New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
The name of this colorful joint on the Bowery reveals its poetry-slam roots, but its also the truest current iteration of the East Villages legendary arts scene: all kinds of jazz, folk, hip-hop and improv theater acts can be found here routinely; if you have a taste for the bizarre and dont offend easily, keep your eyes peeled for anything from the Jollyship to the Whiz-Bang musical-puppet crew. The BPC offers a range of sandwiches and hot and cold drinks--and there are generally seats available to rest ones weary feet.