All-Inclusive NYC/Brooklyn A10 Tournament Ask Sometimes Anything Thread

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    With the tournament coming up figured we might as well have a consolidated place for this.

    Feel free to ask me anything: what neighborhoods are where, what different neighborhoods are like, how to get around, things to do around town, where to go for food/drinks, etc.

    By the end of this weekend I'll have a guide written up for everyone (some of you old-timers may remember how I used to do this for Richmond and the CAA tournament) tackling such issues as: great places for food all over town, great neighborhoods to visit, how to tip in NYC, how to find your way around on the subway, the difference between a cab and a car service (and why this is important), and more!
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    I mean, this is the primary reason I came out of posting-retirement, after all.
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    Any bespoke cocktail/speakeasy type places on BK's side of the city? Like Milk and Honey/Little Branch type places?

    I like Uncle Billy's a lot, but I want to get my hands on many tasty craft beers as possible. Last time I was there the staff recommended Pacific Standard which was awesome and had a ton of my favorite West Coast beers on tap (will be visiting again). Where else should I be sure to check out?

    One of my favorite, favorite NYC spots was Harlem's Lenox Lounge. Amazing neighborhood joint that had local/amateur night along with all kinds of legit jazz cats passing through it. Sadly, it closed this past December. Are there any really amazing must-see music venues that you'd recommend? Can be any genre.

    While at Guys American Kitchen and Bar, would you recommend smearing, slathering or plastering dishes with Donkey Sauce.
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    Yes, yes and yes! Let me address all of those (cocktails/speakeasies, craft beers, music venues) in the guide I hope to have finished by Sunday. Would rather do them justice with enough information, but I'll be sure to include all of that.

    As for Guy's American Kitchen and Bar... I see what you did there...
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    Also, as a general poll: How far are people willing to travel? Generally speaking does everyone just want stuff within walking distance of Barclay's (note: New Yorkers have a whole different definition of walking distance) or are people going to be willing to travel 10, 20, 30, 40 minutes by subway or car service to check out particularly cool stuff?
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    Please talk at length about the strip club scene in your upcoming guide. Am willing to travel for raw stuff. /s
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    Are there any places up there that arent racist, and where they dont degrade women?
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    This is the truth! It's hard in Richmond to get someone to walk like 6 or 8 blocks to the bar. I used to routinely walk from Chelsea on 25th between 9th and 10th to 12th and between Avenue A & B which is a little over 2 miles.
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    I would recommend 7A Cafe at 109 Avenue A in the East Village/Alphabet City neighborhood in Manhattan.
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    We don't want those. The degrading women part.
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    Oof. The day we announce a $4 million from one of Richmond's most dynamic female business leaders.

    :?
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    Sweet. This version of board has super-easy ignore functionality! Major improvement, VRN team!

    7A Cafe has really good brunch, but have never been there for any other reason. Fun part of town to walk around, too.

    I personally don't know the area North of Barclays very well, but I'm going to be filling in the gaps for neighborhoods I don't know well by getting info from friends that live there. I'll make sure to get some Fort Greene/Clinton Hill recommendations for ya!
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