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Cake Shop

As someone who used to work in a record shop for over 20 years, I’m choosy about where I get my music. Fortunately, the best shops are right here in the East Village and the Lower East Side...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Ramon Campos.

No other vintage shop in NYC is more relevant to contemporary fashion thanScreaming Mimi's. Their clothes appear regularly in top magazines, and professional stylists are often prowling Mimi's racks...

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The East Village has plenty of hole-in-the-wall establishments, though few are quite so tiny as Abraco Espresso. This postage stamp-sized coffee bar barely affords a place to stand and raise a macchiato, never mind sit and drink one...

Directed and shot by: Thiago Da Costa. Edited by: Thiago Da Costa, Katie Ennis, Zack Wolder

From its cobblestone surface to its mishmash of architecture, Bond Street is a tiny stretch of NoHo that packs a big punch. Watch my latest video for some recommendations on where to shop and eat on Bond Street...

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Foie gras soba noodles

One of the most exceptional (and clandestine) dining experiences you're likely to find in the East Village — or anywhere else in New York for that matter — is found behind a Japanese butcher shop in a building once owned by Andy Warhol...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Xiao Li Tan and Zao Wang.

In New York, you can visit plenty of art museums dedicated to the works of artists long gone. But only the New Museum throws a world-class spotlight on living artists...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Xiao Li Tan and Zao Wang.

New York's oldest dim sum parlor has been re-born, and is now one of the hidden highlights of New York's Chinatown — that is, if you can find it...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Xiao Li Tan and Zao Wang.

Russ & Daughters has been run by four generations of the Russ family since 1914. Today, it's not just home to the best smoked, cured and pickled fish in New York City. It's also one of the last outposts of the Lower East Side's Jewish culinary history...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Ramon Campos.

When's the last time you walked into a ceviche bar and experienced truffle butter popcorn, blowtorched sweet potato brulee, and a homemade gravity bong (strictly for smoking oysters)?

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Ramon Campos.

New York's newest old-school Italian eatery is a temple to carnivorous pleasures...