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New York City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Enjoy pre-recorded tour narration in 11 different languages! In addition to live tour guides in English you can choose pre-recorded narration in English French Spanish German Italian Portuguese Mandarin
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New York City Chocolate Lover's Walking Tour
"Meet in front of Chelsea Market at your selected departure time. Your guide will then lead you on an easy walk through Manhattan's Meatpacking District and Greenwich Village to visit several popular and off-the-grid dessert boutiques and chocolatiers. Li-Lac Chocolates for a taste of old-world recipes. Delight in the scrumptious almond bark that fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi deems 'incredible' and step inside the quaint unassuming Milk & Cookies Bakery for a warm classic chocolate chip cookie. Stop at Bisous Ciao for an elegant Parisian-inspired chocolate macaron handcrafted in the French tradition. Then indulge with innovative chocolates at SoHo's posh Xocolatti's
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Harlem Historical Food Tour
"On this tour you'll learn about Harlem's rich history while sampling a variety of dishes from distinctive restaurants. After the tour use your newly acquired knowledge to explore Harlem's many culinary and cultural gems. Harlem’s culture means much more than eating. Whether or not you're a native New Yorker this unique and fun tour will be to place Harlem on your “must do” list in the city. On this guided tour tasting selections are subject to change but typically include: An authentic Soul Food restaurant A Spanish Caribbean eatery A French West African Café A neighborhood bakery An amazing tea and spice shop All tastings are included in y enough food is served that a meal afterwards is not needed. You will also be given a bottle of water per person at the start of the tour. Do not eat before the tour. You will be eating a lot of food!"
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Gray's Papaya: Don't let the Papaya Frauds fool you!

There are two Gray's Papaya locations in New York; West Village, and the Upper East Side. There are seemingly hundreds of the Gray's rip-off "Papaya King". I beg of you not to fall for these. Because to miss Gray's, is to miss a bit of New York. I never eat hot dogs off the street..I'm terrified of poisonous ingredients such as car tire rubber, etc. But I could eat a thousand hot dogs at Gray's. It is the perfect place to go for a snack, while walking around town, and don't feel like spending too much money. Just a dollar buys you delicious little pick me up. And don't miss the juices, they are fantastic.

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Feb 09, 2006

Gray's Papaya: Hot Dogs in a Hurry

Where else can you get two hotdogs and a soda for two bucks at four in the morning? Open twenty four hours a day, this place is always busy and the hotdogs are always good. The Midtown branch is also a pretty fun people-watching spot-- tourists and commuters in the daytime, assorted 8th Avenue wanderers at night.

Favorite Dish Hot Dogs (honestly, they don't make anything else.)

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May 07, 2005

Gray's Papaya: Best franks in town

The Papaya stand is a real gem. It opened in 1972 and has served arguably the best hot dogs in town ever since. It is also very cheap: you can get two frankfurters for a dollar.
If hot dogs weren't so unhealthy, Gray's Papaya would probably land landmark status in the Upper West Side. In 1998, Nora Ephron (an upperwestsider herself) paid tribute to Gray's Papaya in a scene of You've got mail, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
There are other Papaya stands in the city, but this is the first one.

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Sep 14, 2004

Gray's Papaya: BEAVERS!

Erm...dunno why people go here...perhaps only due to alcohol consumption. Which is why I went there. The food is fast food crap. If you need a load of beans, then head here. And then fart a lot. It's a chain iirc so they are all over the place.

Favorite Dish Napkins and toe nail clippings.

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Dec 10, 2005
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Gray's Papaya: New York's best hot dogs

If you like hot dogs you will love this place . It is the chepeast hot dog restaurant in New York .
And if you like cinema you will feel like beeing in "Fools Rush in" movie :)

Favorite Dish Hot Dog
Piña Colada

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Getting to Gray's Papaya


2090 Broadway, New York, NY 10023


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