City Living

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, Best of Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Best Spa_AmythestCrystalSt copy Best Bike Lane West Side Highway Bike Lane Try as they might, no other Manhattan bike lane can hold a candle to the West Side Highway bike lane, which runs along the east bank of the Hudson River from Chambers Street all the way to 125th Street. A clear day affords beautiful views of the [&hellip
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Arts & Entertainment

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

roger-mooking copy Armond White’s Best Picks Best TV: Soul Food Roger Mooking’s new show Man Fire Food on the Cooking Channel has solved the soul-food riddle that has perplexed television’s new foodie culture. Mooking, a Canadian with an inviting grin, takes his culinary skill and infectious humor on the road, searching for new ways that assorted cooks [&hellip
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Eats & Drinks

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Eat & Drink, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

DT_Katz2 copy Best Bagels Mile End, Mile End Sandwich mileenddeli.com H&H is dead. We’ve all grieved its passing, and rightfully so, but it’s about time to move to the final stage of mourning—acceptance—and crown a new bagel empire to take its place. More dedicated writers than us have tried and failed to crown an objective champion in [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan: City Living, Arts & Entertainment, and Eats & Drinks

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ongoing feature will uncover the best of our neighborhood Whether it’s pounding the pavement for the best slice of pizza or highlighting the most promising up-and-coming artists, “Best of Manhattan” has been an indispensable guide to city dwellers for the past 25 years. A quarter of a century also seems like a good time to [&hellip
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Best of the Dollar Stores

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Laura Shanahan Less Less is gone gone. Cheese ’n’ crackers! I’d long been meaning to scope out the West 24th Street Less Less, ever since I heard it was a family-type operation with service and ambiance well beyond what one may typically associate with a discount novelties/staples store. I finally dusted off my MetroCard, [&hellip
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Sports Geek and The Shameful Debate: Who’s Better, The Dream Team or 2012′s Club?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Lifestyle, NY Press Exclusive, Style

One NY Press writer dives into the much-hated question by Nick Gallinelli Many sportswriters and fans would scoff at my mention of this. In fact, most of them would probably lose respect for me and tease me until I cried. ‘Which team had Michael Jordan?’ is what most of them would say, and that’d probably [&hellip
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Where to Get Fit in the City: Best (and Cheapest) Gyms in NYC

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Blog, Lifestyle, Special Sections, Sports, Uncategorized

Some city gyms have all the bells and whistles, while others take the no-frills approach. Then there’s the whole continuum in between. You can find just about anything you can dream up in NYC, but ultimately what you want from a workout is a personal choice. Furthermore, what may seem thrilling at signup, can quickly [&hellip
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What Made Them So Great? The 9.5 Best Moments From the 2012 Olympics

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, Lifestyle, NY Press Exclusive, Sports

The most memorable and controversial moments surrounding this year’s Olympics by Nick Gallinelli There are many things about the Olympics that come and go. Many of the athletes are transient. They become popular for the month preceding the competition — answer Qs and As for profiles about sports most people know nothing about— are popular [&hellip
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