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WELCOME TO MY BEST NEW YORK NY - MANHATTAN

GENERAL INFORMATION:

CHECK OUT NYC.GOV, the official New York City Web site. A good window  about what is going on in New  York; cultural, governmental, you name it. Informative & important  for locals and visitors alike. Or jump directly to:  NYC.GOV for visitors
NYC.GOV general info about Manhattan

Empire State Building, seen from two different
directions, East 30th Street and West 34th Street.  
Empire State Building 
Click to enlarge.

Cannot always take the high road? Well, at least you can WALK THE HIGH LINE, a terrific new, elevated park. It is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort St. in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. High Line Maps

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: -(718)- 987-3500

Great list of Hidden Gems in New York, by
PROJECT for PUBLIC SPACES

South StreetSeaport, Pier 17, Manhattan Financial District South Street Seaport, Pier 17. Lower Manhattan / Financial District in background. Tall Ship "Peking" docked by the pier. Click for much larger image.

MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS & POPULAR SIGHTS:

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
350 5th Ave at 34th St.,
New York, NY 10018

FLATIRON BUILDING
175 Fifth Ave
New York, NY

THE CHRYSLER BUILDING
405 Lexington Avenue
Stunning Images & Info
More Information

ROCKEFELLER CENTER
1250 Avenue of the Americas
Manhattan, New York, NY 10112
Phone:-(212)- 632-3975

TOP OF THE ROCK
30 Rockefeller Plaza
(Entrance on 50th Street)
New York, New York, 10112
Phone:-(212)- 698-2000

WOOLWORTH BUILDING
233 Broadway
New York, NY

METROPOLITAN LIFE Tower
a.k.a Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company Building
One Madison Avenue at 23rd St
New York, NY

GRAND CENTRAL  navigation
87 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island. 
Statue of LIberty, Liberty Island, New York NY
Click to enlarge.

POPULAR SIGHTS & GREAT DESTINATIONS:

ELLIS ISLAND     Visiting ELLIS ISLAND

STATUE OF LIBERTY

THE one and only - BRONX ZOO
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460-1099

Bronx River Art Center
1087 East Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10460
Phone: -(718)- 589-5819

Bronx River Alliance

MADISON SQUARE PARK (surrounding areas & buildings) hosted  "EVENT HORIZONS" by Antony Gormley from March to August 15th, in 2010.
NY Times  article


CENTRAL PARK  gotta love it.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude's "Gates" in  Central
Park, February 2005.  Click to enlarge.
'Gates' in Central Park
NYC.gov link to Gates information.

GOVERNORS ISLAND is getting a new lease on life.
National Park Service link to Governors Island.
Governors Island Blog.  *  NY Times link: one vision of a possible Governors Island design. Question: Why not use an American design firm?  Second  NY Times link

Christo & Jeanne-Claude's installation "Gates" in Central Park, February 2005. Central Park south in background.

Most photos can be viewed in a larger format by clicking on the photos.
Please see the copyright notice on the bottom of the page. See also . Info about buying our images.
 legal notice about unauthorized copying and / or posting of our images.

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SUMMER EVENTS:

CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!
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music-dance-word-film
BATTERY DANCE COMPANY
380 Broadway, 5th fl., New York, NY 10013
Phone: -(212)- 219-3910

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CULTURE - CLASSICAL MUSIC - OPERA:

MAJOR MUSEUMS.   Yes, they are worth a visit:

The METROPOLITAN OPERA
Lincoln center; 64th Street & Broadway

LINCOLN CENTER for the Performing Arts
on the Upper West Side of Manhattan,
btw. West 62nd and 65th Streets and
Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues

AVERY FISHER HALL
Northern end of Lincoln Center Plaza, at
corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th Stre

NYU SKIRBALL CENTER for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, by Washington Square Park,
New York, NY 10012

Ladder 3 Manhattan
New York's bravest. Firehouse on East 13th Street.


View from Park Row: City Hall  Park, Manhattan
Municipal Building and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan   Manhattan Municipal Building, City Hall Park Federal Courthouse in background, on right.


Foley Square Fountain. Left: New York County Supreme Court. Right: Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, under renovation. 
In the center / background: Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse.
Foley Square Fountain. Left: New York County Supreme Court. Right: Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse. In the center: Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse.

MUSEUM of the CITY of NEW YORK
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of ART
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

MoMA - the MUSEUM of MODERN ART
11 West 53 Street, btw. Fifth & Sixth Avenues

P.S.1  Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Avenue,
Long Island City, NY

NEW MUSEUM
235 Bowery at Prince Street
(btw. Stanton & Rivington Streets)
New York, NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 219 1222

Whitney  MUSEUM of AMERICAN ART
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

The CLOISTERS MUSEUM & GARDEN
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park
New York, New York 10040
Phone: -(212)- -923-3700

The GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street

Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, NY
The Guggenheim Museum. Click for a larger view.


The FRICK COLLECTION
1 East 70th Street at Fifth Avenue

The MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
225 Madison Avenue at 36th  Street

The JEWISH MUSEUM
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street

El MUSEO del BARRIO
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street

NATIONAL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
1 Bowling Green (by NE corner of Battery Park)

MUSEUM of ILLUSTRATION
128 East 63rd Street btw. Park & Lexington 

The American Museum of Natural History
W 79th Street at Central Park West

Rose Center for Earth and Space
W 81th Street at Central Park West
(or trough Natural History Museum at
W 79th Street at Central Park West )

COOPER-HEWITT MUSEUM
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128-0669
Phone: -(212)- 849-8355    

Jean Dubuffet sculpture on plaza by Pine Street, Manhattan.
 "Four Trees" by Jean Dubuffet, on plaza btw. William Street, Pine Street and Cedar Street in the Financial District, Southern Manhattan.


RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
150 W 17th St btw. 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 620-5000


PHOTOGRAPHY:

INTERNATIONAL CENTER of PHOTOGRAPHY
1133 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave)
at 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Phone: -(212)- 857 -0000

Sol LeWitt
Sol LeWitt: "Towers" (Columbus) 1990. Location: Manhattan City Hall Park - City Hall / Brooklyn Bridge Station. Click for larger version of image.

Manhattan images- Cooper-Hewitt Museum Manhattan - New York NYCooper-Hewitt Museum. Click  for a larger view.
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GALLERIES:

ACA galleries
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-2800
Phone: -(212)- 206-8080

Adam Baumgold Gallery  2 locations:
60 East. 66th Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: -(212)- 861-7338

Adam Baumgold Gallery
40 East 75th Streeet
New York, NY 10021
Phone: -(212)-  861-7340

Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street,
Chelsea, New York NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 226-4151

Alexander and Bonin
132 10th Avenue (btwn 18th / 19th str.)
New York , NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 367-7474

Andrea Rosen Gallery
525 W. 24th Street (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 627-6000

BRICK Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: -(718)- 875-4047



Public Art - Tony Rosenthal 5 in 1 Installation at 1 Police Plaza, New York NY
Tony Rosenthal installation "5 in 1" at 1 Police Plaza.
Click for larger image.


