were flung open on a warm afternoon to reveal an inviting pastel interior just below street level. We plowed through a half-dozen mezze, finding the fresh fried anchovies, octopus salad,... More on Akdeniz Turkish Cuisine »

  • Croxley Ales

    Croxley Ales

    Ask any dude walking around the East Village where to grab some cheap chicken wings and he'll probably point you here. That's because from Monday through Wednesday wings are only 10 cents each and only 20 cents each on Saturday (12pm-5pm) and all... More on Croxley Ales »

  • Alsalam Restaurant & Meat Market

    Alsalam Restaurant & Meat Market

    The chicken shawarma sandwich is the best in town-fresh cut from the homemade rotating cylinder, jammed in a pocketless pita with lettuce, tomatoes, sumac-dusted onions, and a powerful garlic sauce. With the surprise addition of split cornichons,... More on Alsalam Restaurant & Meat Market »

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Bars & Clubs

  • Rodeo Bar

    Rodeo Bar

    With the exception of a mechanical bull, Rodeo Bar has found a way to incorporate every joyous, grandiose Texan stereotype into one building. Positioned at the center of the room above the bar, for example, is a large oil tank painted red, white,... More on Rodeo Bar »

  • Lit Lounge

    Lit Lounge

    Marquee and Tenjune aren't the only places to dance in this town (but you're not there for the dancing, are you?). Lit offers stellar DJs spinning anything with a good pulse (though they tend towards the New Wave, and have for years),... More on Lit Lounge »

  • Slate Plus

    Slate Plus

    This self-described azenith of grandeura flaunts 34 pool tables splayed across two floors. In between games, sex-oozing bartendresses serve candy-stick mixed drinks with names like aQ-Balla and aSneaky Pete.a More on Slate Plus »

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Music Venues

  • Iridium

    Iridium

    Named after a shiny metal, and hoping to capture the newest sounds in NYC jazz, Iridum has postioned itself to be one of the best jazz clubs (with food!) in the city. More on Iridium »

  • Bowery Ballroom

    Bowery Ballroom

    The Bowery Ballroom is generally regarded as the city's best music venue. It has three floors, three bars, an intimate 550-person capacity, balconies for the mosh-pit-adverse, and status as the most popular destination for rising indie-rockers.... More on Bowery Ballroom »

  • Rodeo Bar

    Rodeo Bar

    With the exception of a mechanical bull, Rodeo Bar has found a way to incorporate every joyous, grandiose Texan stereotype into one building. Positioned at the center of the room above the bar, for example, is a large oil tank painted red, white,... More on Rodeo Bar »

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Movie Theaters

  • AMC Empire 25

    AMC Empire 25

    This cinema is located near Times Square just off the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It features 3D screening, stadium seating, and made-to-order hot food. Wheelchair access and assisted listening devices are also available. More on AMC Empire 25 »

  • Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn Museum

    Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm; first Saturday of each month 11am-11pm; all other Saturdays 11am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm More on Brooklyn Museum »

  • Pavilion Theatre

    Pavilion Theatre

    I always wondered where parents hid the Slope's young adults (did they just roll tykes downhill when they started to outgrow the baby carriages?) until hitting the Park Slope Pavilion on a Friday night. Maybe it's just me, but the adolescent... More on Pavilion Theatre »

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Food Trucks

  • El Olomega

    El Olomega

    This year El Olomega drove off with the coveted Vendy Award for best food truck in NYC. They couldn't deserve it more. The Lainez family fries up "The Original Red Hook Salvadoran Papusa," a corn flour tortilla stuffed with various meats and... More on El Olomega »

  • An Angel in Queens

    An Angel in Queens

    This philanthropic food truck and foundation has been recognized by President Obama and the Yankees. Jorge Munoz created An Angel in Queens in 2006 to combat a hunger problem in the borrough by providing hot meals to homeless and unemployed... More on An Angel in Queens »

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Coffee Shops

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in New York and around the world. Named for the chief mate on the... More on Starbucks »

  • Starbucks

    Starbucks

    Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in New York and around the world. Named for the chief mate on the... More on Starbucks »

  • Dunkin' Donuts

    Dunkin' Donuts

    Founded in 1950 in Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts has achieved global domination of the donut market with more than 10,000 locations in 32 countries. New York donut lovers will find them here in practically every incarnation, from Bavarian... More on Dunkin' Donuts »

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    • Oh hello there! We are very excited to announce that our fourth annual 4Knots Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 12th from 1- 8 p.m. at the South Street Seaport, rain or shine. Manhattan's favorite summer music festival will return with 10 + bands hand-picked by our music department. As you well know, the festival is FREE, ALL AGES, and OUTDOORS. It's our 14th year curating this type of fest, and as always, it'll feature only the most renowned and emerging music artists burning up your Tumblrs and Twitters and such. It's going to... More on South Street Seaport »

    • Just about any restaurant that serves brunch in this city is doing something special for Easter, so pick a favorite and make a reservation. Here, we've rounded up a dozen unique ways to celebrate, from a boozy Easter egg hunt to an all-lamb dinner.Nerai, 55 East 54th Street, 212-759-5554 Heading to a midnight mass or Easter Vigil on Easter eve? Stop into this Greek restaurant after, where the kitchen will turn out traditional Greek Easter fare until 2:30 a.m. The family-style feast includes avgolemono soup, lamb riblets, pork tenderloin,... More on Nerai »

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