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.
It's all about sourcing at Organika, where everything is not necessarily organic but rather follows the locavore trend of emphasizing local and sustainable products. The carbon footprint is a bit heavier with a couple of artisanal cheeses shipped from Italy and various wines shipped from around the globe (most of them organic). Sicily gets a nod with spaghetti alla puttanesca and rigatoni alla Norma with eggplant, tomato sauce, basil and ricotta salata. Chef Melissa Muller makes a variety of lovely salads, bruschetta and pizza, served in a small, tastefully decorated West Village café whose wooden tables are preset with blue-tinted glassware that catch the light.