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Salvatore
Stabile

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Veniero's

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Veniero's is always jam-packed, especially Easter or Christmas, so I would go the day before—I had a system down. Otherwise, you’ll have to get a number and wait outside for an hour or two just to get cookies, but it’s worth it—I've gone all over the city and I've never found anything better. …more

Sushi of Gari

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For sushi, I've never gone wrong doing the omakase at Sushi Gari on the Upper East Side. It's pricey, but if you are a sushi snob like me, you won't be disappointed. …more

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Doug
Jaeger

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Grotto

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It's a little cave, you go down and then there's a bar and banquet tables, and then there's this back area that's just completely open which is really amazing. …more

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Beat
The Devil

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Tennis House at Prospect Park

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The echoes here are crazy, so if you talk you can hear yourself talking like three or four fold. It's so awesome. We would drop quarters to hear what sounds they would make, and we could just go there and have a ball—just screaming, singing, or playing an acoustic guitar. …more

Taqueria y Fonda la Mexicana

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I've eaten everything off the menu here, and it's all my favorite dish. …more

Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery
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Because I really need cupcakes or chocolate after every meal—or at least something sweet or sugary—I walk down Bleecker Street and go to Magnolia's. It's fun and personal, with very good service and fresh cupcakes at all hours—day to night. …more

Butala Emporium

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You can buy a fairly cheap shehnai or cheap conch shells or percussion instruments, which aren't in the best condition, but if you're beginning and you just want to hear the sounds, it's a really good spot to go. …more

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