October NYC Events + Best NYC Restaurants (10/22)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.”
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.

Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
Stay Safe.
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For October we are going to try a different format – “Top 10 Corona Culture” – updated info and video especially suited to these difficult times OR NYC related visual info (Instagram and YouTube) OR all the NYC news you need to start your day.

We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s Best NYCity Restaurants.

With restaurants partially opened or only open for takeout, this info is more useful for that glorious time when we have beaten the virus and life has returned to some form of normal.

It’s not difficult to find a place to eat in Manhattan. Seems like there is at least one restaurant on every block. The New York City health department inspected over 10,000 eating establishments in Manhattan alone last year. And the selection of restaurants includes cuisines from all over the world.

Finding a good place to eat is a bit harder. We could start with New York City’s 72 Michelin-Starred Restaurants, but they are more suitable for those on expense accounts or celebrating a special event. No worries. There are many guides to good eating available, if you know where to look.

Here are a few of my favorite guides to the best restaurants in various neighborhoods:

Best Places to Eat in Times Square  (tripsavvy.com)

Best Restaurants in 55 NYC Neighborhoods  (zagat.com)

Where To Eat Uptown in NYC  (fodors.com)

The Definitive Midtown Dining Guide  (thrilist.com)

Where to Eat and Drink Near the High Line (thrilist.com)

The Grub Street Guide to Affordable Sushi in New York  (grubstreet,com)

The Absolute Best Restaurants in the Meatpacking District (grubstreet,com)

11 Tastes of Chinatown  (nycgo.com)

Restaurant Row Guide (nycgo.com)

The 15 Best Places with a Happy Hour in the Upper West Side  (foursquare)

We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here November 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.

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Lower Manhattan – Did you know?

New York City is a city of neighborhoods and no neighborhood has more spectacular sights then Lower Manhattan. The Battery, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory, National Museum of the American Indian, South Street Seaport, Statue of Liberty, and so much more are all here.

For information on everything to do, see and enjoy in Lower Manhattan, let’s start with the Downtown Alliance.

website:  Downtown Alliance |

blog:  The View From Downtown

instagram:  Downtown Alliance (@downtownnyc) • Instagram photos and videos

twitter:  DowntownNYC (@DowntownNYC) / Twitter

To keep up with Lower Manhattan in the news:  In the News | Downtown Alliance

For a totally unique experience try the Downtown Alliance’s New Interactive 3D Map of Lower Manhattan:  Our New 3D Map | Downtown Alliance

To keep informed about all the happenings in Lower Manhattan sign up for the weekly Downtown Alliance newsletter. In a quick two-minute read, you’ll learn about what’s happening Downtown:  Subscribe To Our Newsletter | Downtown Alliance

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Now, how about some other useful information during these trying times.

Actually Cool Things to Do in NYC Right Now – Thrillist 🎃

New York In October I Things To Do In NYC | October 2020 Edition

What to stream online: from virtual museum tours to the best concert movies and theatre shows

NYC Restaurants With Enclosed Tents For When It’s Freezing & Raining Sideways – New York – The Infatuation

Here’s when your favorite NYC museum is opening

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STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.

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