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Mott Haven, in the nation’s poorest congressional district, is rapidly developing, and a restaurant in a former piano factory built in 1886 is an example.

Dancing With the Fishes at a Restaurant in Queens

Until recently, Astoria Seafood, at 33rd Street and 37th Avenue in Long Island City, was mostly a market, with only a single cement table for diners to gather for fish and chips. (Photo: Devin Yalkin for The New York Times)

Eclectic Collectibles and Antiques in Williamsburg Is a Cabinet of Wonders

A stuffed squirrel tends bar in a tiny saloon. The diorama came from a funeral home in Wisconsin, where apparently it was intended to console the bereaved. (Photo: Ramsay de Give for The New York Times)

Dancing With the Fishes at a Restaurant in Queens

A new customer gets introduced to seafood. (Photo: Devin Yalkin for The New York Times)

An Oasis in a Changing South Bronx

That the bar’s name lacks an apostrophe is intentional — Charlies Bar & Kitchen in the Mott Haven neighborhood of The Bronx honors not one particular Charlie but many, and some walls are adorned with images of famous Charlies. (Photo: Mark Kauzlarich/The New York Times)

Where to Party This Summer in New York

Harbor, a stylish new restaurant, has bocce by day and dancing by night, with Jamie Biden (yes, the vice president’s nephew) spinning on weekends. (Photo: Christian Hansen for The New York Times)

As commuters relax with a drink, train cars glide beneath the floor at Tracks Raw Bar & Grill. (Photo: Bryan Thomas for The New York Times)

Chez Oskar’s cuisine is a departure from the late-20th-century Fort Greene staples of soul food and takeout, but the restaurant honors the neighborhood’s arty and multicultural atmosphere. (Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times)

Ricardo Steak House is located just north of 110th Street, on Second Avenue in Manhattan. The restaurant employs a live D.J., and it is not uncommon for patrons to drop their conversations to sing along to whatever '90s favorite comes on. (Photo: Yana Paskova for The New York Times)

Farm-to-Table Asian Restaurant The Lucky Bee Opens Tonight