At 2,722 feet, Dubai's Burj Khalifa stands as the world's tallest building—a staggering 1,268 feet taller than New York's Empire State Building. The skyscraper’s Atmosphere lounge is easily the world's highest restaurant, and on a clear day the view from its windows stretches nearly 550 miles. But if the mere thought of a minute-long elevator ride to the top is enough to make you lose your lunch before you've eaten it, don't despair. New York has its own share of restaurants with swoon-worthy views of Manhattan and New York Harbor, even if they are slightly more grounded.Read More
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New York City is responsible for lunch as we know it. That's the claim made in the New York Public Library's exhibit Lunch Hour NYC, which traces the meal from small snack that could be enjoyed at any time to midday ritual. The impetus for the evolution? Industrialization, which necessitated fixed meal times and lengths for employees, nowhere more so than in fast-paced New York. But not every lunch in the city is concerned with speed; some are meant to be savored.Read More
About 20 years after World War II, Astoria, Queens began attracting a large number of Greek immigrants. It wasn’t long before the neighborhood transformed into New York City’s Greektown, where the recent transplants dazzled restaurant-goers with a unique version of Mediterranean cuisine that prized carefully honed family recipes and rustic preparations. Today, Greeks have become the minority in Astoria, but the legacy of their authentic dishes live on in neighborhoods across the city.Read More