BGSK’s Best of NYC

We’re NYC lifers, and we’ve seen the city from various viewpoints (kid, teenager, adult) and in various incarnations (’90s, ’00s, ’10s). Out haunts have changed as we’ve grown older and switched neighborhoods. You can count on the fact that our favorite place to eat is at home, but when we’re in the mood to go out on the town, here are some of the restaurants, bars, and back doors we frequent.

**C & P’s Picks**

Best Snack: Half a Pork Sandwich from Num Pang

Best Cookie: Levain

Best Neighborhood Date Spot: Vinegar Hill House

Best Ethnic Eating Destination: SriPraPhai (Queens)

Best Cheese Shop: Murray’s

Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Art: The Cloisters

Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Green Space: Green-wood Cemetery

Best On-The-Beaten-Track Green Space: Central Park, Prospect Park

Best Theater: Ars Nova

Best Night Out: Le Bain

Best Cocktail: The Honey Pot at Sorella

Best Movies: Rooftop Films

Best Italian Specialty Shop: Raffetto’s

Best Spanish Wine Shop: Tinto Fino

Best Saturday Activity: Brooklyn Flea

Best Walk: The High Line and along the West Side Highway

Best Chill Drinking Spot: The Rusty Knot

Best Vegetarian Food: Angelica’s Kitchen (Get the Olé Man Seitan Burrito)

Best Paninis: Via Quadronno (Get the Americano)

Best Junk Food: Bark

Best Ice Cream: JP Licks, in Boston. New York’s ice cream doesn’t hold a candle to New England’s.

Best In-Borough Getaway: Wave Hill, off the Metro North Hudson Line’s Riverdale Stop

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