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Zenkichi

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Chef Geoff's

Thirsty Washingtonians, take heed! Chef Geoff’s has the best gosh darn Happy Ho...

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Hyperion Tavern

Ah, "hipsters." Don'tcha jus' hate 'um? Bashing "hipsters" (a term once analogou...

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Miller's East Coast Deli

Recently on a trip back East, I did the unthinkable: I neglected to enjoy a hot ...

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Jazz Gallery

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Graffiti Wall of Fame

Outdoor Museum for the People

We don't need to tell you graffiti has a long history in New York. Historians may point to cave drawings and scribbles on walls in ancient times as the beginning, but we know it really all began here in NYC. Although you won't catch many freshly painted subway cars these days (like in the '80s), you can st ... ... Continue

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Grand Central Terminal

"The Clock"

Whenever I'm meeting someone in Midtown, I never pass up the chance to say, "Meet me at the clock in Grand Central." If you know what that means, then you've been living in New York for awhile. There's something special about waiting to meet one single person surrounded by thousands upon thousands of darting commuters and photo-happy tourists. Amid the swirl you can check your i-Phone for an email you don't really need to read, or take a few moments t ... ... Continue

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Autograf Grill

Moreish Polish

There is a character in Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch called Boris whose mother was Polish and father is Ukrainian, while he was born in Siberia. Whichever dingy bar he's in, wherever it is in the world, whether it's New York or Amsterdam, he manages to conjure up a selection of side plates which appeal to his Slavic palate. I think Boris would like eating in this place. Before our starters arrive we are offered some Polish bread, gherkins, and a spread made up of fat and pork scratchings. Sounds ... ... Continue

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Raffetto's

Think Italian, Buy Local

I love all food, but if I had to pick one type of cuisine, Italian would be near the top of the list. Luckily, New York still has plenty of excellent Italian food stores to help me stock up on everything I need for nightly feasts of pasta, sausages, cheese, sparkling water, olive oil...you get the picture. Buon Italia, Di Palo, Alleva, < ... ... Continue

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NFT Co-Founder Jane Pirone On Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio

1/14/2013

NFT co-founder Jane Pirone offered travel expert Peter Greenberg a few NYC secrets on a Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio podcast. ...

Co-Owner of NFT Featured in The Grey Lady

5/5/2011

Not only is NFT co-founder Rob Tallia one of the masterminds behind one of the best selling guidebooks in New York, he also likes to take photos late at night, write for a popular blog in Fort Greene, ...

Now Out on Amazon Kindle: NFT Collected Essays: 2005-2010

2/3/2011

Follow NFT's intrepid editors as they poke, prod, and explore the cities they work, play, and (gasp) entertain their out-of-town friends in the brand new ebook Not For Tourists: Collected Essays 2005- ...

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