CFM Gallery
236 West 27th Street Suite 4F
Chelsea, New York, NY 10001
Phone: -(212)- 966 3864

ChinaSquare Gallery
545 W. 25th Street (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 255-8886

Cuchifritos gallery
The Artists Alliance Art Gallery at
Essex Street Market events
120 Essex Street (btwn Delancey / Rivington)
(South end of building)
New York, NY 10002,  Phone:-(212)- 388-0449

Deitch Gallery
76 Grand Street (near Wooster Street)
New York, NY 10013
Phone: -(212)- 343-7300

DIA CENTER - Dia Art Foundation
535 West 22nd Street 
New York, NY 10011 
Phone: -(212)- 989-5566
Sites in NYC   DIA at the Hispanic Society

DIA: BEACON
3 Beekman Street,
Beacon, NY 12508
Phone: -(845)- 440-0100

frederieke taylor gallery
535 West 22nd Street
Chelsea, New York, NY 10011-1119
Phone: -(646)- 230-0992

Gagosian Gallery
3 locations in New York:
522 West 21st Street
555 West 24th Street
980 Madison Avenue

Malborough Gallery Chelsea
545 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone:-(212)- 463-8634
Scuptures by Magdalena Abakanowicz
and Stephen Talasnik until April 24.   second link 

Matthew Marks Gallery
526 West 22 Street
Chelsea, New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 243-0200

Midoma Gallery
439 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: -(917)- 432-2667

NATIONAL ACADEMY museum
1083 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128
Phone: -(212)- 369-4880

OGILVY Gallery
The Ogilvy Chocolate Factory
636 11th Avenue (btwn 46th / 47th)
New York, NY 10036

PULSE Contemporary Airt Fair
PULSE New York:  March 4-7, 2010
330 West Street @ West Houston
Chelsea, New York, NY 10014

Robert Miller Gallery
524 W. 26th Street (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10001
Phone:-(212)- 366-4774

Skarstedt Gallery
20 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Phone: -(212)- 737-2060

Yvon Lambert
550 West 21st Street
Chelsea, New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 242-3611


ARTslant - LIST of NEW YORK Galleries


Artreach - list of Soho & Chelsea Galleries


ARTNET - the artworld online

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BROADWAY / OFF BROADWAY:

New York City Theatre:
LINK TO SHOWS in New York.

New York City Theatre: excellent 
LIST of New York THEATERS and ARENAS.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre
second link
302 West 45th Street
(Btwn 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10036
-Hair

GERSHWIN THEATRE
222 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019-6202
Phone:-(212)- 586-6510
- Wicked

MINSKOFF THEATRE
1535 Broadway, New York, NY
Corner of 45th Street
- The Lion King

MAJESTIC THEATRE
245 West 44th Street
Btwn Broadway and 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
- Phantom of the Opera

ORPHEUM THEATER
126 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003
2nd Avenue, btwn East 7th Str & St. Marks Pl.

-Stomp

BAM - HARVEY THEATER
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217

BAM - THE BRIDGE PROJECT

BRICK Studios - Brooklyn
BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
phone: -(718)- 855-7882
Email: bric@bricartsmedia.org    second link

... more content to be added. Meanwhile, see
the theater & show list above.

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An old paper photo, displaying a memory. From Right: Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx; East River; Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge. In front: lower Manhattan.
View to 4 boroughs from World Trade Center
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NYC.GOV general info about  Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, QueensStaten Island
 
 
  Verrazano Narrows Tug Boat Dance:
Verrazano bridge boats New York bay
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, the best way to get around in New York:

The best way to experience the sights, sounds, smells, feelings and flavors of New York is to walk around. But to cover bigger distances in shorter times, New York City buses and subways are great. Tour buses have their place, but all you really need to do is hop on a city bus to experience the views, or go down into the subway for a direct bee line to your destination.

The MTA has a terrific web site, offering tons of
information about commute in the NY area, for
all commuters, locals and out-of-towners alike.

LINKS:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority - information page.

ALL MTA MAPS  

MTA TRIP PLANNER; great tool

A selection of other  subway route planners

Below, a few MTA PDF from map -links.
I LOVE these maps.
You can enlarge the map enormously and
navigate easily, by just grabbing & pulling:

NY SUBWAY MAP

NY BUS MAP

BROOKLYN BUS MAP

BRONX BUS MAP

QUEENS BUS MAP

STATEN ISLAND MAP

Roy Lichtenstein at Atlantic Avenue
Station in Brooklyn. Click to enlarge:
Subway Art: Roy Lichtenstein, Reverie (1965) image at Atlantic Avenue Station, Brooklyn, NY
And while you are at it, riding the subway, why don't you turn it into a cultural tour: A link to Subway Art

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YOGA:

Iyengar Yoga Institute

We also like:
Integral Yoga Institute
227 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Phone: -(212)- 929-0585
E-mail: info (at) iyiny (dot) org


BodyMind Well Being:

Heloisa de Melo
Massage Therapist / Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Deep Tissue - Pre-Natal - Lymphatic Drainage - CranioSacral - Reflexology - Ayurvedic - Mayan Abdominal Massage - Shiatsu - Reiki
Email: HeloisaLMT (at) aol (dot) com

Glorious New York sunset

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General New York related links:

Waterfall by Brooklyn Bridge NY

Downtown Manhattan, the Financial District framed by the Brooklyn Bridge. In the summer 2009, Manhattan was a city of waterfalls , enjoying 4 installations by Olafur Eliasson.
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SHOPPING for CAMERAS & ELECTRONICS, etc. :

We personally find these stores to have fair prices. They are well known.

OTHER SHOPPING INFORMATION:

Good Guide: help to find safe, healthy, and green products.

Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews

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Miscellanious images:



Stunning Main Post office: 421 Eighth Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Streets. Click to enlarge:
MainPost Office 421 Eighth Ave 31-33rd St NY The Main Post Office is also called the James E. Farley building. Link with information & photos. More information.
Crowds and bustle on 33rd Street & Eight Avenue. Click photo:
W 33rd Street and Eight Avenue Street scene. The Beauty and the Beast: Empire State Building &
Madison Square Garden. Click to enlarge.
The Beauty and the Beast: Empire State Building & Madison Square Garden. Click to enlarge:
Madison Square Garden w Empire State Building in Background
MAMMATUS CLOUDS:
After a thunderstorm, eerie yellow light and surreal mammatus clouds  a.k.a. mammatocumulus clouds hover over New  York on June 26, 2009. Below, these mammatus "bubble clouds" hover over Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge & Manhattan Bridge at sunset.  Click photo to enlarge:
Mammatus clouds a.k.a. mammatocumulus clouds over New York, NY on June 26, 2009. Mammatus clouds are made up mostly of ice crystals & look like a cellular pattern of pouches or bubbles, hanging under the base of a cloud. Just as on this June 2009 night, they often follow thunderstorms.

