Privy 5 New York Jin

Executive Director of New York Needs You

Jin "PJ" Kim is the Executive Director of New York Needs You, an urban policy think tank in NYC founded in the Civil Rights movement by Dr. Martin Luther King’s lawyer.  He is a former candidate for NYC Council who earned the endorsement of the New York Times, The Daily News, and the New York Press. He previously led local and national antipoverty efforts. He received his MBA and MPA at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government and his AB from Princeton University.  He has also competed in numerous eating contests, including the ESPN-televised International Bratwurst Eating Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Midtown


    207 W 38th St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave) New York City 10018
    (212) 221-3339
    If you haven't experienced Korean-style chicken yet then you are definitely missing out. Like many things, as soon as you put a Korean twist on it, it tastes infinitely better. Those new to the Korean chicken scene will feel comfortable at a restaurant like Bonchon which introduces Korean chicken to you deliciously. As a matter of fact, you'll want to travel to Bonchon as it is generally regarded ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: N/A


    Le Parker Meridien 118 W 57th St New York City NY 10019
    (212) 708-7414
    Located in the Parker Meridien Hotel, Burger Joint is a popular burger establishment that is on par if not better than that of restaurants the caliber of Shake Shack. Each patty on each burger is seasoned well and cooked to perfection using only prime meats which sets Burger Joint as one of the best burgers in all of New York City.
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Upper West Side

    Cuisine:Fast Food, Hot Dogs

    2090 Broadway (between 72nd St & 73rd St) New York City NY 10023
    (212) 799-0243
    You would be forgiven for thinking Gray's Papaya is another health food shop, but you might be surprised when you find a hot dog shop instead. This is one of the top dog, hot dog spots with the snappiest, tastiest dogs in town. The name, which is emblazoned above the door in what appears to be mile high signage, stems from a mysterious papaya cocktail they serve that they claim does wonders for yo ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Gramercy/Flatiron

    Cuisine:American (New), American (Traditional)

    42 East 20th Street New York City NY 10019
    +1 212 477 0777
    The Michelin Rated Gramercy Tavern's kitchen efforts are directed by the virtuoso talent of Chef - Michael Anthony, late of Blue Hill and March. This well patronized, Barn-style restaurant, decorated in "Early American" and Robert Kushner murals, has flourished. Subtle, slightly rustic poached and braised dishes, of lightly smoked lobster and trout are highly recommended, and sample the Sun Gold t ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Chinatown

    67 Mott St (between Bayard St & Canal St) New York NY 10013
    (212) 964-0540
    At Big Wong they make a highly commendable, hearty Chinese breakfast. The floors look slippery, the walls are plain, the ceilings are low and it is noisy. This is unmistakably a "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant with soul according to more than one food critic, and soul is what it takes to make good food. Thirteen different flavors of congee, sweet and salty crullers and giant omelets (egg fu yong?) a ... read more >

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