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CatagoryNotes About VenueAddressNeighborhood
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Angel's ShareBarHidden bar with windows out to the street on the second floor of a pretty bad looking restaurant 8 Stuyvesant StEast Village
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Art BarBarfront is standard, back is like a cozy livingroom, fun spot52 8th Ave bw Jane and HoratioWest Village
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Bathtub GinBar/RestaurantSpeakeasy behind a coffee shop, great date spot to surprise and impress132 9th Ave bw 18 & 19thChelsea
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BedlamBaramazing dancing, super latenight spot40 Ave CEast Village
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Bell, Book & CandleBar/RestaurantA farm (on the roof!) to table restaurant with a secret room!141 W 10th StGreenwich Village
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Brandy LibraryBarGo here if you want to feel super fancy. 25 N Moore St Tribeca
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Brass MonkeyBarMeatpacking Staple without the Meatpacking Vibe.55 Little West 12th StMeatpacking
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Campbell ApartmentBarIconic New York institution hidden right below your nose in Grand Central Terminal15 Vanderbilt AveMidtown East
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d.b.a.Barnice backyard area with games!41 First Ave.East Village
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Ear InnBar/Restaurantone of the oldest bars in NYC, very historic and cozy326 Spring StSoho
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Empire HotelBar/RestaurantCheckout the rooftop when the weather is nice44 W 63rd StUpper West Side
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Employees OnlyBar/Restaurant510 Hudson St bw Christopher & 10thWest Village
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Fat CatBar75 Christopher StWest Village
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Flatiron LoungeBar37 W 19th StFlatiron
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Hudson BarBar356 W 58th StMidtown West
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Lolita BarBar266 Broome StLower East Side
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PDTBargreat drinks with a side of tater tots from next door :)113 St Marks PlEast Village
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PH-D Rooftop LoungeBarPretty, great views, but super expensive drinks355 W 16th StChelsea
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Sake Bar DecibelBarAn experience. A subterrian graffitied den240 E 9th StEast Village
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The Flatiron RoomBarA vintage 1920s bar with no prohibition on whiskey choice.37 W. 26th St.Flatiron
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The Lobby Lounge & MObar at Mandarin OrientalBarnice spot when you need something upscale in this area80 Columbus CirColumbus Circle
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The TipplerBar425 W 15th StChelsea
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The WoodsBarbest late-night dancing48 S 4th St bw Kent & WytheWilliamsburg
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Ulysses’ Folk HouseBar95 Pearl StFinancial District
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Shalel LoungeBarsexy basement bar with moroccan theme, a treasure to discover!65 W 70th St Upper West Side
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Hudson HallBarIt’s an old auto garage whose sole purpose is serving you beer you can’t get anywhere else, now open.
The word “ginormous” comes to mind here. You can scream things to the rafters, because it’s got rafters.
http://www.houstonhallny.com
222 W Houston StWest Village
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Dear IrvingBarEvery time you need a drink at Dear Irving, you can just press the buzzer at your table—
every table has one connected to the bar. Your server will come, and behind the scenes someone
has handcarved the ice cubes that will accompany your spirits.
55 Irving PlaceUnion Square
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Little BranchBar20 7th Ave. South at Leroy StWest Village
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The Jane BallroomBar113 Jane StWest Village
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Beauty & EssexBar146 Essex StLower East Side
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Beauty BarBar231 E. 14th St.East Village
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Le BainBar848 Washington StChelsea
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Weather UpBarI've been to the Manhattan location but not the Brooklyn one, this one is like stepping into Midnight in Paris!589 Vanderbilt Ave nr Dean StBrooklyn, Prospect Heights
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Pocket BarBar455 W 48th StHell's Kitchen
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Shakespeare in ParkEntertainmentI used TaskRabbit for the first time and paid someone to get in line
at 6am and wait on my behalf to get the "free" tickets and deliver them.
It was well worth it!