This beautiful Beaux-Arts styled Main Post Office with its row of handsome Corinthian Columns, is located on Eighth Avenue, between 31st & 33rd Streets. It is open 24 hours per day. This post office is also known as the James E. Farley building.  Click photo to enlarge.
Beaux-Arts styled Main Post Office; a.k.a. the James e. Farley Building, on 8 th avenue btw 31-33rd streets





Fifth AVenue @ 18th Street, looking north toward the
Empire State Building.
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HOTELS:


 

 

GANSEVOORT
18 Ninth Avenue at 13th Street
Meatpacking District,
New York, NY 10014
Phone: -(212)- 206-6700
E-mail: contact@hotelgansevoort.com

THE STANDARD - High Line
848 Washington at 13th Street,
Meatpacking District
, New York 10014
Phone: -(212)- 645-4646
E-mail: newyork@standardhotels.com
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THE STANDARD - East Village
25 Cooper Square, Bowery at East 5th Street
East Village, New York, NY 10003
Phone: - (212) - 475-5700
E-mail: reservations.ev@standardhotels.com

WASHINGTON SQUARE Hotel
103 Waverly Place, at MacDougal Street
W/E Village, New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 777-9515, Res: -(800)- 222-0418
E-mail: reservations@wshotel.com

EAST HOUSTON HOTEL
151 East Houstion Street, at Eldridge St.
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 777 - 0012
E-mail: reservation@hoteleasthouston.com

HOTEL GIRAFFE
365 Park Avenue South at 26th Street
Rose Hill btw. Gramercy / Murray Hill,
New York, NY 10016
Phone:-(212)- 685-7700
E-mail: information@hotelgiraffe.com

The BROOME
431 Broome street, Soho
New York, NY 10013
Phone: -(212)- 431 2929
E-mail: info@thebroomenyc.com
Broome review Finnish magazine, English review at the end of the article, after photographs.

SIXTY LES
190 Allen Street, Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
Phone:-(877) - 460 - 8888
E-mail: infoLES@sixtyhotels.com
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SIXTY - SOHO
60 Thompson Street, Soho, New York, NY
E-mail: infosoho@sixtyhotels.com
Phone:-(877) - 431 - 0400
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6 COLOMBUS
6 Columbus Circle, Midtown West
Phone:-(877) - 626 - 5862
E-mail: info6C@sixtyhotels.com

Hotel on RIVINGTON
107 Rivington Street btw. Essex & Ludlow Streets,
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
Phone:-(212)- 475-2600
E-mail: info@hotelonrivington.com

RITZ-CARLTON, Central Park
50 Central Park South,
Midtown, New York, NY 10019
Phone: -(212)- 308-9100  

HOTEL 17  - "chic budget hotel".
225 E. 17th Street  btw. 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Downtown (btw. Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town)
New York, NY 10003  
Phone:-(212)- 475 2845
E-mail: info@hotel17ny.com

The POD HOTEL 51
230 East 51st Street,
Midtown, New York, NY 10022
Phone:-(212)- 355-0300
E-mail: info@thepodhotel.com
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The POD HOTEL 39
145 East 39th Street (btwn 3rd & Lexington Avenues)
Murray Hill, New York, NY 10016
Phone:-(212)- 865 - 5700
E-mail: info@thepodhotel39.com
Reservations: reservations@thepodhotel39.com

W - NEW YORK -Union Square
201 Park Avenue South
Union Square, New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 253-9119 

CHANDLER HOTEL
12 East 31st Street, Flatiron area,
New York, NY 10016
Phone: -(212)- 889 6363
Email: info@hotelchandler.com
The Chandler restaurant hotel has a great chef.

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INNS:

Hostels / Apartments, longer stays:

The INN at IRVING PLACE
56 Irving Place, btw. 17th & 18th Streets
Gramercy, New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)-  533-4600
innatirving@aol.com

The FRANKLIN HOTEL
164 East 87th Street, btw. Lexington/3rd Aves
Upper East Side, New York, NY, 10128
Phone: -(212)- 369-1000,  -(800)- 607-4009

AIRBNB    AIRBNB - New York  
listings - posts of available apartment /room rentals.

Manhattan, New York sunset skyline panorama

AKA luxury extended stay HOTEL & APARTMENTS
4 Locations in New York, NY:
Central Park: 42 W 58th St, Phone: -(646)- 744 - 3100
Times Square: 123 W 44th St,Phone: -(212)- 764 - 5700
Sutton Place:    330 E 56th St,   Phone:-(212)- 752 - 8888
United Nations: 234 E 46th St,   Phone:-(646)- 291 - 4200
Wall Street: 84 William Street, opening in summer 2015

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Moonlight over East river. Click to enlarge:
Moon over Brooklyn Bridge
King Tut built this on his first visit to New York. Click to enlarge:
The Pythian Temple, West Side, Manhattan NY
The old Pythian Temple at 135 West 70th Street. Now and apartment
building. New York is a treasure trove of hidden gems and quirky things.

RESTAURANTS:


 

 

The absolute coolest time to have dinner in a New York restaurant is when you are hungry. Since the American Revolution, savvy New York restaurateurs have recognized this, and have organized their service around the times people are usually hungry. In order to clarify this phenomenon further, they have broken down such service into four general categories to coincide with general times of hunger. New York restaurateurs have thus given the clever and oh-so-hip names to such times as, "Breakfast", "Brunch", "Lunch" and "Dinner".

CHEAP / REASONABLY PRICED:

LUKE'S LOBSTER SHACK
Locations:
East Village - 93 East 7th Street,
FiDi -26 S. William Street,
The Plaza (Food Hall)
- 1 W. 59th Street,
Upper East Side
- 242 East 81st Street ,
Upper West Side
- 426 Amsterdam Ave (80th/81st)
Nauti Mobile check weekly locations.

E-mail
"New York City's freshest, most affordable lobster roll, straight from the docks of Maine. It's the only seafood roll that's traceable from the sea floor to your plate".

