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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. I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


West Side Restaurant, Upper West Side, Manhattan

I don't make it up to the Upper West Side that often. But when I do, West Side Restaurant is one of my regular places to go for a meal. It is your standard Greek/American diner. Of course, they don't have a website! They are open to 1:00am and I like their breakfast. 

West Side Restaurant, 2020 Broadway at 69th Street

West Side Restaurant