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29 minutes ago, Ignatius said:

Ray's is two storefronts down from there now; that space is currently home to a Cuban place that's a fuckin' hipster's delight.  The wall above the subway entrance has a Biggie mural painted on it now...

A high school friend moved from Manhattan to a "garden apartment" in a brownstone that is in the middle of an amazing block of brownstones that dead end into Fort Green(e?) Park back in mid-late 2007. It was still a little rough around there when I stayed at his place (while he was sick in Dallas) over New Year's '07/'08.

I have stayed there many times since and I've watched flat, sleepy Fort Greene and surrounding areas absolutely explode with high rises, trendy coffee shops, more high rises, trendy restaurants... It's not even my place, nor my neighborhood, but I still get a little irked by how much it has changed "since I've been going there".

I no longer even feel the slightest bit on edge when walking late at night, which kind of bugs me, because I got 7 1/2 years of awareness training while living in Buenos Aires, and I can't even use it back in The States. 

#sad

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Ray's is two storefronts down from there now; that space is currently home to a Cuban place that's a fuckin' hipster's delight.  The wall above the subway entrance has a Biggie mural painted on it now...


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I’m still pissed my favorite rasta barber shop shut down due to gentrification.

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7 hours ago, Napoleon said:

A high school friend moved from Manhattan to a "garden apartment" in a brownstone that is in the middle of an amazing block of brownstones that dead end into Fort Green(e?) Park back in mid-late 2007. It was still a little rough around there when I stayed at his place (while he was sick in Dallas) over New Year's '07/'08.

I have stayed there many times since and I've watched flat, sleepy Fort Greene and surrounding areas absolutely explode with high rises, trendy coffee shops, more high rises, trendy restaurants... It's not even my place, nor my neighborhood, but I still get a little irked by how much it has changed "since I've been going there".

I no longer even feel the slightest bit on edge when walking late at night, which kind of bugs me, because I got 7 1/2 years of awareness training while living in Buenos Aires, and I can't even use it back in The States. 

#sad

Yeah because there’s nothing worse than not being scared for your life when walking through a neighborhood.

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4 hours ago, Landomatic said:

Yeah because there’s nothing worse than not being scared for your life when walking through a neighborhood.

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Yeah we just moved up here last year but according to my neighbors it was sketch as fuck back in the day.  We dig it here though;  I work in FiDi so my commute’s a breeze and it’s nice to live in an actual neighborhood....

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On 12/24/2018 at 8:09 AM, Spankytoes said:

JFK is an AirTrain to Jamaica the LIRR to Penn. same as EWR, just different stations

You can just take the subway at Jamaica..No need to involve LIRR from JFK

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6 hours ago, midtown said:

You can just take the subway at Jamaica..No need to involve LIRR from JFK

Yeah, that can be a pain in the ass if you've got any amount of luggage and you're leaving on a Monday morning though...

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14 minutes ago, Ignatius said:

Yeah, that can be a pain in the ass if you've got any amount of luggage and you're leaving on a Monday morning though...

Or, not staying in Brooklyn or the FiDi. I assume that most tourists are aiming for Midtown Manhattan. 1 stop on the express LIRR train to Penn is probably better than 20 stops to downtown on the E-J-Z.

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On 12/4/2018 at 9:25 PM, dcbc said:

For anyone making the trip soon, definitely try Frank in the east Village.  Small.  We didn't have a reservation, but I think they take them.  Cash only.  Try the meatloaf. 

https://www.frankrestaurant.com/

Headed to the City on Wednesday.  This Frank place still good or nah?

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16 minutes ago, Landomatic said:

This Frank place still good or nah?

Yes..ate there in January after a probably 10 year gap..still good, still only cash, still tiny as shit

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23 hours ago, midtown said:

Yes..ate there in January after a probably 10 year gap..still good, still only cash, still tiny as shit

Haven't been there in ten years, but listen to midtown, he's premed. 

