People who live and work on the Upper East Side have been floating on a fluffy white cloud called the Second Avenue subway since the long-awaited line opened its first phase on Jan. 1. The line extended the Q train to 72nd, 86th and 96th streets, all along Second Avenue.
But if you don’t frequent the eastern part of the UES, your commute has probably been proceeding as normal. And we figure that while the new stations are still super clean, you should have a few excuses to visit each one.
Here are some spots near the new stations that will make spending $2.75 to see a new subway station worth it.
Padoca Bakery (near 72nd Street)
Maroni Hot Pots (near 72nd Street)
The Pony Bar (near 72nd Street)
House of Jai (near 72nd Street)
Blo (near 72nd Street)
Caledonia Bar (near 86th Street)
Insomnia Cookies (near 86th Street)
Housing Works’ Yorkville Thrift Shop (near 86th Street)