Category Manhattan

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Pig Out at Wah Fung #1 Fast Food

Wah Fung #1 Fast Food Inc. is a mouthful of a name, just like the heaps of roast meats and rice you’ll soon be shoveling into your gullet. Here here you’ll find one of the best cheap eats in Chinatown, one of the very few remaining neighborhoods in Manhattan where meal deals are still a dime […]

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Get Your Noodles Twirled at Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles

When I step into Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles and see the scattered plastic utensils, mounted fans, wet floors and simple, white and yellow painted walls, I revel in its shabbiness. I travel often, and the  griminess of these unpretentious restaurants crammed in the nooks and crannies of Manhattan transports me back my travels. These are the kinds of […]

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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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Kimchi and Kimbap at Woorijip

Oh, Woorijip. You’ve been a lifesaver. Before I discovered you by chance one fateful day, I would subject myself to McDonald’s before heading on the Long Island Railroad to my hometown. These days, instead of silicone n’anti-foaming agent McNuggets, I enjoy some tasty Korean food. Navigating Woorijip is easy. Choose from pre-made (though fresh tasting) […]

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The Top 10 Tattoo Studios in NYC & Guide to Getting a Tattoo

Introduction Out of all of the major life decisions that you might regret later, getting a tattoo is the best one. It’s far cheaper, more fun and less likely to be regretted than, say, marrying the wrong person or getting bad plastic surgery. Tattoos have existed for thousands of years, the earliest example being from the ‘Iceman’ mummy […]

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