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On 3/11/2019 at 3:00 PM, midtown said:

Yes..ate there in January after a probably 10 year gap..still good, still only cash, still tiny as shit

Sounds perfect.  Called to make a reservation for Thursday night and they said “just come in man you’ll be fine” which is even more perfect.

Quality Meats - Wednesday night

Frank - Thursday night

Marea - Friday night

Any of you Surly bastards wanna grab a drink in the next few days...PM me

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4 hours ago, Landomatic said:

Sounds perfect.  Called to make a reservation for Thursday night and they said “just come in man you’ll be fine” which is even more perfect.

Quality Meats - Wednesday night

Frank - Thursday night

Marea - Friday night

Any of you Surly bastards wanna grab a drink in the next few days...PM me

I'll be in NYC for a family wedding, so I'm down for some drinking. 

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Going for a few days in a little under 2 weeks.

Will hit the Costume Institute exhibit at the met, but other than that, really have nothing planned. What new restaurants and bars should I think about?

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Hopefully they have the technicolor dream coat cfcacfed3e343544ad744245643f8129.jpg

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1 hour ago, HenryJames said:

Go to Daniel Rose’s wife’s restaurant.

Definitely on my list.  Do you recommend it as breakfast, lunch, dinner?  I have heard their pastries are amazing.  

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My favorite cocktail bar is Attaboy because there is no menu and they can make anything you want.  Place is tiny though so get there early and put your name on the list.

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Anybody have a good hotel recommendation around 14th street, west side of the island?  

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8 hours ago, PenelopeWitherspoon said:

Definitely on my list.  Do you recommend it as breakfast, lunch, dinner?  I have heard their pastries are amazing.  

Lunch.

 

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2 hours ago, HenryJames said:

Lunch.

 

Excellent.  I think Saturday may be a French day.  I have a late night reservation at Le Coucou.  I love those Quenelles, so I am going back for another helping of them.

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Anybody have a good hotel recommendation around 14th street, west side of the island?  


When my parents visit us they often stay at the Walker on 13th or the Marlton on 8th. Both pretty solid boutique-ish hotels that aren’t too pricey. If you go farther west than 8th Ave you’ll run into Meatpacking hotels.

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11 hours ago, Lobo said:

Anybody have a good hotel recommendation around 14th street, west side of the island?  

Budget? there is the Standard, the Greenwich, Dream, Gansevoort, High Line Hotel, Maritime, I suspect The Jane hotel is a good fit for you

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14 hours ago, Tyler Durden said:

My favorite cocktail bar is Attaboy because there is no menu and they can make anything you want.  Place is tiny though so get there early and put your name on the list.

They can pour bourbon into a glass and then leave me alone? Sounds great.

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They had a few interesting bottles as well.  The last time I was there, they had Compass Box The General.  That's almost impossible to find.

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At a gay bar in Chelsea with a bunch of Texans and the only Black Republican US Senator.  Nobody likes Trump and nobody has a good pizza recommendation.  

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Posted (edited)

This a good as thread and need to read it all the way through but anyone else feel it’s empty as what the fuck? The whole city dead. From bloomys area to Astoria Feels empty this wknd even though it’s a couple weeks after memorial but everything feels dead. Even the Latino bars on northern  feel empty and no one out. Was there a plague I didn’t know about?!

Edited by achooloco

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This a good as thread and need to read it all the way through but anyone else feel it’s empty as what the fuck? The whole city dead. From bloomys area to Astoria Feels empty this wknd even though it’s a couple weeks after memorial but everything feels dead. Even the Latino bars on northern  feel empty and no one out. Was there a plague I didn’t know about?!


It’s summer. Most weekends feel like this. Folks have headed to the Hamptons, Newport, Jersey Shore, or the coast of MA or ME.

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This a good as thread and need to read it all the way through but anyone else feel it’s empty as what the fuck? The whole city dead. From bloomys area to Astoria Feels empty this wknd even though it’s a couple weeks after memorial but everything feels dead. Even the Latino bars on northern  feel empty and no one out. Was there a plague I didn’t know about?!

