Around the World in NYC



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From Astoria to Koreatown to Brighton Beach, New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Here is a small sampling of the many cultural and culinary experiences that are awaiting you in the Big Apple.

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Day 1 - New York


Begin your international exploration of New York with a trip to El Museo del Barrio, the only museum in the city dedicated to Latino art and culture. After undergoing renovations, the museum will reopen in the fall of 2009. If you’re planning to visit before then, take in a very different type of international museum experience at the Neue Gallerie, dedicated to Austrian and German art. The museum is home to two charming Viennese-style cafes, Café Sabarsky and Café Fledermaus, where you can sip coffee and sample from a menu ranging from goulash to sacher torte.


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El Museo del Barrio

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Location:

1230 Fifth Ave
At 104th St
New York, NY 10029

Contact:

tel: +1 212 831 7272
fax: +1 212 831 7927


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Neue Galerie New York

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Location:

1048 Fifth Ave
At 86th St
New York, NY 10028

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tel: +1 212 628 6200
fax: +1 212 628 8824


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Cafe Fledermaus

Location:

1048 5th Avenue
(86th Street)
New York, NY 10028

Contact:

tel: 1 212 288 0665
fax: 1 212 645 7127


Day 2 - Woodside


Of all New York City’s boroughs, Queens is the most diverse, with immigrants making up around half of the population. The rabid fan base of Sripraphai, a somewhat nondescript Thai place in Woodside, say it offers by far the best Thai food in New York. (To get there, take the 7 train from Manhattan to Woodside-61st Street.) And while Astoria is known for its bustling Greek restaurants and bars, it’s also home to one of the city’s last remaining beer gardens, the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden on 24th Avenue. (The closest subway stop is the N at Astoria Boulevard), which offers a hearty menu (try the grilled sausages cooked outside in the summer) along with good Czech and German beers on tap and many others in bottles.


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Sripraphai

Location:

64-13 39th Avenue
Woodside
Woodside, NY 11377

Contact:

tel: 1 718 899 9599


Day 3 - New York


Learn more about the history of the immigrant experience in New York City (and the rest of the United States) at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, housed in a former tenement building on Orchard Street. The Lower East Side and East Village are well-stocked with diverse dining options: try Khyber Pass, located in the heart of the East Village, for affordable and delicious Afghani specialties, or head to Veselka for an equally affordable menu of Ukrainian food. Save your money for caviar and martinis at Pravda, a Moscow-by-way-of-Soho cocktail bar known for its selection of vodkas.


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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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Location:

90 Orchard Street
(at Delancey Street)
New York, NY 10002

Contact:

tel: +1 212 431 0233 / +1 212 431 0714
fax: +1 212 431 0402


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Khyber Pass

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Location:

34 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY 10003

Contact:

tel: 1 212 473 0989


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Veselka

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144 2nd Avenue
(at 9th St)
New York, NY 10003

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tel: 1 212 228 9682


Day 4 - New York


For a very different Slavic scene, head out of Manhattan to Brighton Beach (close to Coney Island), a neighborhood dubbed “Little Odessa” for its proliferation of former residents of that Ukrainian city. Primorski, on Brighton Beach Avenue (take the B or Q to the Brighton Beach stop) is a favorite for its large menu of Eastern European dishes, its heaping plates and its festive atmosphere.


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Coney Island

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Location:

1208 Surf Avenue (Post)
(Along Long Island Sound)
New York, NY 11224

Contact:

tel: +1 718 372 7099


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Primorski

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Location:

282 Brighton Beach Avenue
New York, NY 11235

Contact:

tel: 718 891 3111
fax: 718 368 9637


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