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The Cybercom Guide to Discovering NYC

  1. New York Uncovered The Cybercom Guide to the real NYC
  2. When traveling to New York, there are two questions we all ask: 1. Where should I go out? 2. Where should I shop? P.S. And not the usual “touristy things”….
  3. La Esquina Corner Deli Manhattan, Soho: 114 Kenmare Street (between Elizabeth St. & Mott St.) 646 - 613 - 7100 (book in advance) esquinanyc.com Downstairs, through the kitchen, past the storeroom…and…tequila!
  4. Momofuku Ko Manhattan, East Village: 163 First Ave., near 10th St. momofuku.com/ko 12 guests. No phone reservations.
  5. Buddakan Manhattan, Meatpacking: 75 9th Ave (between 15th & 16th St.) 212-989-6699 (book in advance) buddakannyc.com Spectacular New York at its finest. Do not leave without trying the edamame dumplings.
  6. Café Habana Manhattan, Nolita:17 Spring St. on Elizabeth St. cafehabana.com Take a break from shopping and head a few blocks east from Broadway to Nolita. If there’s a queue, order Mexican style grilled corn at the take-out next door.
  7. Dos Caminos Manhattan, Soho: 475 West Broadway at Houston Street 212-277-4300 (book in advance) brguestrestaurants.com Order “Gauc & Margarita” and your work is done!
  8. Freemans Manhattan,Soho: 191 Chrystie St. on Freeman’s Alley, (between Chrystie St. & Bowery) 212-420-0012 (book for dinner, queue for brunch) freemansrestaurant.com For weekend brunch, get to this hidden neighbourhood gem before 11am to get a first seating. Be sure to order lamb sausage and poached eggs with sourdough.
  9. Shack Shake Manhattan, Flatiron: Madison Square Garden, East 23rd St & Madison Ave. shakeshacknyc.com Order the cheese burger, crinkly fries and frozen custard from this environmentally-friendly, architecturally-hip park restaurant.
  10. Gorilla Coffee Brooklyn, Park Slope: 97 5th Ave., (between Park Place & Prospect Place) gorillacoffee.com Voted best coffee in Brooklyn. Head to Prospect Park to really enjoy it.
  11. Tom’s Diner Brooklyn, Prospect Heights: 782 Washington Ave., (between Lincoln Place & St. Johns Place) tomsrestaurant.wordpress.com Kitschville Amer-e-ka in all its glory. Don’t go Sunday - this family run joint takes a well deserved day off.
  12. Employees Only Manhattan, West Village: 510 Hudson St, nr. Christopher St. employeesonlynyc.com Try a speakeasy cocktail from one of New York’s top mixologists - get your fortune told for some extra prohibition fun.
  13. Little Branch Manhattan, West Village: 20 7th Ave. at Leroy Street. Get there before 10pm and you’ve got yourself a table in cocktail heaven.
  14. Back Room Manhattan, Lower East Side: 102 Norfolk St. at Delancey Street Secret doors, vodka in tea-cups, beer in brown paper bags…
  15. PDT Manhattan, East Village: 113 St. Mark’s Place, near First Ave. pdtnyc.com Through the magic phone box, and hello bar … Shhh….Please Don’t Tell!
  16. Spotted Pig Manhattan, West Village: 314 W 11th Street at Greenwich St. thespottedpig.com In a word: pig-tastic. Be sure to drink and eat, while marveling the piglet décor.
  17. The Greenpoint Tavern Brooklyn, Williamsburg: 188 Bedford Ave., (between 6th St. and 7th St.) Beer in giant polystyrene cups from Rosie the 85 year old bar-maid - Hipster Williamsburg at its best.
  18. The Box Manhattan, Lower East Side: 189 Chrystie St., (between Stanton St. and Rivington St.) theboxnyc.com $300 spare? Let the circus begin.
  19. PS1 Queens: 22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Ave. ps1.org Music meets art meets architecture. Saturday Warms-ups are a summer must.
  20. Harry’s at Water Taxi Beach Queens, Long Island City: Borden Ave. & 2nd St. waterbeachtaxi.com Chill out with some beach volleyball while watching the sun set on over Manhattan.
  21. Mc Carren Park Pool Brooklyn, Williamsburg: McCarren Pool Park, Lorimer St., (between Driggs Ave. and Bayard St.) mccarrenparkpool.com When music parties become pool parties!
  22. Guggenheim Manhattan, Upper East Side: 1071 5th Ave. at 88th St. guggenheim.org Friday night music parties to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Saturday evening pay what you want.
  23. MET Manhattan, Upper East Side: 1000 5th Ave. at 82nd St. & The Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park metmuseum.org Forget the Empire State Building and get up to The Met’s sculpture garden for a spectacular view of Central Park. Head further north to the Cloisters to escape the city madness.
  24. Alife Manhattan, Lower East Side: 158 Rivington St. (between Suffolk St. & Clinton St.) alifenyc.com The epitome of cool.
  25. Earnest & Sewn Manhattan, West Village: 450 West 15th Street earnestsewn.com The perfect pair - customized jeans at Earnest & Sewn.
  26. Freeman’s Sporting Club Manhattan, Soho: 8 Rivington St. (between Bowery & Chrystie St.) freemanssportingclub.com A gentleman’s day out. Hair-cut & shave post suit shopping?
  27. Opening Ceremony Manhattan, Soho:35 Howard St. (between Howard St. & Broadway) openingceremony.us Number one of the list for NYC’s fashionista looking for the “original” look.
  28. Salvor Kiosk Manhattan, Soho: 95 Spring Sreet, Second Floor kioskkiosk.com Shop by country at this retail store-cum-museum. This season it’s all America.
  29. Kid Robot Manhattan, Soho: 126 Prince St. (between Greene & Wooster St.) kidrobot.com Toys-R-Us (the cool version).
  30. Future Perfect Brooklyn, Williamsburg: 156 N 6th St. at Berry St. thefutureperfect.com Up close and personal with Brooklyn’s finest designers.
  31. New York Uncovered The Cybercom Guide to the real NYC Claire Hyland June 09

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