The City Expert strives to spotlight local businesses and attractions. Our objective is to uncover and highlight the hidden gems of New York City.
In a city known for pizza, San Matteo packs a punch with its pies.In a city known for pizza, San Matteo packs a punch with its pies.In a city known for pizza, San Matteo packs a punch with its pies.
The more spacious offshoot of San Matteo Pizzeria and Espresso Bar
"Affordable, steak and quality" do not usually belong in the same sentence, especially in New York City. St. Anselm is one of the few exceptions.
An affordable Italian restaurant located on the Lower East Side offering phenomenal salads, antipasti and pastas.
Rather than offering an overly expansive menu, Rose's has a small (but varied) menu offering their specialties - especially the burger and grilled cheese
In a borough filled with excellent pizzerias, Barboncino stands out from the competition.
New York City has always had a reputation for lacking quality and authentic Mexican dining. If every Mexican restaurant in New York was as amazing as La Contenta, this reputation would be reversed.
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Located on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Fort Wadsworth offers incredible views of the bridge. It is a wonderful place to visit on a sunny summer day.
Located in FiDi, the Oculus is a sight to be seen. A hybrid mall, transportation hub and piece of art.
A Long Island staple offering over 150 flavors of ices. Ralph's started in 1949 in Staten Island, and now has locations throughout Long Island, New Jersey but only a few in the Five Boroughs
A nostalgic, yet innovative candy shop featuring a wide assortment of sweets, doughnuts, ice cream gelato and sorbet.A nostalgic, yet innovative candy shop featuring a wide assortment of sweets, doughnuts, ice cream gelato and sorbet.
Wafels and Dinges offers extraordinary belgian-style waffles throughout the city, with their fleet of food trucks and stands, as well as their brick-and-mortar L.E.S. outpost.
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