We may bemoan the stench of the subway (what is that smell?!) and have to fight back tears when writing our rent checks (why are there so many zeros?!), but one look at the Manhattan skyline and we’re instantly reminded of how lucky we are to call New York City home. As such, we don’t take it lightly when our favorite restaurants, bars and hangouts shutter in the wake of skyrocketing real estate prices and dwindling “hot spot” buzz. While we’ve seen many spots fade away (farewell, Lucky Cheng’s; au revoir Soup Burg) it’s not too late to save the places highlighted in this weeks issue—iconic haunts like Village Vanguard, Sunny’s Bar, Strand Book Store and Gray’s Papaya. It's up to you, readers, to #SaveNYC.
And just in case you needed any more reasons to love the city, this week's issue features a foray into a new boozy, voyeuristic immersive theater experience and a before-and-after look into restaurants that have changed their identities. Plus: a list of ways to explore our NYC waterways by boat, an Q&A with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, and a run-down of this year's New York Poetry Festival.
So get out and do the things you love, New Yorkers—save them before they disappear.
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