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Place Near NY Hospital?

maritov Jan 4, 2007 04:44 AM

I know it is kind of a food wasteland up there, but I need a cafe/coffee shop/lunch spot as close as possible to 68th and York in which to conduct an interview (so should be not too super loud and crowded during the day on a weekday).

  1. d
    dinva381 Jan 4, 2007 07:45 PM

    First Ave near NYH not a "wasteland." Za Za (Italian) quiet lunch place 1207 First Ave. (65-66th St). Forget the block of fast food joints on 68-69th St. Petaluma (72nd & 1st) is open for lunch and is also comfortable. Chinese - Cafe Evergreen on First and 69th.

    1. Scott V Jan 4, 2007 07:56 PM

      Walk up York to 75th. Beanocchio's will be a quiet coffee shop with sandwiches and salads at lunch time on a weekday.

      1. erica Jan 4, 2007 08:13 PM

        Pain Quotidien on First between 68-69th has a nice area with seating in the rear of the bakery. And the sandwiches are good.

        1. r
          raybird Jan 4, 2007 08:24 PM

          yeah, le pain quotidien would be perfect.

          cafe evergreen on first ave between 69th and 70th could also be good - it's surprisingly good chinese, fairly quiet, and should be a good spot for an interview.

          1. d
            dinva381 Jan 5, 2007 03:41 PM

            Pain Quotidien - good choice - but that location has closed due to demo of that whole block (71-72nd East Side of First). The pre-existing health food emporium as well as that other place on the corner of 72nd & First are gone.

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