Category Lower East Side

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Dive in the Lower East Side II: Welcome to the Johnson’s

The ”Dive in the Lower East Series” series is an exploration of the best cheap dive bars  in the Lower East Side, since the LES is being swallowed up by bars touting $18 Vodka Sodas and bros with Bud Lights. When you enter Welcome to the Johnson’s for the first time, there is a sense that […]

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Dive in the Lower East Side I: Double Down Saloon

The”Dive in the Lower East Series” series is an exploration of the best cheap dive bars  in the Lower East Side, since the LES is being swallowed up by bars touting $18 Vodka Sodas and bros with Bud Lights. I breathe deeply, taking in the atmosphere. I swish around my glass of Ass Juice, fully unleashing […]

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Laughs for Less at The Comedy Cellar

New York City is one of the best cities in the world for comedy. The gritty streets, late nights, flowing booze, and vibrant theater scene (not to mention plenty of major TV station’s making NYC their home base) has led to NYC having a storied comedy scene. Ask any comic or stand up comedy enthusiast […]

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Noshing On a Knish at Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery

Sound medical advice. When you’re walking down East Houston Street, it’s difficult to choose something to eat with so many great places nearby. “Oy vey!” you might shout, drawing attention from nearby Lower East Side hipsters or Jews. “Where should I get my next nosh?” If whoever is nearby is a mentsch and not a […]

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Get Educated, Fight The Establishment, and Drink Coffee at Bluestockings

Bluestockings is an independent bookshop, fair trade café and activist center in the Lower East Side run entirely by volunteers. As I was about to walk in, I felt a little nervous that my experience at Bluestockings would be like the hilarious “Women & Women First” sketches on IFC’s Portlandia, where patrons in a feminist bookstore […]

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Hot Dogs with a Latin and Stoner Flair at Los Perros Locos

This munchies joint specializes in creative Colombian hot dogs. Hot dogs such as the Mas Perfecto are topped with cubes of thick bacon, quail eggs and apple chipotle slaw. Paying homage to its South American roots, the Chimi-Churo-Chori dog is topped with delicious homemade chimchurri, rich chorizo, cheese, and crushed potato chips. All the hot […]

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