I live in the Lower East Side. I love the Lower East Side. No other neighborhood in Manhattan offers such an array of great independent cafes, shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s main street next door to Wall Street. Amidst all the great small businesses in the Lower East Side sitting at the corner of Delancey and Allen St is Berkli Parc. Part coffee shop, part bar, part restaurant, and 100% awesomeness is where Lower East Side locals come to eat, work, drink, and socialize. What I love most about this business is that I’m always made to feel welcome and appreciated as a customer by the staff, and in return it’s my pleasure to repeatedly spend my money here. Not to mention the free Wi-Fi and the $0.25 coffee refills! Yes, that’s right $0.25. So if you are in the Lower East Side and seek a warm friendly place to have a drink (coffee, beer, and wine), or a bite to eat (the quinoa salad is a favorite) stop by Berkli Parc. It’s what every great cafe should be.
One of the more interesting and talented performances I’ve seen on the New York City Subway. This was as the Delancey/Essex train station.