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NYC's Secret Spots: R29ers Share Their Hush-Hush Hangouts

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    How many times have you heard, "I know a great hole-in-the-wall dive bar," or "oh, I just picked this up at my favorite little vintage shop," only to find out the person is talking about Brother Jimmy's and Cheap Jack's respectively? Yes, in NYC, it seems everyone thinks they know a secret, under-the-radar spot—and some are a total disappointment.

    So, we quizzed the team at R29 HQ to put together a list of our lesser-known faves. From the best wax in the city to the most refreshing watermelon juice, our go-tos are about to become your go-tos. (Okay, so you may have heard of some of them, but still, this is fun, right?).

    Now, give a little back! Go on through and tell us your hush-hush local loves in the comments. And, just so we're clear, we didn't share all our local joints…yet. We've gotta hold something back, right?
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