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This Greenpoint Laundromat might look like an ordinary, unassuming place to wash your dirty clothes…
…But head to the back and you’ll find one of the largest pinball collections in New York City. 10,000 points!
860 Manhattan Ave. (at Noble St.), Brooklyn; 718-475-2055
Stock up on invisibility paint, villain nets and Rilling Brand Mind Readers at this whimsical toy store and costume shop…
…And push on a hidden bookshelf to see the top-secret HQ of Dave Eggers’ writing workshop, 826NYC.
372 Fifth Ave. (at Sixth St.), Brooklyn; 718-499-9884 or superherosupplies.com
By day, it’s an adorable East Village coffee shop, perfect for sipping cold brew and studying.
…But by night, the back room transforms into a chill bar with sprawling leather couches, amazing cocktails and cute bartenders (triple jackpot).
222 Ave. B (at 13th St.); 646-918-6700 or theroostnyc.com
Not in the mood for a greasy burger?
Stroll upstairs to the sun-drenched Garret and sip a Rosarita Stick Up with tequila, egg white, rosemary-thyme syrup, lemon juice and Grand Marnier topped with rose petals. Aren’t you fancy?
296 Bleecker St. (at Commerce St.); 212-675-6157 or garretnyc.com
Oh, just an ordinary pawnshop on the Lower East Side, right?
Nope. Enter through a secret door and you’ll be whisked away to a Gatsby-esque Art Deco restaurant and lounge. Oh, and it serves Champagne in the ladies’ room.
146 Essex St. (at Stanton St.); 212-614-0146 or beautyandessex.com
You’ve tried every Michelin-starred tasting menu. You’ve seen every Broadway show. You’ve sipped drinks at every bar in Manhattan (or at least all of the ones with killer martinis).
But here are five NYC gems you probably never even knew existed--they’re hidden behind totally unassuming storefronts, so look carefully.
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