Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I could never get a scallop to sear. Finally went to a fish guy who told me to stop buying shitty seafood.

    Will try Randazzo's as it's a pretty easy drive for me. Thanks.

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  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    There is another one on the same block, high quality, but randazzo's always has a better selection.
     


  3. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Arthur Ave really is a reason why NY rocks. Unfortunately, it's hard to get to for those in Manhattan proper without cars.
     


  4. aravenel

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    One of these days I will make it to Arthur Ave.

    You're right though that it's hard to get to without a car.
     


  5. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Well now I'm curious, what's so special about Arthur Ave.?

    > Just checked it out - looks pretty cool. Got me with the Marty connection.

    lefty
     
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  6. romafan

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    AND Dion & the Belmonts. The Albanians are slowly taking over, but still has a nice Italo-American vibe that is long-gone from Little Italy
     


  7. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    There are fantastic markets and bakeries on that street. The fish markets alone are worth the trip. The butchers are great. Only one produce market that I don't think is really that great. For cheese and salami and sausages and such you can't do better. Ditto for all kinds of important Italian stuff that many of us haven't even heard of.
     


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    Yes! Finally got a bottle of colatura (anchovy syrup) - so far using for some pasta sauces & salad dressing...
     
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  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    the oysters outside of the fish shop is pretty awesome. If they had something like that where I lived, I'd eat them every day.
     


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    don't knock little Italy. its got some of the best dim sum in the city.:happy:
     
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    Has anyone else seen the Citibike thing being carried too far? Saw a guy yesterday bring the thing inside a Chase branch to use the ATM. Has anyone seen one on the subway yet?
     


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    Hottest firemen too.
     


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    Did the Chase ATM charge him an extra fee for CitiBiking to the branch?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think getting good fish has always been an issue for some reason. I find myself going to Chinatown mostly. In my neighborhood there is literally nowhere to get great seafood everything is a long ass subway ride. If I had easier access to seafood I would eat so much more of it.
     


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    You can get good seafood in Chinatown if you know what good seafood looks and smells like.

    There are, luckily, a couple of nice places in our neighborhood. Although they all close really early, so I don't eat as much of it as I would like.
     


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