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Former New Yorker Joshua Schachter’s captured his New York Essentials, the short list of places you can’t afford to miss when visiting NYC. Every single one of the places he lists is a restaurant; He correctly asserts that if you only have a short period of time to visit the city and you used to live here, the thing you truly miss the most is the food. I found it interesting that Joshua landed on “transcendent” as the best description of Shake Shack’s burgers — I always use the same word to describe them myself.