Independent Cinema

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Being tired of commercial films? Quad Cinema can be a good choice for you and your date. As the first four-screen theater in NYC, Quad Cinema is regarded as “one of the oldest independent cinemas in the city” and “a vibrant center for art house films.”

The cinema offers audiences with multiple options: independent and older films, foreign and domestic, fiction and documentary. It always has a great selection of films. Moreover, the European styled decoration, big display screens, comfortable seats, and capacious waiting area make you have a fantastic watching experience.

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PRICE :$16 general admissions, $13 seniors (62 and over), federally disabled (with ID), and children (5-11).

HOURS: 2:25 p.m.-10:10p.m.

LOCATION: 34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

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Grace Street Coffee

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Korean Town is one of the hottest places young people love to go. Among dozens of gourmets in K-town, Grace Street Coffee is the most popular one and always full of people. There are various and unique Korean-inspired desserts and drinks which are always girls’ favorite food. You and your date shouldn’t miss the most popular items like the rose petal tea, Churro Waffle and The O.G. (a kind of shaved snow). Not only were they aesthetically pleasing to look at, but they were also tasty.

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PRICE: $5-13 per dessert

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday noon- 11:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday noon- 12:30a.m.

LOCATION: 17 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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Round K –

roundk1 (1).jpgFrom the outside, it may look like a regular good old fashioned coffee ship, but on the inside you are transported to a 1960s Korean inspired cafe.  They serve a truly “black” coffee called the Matt Black.  more info

They have exotic food options and great decor.  Your date is sure to swoon at this throw back cafe, with modern foods and delicious coffee.  It’s open late and sure to give you a caffeine high.

TIP:  There’s a hidden dining room in the back to work, relax and eat.

HOURS:    Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                                            Thursday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Midnight

LOCATION:     99 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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Beauty Bar

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Have a great time moving and grooving in Beauty Bar . The 90’s tunes come often and they play a great mix.  Salon by day, club by night give Beauty Bar a speakeasy feel.  The drinks are well-priced and the service fast.  Its cute, non pretentious and hip.  The clientele is fun and sexy and the atmosphere will put you in the dancing mood.

If your nails need some work you and your date can get martinis and manicures for $10.

TIP: Comedy shows on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

PRICE: Around $5 for a drink

HOURS:   Mon-Fri: 5:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Sat-Sun: 2:00 PM – 4:00 AM

LOCATION:      231 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

 

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The Woodstock

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The Woodstock

Hip Pizzeria just outside The High Line at 14th St.  Come on in and sample one of these delicious Pizzas.  The staff is so friendly and the Pizza is so good it with reinforce your love of gluten.  They also have a vegan option.  And they have a pool table.

Also, they have cocktails.  Like, specialty cocktails.  Like, one of them is served in a light bulb!  So you and your date are sure to have a great time.  This restaurant makes me proud to be a New Yorker.

Pizza + Cocktails + Pool  =  Good Time The Woodstock

TIP:   Its free the use the pool table

DEAL :  $25.00 for brunch (Weekends until 7PM) 1 Pizza + 1 Salad + 1 Cocktail

PRICE:  Pizza  $15   /   Drinks $10 each

LOCATION 446 W 14th St. – New York NY 10014

HOURS:  Weekdays 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM   /   Weekends 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

 

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Broadway Sing-along

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Marie’s Crisis Cafe – sing out Louise!

Marie’s Crisis is adorable.  Right in the gay section in the West Village just walk down some stairs into this Broadway haven.   Everyone is friendly and loves show tunes.  Feel free to sing along or to just stand and enjoy.  If your date likes Broadway, singing or new experiences this is one not to miss.  It is a New York staple and always a fun time.

Big Gay Ice Cream is right around the corner!  What pairs better than gay Broadway singing?  Gay Ice Cream!

TIP:    If you tip the pianist they take recommendations!

PRICE:  Well drinks are $6.00

LOCATION:     59 Grove St, West Village, New York, NY 10014

Marie’s Crisis Website

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Kati Roll Company

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The Kati Roll Company

This place is delicious.  A Kati Roll is basically an Indian burrito.  The perfect place to stop in for a quick bit with your date.  They are more of a snack then a full meal, but well worth putting in your mouth.  Be adventurous and get the goat meat wrap or stick with a staple and get the chicken Tikki Roll.   Kati Roll Website

Your date will love that you know such a hip interesting place, and the casualness of the location will make you both feel at ease.  Eat in the restaurant or take it to go and walk over to Washington Square Park

TIP:  You can choose either a Paratha or a Roti…choose the Paratha!!  delicious

PRICE:   Around $6.

LOCATION:   99 MacDougal Street     New York , NY 10012
212.420.6517

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Fish

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Fish Restaurant

Want to start of your date with an aphrodisiac?  Come in to FISH and you and your date will have a wonderful time.  Its an adorable place in the West Village and they have a really great all day special.  The Red White and Blue.  This is one of the cheapest way to eat oysters in the city.  They are delicious and the price is right.  A

Their other seafood is also reasonable priced and the atmosphere is romantic and rustic.

Fish Website

TIP:  Order the Red White and Blue.  Its 6 oysters and a glass of wine or a beer for $9.99

280 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10014

SUNDAY TO THURSDAY:  12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY:  12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

 

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Chinatown buns

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Shanghai Asia Manor

If you are in the mood for some delicious buns (and who doesn’t like nice buns?)look no further.  Shanghai Asian Mannor.  The steamed buns are divine, but don’t neglect the pan fried pork dumplings.  Those puppies are also quite satisfying.  Its a bit off the beaten path, but they know how to steam a bun!

Bring your date in for the best buns Chinatown.

PRICE:   $9 each person

TIP: cash only

More info on Shanghai Asian Manor

HOURS:       Daily from  11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

LOCATION:        21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

(212)766-6311

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Best Soup Dumplings in NYC

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Joe’s Shanghai

A bit off the beaten path in Chinatown lies a secret gem—the best soup dumplings in NYC.  Take your date inside and eat at the large round family style tables.  Order the pork soup dumplings and explore a new fun food together.  They serve delicious dumplings full of soup and a meatball.  They have food there as well but I recommend coming in for 2 orders of the soup dumplings and complimentary tea.

You are your date will have a great time and can explore Chinatown together.  Try a piece of exotic fruit from a vendor or go in a shop and buy some Chinese candies.

Price: $6.75 for the pork soup dumplings

Joe’s Shanghai Website

TIP: cash only.  Also they are hot so don’t burn your tongue on the hot soup inside your dumpling.

Open Daily from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

10 Pell St     New York, NY Shanghai dishes, soup dumplings, best restaurants in Chinatown NYC in thrillist.com and gothamist.com ; late-night food

(212)233-8888

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