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.
This appetizing Jewish shop came to Brooklyn in 2011, satiating the smoked salmon and pickled herring needs of brownstone dwellers who used to have to schlep to Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side. Owner Peter Shelsky also has a catering company, Pete's Eats, and is the sole NYC retailer of the rich and smoky Tilgner's Ruby Red Olde World Scottish Style cold-smoked salmon, selling for $85/pound. Yes, you read that right, but many say it's worth it. Lesser-priced and amusingly named sandwiches (Fancy Pants, Holy Mackerel, Dr. Goldstein Special) are constructed on fresh bagels and bialys. There are also "bentowitz" boxes wherein you can assemble a meal from a list that includes chopped liver, rollmops, smoked bluefish salad with crunchy roasted hazelnuts and schmaltz-fried potato latkes.