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Map No. 16: The New Yorkville


Yorkville watch fixer, painter, and sculptor Elias Lifshitz (left). Pickles, Olives Etc. (right).  

14. Andre’s Cafe
1631 Second Ave., nr. 85th St. 212-327-1105
The café offshoot of a Queens-based Hungarian bakery has locked up the East Side market in cherry-cheese strudel ($24 a strip).

15. M. Rohrs’ House of Fine Teas and Coffees
310 E. 86th St., nr. Second Ave. 212-396-4456
The ancient coffeehouse’s java selection—ranging from Brazilian Bourbon Santos to butterscotch—is as varied as its walls, adorned with subway doors and burlap sacks.

16. Heidelberg Restaurant
1648 Second Ave., nr. 86th St.; 212-628-2332
Family-friendly during the week; a beerfest on weekends. Earn your lederhosened waiter’s respect by ordering the sausage platter for six ($113) and two- liter glass boots of Dinkelacker pilsner ($29 each).

17. Schaller & Weber
1654 Second Ave., at 86th St. 212-879-3047
Heidelberg relies heavily upon this 70-year-old butcher for its excellent wursts and steak tartare.

18. Aces & Eights Saloon
1683 First Ave., at 87th St. 212-860-4020
The amenities: cheap beer ($10 open taps on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to midnight), bar games galore, and nachos served ’til close.

19. Pickles, Olives Etc.
1647 First Ave., nr. 86th St. 212-717-8966
Spice up a brown-bag lunch with seasonal horseradish pickles ($6.50 a quart).


20. Glaser’s Bake Shop
1670 First Ave., nr. 87th St. 212-289-2562
The 106-year-old bakery still serves its renowned mini black-and-white cookies. And there’s still nowhere to sit.

21. Elaine’s
1703 Second Ave., nr. 88th St. 212-534-8114
No longer the celeb draw it once was, but you can still be dissed by the ever-feisty proprietor.

22. The Auction House
300 E. 89th St., nr. Second Ave. 212-427-4458
A Victorian-inspired lounge rife with R-rated portraits screams “cool enough for downtown.” There’s a strictly enforced no-fur policy.

23. Carl Schurz Park
86th St. and East End Ave.
Grab bread from No. 2, meats from No. 3, sweets from No. 14, and condiments from No. 19, and make a picnic of it.


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