Restaurants, Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

Veselka, a staple of the East Village for nearly seven decades, is headed to Brooklyn. As first reported by the New York Post, the 69-year-old Ukrainian diner known for authentic dishes like pierogi and borscht will open a new 5,000-square-foot location in Williamsburg. While the lease isn’t finalized yet, Jason Birchard, co-owner of Veselka, expects to announce the location of the new eatery soon. Once the new restaurant opens, owners will temporarily close the Second Avenue location for renovations.

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Features, NYC Guides, Restaurants

The 11 best Irish bars in New York City

By Rebecca Fishbein, Tue, March 14, 2023

Photo of McSorley’s © James and Karla Murray

Irish Americans have been a part of the New York ecosystem since the colonial era, but they cemented their stamp on this city during a period of mass migration in the 19th century. We owe a lot to the Irish—some of the city’s most beautiful buildings and cathedrals were designed and built by Irish immigrants, for instance. One of the tastier hand-me-downs was the Irish bar, replete with cheap pints, hearty grub, dark lighting, and a slate of bartenders who’ll inspire you to earn their respect. Ahead we’ve rounded up 11 of the best pubs, from old standbys like McSorley’s and Peter McManus Cafe to some lesser-known gems like Sunset Park’s Irish Haven (the bar in The Departed) and Hartley’s in Clinton Hill.


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Events, Features, More Top Stories, Restaurants

29 best bars to watch March Madness games in NYC

By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, March 10, 2023

Image courtesy of Mustang Harry’s

The abundance of sports bars and pubs scattered across New York City is overwhelming and it can be hard to sort through to find the best ones to watch your favorite team. With the NCAA March Madness tournament approaching, 6sqft put together a list of some of our favorite sports bars in the city to watch the games, prepare a bracket, and enjoy some good food and drinks.

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Policy, Restaurants, Transportation, Upper West Side 

Photo by Jimmy Baikovicius on Flickr

The Upper West Side voted against a proposed rest stop for delivery workers on 72nd Street and Broadway, as first reported by Gothamist. During a public hearing Tuesday, Manhattan Community Board 7 voted 27-8 against the transformation of an empty newsstand into a charging station for delivery workers.

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History, little italy, Manhattan, New Jersey, Restaurants

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After falling behind on rent and closing its doors due to the pandemic, Little Italy’s historic cheese shop has found a new home in New Jersey. Alleva Dairy, the 130-year-old cheese shop that was forced to close in February, will move to a bigger location in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, as first reported by NBC New York. The new location is currently under construction and is expected to open to customers in August.

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hudson yards, Midtown West, Restaurants

Rendering courtesy of Tishman Speyer

A starchitect-designed office tower in Hudson Yards will offer cuisine curated by a Michelin-starred chef. The Spiral, the 66-story building designed by Bjarke Ingels, will be home to two new dining concepts created by Gabriel Kreuther, known for his eponymous restaurant near Bryant Park, developer Tishman Speyer announced Wednesday. Kreuther will operate a full-service restaurant and an all-day cafe serving breakfast and lunch; both are expected to open next year.

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City Living, Manhattan, Restaurants, Upper East Side

Photo by Ajay Suresh via Wikimedia Commons

After closing its doors last year, the iconic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park will reopen this summer with a new operator. Mayor Eric Adams and the city’s Parks Department on Thursday announced Legends Hospitality, the group that operates at Yankee Stadium and One World Observatory, has been selected to manage the Boathouse as part of a 10-year lease. If the contract is approved by the city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee next month, the venue could be open to the public as early as June.

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Where to watch the Super Bowl in NYC

By Aaron Ginsburg, Fri, February 10, 2023

Photo of The Lodge at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park courtesy of Colin Miller

This Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will go head-to-head with the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LVII. Luckily, New York City has a nearly endless selection of game-day watch party events and food specials to enjoy. Ahead, find some of the best spots across the five boroughs to watch the big game (or just the commercials), from kicking back with a cigar at the Upper East Side’s swanky Merchants Cigar Bar to playing ping pong at SPIN New York in the Flatiron District.

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Chelsea, Restaurants

Image courtesy of S9 Architecture

Market 57, New York City’s newest food hall, is set to open this spring at Pier 57 at 15th Street in Hudson River Park. Curated by the culinary nonprofit organization James Beard Foundation (JBF) in cooperation with developer Jamestown, the new waterfront dining destination announced its full vendor list this week. With support from Google, the new food hall hopes to be an incubator for emerging culinary and entrepreneurial talent that has traditionally been underrepresented in the culinary industry, with a focus on women- and BIPOC-owned dining destinations.

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The best local chocolate shops in NYC

By Michelle Cohen, Wed, January 25, 2023

Photo credit clockwise: Jessica Minghi/Borough Chocolates, Jacques Torres Chocolates, Jessica Minghi/Borough Chocolates, Chocolate Noise.

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to crave chocolate. But the sugar-coated holiday certainly provides a good excuse to indulge. Far beyond the red-wrapped drugstore box, creating the sweet (or bitter) treat is now recognized as a craft all its own. Chocolate purveyors range from the old-fashioned to the eco-conscious to makers who hand-mix exotic ingredients and flavors. If you’re really hooked, you can make an event of it at a chocolate-themed restaurant, factory tour, or private tasting. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift for someone special or just a sweet snack, the New York City establishments listed here have something for every chocolate lover–and you can order online or visit the source right in your borough.

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