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Place to work with wine

OOOH....bingo. Perfect. I didn't know LPQ carried wine. I can work out the wifi thing- I have a karma hotspot. Thanks so much!

Jul 26, 2013
bjorku in Manhattan

Place to work with wine

That could definitely work- thanks. I read somewhere that they kill the WIFI at 6pm to discourage the "boffice"users - any one know if there's truth to that?

Jul 25, 2013
bjorku in Manhattan

Place to work with wine

Hi all- please help!

I'm getting my degree online, and need a place to sit for a long stretch and have a glass of wine (or three) while I work on course assignments. I like the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar, but they're pretty pricy, and it can get super loud. I need to be able to plug in a laptop, and free wifi is a huge plus but not mandatory. I'm near Penn Station, but am willing to go as far south as the village. LES is too far. I'm very familiar with all the coffee shops- this appeal is specifically for a booze spot I find it helps me write (or at least loosen up on my perfectionist tendencies) Any ideas?

Jul 25, 2013
bjorku in Manhattan

Looking for good coffee and a place to write in Soho and near Penn Station

There is a Gregory's Coffee on 6th Ave and 31st - that's a block away from Penn Station. Seating is hit or miss, but they will let you hang out all day.

Jul 25, 2013
bjorku in Manhattan

Quite, casual, outdoor cafe with drinks

Thanks for the recommendations. Our wanderings found us in the West Village around 3pm. And quite by accident, I stumbled upon Gottino on Greenwich. Absolutely exactly what I was looking for. There was even a READER in the back garden when we arrived. Had 3 glasses of wine, a plate of olives, and the most relaxing 2 hours of my day. Definitely my go-to spot from now on.

Mar 24, 2012
bjorku in Manhattan

Quite, casual, outdoor cafe with drinks

This Friday I'm playing hooky from work and spending the day celebrating the First Friday of Spring in Manhattan. I have brunch & dinner (and plenty of park time) all set , but I need some place in the afternoon to be able to chill out for a little bit (for at least a solid hour or two) get a nice glass of wine, maybe a light snack (preferably from a kitchen not known for being horrible), and read a book, all while basking in the sun outside. Preferably not in a loud neighborhood (I work in midtown, across from a construction site, so I'm SO DONE with jackhammers and fire trucks). I turned first to rooftop bars, but they all seem to open at 4 or 5pm -- the Bookmark Lounge in the Library Hotel is almost perfect, if only it was open a little earlier. I then thought about the Palace Gate but that seems a little high brow, and I'm afraid they won't like my book reading (though I won't be one of those a-holes that holds a table without ordering food/drinks). I've never been, though, so I'm not sure. That rooftop bar on top of Eataly is open, but I'm afraid that's not conducive to book reading. So, I'm stumped!

Uptown, downtown, trendy or old school--anything goes, and price is not an issue. PLEASE recommend and help me make the most of my little vacation day!! :)

Mar 21, 2012
bjorku in Manhattan

BBQ near Penn Station

Avoid everything near Penn--I work across the street, can attest to the poor quality. I'd go with Blue Smoke. Pulled pork is great there, just use extra sauce. And the deviled eggs are awesome.

Oct 17, 2008
bjorku in Manhattan

drinks near Le Bernardin (155 W 51st St btwn 6th & 7th)

Having dinner at 8:30pm this Friday, would like to have a cocktail before, without the ruckus of Times Square. Extensive beer list a plus. Any suggestions? Thank you!!

Oct 16, 2008
bjorku in Manhattan