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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. 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.


Washington Square Diner, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

I love NYC diners and Washington Square Diner is one that I've eaten at many times. Like most NYC diners it carries not only typical American cuisine including breakfasts and burgers, it also has some Greek food on the menu. I've been told that they've been in business in that location for more than 40 years now! That's really saying something in New York City.

Oh, they're open 24 hours a day! They are located just around the corner from the famous West 4th Street basketball courts and one block away from Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Diner, 150 West 4th Street

Washington Square Diner