 

Everyone heads to the beaches in the summer and summer Friday’s are a thing there. Hamptons, closer in Long Island beaches, Jersey Shore, Rhode Island, etc are jammed-packed.

 

Edit-Penelope beat me to it ^^^

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Everyone heads to the beaches in the summer and summer Friday’s are a thing there. Hamptons, closer in Long Island beaches, Jersey Shore, Rhode Island, etc are jammed-packed.
 
Edit-Penelope beat me to it ^^^

You know what they say about great minds.

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18 hours ago, Lobo said:

At a gay bar in Chelsea with a bunch of Texans and the only Black Republican US Senator.  Nobody likes Trump and nobody has a good pizza recommendation.  

Prolly too late and it’s technically in the West Village but Emmett’s on MacDougall kicks ass

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As a completely unrelated aside based on your username,  there’s a place called Lobo in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn that’s the closest thing to real TexMex I’ve found here.  Opened by a guy from Austin and a guy from El Paso....

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As a completely unrelated aside based on your username,  there’s a place called Lobo in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn that’s the closest thing to real TexMex I’ve found here.  Opened by a guy from Austin and a guy from El Paso....


Just looked this up and looks pretty good. It’s probably the thing I miss most about Texas, so I’m going to have to try this soon.

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18 hours ago, achooloco said:

This a good as thread and need to read it all the way through but anyone else feel it’s empty as what the fuck? The whole city dead. From bloomys area to Astoria Feels empty this wknd even though it’s a couple weeks after memorial but everything feels dead. Even the Latino bars on northern  feel empty and no one out. Was there a plague I didn’t know about?!

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As a completely unrelated aside based on your username,  there’s a place called Lobo in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn that’s the closest thing to real TexMex I’ve found here.  Opened by a guy from Austin and a guy from El Paso....


Actually, the owner is from Oklahoma and lived in Austin for a few years. Is there still a location in Park Slope? Used to be my go-to queso joint but Javelina in Union Sq is better.

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You know what they say about great minds.


Yes sir. I personally loved summer in the city when everyone left...fewer long lines, the daytime drinking was awesome, just a load back vibe.

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16 hours ago, Stunns38 said:

Javelina in Union Sq is better.

Bonus points for having both regular queso and Bob Armstrong that is pretty damn close to the real thing.  Nobody gets the cheese quite right....

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quick trip there this past weekend.  father's day brunch at per se and anniversary dinner at eleven madison park...didn't bother with many pics at per se but it was outstanding.  eleven madison always great.

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caviar cheesecake with pickled asparagus

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foie gras with pistachio and ginger

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Went the past two days on business.  Weather sucked on Monday afternoon and it poooouuurred so aside from walking around and getting soaked, I grabbed a glass of wine and some affetati at Eataly (of course I did) but then had dinner at Wokuni on Lexington ( https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/dining/wokuni-sushi-japanese-restaurant.html ) and then finished off with some mezcal at the bar at Pod 39 which I highly recommend if you are cool with microscopic but clean and convenient hotel rooms (which I am)

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On 6/15/2019 at 3:04 AM, achooloco said:

This a good as thread and need to read it all the way through but anyone else feel it’s empty as what the fuck? The whole city dead. From bloomys area to Astoria Feels empty this wknd even though it’s a couple weeks after memorial but everything feels dead. Even the Latino bars on northern  feel empty and no one out. Was there a plague I didn’t know about?!

Flew in July 8th.  Meetings in Jersey but the AM was a conference call I could be in an Uber for...  So I stayed in MidTown.  I had never seen the city so dead.  Now that was a Monday after July 4th weekend but we had the same feeling you did on that trip.  

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8 hours ago, PenelopeWitherspoon said:

Moving back to the city later this summer. Good news, I'll be in Manhattan. Bad news, I'm paying 4k for the privilege.

so a small 1 bedroom apartment

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