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  • Mexico Lindo

    Mexico Lindo

    Lined with autographed photos of Latino celebrities whose names your parents would recognize, this old standby serves versions of Mexican food from the days before the cuisine was gourmetized and reduced to regions. Not a bad thing, considering... More on Mexico Lindo »

  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires

    The East Village doesn't have its own steakhouse, but this parrilla will do. Sit in the tented rear patio at Buenos Aires and go right to the meats; rather than pastas or meal-size salads; for your main course. The choice devolves to two... More on Buenos Aires »

  • Takashi

    Takashi

    This Japanese-Korean grill-it-yourself spot distinguishes itself with a focus on offal--or horumon, meaning something that's thrown away. "Yakitori-horumon" (basically, grilled variety meats) is a restaurant style invented by Korean immigrants to... More on Takashi »

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Bars & Clubs

  • Talia's Steakhouse & Bar

    Talia's Steakhouse & Bar

    An upscale steak house on the weekdays, Taliaas transforms itself into a glatt kosher club every Saturday night, with a certified supervisor on-site to bless the drinks and make sure no one is dancing. If people become overwhelmed by the combo of... More on Talia's Steakhouse & 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 »

  • 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 »

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Music Venues

  • Apollo Theater

    Apollo Theater

    Stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill got their start at this theater, built in 1913. After a period of disuse and abuse, the theater was acquired by the state of New York in 1991 and is currently undergoing... More on Apollo Theater »

  • 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 »

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Movie Theaters

  • AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13

    AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13"Ž

    The 13 screens at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in Lincoln Square offer a wide variety of cinematic options. The theater specializes in new releases, with both 3D and IMAX formats available as well. AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 is a short walk from... More on AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13"Ž »

  • Quad Cinema

    Quad Cinema

    Operating for over 40 years, Quad Cinema has become a cinematic institution of Greenwich Village. It screens a variety of independent and foreign films in four theaters. Quad Cinema's theaters are not completely handicap accessible, but... More on Quad Cinema »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Coffee Shop

    Coffee Shop

    Do you know anyone who regularly eats these overpriced burgers? Yeah, neither do we. Most of us just come to gawk at the jaw-droppingly hot waitstaffathis Union Square restaurant and bar is well-known for pulling their hired help from a flawless... More on Coffee Shop »

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    • This week in Cheap Laughs, we bring you New York's new beloved lord of minutiae, a night of raucous riffing, beards, gays, guts, stories, and TED talks that don't go anywhere. We're running the table, baby. Here's our pick of the best in independently produced comedy this week. Wednesday, April 23 John Oliver's New York Stand-Up ShowGet More: Watch More Stand-Up. Hot Crowd Over the Eight, 8.30 p.m. Free. Since Jerry Seinfeld became a billionaire stadium-only act, New York comedy has sought The Next Chosen One: our city's undisputed king... More on Over the Eight »

    • Two of film's mustiest tropes are stitched together in Jos Stelling's period melodrama The Girl and Death: A man falls in love with a prostitute while she wastes away of tuberculosis. As Baz Luhrmann proved with Moulin Rouge!, such an unoriginal premise need not doom a project to redundancy. But this staid, insipid Dutch production (in German, French, and Russian) is about as fresh and enticing as Miss Havisham's yellowed nightie. Medical student Nicolai (Leonid Bichevin) arrives in Paris from Moscow intending to improve his French and... More on Cinema Village »

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