New Yorkers: What are the touristy places?
When in the city I sometimes mention how I like this bar/restaurant/shop, and my friends will make fun of me and call it a “tourist” spot. (Sorry, but I love Shake Shack, get off my back!)
What are some other bars and eats in NY that tourists think are “the real deal!” when the truth is, all NYers know it’s just for the tourists? Just looking for some ideas of business establishments. Yes, I have heard of the statue of liberty and times square; I’m looking for business, examples like (the multiple) Rays Pizzas. I’m REALLY looking for less obvious places that still attract all the out-of-towners who think they are a step ahead of the rest of the out-of-towners. For example, saying ESPN zone or Carnegie Deli would be too obvious.
If you aren’t from the area (or have never resided there in the past) it would be great if you just didn’t bother answering because, well, it kind of contradicts the entire premise of my question. This also is not a discussion about “who cares if it’s for tourists, you should still go anyway, blah blah blah”. I’m not saying tourist places are bad.
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