Letters from locals

Let our out of town conference attendees know where you like to spend time around The Graduate Center and LaGuardia campuses. Post the name of a restaurant, cafe, museum, park, or any place to visit in the neighborhood in the comments!

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  • From Inés Vañó García

    Midtown – The Graduate Center

    Places to eat:

    Piccolo café (Mon- Fri 8am-10pm). Delicious Salads & Sandwiches. Location: 238 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. Site: http://piccolocafe.us/
    Barn Joo 35: Hip, contemporary Korean gastropub. Location 34 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001. Site: https://barnjoo35.com/
    Jondro BBQ: Korean BBQ & other traditional dishes served in a casual, open-timbered space with in-table grills. They are busy, but they take reservations for party of 8 or more Sunday thru Thursday. Location: 22 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 (you must take the elevator to the second floor to access the restaurant). Site: http://www.jongrobbqny.com/
    Café: The Stumptown café at Ace Hotel New York: great coffee and the hotel offers an amazing lobby for reading. Perfect atmosphere. Location: 18 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    LaGuardia – Queens

    Terraza 7: A must go bar! open everyday from 4:00 pm to 4:00 am. Great spot for live music. Performances almost every night, starting at 8:00 pm. Location: 40-19 Gleane St, Queens, NY 11373, EE. UU. Site: http://terraza7.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terraza7/

  • From Hansol Oh:

    Here are some nice places near GC especially in Korea town.

    Cheap & quick eats in Korea town:
    Woorijip
    Mandoo bar (specialties: dumplings)

    Good Korean places:
    Take 31 (good for a drink, nice food too)
    Cho Dang Gol (specialties: tofu but also other good Korean dishes)

    Nice cafes
    Cafe M ( no seats)
    Grace Street (spacious, nice tables but no wifi)
    Paris baguette (bakery)
    Tous les jours (bakery)
    Ayza chocolate & wine bar (GREAT happy hour price)
    The Gingerman (a wide selection of beers)

  • Around the GC:

    I love to eat in Cafe China on 37th street. They have amazing Chinese food and lunch menu. Xian Famous Foods around the corner is also great and affordable.

    Franchia on Park avenue between 34 and 35 has delicious Asian vegan foods and a nice ambiance.

    The best capuccino around is at Piccolo cafe on Madison Avenue.

    If the weather is nice, enjoy drinks in one of the many rooftops in the area: Cloud social on 32nd street or Monarch on 35th and 6th Ave, for example.

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