Help me meet New York City
October 22, 2007 9:52 AM Subscribe
Help me watch every single type of person New York City has to offer.
posted by Bookhouse to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (20 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I've lived in New York City for a few years, and I'm bored. This must be some kind of sin. So, before I leave the city next year I'd like to energize myself by visiting as many different places as possible, each one frequented by a different ethnic group, nationality, socio-economic type or cultural group. I'd like to visit a heavy metal club, a Senegalese joint, rich WASP families at play, Russians, a Brooklyn hip-hop show, and so on into infinity.
A few things I'm looking for:
1). Each place must have a dominant group -- there are plenty of melting pot places in NYC, and I'm not looking for those. The group can be defined loosely: if you know a great bar for watching "Upper East Side Douchbags", that's fine. But it must be a specific place, not just "the Flushing Chinatown" or some such.
2). Touristy=bad. I'm going to people watch, and people-watching tourists can be accomplished easily. Also, I've been here for a while.
3). It doesn't have to be a place you enjoy, unless you are a member of said group. It doesn't have to be a place that you think I would enjoy, except for people-watching. I loathe big loud nightclubs, but plan on visiting at least one in the next year.
4). Anywhere in NYC is fine. Don't feel compelled to stay in Manhattan.
5). If the place serves food, please suggest a single menu item that will enhance the experience.