The 100 Coolest Places of the Complex Decade

7. La Esquina

City: New York
Address: 114 Kenmare St.
Website: esquinanyc.com

Three distinct spaces in one location means lots of possibilities for getting it in. Untold shit has gone down inside and outside this trendy taqueria, the sort of place that attracted people who weren't hungry for food—they just wanted to stand outside, smoke cigarettes, speculate about who was inside, pretend to ignore the Olsen twins walking in the front door, and bask in the cool orchestrated by scenester owner Serge Becker. Pretty good chicken tacos, too.

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