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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Bluestone Lane, East Village, Manhattan

Bluestone Lane is a third wave café. That is to say that they strive for a higher standard of coffee. There are at least 100 third wave cafés in New York City. You want a good cup, you can get it here. And for the distinguished coffee drinkers from Australia, they will make you a flat white! They even call themselves an Australian style café.

Be forewarned, they are cashless! Apparently it's the new trend. They have a handful of locations in the city. The location pictured is in Astor Place.

Bluestone Lane 51 Astor Place, East Village, Manhattan.