TAÏM
2 locations:
222 Waverly Place
(corner of Spring & Mulberry Streets)
Phone:-(212)- 691 - 1287
45 Spring Street
Phone:-(212)-212.219.0600
(near junction of Perry street, Waverly place, and 7th avenue south)

"Strictly vegetarian: some dishes prepared with either dairy or egg products. Taïm's falafel is gluten free & always fried to order in 0% trans-fat oil. The food is prepared daily with always the freshest ingredients, using traditional middle-eastern recipes with a gourmet twist."

CHILI THAI
712 9th Avenue (btwn 48th & 49th St)
New York NY 10019
Phone: -(917)- 472-9838

See reviews on City Search

Tasty, cozy and friendly. Cute little
place. And you can bring your
own beer, too.

CHICKPEA
"Always baked, never fried"
210 E 14th St
btwn 3rd & 2nd Avenues
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 228-3445
info@getchickpea.com

Locations

CRÊPES DU NORD
French-Scandinavian
Crêperie & Winebar

17 South William Street
Financial Disctrict, New York,
NY 10004
Phone:-(212)- 422-9500

 

AURA, Thai Fusion Cuisine
Address: 462 Ninth Avenue
btwn. 35th – 36th Streets
Phone:-(212)- 971-8530 /-(212)- 971-8531
or: -(212)- 971-8532
E-mail: aurathainyc@gmail.com

We were pleasantly surprised to find this little restaurant. The ingredients seemed fresh and the dishes tasty. We very much enjoyed the green curry & the shrimp salad.
The starters: vegetable dumplings & the green papaya salad were equally tasty. Now we know where to rest our feet and get nourished after shopping at B&H.
Aura's menu.

OYAMA Sushi Bar
188 1st Ave, New York 10009
(btwn 11th & 12th St)
Phone: -(212)- 777-1989

Not really cozy and the service is not
very good, but it offers great bang
for the buck! Some favorites: Spider
roll, Rainbow roll, Una Don ( Eel over
rice). Food has been fresh on all our
visits. reviews 

 

SMÖRGÅS CHEF(four locations)
Wall Street area: 53 Stone Street,
(btwn Hanover Sq & Broad St)
New York, NY 10004
Phone: -(212)-  422-3500

Delicious Scandinavian: Good food for
good prices. Very fresh. We love the fish
dishes, but also like their other dishes.
Go for lunch or any time of the day.
Friendly service. We enjoy the Stone
Street location, especially during the
warm seasons, when the a whole block
of Stone Street is one big cozy patio.

All locations: Wall Street Area,
West Village & Scandinavia House

Cheap Indian:

PANNA II Garden restaurant
93 First Ave, btwn 5th & 6th Sts
New York, NY 10003

MILON
93 First Ave, btwn 5th & 6th Sts
New York, NY, 10003
Phone: -(212)- 228-4896

Two "wonderfully" tacky Indian
restaurants "with garden-like views".
Cheap chow. Some people love
them ... and others really don't.

OTHER

MOMOFUKU NOODLE BAR
171 First Ave
btwn 10th & 11th Streets
New York NY 10003
Phone: no phone

SIP SAK  Turkish Food
928 Second Avenue
btwn 49th & 50th Streets
New York, NY 10017
Phone: -(212)- -583-1900

LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN - numerous locations.
"In bringing you the best organic ingredients,
we support sustainable farming."

A bakery /café / restaurant, serving delicious salads, open faced sandwiches, quiches, sops, etc & coffees breads and other bakery products.
Many items on the menu are 100% botanical/vegan and many more are organic.
When we visited for my first time, in their Meatpacking district location, I first thought that this is somebody's labor of love, their dream café / restaurant, but it turned out it is a chain. Well now. A chain that sereves not just good, but health conscious food. Impressed, yes we are.

After visits to other locations in New York, we have found, that while the quality of the food seems to be the mostly the same (although the menus very a bit), the quality if their espressos & cappuchinos vary, on a trulu unacceptable scale, as does the service. In Tribeca they served the cappuchino from a huge latte bowl... and the "espresso" in it was like dishwater. What is worse, the (friendly) staff did not seem to understand what was wrong with it. (super weak espresso and way too much milk, in a bowl of a cup).
In the Park Slope, Brooklyn location, the service was unfathomably slow, two times out of 3 (in a half filled room).

P.S. This is one of the few places in NYC, where you can get your coffee with soy milk.
P.P.S Their "organic breads are handmade daily" by their bakers. We are gaga over their stoneground sourdough ryev & whole wheatr bread.

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN:


 

 

EL PARADOR CAFÉ
325 East 34th Street, btwn 1st/2nd Aves
Murray Hill, New York, NY 10016
Phone: -(212)- 679-6812
alex@elparadorcafe.com

A landmark of Murray Hill for 40+ years, 
El Parador Café has also recieved a Bib
Gourmand mention in the Michelin Guide.

ZARELA
953 Second Avenue, btwn 50th/51st St
Midtown East, New York, NY 10022
Phone:-(212)-  644-6740

Multifaceted Mexican cuisine: "Proof that
Mexican food at its best can be judged
by the same exacting standards as any
other great cuisine".

SUEÑOS
311 West 17th Street
(btwn 8th/ 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Phone:-(212)- 243-1333
info@suenosnyc.com
NY Magazine review

HELL'S KITCHEN "Progressive Mexican Cuisine"
679 Ninth Avenue, btwn 46th/47th St
New York, NY 10036
Phone:-(212)- 977-1588

FONDA 40 Avenue B, (btwn 4th & 3rd St)
East Village, Alphabet City, NY 10009
Phone:-(212)- 677-4096


MAYA
1191 First Ave, btwn 64th/65th St
New York, NY 10021
Phone: -(212)-  585-1818

Gourmet Mexican; delicious Margaritas.
"Contemporary, earthy & authentic
cuisine and atmosphere, rooted in the
land and ancient culture of Mexico".

CREMA
111 West 17th Street, btwn 6th/7th Aves
Chelsea, New York, NY 10011
Phone:-(212)-  691-4477
info@cremarestaurante.com

Traditional Mexican cuisine fused with a
formal French Presentation.

AGAVE
7th Avenue South,
btwn Charles/West 10th Street

PAMPANO
209 East 49th Street,
btwn 2nd/3rd Aves
New York, NY 10017
Phone:-(212)-  751-4545
 
"Tropical, sophisticated restaurant,
offering modern, dynamic seafood
from Mexico's coasts."

MEXICANA MAMA
525 Hudson Steet, btwn Charles/10th Str
West Village, New York, NY 10014
Phone:-(212)-  924-4119
NY Magazine review

ROSA MEXICANO
Original location:
Rosa Mexicano First Avenue
1063 First Avenue (at 58th St.)
New York, NY 10022
Phone: -(212)- 753-740

One of our old time favorites. Good
food, great table side Guacamole and
some of the best Margaritas in NYC.

