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Papaya King

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What people say

"One of Anthony Bourdain's favorite hot dog spots when he was alive. Papaya King is an NYC Institution, which is actually in jeopoardy of closing forever due to the potential purchase of the building. Order a few hot dogs with the works. Then add some papaya juice and you've got a classic New York City experience. Head there before it's CLOSED Forever... potentially."
"The 'OG' - Papaya King had been around since 1932, in 2022 an announcement was made that the new owners of the building were going to demolish the building and there would be no more Papaya King. Shortly after this, they declared a new location would be across the street at 1535 Third Avenue but as of this date, it still has not reopened. "

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