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Modern Art Museum11 W 53rd St, New York, NY(212) 708-9400
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- One of my favorite museums in the city. The collection is very extensive, but never overwhelming, although I'm not sure you can take in everything in one visit. I enjoy their special exhibits, and I appreciate that they highlight areas such as graphic design and product design that other museums often pass over. They also have a lot of film screenings, and the gift shop is a favorite.
Natural History MuseumCentral Park W & 79th St, New York, NY(212) 769-5100
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- This place is magical to me and always makes me feel like a kid. Sure, the diorama sections make you feel like you stepped many decades back in time, but I love that. My favorite, hands down, is the fossil area with the dinosaurs. If it weren't for the fossil hall, I would still think that narwhals were the unicorn of the sea. Who knew those were real?! Not me. The ocean life hall with the life-sized blue whale hanging from the ceiling is always magical.
Modern Art Museum1071 5th Ave, New York, NY(212) 423-3500
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- My favorite museum in the city. Worth a visit for the building alone, but I really love the permanent collection here. I could see it again and again and not get bored. I tend to like their exhibits a bit more than comparable museums in the city.
Performing Arts Theater1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY(212) 247-4777
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- I love coming here for shows! Such a beautiful building and it makes for a pleasant concert-going experience. I agree with Jon, they do have nice bathrooms, which is always a plus. Wasn't impressed by the Christmas show, though. I fell asleep.
Book Store828 Broadway, New York, NY(212) 473-1452$$
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- I LOVE this place! If you love books, then I'm sure you will, too. I don't usually go there with any particular book in mind, I just like to browse their tables. They are very well-organized to pique your interest in books that you might not have discovered otherwise. They have a lot of good prices on remaindered/oversold books, so this can be a great place to find a bargain. I also love the strand bags and other knickknacks that they sell. I still miss the Strand Annex that closed by the Seaport, so I'm happy that this NY institution (around since 1927!) is still kickin. Good specialty sections here, as well, for books that you wouldn't likely find in your typical Barnes & Noble.
Steak House178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY(718) 387-7400$$$$
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- Five stars for the steak, for sure. But the service is hit or miss and the sides are limited and not that great. They don't take credit cards, which is ridiculous for a place this expensive, but they do accept debit cards. Also, why are there no lady waitresses? Someone needs to slap a discrimination lawsuit on them, ladies can serve steak, too! If the steak weren't so delicious, I would totally hate this place.
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- Some of the exhibits were a miss, but I felt like there was enough that was interesting to justify the trip out there. I'd go back. The space can be a bit confusing in terms of layout, at least during the visit I had out there, but it's an interesting space and I enjoyed the courtyard.
Jewish Restaurant205 E Houston St, New York, NY(212) 254-2246$$
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- Mmmmmm matzo ball soup! That's what I usually stop by here for, since I'm not big on deli meats. However, everyone I've gone with who's gotten a sandwich has been pretty pleased. Yes, it's not super cheap, but the sandwiches are huge. Unless you have a super-sized appetite, you'll have about half of it to take home and eat the next day. The biggest downside? The service can be kind of gruff, because the way the restaurant is set up is, to be honest, kind of confusing. When you walk in, to the right there is a grill that serves soups, burgers and hot dogs. Right past that are the lines for sandwiches. Each person working in the sandwich section has their own line, so you don't need to form one line. There's also a section for drinks and another for deserts. I could be skipping something, as well. Although their website says they accept cards, I've yet to figure out where, because the main register at the front is cash only. Oh, and the chocolate cake is tasty, too.
Aquarium602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY(718) 265-3474
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- I'm of the opinion that NYC should have a much better aquarium than this, but it still makes for a fun afternoon out in Coney Island. It's pretty small, but there's still a lot to do, and it fits in nicely with a day at the beach.
Brewery79 N 11th St, New York, NY(718) 486-7422$$
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Leslie Ruth reviewed 2 years ago
- A fun place to spend a little time and drink a little beer. They have a super cute cat wandering around, as well. I enjoy the range of beers they have, from the Brooklyner Weisse (so good, hope they start selling this in bottles, not just tap!) to the deceptively strong Brooklyn Blast. Good beer, good people. What's not to love?
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