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Old 01-23-08, 05:13 PM   #1
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NYC bike shops, bars, etc.

I'm going to be in NYC from tomorrow to sunday, interviewing for med school (Albert Einstein) and getting a feel for the area. For those of you who live there, what bike shops, bars, restaurants would you recommend? I'll be in the Bronx and probably around Manhattan a bit.
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Old 01-23-08, 05:20 PM   #2
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i live uptown and its pretty boring. not many good shops up here. great pizza in the bronx, but **** if I know where. some pretty good pizza near columbia at 110 and bway. a couple of eh bars around there too.

good jazz at 149 and st nicholas.
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Old 01-23-08, 05:23 PM   #3
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good luck with albert einstein. they accept a lot of people of color so i love them. u must have had a strong mcat. ahhh but this has nothing to do with bikes.
when ur in manhattan, take the west side bike path all the way down to the teens, cross over manhattan to the east and head over to trackstar i suppose.
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grimaldis in brooklyn is amazing...i know brookyln is a little far out, but hey
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i live uptown and its pretty boring. not many good shops up here. great pizza in the bronx, but **** if I know where. some pretty good pizza near columbia at 110 and bway. a couple of eh bars around there too.

good jazz at 149 and st nicholas.
wow

there are plenty of good shops uptown...gotta know where they at!!

where there are delivery men, there will be hood mechanics to keep them plushed up, rolling fresh

now, why do you want to go to a bike shop? to look at hipster gear, get your bike fixed, buy random bike stuff?

for hipster gear, true, hit up 2nd ave above houston or trackstar or something....

otherwise, take a stroll on broadway, westchester ave, damn...we got that!

shiet, bars, restaurants!...we got!...what you trying to do, dance to, eat!!!??
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Old 01-23-08, 07:08 PM   #6
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metro (the best one): canal & watts
trackstar: eldridge & houston
continuum: 12st & av b
toga: 63st & 3av / 65st & west end
gotham (elitest ******): chambers & west bway
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margin of error is one block, i'm going off the top of my head.
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Old 01-23-08, 07:11 PM   #7
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there is also my homeboy's shop, jeff, at continuum on 12th and B. he is super nice, not as much swag as trackstar though but he is getting there. but if u come on sat u can make it to the race.
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Nitto Bullhorns are some pretty nice bars
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Hit up Nick's Pizza on Gunhill or LJubo's Pizza on Westchester Square. Either one will do you right. There is a cool LBS right near Ljubos, not too much fixed/track stuff but a long time Bronx shop.

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there is also my homeboy's shop, jeff, at continuum on 12th and B. he is super nice, not as much swag as trackstar though but he is getting there. but if u come on sat u can make it to the race.
I'd love to race, but I won't have a bike when I'm in town.
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we'll u should at least come to the race, meet some people, find out where the after party is.
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also, many friendly NY'ers will be more than willing to loan you a bike if you like.
it's part of our "bike for a day stranger" program
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yeah chombo has like 5 bikes. polo bikes. i'm sure he is willing to loan u one
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get yer hipster gear at harlem underground on 125th.
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grimaldis in brooklyn is amazing...i know brookyln is a little far out, but hey
you mean RIGHT over the BK bridge? Grimaldis is practically on the water.

Come to teh alleycat on Saturday - Christie and Broome is the meet up spot
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