White Mana opened at the 1939 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, and it feels like it probably hasn’t changed much since it moved to The Heights in 1946. The 24/7, cash-only diner has a bunch of stools centered around a griddle where one guy flattens hamburgers that cost $1.30 each. They’re just a little bigger than sliders, so even if you get a couple bacon double cheeseburgers, you’ll still have room for a side of cheese fries. And because they don’t seem to have changed their prices a whole lot since debuting as “the diner of the future” at the World’s Fair, all of that will cost you less than $10.
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15 Fox Place
15 Fox Place serves a $95 set menu of filling Italian-American food inside a private house in Jersey City.
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Croxley’s is a big sports bar in Williamsburg with lots of seating and very good buffalo wings.
Kettle Of Fish
Kettle Of Fish is a low-key bar in the West Village with a jukebox, darts, and sports on TVs.
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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Bread And Salt
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Pearl Diner is an old-school diner in FiDi that’s ideal for a very low-key breakfast or lunch.
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