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#952: Go on a group walk

I refuse to call it a walking tour–for one reason, I don’t think that’s even what it called itself. But for another, I can’t stand the idea of walking tours.

Everyone all together in a large group, looking like tourists. Having to go at the group’s pace. Listening to annoying questions.

Okay. By those standards, this was a walking tour.

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in NYC

 

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#939: Take the Second Ave Q

Do not be misled by this title. The Second Ave Q is NOT the Second Avenue Subway the city has been promising for years. It’s not the one that was advertised to open in 2012 back when I first moved to New York in 2006.

It’s easy to be confused because the MTA is promoting this new half-line as the Second Avenue Subway, despite it only having 3 new stops on 2nd Ave. Don’t be led astray.

It’s only a stand-in for what everyone has been hoping and waiting for. It’s not the real thing.

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Posted by on March 19, 2017 in NYC

 

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#937: Scottadito Osteria Toscana

I’ve had this place in mind for at least 5 years (the gmail evidence only goes back to 2012, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I hadn’t read about it before then and neglected to write it down). It offers a reasonably-for-this-city priced brunch with drinks, and…actually, that’s all I knew about it.

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Posted by on March 12, 2017 in Food/Drink

 

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#931: Morgan Library

Books, books, books, art, books, books, art, books, books, books, books, books, books, art, art, books, books, books, books, books, art, books, books, books, books, art, books.

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Posted by on January 14, 2017 in NYC

 

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#927: Upstairs at Ryan’s Daughter

This bar is, at its core, a symbol of nostalgia for me.

It represents the time in my life when many of my friends lived in the same neighborhood. It plays the part of an old familiar watering hole that may not have really been that special but seems that way because of its reliability. Because it wasn’t as full of frat boys as the other bars. Because it always has free potato chips.

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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in NYC

 

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#922: Yo-Burger

According to many reviewers of this place in the Bronx, it’s a combination between Shake Shack and In-and-Out.

I can’t speak to its In-and-Outness, since the one and only time I’ve been to the California chain was about a decade ago, but Yo-Burger does resemble Shake Shack in its prices. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2016 in Food/Drink

 

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#915: Comedy Cellar

$20 ticket. 2-drink minimum. Cramped, crowded seating that doesn’t allow you to maneuver your way to the bathroom during the hour and 45 minute set, which is nearly torturous for someone with a tiny bladder who has just come from a bar.

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Posted by on October 8, 2016 in NYC

 

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