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Things to Do in NYC in the Summer, 2016: The List

It’s that time of year again! And by time of year, I mean the first time I’m posting in almost 2 years. Wow! Where has the time gone? While I could get into my exploits over the past 700 or … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #24: Downstairs @ Silvana’s

Downstairs @ Silvana’sNeighborhood: Central HarlemVenue: Restaurant & LoungeAtmosphere: Dancing, Hip-hopCrowd/Scene: Uptowners, NightlifersFoursquare Check-in: N/ARating: 2 Stars Not learning anything from my debacle with Red Rooster’s, I decided that my first trip to Silvana’s (this 1-year old restaurant on 116th Street) would be to their “party space” downstairs instead … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #23: Jado Sushi

Jado SushiNeighborhood: Central HarlemVenue: Sushi BarAtmosphere: Casual, ProfessionalCrowd/Scene: Yuppies, HarlemnitesFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1wgf2iuRating: 4 Stars Jado Sushi is one of the many restaurants trying to convert Central Harlem into one of Manhattan’s premiere destinations for foodies. For those of you who don’t already know, Harlem’s Restaurant … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #22: Swift Hibernian Lounge

Swift Hibernian LoungeNeighborhood: NoHoVenue: Bar Atmosphere: Casual, Happy HourCrowd/Scene: After Work, ProfessionalFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1wgf21URating: 3 Stars I went here for a birthday party during happy hour, and while I certainly had a good time, it had more to do with the company I was keeping than … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #21: Orient Express Cocktail Bar

Orient Express Cocktail BarNeighborhood: West VillageVenue: Cocktail BarAtmosphere: Low-lit, SwankyCrowd/Scene: Trendy, ProfessionalFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1wgeZTPRating: 4 Stars Perhaps it is my newfound appreciation for cocktail bars, but I thought the Orient Express Cocktail Bar was amazing! Tucked away in the midst of West Village, Orient Express … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #20: Hillstone

HillstoneNeighborhood: NoMadVenue: RestaurantAtmosphere: Swanky-CasualishCrowd/Scene: Pre-going out crowdFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGbAwdRating: 3 Stars   I had walked past Hillstone on a few occasions, and I eventually decided that I needed to try the place out. Thus, I went here on a double-date, and the place was pretty … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #19: Smoke Joint

Smoke JointNeighborhood: Fort GreeneVenue: BBQ SpotAtmosphere: Country, CasualCrowd/Scene: BBQ LoversFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGbogDRating: 2 Stars The Smoke Joint! I had been waiting for quite a while to hit this BBQ spot up, and I finally got my chance after walking out of the Brooklyn Academy of Music … Continue reading

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