[Illustration: Robyn Lee]

On this week's Ask the Critic, Carey gave a food tour of Alphabet City:

I'm a fan of Alphabet City precisely because it's a bit isolated. Neighborhood spots feel like, well, neighborhood spots—welcoming and often not too crowded and not too pricey either—especially when compared to, say, the West Village.

See all her picks here.

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Previously on Ask the Critic

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