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Shawn's Guide to New York City

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There's always something new to discover in New York. These are a few of my favorite spots to recommend to visitors.
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178 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Believe it or not, New York City has amazing fried chicken spots, and Sweet Chick on the Lower East Side and in Williamsburg is a gem among them. One of my favorite dishes is their weekend-only special chicken and “foieffles”—fried chicken, duck...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Hungry commuters now have New York burger favorite Shake Shack as an option in Grand Central Terminal. On weekdays the location serves Shake Shack’s popular egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches, previously available only at JFK airport, fro m...
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35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010, USA
In October 2014, Chef Enrique Olvera opened his much-anticipated New York restaurant Cosme, which offers an inventive dining experience in the Flatiron District. The spacious restaurant is a short walk from Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, and...
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355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
PH-D is one of my favorite upscale clubs in New York. The rooftop lounge offers stunning views of Midtown Manhattan and its celebrity clientele makes it a place to see and be seen. The bar is chic and plays thumping pop music throughout the night....
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151 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Le Bernardin's award-winning wine director Aldo Sohm and acclaimed Chef Eric Ripert opened a wine bar with a downtown feel in a Midtown location. Aldo Sohm offers a small lunch and dinner menu of light fare, but of course the main focus is wine....
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36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA
Between 1920 and 1933, some of the most successful films of the early 20th century were shot at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, including The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino; several Marx Brothers movies; and the first Sherlock Holmes...
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144 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
For a modern-day shopping experience, look no further than Story, a boutique that rotates themes and products every four to eight weeks. Founder Rachel Shechtman said rotating editorial features in magazines inspired her to start the store, which...