In New York City, a clean, well-lighted place is a rare thing indeed. A trip to your local coffee shop or the public library is likely to provide neither of those things. So where can you go to read or write? This K-Town study hall is a good option. Hit the books before you hit the karaoke bar (see Gagopa), and if you need a snack, they’ve got scrumptious noodles on deck (and on the cheap).