Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • stamaria Santa Maria
    Best Pizza in London
  • tapcoffee Tap Coffee
    Coffee time in Warren St
  • exmouthespresso Bean Review
    Exmouth Espresso Blend
  • kurobuta Kurobuta
    Japanese Tapas
  • oddonos Oddono's
    Gelato in Chiswick
  • smokehouse Smokehouse
    Mouthwatering Burgers and BBQ
  • firehouse No 197 Fire Station
    Complete disaster
  • irisandjune Iris & June
    Independent Coffee Shop in Victoria
  • coffeeguide The Not Official London Coffee Guide
    Humble take on the independent scene
  • dumdum Dum Dum Donutterie
    They don't have Cronuts but they do Cros
  • bonanza Bean Review
    Bonanza's Espresso Blend
  • moo Moo Cantina
    Lomito Time
  • chorbizarre Chor Bizarre
    Restaurant with personality
  • squaremilebelen Bean Review
    Square Mile's Belen Espresso
  • ottolenghi Ottolenghi
    Not as good as usual!
  • quantus Quantus
    European cuisine in Chiswick
  • pearlliang Pearl Liang
    About Time for a Chinese

The Big Apple

One of my favourite places in the world is definitely New York City. I find Manhattan awesome, and to be honest that would be my first option if I had to leave London. The city is full of life, plenty of things to do, and the inspiration for Seinfeld.

Times Square

This time I try to see the landmarks of the TV show, and also the classic touristic sightseeing. My first stop was the Marriot in Times Square, I had a pint in the Broadway Lounge and enjoyed a first seat view of the lights. A bit later, I decided to go to the 48th floor to the hotel revolving restaurant “The View” with a pretty decent 360 view of the city.

View from Broadway Lounge

The View

The view from The View

Other points of interest were Soho, Central Park all covered in snow which gives it another dimension, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, the Flatiron building, the Exchange Bar where you can drink a beer and try to understand the volatility of your drink while its price fluctuates depending on the demand, and the New York public library.


Exchange Bar

I got this idea for a blog about nothing…

Just like probably every Seinfeld fan that visits New York, I went to a couple of key places that are portrait in the show. I started looking for a gyro but didn’t go to Queensboro Plaza as the place doesn’t exist, so I got mine near Rockefeller Center. Then I visited Monk’s café which actually is Tom’s restaurant, amazingly the place inside is quite similar to the set they used. Finally, I went to have a soup with the Soup Nazi (Original Soup Man), to my regret there was no queu, the staff was very friendly, and they give me bread, a chocolate, and a small banana with the soup, even though I did everything I could to get them to say “No soup for you”.

Monk's

Soup Nazi

The soup was excellent it took me a minute to decide between Jambalaya and Mulligatawny, at the end I chose Eleaine’s option before she was banned for a year.

Take away

The Soup

The Soup

In conclusion, who doesn’t like Manhattan? Even Frank Costanza mentioned in the Seinfeld episode “The Chinese Woman”.

Frank: You know what I like about Manhattan? There's no mosquitoes.
George: Plenty of mosquitoes.
Frank: Queens is full of mosquitoes.

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Manhattan
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