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Discover NYC – Your Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover the local, independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC in Shoot New York City’s guide to the best of indie New York!

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. Unfortunately, I am unable to keep up with the closing of so many small businesses. So please check in advance that they are still open. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. For more information on many of NYC’s vibrant neighborhoods, have a read of my Neighborhood Guides. I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


John's of Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

There's pizza and there's pizza. For me the best pizza in NYC is John's OF Bleecker Street. They've been in business since 1929. Although the owners have changed a few times over the years it is still a family owned and run business. 

There are big debates about who make the best pie in the city. Everyone has an opinion! A word of warning! They don't take reservations and they're cash only!

John's of Bleecker Street, 278 Bleecker Street

John's OF Bleecker Street