Other locations:
Rosa Mexicano at Union Square
9 East 18th St, at 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 533-3350

Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center
61 Columbus Avenue (62/Columbus)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: -(212)- 977-7700


OTHER FLAVORS:


 

ITALIAN:

Restaurant Spice Market Manhattan

SPICE MARKET
403 W. 13th Street at 9th Ave
Phone: -(212)- 675-2322
E-mail
"Inspired by street food in Vietnam, Thailand and China. Regional fish, sauces, curries and spices... "

Beautiful, large space, friendly service & good food. You can compile a meal out of many small dishes, which is especially great if you are in a group and want to share and taste many dishes. So far, we have liked Spice Market.

Mussels in thai basil broth at Restaurant Spice Market, Manhattan, Meatpacking district NY

SOCARRAT Paella Bar
259 W. 19th Street
nr. Seventh Avenue
Phone: -(212)- 462-1000
Other locations
"Authentic dishes from different
regions of Spain. Specialty:
traditional tapas, paella and
fideua".

TERTULIA
359 6th Avenue (corner of Washington Place)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: -(646) -559-9909
Tapas, small plates to share, large dishes like paella or meat plates.
NY Times article

YERBA BUENA
23 Avenue A,  near 2nd Street
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10009
Phone: -(212)- 529-2919

"Innovative take on Latin cuisine".
Flavors from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Mexico and Peru.

Peekytoe Crab Dumplings at Restaurant Spice Market, Manhattan, Meatpacking district NY
Above: Peekytoe Crab Dumplings at Spice Market. Left: Mussels in Thai Basil broth at Restaurant Spice Market. Click photos to enlarge.

IL BUCO
47 Bond Street (nr. Lafayette Street),
New York, NY 10012
Phone: -(212)- 533-1932

Cuisine, partly Italian / Spanish & more

NOVITA
102 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010-5404
Phone: -(212)- 677-2222
"Sasonally inspired, modern Italian".
Novita has been flying under the radar
and its fans would love to keep it that
way.
NY Times review

SALUMERIA ROSI
283 Amsterdam Avenue
(btwn 73rd/74th Streets)
Upper West Side, New York NY 10023
Phone: -(212)-  877-4800

Small neighborhood salumi shop and restaurant.

PERLA
24 Minetta LANE (near 6th Ave) , New York, NY 10012 Phone: -(212)- 933 -1824

DELL'ANIMA
38 Eighth Avenue @ Jane Street,
New York, NY 10014
Phone: -(212)- 366-6633

L'APICIO
13 East 1st Street (btwn Bowery& 2nd Ave),
East Village, New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 533 -7400

Modern Italian food.

IL BUCO ALIMENTARI E VINERIA
53 Great Jones Street New York
Phone: -(212)- 837-2622
E-mail: info@ilbuco.com
"Inspired by simple, authentic food made with an uncompromising ethic and the joy of sharing it with friends."

FRENCH "CASUAL"

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

 

DBGB Kitchen and Bar
299 Bowery (btwn Houston & 1st Street)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 933-5300

"French brasserie meets the American tavern."

VEGAN / VEGETARIAN

ANGELICA KITCHEN
300 East 12th Street,
New York, NY, 10003
Phone: -(212)- 228-2909
"First quality organically grown ingredients often served to you less than forty-eight hours after harvest. No refined sugars, no preservatives, no dairy, no eggs, no animal products whatsoever."
Angelica Kitchen is one of New Yrk's oldest vegetarian restaurants and still a favorite of many a NYC vegetarian.

KAJITSU
125 E 39th Stree (Murray Hill)t, New York, NY 10016
Phone: -(212)- 228 -4873
"Vegetarian cooking that originates in Zen Buddhism, following an animal free cooking tradition called shojin ryori."
NY Times article

PURE FOOD & WINE
54 Irving Place (btwn 17th / 18th strs)
New York, New York, 10010
Phone: -(212)- 477-1010
info@purefoodandwine.com
Raw & vegan.

DIRT CANDY
430 East 9th Street
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10009
Phone: -(212)- 228 -7732

'SNICE CAFE
'Snice West Village   'Snice Sullivan Street
"‘sNice offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, as well as plenty of home made vegan treats made daily. ‘sNice strives to source its ingredients responsibly, using organic when available as well as improving its environmental impact, with biodegradable take out material."

CANDLE 79
154 East 79th Street @ Lexington Avenue
Upper East Side, New York, NY 10075
Phone: -(212)- 537-7179
Email: Info@Candle79.com
Good, but some dishes a bit heavy.

CANDLE CAFE EAST
1307 3rd Avenue, btwn 74th & 75th,
Upper East Side, New York, NY 10021
Phone: -(212)- 472-0970

Good, but some dishes a bit heavy. We wish more vegetarian & vegan chefs would realize you do not need heavy dressings for the food to taste good.

CANDLE CAFE WEST

2427 Broadway, btwn 89th & 90th Streets,
Upper East Side, New York, NY 10024
Phone: -(212)- 769-8900
Email: uws@CandleCafe.com

COOL & GOOD:


 

 

EMPLOYEES ONLY
510 Hudson Street
btwn Christopher & West 10th St.
New York NY 10014
Phone: -(212)- 242 - 3021

A super happening bar/restaurant in a speakeasy setting, where lots of people come for drinks and are
totally surprised over how delicious the food is.  We  go here  for the food, too, not just the great drinks.

RED FARM
529 Hudson Street
Phone: -(212)- 792 - 9700
E-mail: info@redfarmnyc.com

"Innovative, Inspired Chinese Cuisine with Greenmarket Sensibility."

Delicious, fresh food. Recommended.
Red Farm does not take reservations, so the wait can be long.


MACAO TRADING Co.
311 Church St,  btwn Walker & Lispenard Streets
New York, NY 10013
Phone: -(212)- 431-8750

Hot. Happening, Different. Fabulous, creative design, great food & attentive staff. Executive Chef:David Waltuck. Daily 5pm-4am.
Brunch 11:30am-3pm
Macao's Menu
We had a fun and delicious dinner (and super good drnks after) here in the end of May. (more to come...)
NY Magazine review of Macao.
UrbanDaddy review

EATALY - Italian food and wine marketplace.
(By Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Lidia  Bastianich.)

200 Fifth Avenue (at 23rd Street)
Flatiron district, New York, NY 10010
Phone: -(212)- 229 - 2560
E-mail: info@eataly.com

Specialty  foods market for Italian
delicacies & wine, a culinary educational
center, and restaurants:
A  fish restaurant,  a vegetable restaurant and a meat restaurant; a pizza and pasta place, plus a panino bar.  

Eataly has been wildly popular from the moment it opened.
EATALY on Facebook.

