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Discover New York City

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. I have eaten in restaurants and had coffee in cafes that I had thought that I would write about.


Harlem Shake, Harlem, Manhattan

Harlem Shake - If you're looking for a really good burger, look no further. This isn't one of those massive burgers that so many restaurants serve. It also isn't a slide. I really appreciate it when food is made like this at an appropriate size. And they are made from sirloin!

Also notable are the milk shakes, fries and sweet potato fries. There is often a line there but it does tend to move quickly. They have an old school retro atmosphere and funky music. And they have an outdoor terrace as well. They are an independent community-oriented business that promotes the neighborhood and culture. I often eat here when I'm in the area.

Harlem Shake, 100 West 124th Street

Harlem Shake