Turtle Bay in Manhattan, although quiet, has a lot going on under its shell
Pekingduckhousenyc.com DAG’S Patio Cafe
342 E. 47th St.
Located in the middle of the Katharine Hepburn Garden and across the street from the United Nations, this cafe opens early for breakfast.
Facebook.com/DAGSpatiocafe Calico Jack’s Cantina
800 Second Ave.
Margaritas are $3 from 6 p.m. to close on Mondays — pair them with classic Mexican food favorites.
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987 Second Ave.
Pop in for live music on Tuesdays and drink specials every day of the week.
Turtlebaynyc.com Snafu Bar
127 E. 47th St.
This three-floored hangout has everything from fireplaces to plasma TVs and arcade games.
Snafubarnyc.com Karaoke Duet 48
304 E. 48th St.
Rent a private room at this karaoke bar and sing your heart out until the break of dawn.
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459 Lexington Ave.
For the comic-lover in your family, this store also sells collectibles and has a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
47th Street between First and Second avenues
This farmers market open on Wednesdays year-round and is a great source for local honey, turkeys and seafood, as well as fruits and vegetables.
Grownyc.org Macaron Cafe
750 Third Ave.
Dedicated to all things French, but specifically the macaron. It specializes in traditional flavors like pistachio, passion fruit and coconut, and more unique versions such as honey lavender, pumpkin cinnamon, and tahini sesame.
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Clubbonafide.com Japan Society
333 E. 47th St.
Founded in 1907, the Japan Society was meant to deepen understanding between the United States and Japan. Programming includes art, language classes, as well as performing arts. They also show films and hosts lectures.
Japansociety.org Instituto Cervantes
211 E. 49th St.
Founded by the Spanish government in 1994, this institute aims to promote the Spanish language and cultures from all the countries that speak it.
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