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Where to Get Incredible Fried Chicken on the Way to the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Where to Get Incredible Fried Chicken on the Way to the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Lightly crusted, perfectly fried, N-Y-C's fried bird is much better than Hill Country's.

We've all had the experience of heading for the Port Authority to make a bus departure, being hungry as hell, and not finding anyplace near the terminal that had halfway-decent-looking food.

Where to Get Incredible Fried Chicken on the Way to the Port Authority Bus Terminal

At the corner of 39th and Eighth Avenue -- poultry nirvana!

Well, the problem is solved, especially if you don't mind getting your fingers a little greasy. N-Y-C Fried Chicken (598 Eighth Avenue, 212-719-1599) produces one of the best versions of the classic dish found anywhere in Manhattan. The pieces are modest-sized but cheap. They've been only lightly dusted with flour, and fried to a golden brown in fresh grease. What could be better?

The sides are just as "meh!" as they are at KFC, or any similar establishment, and the prices -- ranging from $1.25 to $2.50 depending on the size of the piece and whether the counter guy likes your looks -- are competitive with any in town. Just the thing to torture your fellow riders with on the bus to Totowa.

Where to Get Incredible Fried Chicken on the Way to the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Teasing your bird out of the hot box.


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