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any seafood markets left in manhattan?

Not counting chinatown,
I live in chinatown and seen too much to trust anything south of canal.
I have gone to chelseas market,
While I like the large selection, lobster and clams were great, the fish were expensive and not so fresh.

Lately been going to a small market in astoria.
Anyone still buy fresh fish in manhattan?
I used to be a regular when seaport had the market.
Been to the bronx market twice, couldn't handle it.
Where's the fish?

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  1. Grand Central Marketplace has at least one fish market that looks good. Probably very expensive like the rest of the market.

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    Wild Edibles
    Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    Pescatore Seafood
    Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017

    1. Last time I was at Sea Breeze (on 9th Ave, south of Port Authority) a few months ago it was still very good.

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      Sea Breeze Fish Market
      541 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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      1. re: City Kid

        Sea Breeze has some good options, but you do have to be somewhat cautious in choosing. Beware of the flesh-down fillets on display; ask to see the flesh side to make sure it is indeed fresh. I have generally had the best luck with fish steaks such as tuna. They do a nice job with whole fish; they will descale it and take off the head and tail very efficiently if desired.

      2. Katagiri, the Japanese market on East 59th Street has a limited selection, but what they do have is quite fresh and rotates.

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        Katagiri
        224 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022

        1. I live near Piscane - 1st ave and 52nd a little out of your way but the M15 bus can get you there. I've never shopped there because it seems to be a M-F 9-5 kind of place. It never seems open when i need to go shopping.

          http://nymag.com/listings/stores/pisa...

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          Pisacane
          940 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

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          1. re: adido

            Pisacane is excellent. I think they close later than 5pm most weekdays and I know that they stay open until 6 or so on Fridays. It is a true family business, now run by two brothers. Just the kindest people. If you do not see what you want in the display case, ask because many items are kept in the back. (I've never seen skate on display but they always seem to have it on hand; ditto monkfish)

            They do a big wholesale trade as well as retail.

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            Pisacane
            940 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

          2. Pisacane is excellent. The lobster place in Chelsea Mkt is also great and has good prices, lots of volume and selection.

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            The Lobster Place
            75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            Pisacane
            940 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022