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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. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. 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