URBAN WINERIES:

CITY WINERY
143 Varick St New York, NY 10013 Phone: -(212)- -608-0555

MORE or less EXPENSIVE:


 

 

GRAMERCY TAVERN
42 East 20th St btwn
Gramercy / Flatiron
Park Avenue South & Broadway

Dining Room:
Our two latest dinners at the Dining Room:
June 3rd 2013:
Four diners having the Seasonal Tasting menu. The two vegetarian- pescaterians in our group got to substitute a fish dish from the á la carte menu for the meat/fowl dish on the tasting menu.
October 11th, 2013: Two diners, again having the tasting menu.

Consensus, both times: One of the best dinners in our lives and one of the best dining experiences in our lives. The only tasting menu ever that did not leave us feeling overly full and/or uncomfortable. Super fresh ingredients, seemingly non-fussy, but extremely creative cooking that elicited excited "oohs" and "aahhs" throughout the dinner.

Terrific, professional, yet friendly & humorous service, including the knowledgeable and super nice sommelier that recommended a wine that blew our socks off.

Recent lunch in the Dining Room was equally blissful.

The more reasonably priced Tavern Room & Bar, serves very good food. Popular for good reason. One of our favorite lunch places. We enjoy the "new chef", Michael Anthony and his team very much.

Our one of our recent lunches in the Tavern was better than ever, with wonderful service. Our waiter really seemed to know his stuff and brought an extra level of joy into this experience. We warmly recommend the sturgeon from the Tavern lunch menu. Another level!
NY Times: 3 stars, 1995 & 2007.  
Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2005 - 2013. (plus many other awards, too many to list here)

Delicious dishes from the Seasonal Tasting Menu at Gramercy Tavern, June 2013:
Melting in your mouth delicious and so fresh marinated scallops in broth with caviar and greens. Insanely good Warm Lobster Salad at Gramercy Tavern.
More images will be added soon.

db BISTRO MODERNE
55 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: -(212)- 391-2400
" Modern French-American restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the flavors of the American market."

CAFÉ BOULUD
20 East 76th Street
New York, NY, 10021
Phone: -(212)- 772-2600
Inspired by "classic French cuisine, seasonal delicacies, the vegetable garde andflavors of world cuisines."

ANNISA
13 Barrow St (btwn 7th Ave S & W 4th St),
West Village
, New York, NY 10014
Phone: -(212)- 741-6699

Inventive contemporary American cuisine with Asian flavors & classic French technique.

ROUGE TOMATE 10 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: -(646)- 237-8977

Seasonally inspired, locally
sourced Modern American cuisine

Delicious, fresh, creative.
The service is mostly friendly and attentive,
but the seating policies can be, lets say, less so.

See:
DETAILED Rouge Tomate REVIEW and images.
Food photos   - Design photos

Walu Crudo & Lobster salad at Rouge Tomate:
Delicious Walu Crudo at restaurant Rouge Tomate, NYC. Lobster salad at Restaurant Rouge Tomate NYC

A selection of delicious dishes at Gramercy Tavern, Tavern lunch menu: From left, Fish croquette, Baby beet & orange salad, Seafood saffron-fennel chowder, Sea bass, Pear-fig tart.
Fish Croquette w. Heirloom Beans at Gramercy Tavern Bar, New York, NYC  Beet Salad at Restaurant Gramercy Tavern Bar, New York NYC  Seafood_Chowder_Gramercy_Tavern_NYC  Sea Bass w. Sweet Onion Sauce Gramercy Tavern, NYC  Pear_Almond_Fig_Tart_Gramercy_Tavern_NYC

BOULEY 
163 Duane Street (corner of
Hudson, by Duane Park).
TriBeCa/Downtown,  New York, NY 10013
Phone: -(212)- 964-2525

The "old" Bouley is back, and seems stronger than ever. We had one of the best meals of our lives at the
original restaurant and feel that the"new" Bouley could very well top that experience. The food is delicious &
flavorful without being too heavy.
Bouley is in a beautiful "new" space, closer to the original location of the restaurant. The service is truly professional without taking itself too seariously.

One of our absolute favorites anywhere.

NY Times: 3 stars, 3/2009.  
Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2011

JEAN GEORGES
1 Central Park West
btwn 60th / 61st St
Midtown West, New York, NY 10023
Phone: -(212)- 299-3900

Guide Michelin: 3 stars, 2011.

BABBO
110 Waverly Place, in the Village,
next to Washington Square Park.
New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 777-0303 Very popular. "delicious simple food that hopefully tastes as good as you remember from your last visit to Italy"

DEL POSTO
85 10th Avenue at 16th Street,
Meatpacking District ,
New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 497-8090
NY Times: 1 star.  NYTimes review.
Guide Michelin: 3 stars, 2011.

River Cafe Salmon.
River Cafe, Brooklyn, NYC

RIVER CAFE, located in Brooklyn,
under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2011.

UNION SQUARE CAFE
21 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 243-4020

A New York favorite. Never fails to delight: Super friendly service, good food, cozy space. Wonderful wines, also by the glass. Makes a big difference.

JOHN DORY
1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 @ 29th Street
Midtown West, Flatiron
Phone: -(212)- 792 -9000
John Dory in NY Magazine

ELEVEN MADISON PARK
11 Madison Avenue
at 24th Street  (Gramercy / Flatiron)
New York, NY 10010
Phone :-(212)- 889-0918

True joy.
Excellent food, excellent, friendly service, great wine list & a magnificent room. We cannot get enough of this
restaurant. Lunch is just as delightful.
NY Times: 4 stars, 8/2009.  
Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2011.

DANIEL
60 East 65th Street
Upper East Side, New York, NY 10065        
Phone: -(212)- 288-0033
NY Times: 4 stars.  NYTimes review.
Guide Michelin: 3 stars, 2011

THE MODERN
(The Museum of Modern Art)
9 West 53rd Street,
btwn  5th & 6th Avenues
Midtown West ,
New York, NY 10019

Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2011.

BLUE HILL in New York City
75 Washington Place, nr 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 539-1776

"Seasonal American celebrating the
bounty of the Hudson Valley"

Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2011.

JUNI
12 Eeast 31st Street, Gramercy/ Flatiron
New York, NY 10016
Phone: -(212)- 995-8599

Seasonal contemporary American cuisine. Executive chef Shaun Hergatt, formely of Sho Shaun Hergatt (2 Michelin star). Juni is a 50-seat boutique restaurant, at the Chandler Hotel.

DAVIDBURKE TOWNHOUSE
133 East 61st Street
(Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
Phone: -(212)- 813-2121

Comfortably furnished townhouse rooms, filled with warm colors, large paintings and pleasant lighting. Dinner: Friendly service, ok food. Expensive.
Brunch: In a half empty room we waited for our food forever. When it arrived, my chicken salad was less than uninspiring, and my brunch companion's tuna burger was very fishy. He did get another dish instead, but only after the waiter had tried to
convince us that the tuna burger was not fishy.

