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Best Foods and Activities in NYC!

By popular demand ... I'M BACK! I'm coming out of blogging retirement to drop some serious dimes for you all. So, I spent the last six months in New York City (aka 'The Big Apple', 'Empire City', 'Gotham'...) and I wanted to put together a helpful guide to the best NYC foods and activities.

You may not agree with my list, but frankly I don't care. Actually, I do care. Please keep reading! Anyway, I believe this list includes the best of the best, the crème de la crème, the real MVPs! Let's GO!

Best Broadway Musical


Richard Rodgers Theatre

226 W 46th St

New York, NY 10036

(Runner-Ups: The Phantom of the Opera; The Book of Mormon)

Best Pizza

Joe's Pizza

7 Carmine St

New York, NY 10014

(Runner-Ups: Kesté; Lombardi's; Di Fara Pizza)

Best Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy Cellar

117 Macdougal St

New York, NY 10012

(Runner-Up: Gotham Comedy Club)

Best Bagels

Russ & Daughters

179 E Houston St

New York, NY 10002

(Runner-Ups: Ess-a-Bagel; Brooklyn Bagel and Coffee)

Best Sporting Event

NBA @ Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza

New York, NY 10001

(Runner-Up: NFL @ Metlife Stadium)

Best Cheesecake

Eileen's Special Cheesecake

17 Cleveland Pl

New York, NY 10012

(Runner-Up: Two Little Red Hens)

Best Play


Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 W 47th St

New York, NY 10036

(Runner-Ups: The Tempest; The Humans)

Best Burger

Burger Joint

119 W 56th St

New York, NY 10019

(Runner-Ups: Minetta Tavern; The NoMad Restaurant)

Best Live Audience Experience

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

30 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10111

(Runner-Up: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver)

Best Pastrami

Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston St

New York, NY 10002

(Runner-Up: Mile End Delicatessen)

Best Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St

New York, NY 10014

(Runner-Up: MoMA)

Best Hot Dog

Papaya King

179 E 86th St

New York, NY 10028

(Runner-Ups: Gray's Papaya; Crif Dogs)

Best Park

Bryant Park

Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Ave

New York, NY 10017

(Runner-Ups: Central Park; Washington Square Park)

Best Ice Cream


99 Gansevoort St

New York, NY 10014

(Runner-Up: Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream)

That's a wrap! So, if you're travelling to NYC for a few days or a few weeks, I hope this guide helps you plan ahead and have a blast!

Andy Out!

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