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Best things to do in New York

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

American Restaurant
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“Fave for ethically sourced meats (burger and beer spot). Or good low key brunch. Also has tasty healthier veg options. ”
62 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Pharmacy open 24 hours and conveniently located right by the J train at Halsey Street Station. ”
28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Large variety on the menu and everything is good! Separate breakfast and dinner menus as well. Late delivery available.”
63 locals recommend
Lively, colorful spot for drinks, jerk meats, and cake
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“Brunch, or dinner are probably the 2 best ways to experience Miss Lilly's. Jamaican restaurant, great food, great decor (it's the same owners as the Rock House in Jamaica). FUN, COOL, CHILL... love it!!!”
57 locals recommend
Filipino Restaurant
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“Michelin “cheap eats” winning Filipino food. Outdoor & booth seating. Full bar. ”
56 locals recommend
Route
“Multi-venue complex home to many prominent groups like Metropolitan Opera & New York City Ballet.”
44 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great, newly renovated mall that is also connected to multiple train stations. A must visit spot before leaving New York! Stores include but not limited to Apple, Aldo, Bose, Boss, Casper, Eataly, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, etc.”
13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Iced coffee, great cafe food like bagels or delicious sandwiches, your one stop for espresso and the like. Sells pastries from Balthazar’s. Closest full coffee shop.”
57 locals recommend
Reimagined classics served all-day in a neighborhood hangout
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“Best cobb salad around. I go here at least once a week. Busy but good brunch. Great coffee. An all day hangout spot with great food. ”
54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great menu and super knowledgeable bar staff. Always playing wonderful music and perfect ambiance.”
45 locals recommend
Bar
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“Budget drinks come with free pizza as well as karaoke, pool & Skee-Ball at this no-frills bar.”
55 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Fun, creative spread of dishes and drinks for days! Always a good time at Yatenga! ”
48 locals recommend
Camera Store
“Best camera store in the world. They also sell video, audio and computer products. CLOSES early on Friday and all day Saturday for Sabbath, as well as all Jewish holidays. ”
35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looks like a hole in the wall but it feels like an old school bar with new school people. They arguably make the best burgers in town (this is not fast food though lol) There is a nice outdoor patio, an old school arcade, card games, wooden wire reel tables, and parking.”
5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Tasty coal oven baked food with a seasonal rotating menu and excellent beverage selection. ”
18 locals recommend