Detailed Townhouse dinner review& images

davidburke Townhouse, NYC
   Davidburke Townhouse dining room.

VERITAS
43 East  20th Street
btwn Park Ave South & Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 353-3700

Truly impressive wine list.
"Delicious food, elegant but understated ambience, top
notch but unpretentious service..."

CRU =CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION.
24 5th Avenue, corner of 9th St.
Greenwich Village,
New York, NY 10011
Phone: -(212)- 529 1700

Insanely good wine list.
Chef Todd Macdonald

AQUAVIT
65 East 55th Street  
(btwn Park & Madison)
Midtown, New York, NY 10022
Phone: -(212)- 307-7311
info@aquavit.org

Delicious, upscale Scandinavian.
Executive Chef: Marcus Jernmark

MOMOFUKU KO
163 First Avenue, btwn 10th & 11th Street,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: no phone
other momofuku restaureants / locations

TOCQUEVILLE
1 Eest 15th Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 647-1515
tocqueville15@aol.com
NY Times review

PICHOLINE
35 West 64th Street,
New York, NY  10023 
Phone: -(212)- 724-8585 
Email: info@picholinenyc.com

Modern Medietrranean. A popular
restaurant. There is also a no
reservation wine & cheese bar.
Very close to the Lincoln center.

LE BERNARDIN
155 West 51st Street,
btwn  6th & 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10019
Phone: -(212)-  554-1515
Perennial top rated seafood restaurant. Guide Michelin: 3 stars, 2011. We, however, disagree.

CHEF'S TABLE at Brooklyn Fare -Hells Kitchen
431 37th Street, Hell's Kitchen, NY
No phone yet. Not open yet?
Time out

NoMad
1170 Broadway (at 28 Street), Chelsea, NY 10001
Phone: -(347)- 472- 5660 

"...Casually elegant food and beverage program under the supervision of Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara.
Inspired by Chef Daniel’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park. The restaurant is comprised of a series of rooms surrounding a glass-enclosed atrium."

CORTON
Closed.

VERY EXPENSIVE:

URBAN WINERIES:

 

PER SE
10 Columbus Circle at 60th St
In the Time Warner Center, 4th Floor
New York NY‎
Phone: -(212)- 823-9335‎

Trancendent. Impeccable. We have
never experienced service this good,
consistently. But after paying the bill,
we had to walk home.

Guide Michelin: 3 stars, 2011.

CITY WINERY
143 Varick St New York, NY 10013 Phone: -(212)- 608-0555

Click on image to enlarge: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY. Mirror view.
Odd sight in the rear view mirror. Brooklyn Bridge reflection, New York, NY.

CHANTERELLE is closed.

SUSHI:


 

 

HATSUHANA
17 East 48th St btwn 5th & Madison‎
237 Park Ave at 46th Street
New York  NY
Phone: -(212)- 661-3400

We have  loved Hatsuhana for  a
loong time. We favor Hatsuhana over many much more hyped sushi restaurants. We prefer to sit  by the
bar counter.

HATSUHANA Park
237 Park Avenue, btwn 45th & 46th St
Phone: -(212)- 661-3400

SUSHI of GARI
402 East 78th Street, by First Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Phone: -(212)- 517-5340

See other locations Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2011.

MASA 
10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: -(212)- 823-9800

The fixed pirce omakase menu;
$400 to $600 per person.
No a la carte menu.

SUSHI SEKI
1143 First Avenue, btwn 62nd/63rd Sts
New York, NY 10021
Phone: -(212)- 371-0238
Savory Cities NY link

15 EAST
15 East  15th Street,
(btwn Union Sq. West/5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 647-0015

Guide Michelin: 1 star, 2013.

SUSHI YASUDA
204 East 43rd St  at Third Ave
New York NY 10017
Phone: -(212)- 972-1001

Blissful. You never want your
dinner or lunch to end! Sit by the
sushi bar counter if you can. 

KURUMA ZUSHI
7 East 47th Street, 2nd floor,
(near Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10017
Phone:-(212)- 317-2802
NY Magazine review

KANOYAMA

175 2nd Avenue, btwn 11th/12th Sts
New York, NY 10003
Phone: -(212)- 777-5266

STEAK HOUSES:


 

 

SMITH & WOLLENSKY
797 Third Avenue at 49th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: -(212)- 753-1530

SPARKS Steak House
210 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017-2903
Phone: -(212)- 687-4855

KEENS
72 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Phone: -(212)- 947 -3636

Morton's 5th Avenue
551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: -(212)- 972-3315

In Brooklyn:
PETER LUGER

MORTON'S, Brooklyn

DELMONICO'S
56 Beaver St at William Street
New York, NY 10004 
Phone: -(212)- 509-1144

We are not really that into steak houses, but when one of our all time favorite chefs, the super talented Chef Rick Laakkonen (River Cafe, ILO, etc.) was cooking at this historic establishment,
we paid a visit.

See full description of the dishes on the My Best New York NY Delmonico's / Chef Rick Laakkonen review.

Click images to enlarge: Restaurant Delmonico's, Financial District, Manhattan NY Corner of Beaver & William Streets; Delmonico's Restaurant.

Delmonico's William Beaver Streets New York NY
The Delmonico's building in moonlight.


HISTORIC / LANDMARK RESTAURANTS:


 

 

KATZ'S DELICATESSEN
205 East Houston Street
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 254-2246

SECOND AVENUE DELI
162 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: -(212)- 677-0606

OYSTER BAR | Second Link | online menu
Grand Central,
Lower Level Dining Concourse
Phone: -(212)- 490-665


RESTAURANT Resources:


 

Brooklyn Restaurants:

NY Eater | Urban Spoon |

NY Eater - list, and comments, of Michelins 2015 stars.
Personally, we do not really care.



STREET FOOD MARKETS:


 

 

Broadway Bites by Urban Space
October 6 - November 14, 2014; 11 am - 9 pm daily
Location: Greeley Square Park,
intersection of 33rd Street & Broadway.

 




FOOD STORES &  MARKETS:


 

 

RUSS & DAUGHTERS
179 East Houston Street # 1
Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 475-4880
info@russanddaughters.com

DI PALO'S Fine Foods
200 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: -(212)- 226-1033
info@dipaloselects.com

CHELSEA MARKET
75 9th Avenue
btwn 15th and 16th Streets
New York, NY 10011

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 7am to 10pm,
Sundays: 8am to 8pm
Market Map & Subway directions.

