New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractionsâ€”and enough personalityâ€”to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Gotham West Market has an industrial design and communal food court seating, a more cutting-edge version of Eataly or the Plaza Food Hall. The eight purveyors include Seamus Mullen's tapas bar El Colmado, Court Street Grocers Sandwich Shop and design firm AvroKO's Genuine Roadside. The latter dishes out items such as char-grilled mahi mahi tacos, super-duper burgers and shakes made from Blue Marble soft-serve organic ice cream. The Cannibal, whose original branch is in Kips Bay, has a raffish, after-work crowd lining up for its meat-heavy menu, cocktails on draft and mezcal hot chocolate. Then there's Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, a project from ramen geek and cookbook author Ivan Orkin, who is from Long Island but started his noodle business in Tokyo. This marks his return to New York; the slurping is done at a stainless steel counter overlooking the active open kitchen. His soups are savory and balanced, and his rice dishes are heartwarming, topped with items like slow-cooked pork or smoked whitefish and salmon roe.