I Will Survive: Downtown Edition

Alex Harsley Photo
I Will Survive: Downtown Edition

In a city where streets change with the seasons, storefronts are renamed or repurposed yearly, and shops open and close faster than we can visit them, the establishments that have been able to stick around for decades – and sometimes centuries – deserve special mention. Scattered throughout Manhattan, … read more

Meet 80th Street

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Meet 80th Street

Despite the fact that 80th does not have the same number of businesses as other streets that I have walked, the ones that do exist are bastions of the community, demonstrating to me at every turn that Manhattan cannot survive without its institutions, shops, and restaurants hiding on the side streets.

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The Unitarian Church of All Souls

1157 Lexington Ave at 80th Unitarian church of all souls-TA05

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Education & Community, Churches

  • Side Pick

160 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
212 535 5530
allsoulsnyc.org
The Unitarian Church of All Souls

Eileen Macholl, the Executive Director of the Unitarian Church of All Souls, introduced me to Mary-Ella Holst, calling her n “historian, long-standing member, and guru.” The answer to most questions in the church, Eileen told me, is “Ask Mary-Ella.” We learned just how extensive her knowledge … read more

TLV

416 Amsterdam Ave at 80th TLV-TA15

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Food & Beverage, Mediterranean

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416 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
212 799 0003
tlvrestobar.com
Hours:
M 4pm-10pm; Tu-Su 12pm-10pm
TLV

“TLV” stands for Tel Aviv, the hometown of Noam Langleib, the owner. Noam’s story is one of the interconnectedness of the restaurant community. Before he took over the location in 2015, a restaurant called Hummus Kitchen occupied the spot. Noam was friends with the owner and was aware that he was … read more

Cozy Day Out: East Village

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Cozy Day Out: East Village

The side streets of Manhattan are filled with cozy spots that give the sensation of being wrapped in a warm blanket. Their homey atmospheres and welcoming environments are perfect for snuggling up (and going for a walk) with a loved one on any cold, rainy, or snowy day. For the complete experience, avoid … read more

West 52nd Street - A Work of Art

Mikel Glass and Daniel Blatzer 'Falling Frames'_1

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West 52nd Street - A Work of Art

Scaffolding casts long shadows across the sidewalk while the air is filled with dust and the sounds of construction. Besides derelict buildings and abandoned lots, shiny high-rises … read more



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