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9 NYC Storefronts With Secret Identities

The secret life of NYC's hidden speakeasies, clothing stores, and after-school tutoring programs.

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So what's the secret? Well, there's a hidden doorway behind one of the bookshelves that leads to Dave Eggers's 826 NYC student literacy program, which provides one-on-one mentoring to under-resourced students ages 6-18.


In order too get into this reservations-only speakeasy bar, enter the phone booth in Crif Dogs (the hot dog place next door), pick up the phone, and press the buzzer once (and only once). A hostess answers and -- if approved -- the wall of the phone booth opens to let you into...

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The Stone Street Coffee Company is actually a very real, fully functional coffee shop (with micro-roasted beans from Brooklyn), but walking through an unmarked door after hours leads you into...

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