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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.


Scotty's Diner, Midtown, Manhattan

Scotty's Diner is a classic diner. A counter in the front when you enter and tables in the back. They are open almost 24 hours a day everyday. Breakfast, lunch, dinner they've got all the typical American food and Greek specialties. And in typical diner style, they don't have a website. They are connected to many of the delivery services and you can order online. I had a basic cheeseburger deluxe and other than the fact that it's too much food for me, it was as expected. They are located near Grand Central Terminal. A neighborhood with mostly high-end restaurants or chain restaurants. If you're in the neighborhood and hungry this is the place to go. 

Scotty's Diner, 336 Lexington Avenue near 39th Street

Scotty's Diner