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Best Tacos in NYC, 2013 edition

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

With plenty of great eats to try in NYC, how to find the best? Gothamist has put together an updated list of the best tacos in New York and its outer boroughs, with reviews of each. Sadly our pick for best elote is not there, but there are plenty of other great options to try.

I can definitely vouch for Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos (271 Starr Street between Wyckoff Street and St. Nicholas Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn). The rest of their list is on my list to hit up next time I’m visiting town.

-Jodi

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Underneath NYC’s Upper East Side

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

The 2nd Avenue Subway project has been on the table for many many years. It was first proposed in 1929 [1] but has found itself stopped and started and shelved ever since. In 2007, the 2nd Avenue line construction began in earnest, and the MTA has just released these photographs from April 2013, taken underneath 86th street.

We thought it would be interesting for travelers and locals alike to see what lies just beneath the metropolis. Photos are all from the MTA’s Flickr feed. For the full set from the 86th Street Station, see here.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

 

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The Secret to Getting Cheap Broadway Tickets

Plan a trip to New York and you’re bound to consider a ticket to one of our fabulous shows. We’ve dropped knowledge about our beloved city before, but here’s the lowdown on how to get the lowest prices possible for Billy Elliot or Book of Mormon (good luck, this one is all kinds of popular right now).

Keep in mind that average Broadway shows are over $100 a seat. It’s worth going through a bit of trouble for a 25% or (often) higher discount.

TKTS Booth at Times Square / South Street Seaport / Brooklyn

Show up the day of your show at least one hour before TKTS opens to make sure you can get the show you want — they’ve got a limited quantity and popular shows sell out fast.

Student or Senior?

Rush tickets (just $20 or $25) are available to folks with a valid Student ID and are often available to Seniors, too. Do your research on forums like Talkin’ Broadway to see what’s available for each show.

Comfy shoes? Standing Room Only (SRO) is an option

Like Rush tickets, these are often also available at the theater, but you’ll need to show up wicked early — do your research and find out theater SRO policies (often students only) and what time the box office opens. eHow has a good strategy guide.

Tip from commenter Le Plu

You can try going to Broadway on Wednesday they have low prices and usually the first show is cheaper… Ask the teller for obstructed view seats, you might not see the whole stage but you can find tickets as low as $30USD.

More of a long-term planner & don’t get enough email?

You could always sign up for one of the myriad of Broadway newsletters that will periodically send some great deals.

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