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  • Joy Burger Bar

    Joy Burger Bar

    This home-grown burger mini-chain seeks to outflank places like Five Guys by offering similar prices, but also an expanded menu that includes wraps, salads, and lots of fried sides (including such far-flung items as the Caribbean batata tuber).... More on Joy Burger Bar »

  • 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 »

  • La Morada

    La Morada

    The luscious display of fruits and vegetables outside will lure you into this combo grocery and eatery, oddly decorated in various shapes of purple (maybe not so odd when you consider the name). The chalkboard specials listed out front are the... More on La Morada »

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Bars & Clubs

  • 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 »

  • Bowery Electric

    Bowery Electric

    Located just down the block from the legendary, defunct CBGBs, the Bowery Electric is a rock-centric, workhorse music venue with a robust concert calendar on the lower tip of the East Village. The bar plays at its famous ex-neighbor's punky... More on Bowery Electric »

  • Camaradas El Barrio

    Camaradas El Barrio

    Amid the red glow and rustic charm of this bar and restaurant, a jovial clientele of Nuyoricans and friends finds bomba performances, resident DJs spinning funk and soul, and poetry readings. Sample one of 40 international beers and wines on the... More on Camaradas El Barrio »

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Music Venues

  • Terminal 5

    Terminal 5

    The WrestleMania of Bowery Presents venues, Terminal 5 is where you go to revel in sweaty, overgrown, not-so-indie acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Ratatat, My Morning Jacket, and so on. The bands that play here are capable of filling up the Bowery... More on Terminal 5 »

  • Irving Plaza

    Irving Plaza

    In recent years, the historic Irving Plaza has had more name changes than Puff Daddy. This 1,200-capacity venue has gone from Irving Plaza to the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza to the Fillmore East and then back again to Irving Plaza. The... More on Irving Plaza »

  • 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

  • Cobble Hill Cinemas

    Cobble Hill Cinemas

    Housed in the old Rio Theater, which operated as a double-feature neighborhood movie theater through the 1960s, Cobble Hill Cinemas in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn caters to the varied tastes of the neighborhood with a mix of first-run, independent, and... More on Cobble Hill Cinemas »

  • Anthology Film Archives

    Anthology Film Archives

    This historic avant-garde venue screens over 900 films a year, preserves 25, publishes books and DVDs and hosts talks from scholars. It is located at Second Avenue and 2nd Street, in a former courthouse. Close to major transportation. ... More on Anthology Film Archives »

  • 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 »

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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

  • Oren's Daily Roast

    Oren's Daily Roast

    The line for coffee is always long at Oren's but their roasts come from all over the world, and some are caffeine-heavy enough to give even the most devoted coffee fanatic a twitch. Order the Beowulf Blend for espresso, or pick your own beans... More on Oren's Daily Roast »

  • Baskin-Robbins

    Baskin-Robbins

    It's not enough that this ice creamery has introduced more than 1,000 ice cream flavors in New York and across the world. Despite increased frozen-dessert competition, Baskin Robbins, always easy to find on Voice Places, has been named the top... More on Baskin-Robbins »

  • 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 »

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    • Jonah Miller began mapping out plans for a restaurant when he was still a teenager. "Broadly speaking, I grew up in the city, and I knew from a very young age what I wanted to do," he says. "I started working in restaurants at 14." Twelve years later, the chef -- who has spent time behind the burners at Chanterelle, Gramercy Tavern, and Savoy -- is making good on that goal. Huertas (107 First Avenue), a pintxos bar and restaurant that channels northern Spain, will make its official debut on Tuesday.Miller's inspiration comes from a variety... More on Huertas »

    • When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a soba restaurant above a sushi mainstay, a grilled cheese joint in Bushwick, and a Paris wine bar finds a home stateside. Daruma-Ya, 428 Greenwich Street, 212-274-0428 The restaurant above Sushi Azabu is now Daruma-Ya, a Japanese izakaya and soba house. We talked to soba master Shuichi Kotani, earlier this week, who told us, "Buckwheat is very hard. Ramen is... More on Daruma-Ya »

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