Gotham West Market
Gotham West Market info on fb
Address: 600 11th Avenue (btwn 44th/45th),
New York, NY 10036
Phone: -(212) -582-7940
Email: info@gothamwestmarket.com

Located on the ground floor of a residential bldg, this is a shop & food court with counters, for example by:
El Colmado Tapas & wine bar
The Brooklyn Kitchen
Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, one of Orkin's first restaurants outside of Japan.

Article

EATALY
Italian food and wine marketplace.

(By Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Lidia  Bastianich.)

200 Fifth Avenue (at 23rd Street)
Flatiron district, New York, NY 10010
Phone: -(212)- 229- 2560
E-mail: info@eataly.com


Specialty  foods market for Italian
delicacies & wine. Also a culinary educational
center and restaurants.

GREENMARKETS / MARKETS:


 

 

Union Square Greenmarket
Location: Union Square West from 15
to 17 Streets, 17 Street from Broadway
to Park Ave South.

Bowling Green Greenmarket
Location: Broadway at Battery Place.

Columbia Greenmarket
Location: Broadway between
114th and 115th streets.


Nordic Breads at AMsterdam Market
NEW AMSTERDAN MARKET: Nordic Breads presenting their bread. Click to enlarge.

NEW AMSTERDAN MARKET
Almost every Sunday from 11am to 4pm at the Old Fulton Fish Market on South Street and Peck Slip in Lower Manhattan. Location map
New Amsterdam Market follows a local tradition, set by the market halls of old New York.

NORDIC BREAD
Artisan bread baker Simo Kuusisto,
owner of Nordic Breads, bakes delicious and super healthy bread. His bread line features organic Nordic whole grain rye.

LIST of CITY GREENMARKETS


clubs - bars - music venues  and  a few extensive Manhattan & Brooklyn club / bar links:

MANHATTAN  CLUBS / BARS / MUSIC VENUES:

EMPLOYEES ONLY
510 Hudson Street btwn
Christopher & West 10th St.
New York NY 10014
Phone: -(212)- 242.3021

A super happening bar/restaurant in a speakeasy setting, GREAT drinks & delicious food, too.

MACAO TRADING Co.
311 Church St  btwn Walker
& Lispenard Streets
New York, NY 10013
Phone:-(212)- 431-8750

Hot. Happening, Different.
Fabulous, creative design,
great food & attentive staff.
Delicious drinks -and food!
Daily 5pm-4am
Now: Brunch
see Macao photo

FOR ANOTHER KIND of a  BAR SCENE:
Gansevoort Hotel ROOF TOP Bar & Lounge

BOWERY BALLROOM
6 Delancey St
NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 533-2111
(btwn Bowery & Chrystie)
Second Link

CRASH MANSION
199 Bowery at Spring St
New York NY 10002
Phone:-(212)- 982 0740
info@crashmansion.com

MAX FISH
178 Ludlow Street
(btwn Houston& Stanton)
New York, 10002
Phone:-(212)- 529-3959

PIANO'S
158 Ludlow St,
New York, NY 10002
(btwn Stanton & Rivington)
Phone:-(212)- 505-3733
Second Link

DELANCEY
168 Delancey St at Clinton
New York, NY 10002
Phone: -(212)- 254-9920

Second Link 

S.O.B's
204 Varick Street
(@ Houston)
New York, NY 10014,
Phone: -(212)- 243-4940
Second Link
Second Link

LOVE
179 MacDougal Street
at 8th St
New York, NY 10011
Phone:-(212)- 477 5683
knock@musicislove.com

Extensive Clubs LINKS:
Aol City Guide

See: BROOKLYN CLUBS / BARS / MUSIC VENUES



The quintessential New York City Subway Experience. Click to enlarge:

Manhattan Bridge. Click for more: Brooklyn Photos.

Musicians on the subway Past & Present: Manhattan Bridge & Empire State Building in the Mirror.

Fun and inexpensive things to do in New York:

-Walk, walk, walk.

-Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Start from Brooklyn Heights, and walk toward the city.
If you love walking, first walk Brooklyn Heights; go to the promenade, and then walk past the court houses, to the Bridge.

-Brooklyn Bridge Park is terrific.

-Walk the HIGH LINE, a terrific new, elevated park.
It is located on Manhattan's West Side.
It runs from Gansevoort St in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.

High Line Maps.

-Take the Staten Island ferry to and back. Stay in the back for great bay & Lower Manhattan & Bridge views.

-Take the tram to Roosevelt island. (Be ware that the tram has gotten stuck a couple of times).

-Walk around the Wall Street area, and then walk down to Battery Park.
From there, follow the Hudson River shore line north, along the Esplanade, until you arrive to the North Cove Yacht Harbor & World Financial Center Plaza with all its shops & restaurants & the lovely Winter Garden.

Tall Ship at South Street Seaport. Lower Manhattan, Financial District in Background.

Things to remember in New York:

Sales tax in New York City: 8 7/8 %

In restaurants:
-You have to tip. If you do not like tipping, eat only in self service restaurants. 15% is the smallest acceptable tip. You can also double the amount of the tax. It is common in New York to tip 20%, especially in better restaurants.

-Look carefully at your bill. Make sure it lists every item you ordered (and only the items you ordered), plus the tax. Make sure to see whether the tip is included already. Some restaurants, especially the ones that have a lot of tourists as patrons, automatically add a 15% tip to the bill. If this is the case, you of course do not give an additional tip, unless you want to.

-Always demand to see an itemized bill if it is not provided. Unfortunately waiters at some establishments only present the customer with a check that does not itemize the order, with the tip already included- but the customers have no way of knowing that since they were never presented with an itemized bill.
This is not very common, but we have heard of too many incidents - and we have been the intended targets of this deceitful (and failed) practice about 3 times. Let's just say we have not taken it in stride.
Even in a famous, very respectable hotel's lobby bar a waiter made the mistake of trying to do it to us, maybe because he thought that we were tourists. To our big dismay, this also happened to us in Brooklyn, of all places, in late March 2010. See details.

more Manhattan images:

 

City Hall Park fountain, top of City Hall with Statue,  Manhattan Municipal Building
& the Golden top the Old Federal Court House in Manhattan. Click to enlarge:
View from the City Hall Park Fountain, Manhattan, New York.


Panoramic Bridge view of New York Bay.
New York Bay, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan Bridge
Leaving Manhattan and arriving in Dumbo, Brooklyn. View of New York Harbor with the Statue of Liberty / Liberty Island, taxi boats ships, Brooklyn Bridge. New Jersey Cranes in background. Click on image for a larger view.

Warmly recommended:  I DECLARE WORLD PEACE
WTC towers of light, Manhattan
Manhattan Municipal Building:
Manhattan Municipal Building
South Street Seaport: Financial District behind

tall ship. Click photo for large, detailed version.
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