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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Things to do in New York

My friend Jason (one of my two very favorite videographers from my stint at WCTV) is coming to NYC soon. He put out a call on Facebook for things to I decided to dust off the list that Neil and Nate helped me make last April and see how I've done.
  • Ferry to Governor's Island (summer only -- had an awesome bike trip there on one of the last days of the season in September)
  • Met summer rooftop cocktail party (had drinks there with Travis after the McQueen exhibit, so I'd say that counts)
  • Mandarin Oriental for rooftop drinks (hmm...I ate at Asiate, the restaurant there...I think that counts...but the weather was cloudy, so a return may be necessary)
  • Hiking in Cloisters Park (did a bit of this with Mom, Leigh Ann and Barbara...but could return!) 
  • Staten Island Ferry (rode it in 1999...should do again)
  • Drinks at Boathouse in Central Park (done...and done! amazing dinner there in June for LA's birthday. love that place!)
  • Summer afternoon beers at Bryant Park Cafe (went there at least twice last summer...once on a random blind date)
  • Frying Pan barge on the Hudson for summer beers (awesome time there with Travis on one of the last warm September days)
  • 21 Club for Restaurant Week -- to do!
  • Battery Park for drinks and boat watching -- I jog there all the it. Fun checking out the enormous yachts.
  • Corporate Challenge 5K...hmm, I can't recall what this was, but I am signed up for the Heart Run/Walk on Wall Street around Memorial Day
  • Big Apple Sunset Tour (again, what is this?)
  • Park Slope -- Farmers Market (need to do this...have been to Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg but not this)
  • Ellis Island (must go here!)
  • 11 Madison Park (ditto!)
  • Shake Shack (LOVE)
  • Buddha Khan ("it's quite the scene" -- let's dust this one off)
  • Soba noodles -- Ipudo? (hmm...I should do this)
  • Peter Lugar's (must go)
  • Red Rooster in Harlem (must go)
  • Fashion's Night Out in Sept. (I remember walking on Bleeker for this but am not sure that truly counts...I did go to a fashion show around that time...and that was the night I made the connection that led to Neil and Nate's adoption of Buddy!)
  • Drinks at Gansevoort (done...and done...and done...this is one of my favorite spots to take out-of-towners...though it does get "painfully trendy" after dark)
  • Standard (need to go to their beer garden soon)
  • High Line (love this...part of my standard neighborhood tour!)
  • Chelsea Gallery Tour (have done this several times but can always do more)
  • Dim Sum in Chinatown (did this with Leigh Ann, should do again)
  • Korean BBQ (to do!)
  • Order takeout from Seamless (done)
  • Order groceries from Fresh Direct (to do)
My own recs
  • Rent bikes and ride along Hudson from Battery Park to GW Bridge
  • Walk across Brooklyn or Williamsburg Bridge
  • Get food at Chelsea Market and have a picnic on the High Line or Hudson River Park
  • Ride the Water Taxi and/or East River Ferrys. The water taxi has a deal with the 9/11 Memorial.


MCW said...

Amazing list! I need to do some of those too! I still haven't been to the top of the Empire State!

Anonymous said...

Lyns, you should also try a Staten Island Yankees game. The ballpark is right on the water, and the tickets and concessions are pretty reasonable. It's really fun to ride the ferry over - free boat cruise! A nice little summer outing. HP