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.
Don't let their contrived apathy fool you--the creative types gathered at the Half King's yellow pine bar are probably as excited as you are to catch a glimpse of the part owner, author Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm). While you're waiting, order a draft like Widmer, a cloudy Hefeweizen, or a specialty cocktail (we like the Parisian, made with Hendrick's Gin, sauvignon blanc and elderflower liquor). A better bet for aspiring scribes: the weekly Monday night reading series.