689 9th Ave # 1, New York, NY
When I’m looking for a good place to eat that’s inexpensive and in Manhattan is a challenge. Although I did find one! It is a little Restaurant called Jing. They are an Asian Restaurant that has Japanese, Chinese and Thai. It’s great to go to with people who are indecisive. The best part is the staff they have. They are really friendly and get to know you. I highly recommend this place!
Max Brenner is an amazing restaurant. It is located off Union Square on Broadway and 14th. The food is great and the desserts are even better. The hot chocolate is like drinking heaven. For these cold days I just want some of that hot chocolate. They have so many different kinds! The price is reasonable but can get more expensive when you want more of something.
Bann Restaurant and Lounge is located in Midtown West (W50th between 8th and 9th avenue). Bann is a Korean restaurant with a nice and cozy ambiance. I went there for restaurant week so I had a three course meal for a fixed price of $30. I would have to say the best part of dinner was the Korean barbeque. They have a variety of authentic Korean barbeques including beef, pork, chicken and shrimp. I chose the bulgogi (thinly sliced beef rib eye). I am not a big fan of meat, but it was delicious and I finished it all.
-Wanda Chen, Graduate Intern for Office of Student Involvement
Who says Valentines Day is just for couples?!
All throughout the week I will be posting cheap places for couples, singles, friends, etc to go on or around Valentines day
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
1 Water St, New York, NY
Cheap amazing ice cream with a view to to kill
This is a little coffee shop on Myrtle between Hall and Washington. It has great drinks and has really good food. It is reasonably priced and it has a great atmosphere. There is free Wifi too! Its a nice place to go in case you want to get a way from the Studio!
Here are some other places you can use your Pratt Bucks! You can do so much more with them other than just to print!
Bergen Bagels, 486 Myrtle Ave (718) 789-9300
Dee & Ricky’s, 503 Myrtle Avenue (718) 789-1111
Farmer in the Deli, 543 Myrtle Ave (718) 875-9067
Primrose Cafe, 147 Greene Ave (718) 789-7890
Pushkin Creperie, 541 Myrtle Ave (718) 783-0033
Keep warm in this snowy weather! Grab a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from some local places!
505 Myrtle Ave
Pushkin Creperie Bakery
541 Myrtle Ave
536 Myrtle Ave
Mike’s Coffee Shop
328 Dekalb Ave
318 Lafayette Ave
294 Grand Ave
My experience at Mizu was nice. The restaurant may seem pricey at first glance because the interior is attractive, but it is a really good find. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is clean, calm and friendly. They have a garden in the back of the restaurant which is a new addition to their space. Next time I eat there I will definitely take a look! I ordered a noodle dish: Beef Udon and a friend ordered California Roll, we were both pleased.
Williamsburg is around a 25 minute bus ride on the B62, which you can catch from Park Ave. which is the next street over from Myrtle Ave.
If you’re ever in Williamsburg and need a bite to eat, go here!
-Amber Lodman, C-Board Advisor
If you happen to be an SILS student, and have no need for art supplies, not to worry there are some great bookstores around the area that can help you get the books you need for class.
The closest is Greenlight Bookstore located at 686 Fulton Street. Greenlight is an independent bookstore so by supporting them, you directly support the economy and job market of Brooklyn. Greenlight is open everyday from 10 am to 10 pm. Also, the staff is so friendly and super helpful. I love going to Greenlight, It is one stop on the G train, or a very nice walk if it is a beautiful day.
These are the closest (to Brooklyn campus) resources for buying books and art supplies, they are by no means the only ones available to you.
As we all get settled into our classes there are the seemingly never-ending lists of art supplies needed to create and complete our projects. Here is a list of some art supplies stores that are around the area.
Apple Art Store, which is an institution at Pratt, is located at 321 DeKalb Avenue and offers a 10% discount to Pratt Students, although it does not have it’s own website, below I have placed a link to Yelp. I have personally bought supplies at Apple Art and found it useful because it is so close to campus as well as relatively cheap.
Another really close art supplies store, of course, is the new Utrecht located in Myrtle Hall. It too offers a 10% discount to students. There website is below: