Yeshia90 wrote: EstudianteDeDerecho wrote: indigomachine wrote:
Haha, I was gonna jump in and say that I live in HK, and last I checked, Jam wasn't a huge fan, but didn't want to be presumptuous, in case the excellent diner options swayed you
(I'm also starting to think Williamsburg may be more fun to hang out in than HK... Maybe I'm just biased because I so rarely hang out in w/e neighborhood I live in though...)
I just moved to HK, so it gets my vote. I haven't been to Williamsburg yet (just got into the city). Any recommendations?
Vinnie's Pizzeria on Bedford Ave. is one of my favorite in the city.
Feel free to ignore below if you were only asking about Williamsburg (which I basically only know has been cool whenever I go).Also in our neighborhood (HK):
Epanada Mama is the equivalent of Mamouns, not in that it serves awesome falafel, but in all other respects, it's the late night, delicious food place. Open till 4AM and easy to keep the budget as low as you feel like (each epanada is about $2-$3 or so and each of them are pretty filling individually... though I totally downed 3 last time I was there).
My roomie likes Room Service for Thai (never been), and swears that the 2nd Yum Yum (there are 4 in a row... somewhat strange...) Thai is great (I think all four are pretty mediocre compared to other options like Klong in EV).
There's also approximately a gazillion bars in HK, but half or more of them are gay (great for me, but yeah... I'm a minority on that one). I think there's also a healthy number of irish pub type places nearby, among other standard-fare bars; I just haven't explored them.
There is a pretty good range of Italian options in the area, though they can be kind of pricey (but so are most Italian places in the city, so that's not really a HK outlier).
HK is kind of lacking in solid cafe options (which kind of blows), but the ACE takes you straight down to West Village where there's a ton of options, all within easy walking distance of the law school.
Other HK perks: bout a 10-15min walk North gets you to Central Park / Columbus Circle (as does a 5min trip on the ACE) and the same distance walking south gets you to the northern edge of the high line (which is awesome). Lots of plays due to being right near all the theaters, if that's your thing. Pretty close to all the main transportation due to proximity to Time Square and Port of Authority.
Downsides: Time Square is retardedly close and venturing even a little bit east of 9th when you're below 48-50ish lands you smack in the middle of annoying tourists (who also occasionally overflow into HK due to all the restaurant / theater options). Again, no real good cafe options in the area. tl;dr:
HK = gay bars and restaurants (maybe also irish pubs?) and not really a lot else, but really easy commute to other cool places / things. Tourists suck.