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The Classics

At Arturo’s, a Reminder That We Celebrate in Restaurants

“She wants to go somewhere with live music,” my partner told me, and my eyes widened in dismay. His parents…

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Sylvia's New York

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Sylvia’s in Harlem Still Stands For Community

A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon in August, I strolled up to the pickup window at Sylvia’s…

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Fanelli’s Has Belonged to Downtown Manhattan Since 1874

Everyone who hangs out at Fanelli’s was a downtown kid, or their friends were. I realized this when I started…

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Jackson Diner Sparked an Indian Cuisine Revolution in Queens

Manjit Singh is a hard man to track down. After sending him multiple text messages and making at least six…

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How 2nd Avenue Deli Changed My Life

2nd Avenue Deli is as New York as New York gets.  I started going there decades ago, picking up orders…

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Keens Steakhouse

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Even 135 Years After Opening, There’s No Dining Room Quite Like Keens

The Martini was perfect — cold, strong, and large. The shrimp cocktail was textbook, the shrimp big and firm, the cocktail…

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jahns

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The Queens Diner That Has Provided Six Decades of Memories For Its Regulars

There are two things that almost always come up whenever you mention Jahn’s — pronounced like Dan’s, but with a…

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On Longevity and Burgers at Union Square Cafe

When I was eight years old, my mom took me for lunch at Union Square Cafe. We were there for…

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Great NY Noodletown is Everything That Makes New York Special

The first time I went to Great NY Noodletown, I didn’t walk there. I ran. I had recently moved to…

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The Resy Guide to New York’s Classic Restaurants

You couldn’t tell the story of New York without its restaurants. Tightly woven into the fabric of the city, these…

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