Wall Street Journal… Welcome to Midtown. Need lunch?
So the news broke on Weds, and was confirmed yesterday that Rupert Murdoch plans on moving the Wall St. Journal from their Downtown offices to the News Corp. building on 6th Ave. & 48th St., smack dab in the middle of Midtown. Well, let me be the first to say welcome! We’re actually neighbors (I work in the McGraw Hill Building across the street), and there are plenty of great lunch options within walking distance of our block.
According to the NY Observer, you guys are leaving behind PJ Clarke’s. Well don’t you worry, the original one is here in Midtown- although 3rd Ave. is a pretty long walk away.
Some much closer options, after the jump…
- 46th btw. 6+7th – Venture one block south and you’ve got some of the best that Midtown Lunch’ing has to offer. The Biriyani Cart on 46th & 6th serves up great Chapati Rolls (Indian soft tacos), or wait in line at Minar, the steam table Indian place a little farther west. I’m sure the people you will be interviewing will be drawn towards the clean, and suit friendly looking Havana Central, but try to resist and head to Margon across the street for some real Latin food, at half the price.
- Street Meat – I don’t know what the street meat scene is like Downtown, but if you are a fan, you just landed right in Street Meat Ground Zero. There are plenty of options right outside your building, but if you want the good stuff I would walk a few blocks south to the Kwik Meal Cart on the SE corner of 45th & 6th, or a few blocks north to the famous chicken/lamb and rice cart on the SE corner of 53rd & 6th. Hope they have good bathrooms in the News Corp building.
- Kosher Stuff – Our proximity to the diamond district means plenty of Kosher options. Go old school at the hidden Diamond Dairy on 47th btw. 5+6th, or grab falafel and chicken shawarma at Kosher Deluxe on 45th btw. 5+6th.
- Good Burger - The new location on 45th btw. 5+6th is the closest fast food burger to your building worth mentioning.
- Del Frisco’s Steakhouse (6th Ave. btw. 48+49th) - I’m not exactly sure how the WSJ works, but I’m assuming people who write about Wall St. don’t make as much money as those who work on Wall St., so I’ll let you in on a little secret. At the Del Frisco’s bar you can order a plate of steak tips and mashed potatoes for $9.95. Hob nob with all the suits, without having to pay through the nose (or throw down a corporate card, which is clearly the only other way anybody could actually enjoy eating at Del Frisco’s.)
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