Delacorte Theater Box Office
81 Central Park West
Upper West Side
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Sleep No MoreEntertainmentimmersive theater at its bestThe McKittrick Hotel
530 W 27th St
Chelsea
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The New Yorker FestivalEntertainmentEverywhere
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Tribeca Film FestivalEntertainmentEverywhere
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Westminster Dog ShowEntertainmentThe 138th WKC Dog Show won by Sky a Fox Terrior was a trippy experience and one I am glad to have had! Madison Square GardenMidtown West
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West Side Rifle & Pistol RangeEntertainmentI shot a .22 and 9mm on 20th St bw 5-6th way back in 2006.20 W 20th StFlatiron
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84th St AMCEntertainmentfull reclining chairs!2310 BroadwayUpper West Side
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Upright Citizen's BrigadeEntertainment
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Africian Burial Ground National MonumentMuseumActual TSA security at this national monument adds to an auspicious air.
Fascinating, and possibly surprising, history of how New York City was built...
290 Broadway @ Duane StFinancial District
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American Museum of Natural HistoryMuseumHands down one of the best museums in the city.
FYI: It's pay what you wish, so give a $1 or more if $25 is too steep.
Central Park West @ 79th StUpper West Side
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Brooklyn Museum of ArtMuseumGreat funky art museum with really fun events in the summer.
Go upstairs to see Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party".
200 Eastern PkwyProspect Heights / Grand Army Plaza
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City Reliquary MuseumMuseumWacky place, totally worth the suggested donation of $5 and 45min of your time.370 Metropolitan Ave, at Havemeyer StWilliamsburg, Brooklyn
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Metropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum1000 5th Ave @ 82nd StUpper East Side
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MoMA PS1Museum22-25 Jackson AveLong Island City, Queens
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The Morgan Library & MuseumMuseum225 Madison Ave @ 37thMidtown East
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Museum of Arts & DesignMuseum2 Columbus CirColumbus Circle
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The Museum of MathematicsMuseumTargeted at kids. momath.org/‎ 10 AM - 5 PM, 7 days a week, but a lot of fun for playful adults too! 11 E 26th StFlatiron
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Museum of the Moving ImageMuseumMon-Tues Closed
Wed-Thurs 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
36-01 35th Ave, Steinway st stop on the R trainAstoria, Queens
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Museum of the City of New YorkMuseum1220 5th Ave @ 104th East Harlem
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National Museum of the American IndianMuseumSurprisingly great museum.1 Bowling GreenBattery Park
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New Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum235 Bowery @ Prince StLower East Side
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New York Historical SocietyMuseum170 Central Park West @ 77thUpper West Side
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Rubin Museum of ArtMuseumHimalayan art. Great gift shop and bar. 150 W 17th St @ 7th AveChelsea
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Skyscraper MuseumMuseumSmall but exciting museum. Great for anyone interested in our rapidly changing skyline or those of
other cosmopolitian cities
39 Battery Place
Battery Park
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Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumMuseum1071 5th Ave @ 89thUpper East Side
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Studio Museum in HarlemMuseum144 W 125th StHarlem
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The CloistersMuseum99 Margaret Corbin Dr in Fort Tyron ParkInwood
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The Frick CollectionMuseum1 E 70th StUpper East Side
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Whitney Museum of American ArtMuseumGansevoort StMeatpacking District
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Christie's Art Auction Museum20 Rockefeller PlazaMidtown East
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Walter De Maria, New York Earth RoomMuseumHours: Beginning September 10, Wed.-Sun., noon-6pm (closed 3-3:30)141 Wooster Street, btw. Prince and Houston Sts., 2nd Floor
Soho
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Fraunces Tavern MuseumMuseumfrauncestavernmuseum.org54 Pearl StreetFinancial District
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New York Tenement MuseumMuseumFri-Wed 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
103 Orchard StLower East Side
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NY Transit MuseumMuseumMonday Closed
Tues-Fri 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Boerum Pl BrooklynDowntown Brooklyn
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Brooklyn Botanical GardenOutdoors1000 Washington AveProspect Park / Crown Heights Brooklyn
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Coney Island (Mermaid Day Parade)Outdoorsgot a citation from the fun police for not having enough fun, ha!Coney Island, Brooklyn
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Dead Horse BayOutdoorswhat an adventure! Gateway National Recreation Area off of Marine ParkwayMarine Park / Floyd Bennet Field Brooklyn
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Diner en BlancOutdoors2012 second Diner en Blanc and was held in Lincoln Center
2013 was at Bryant Park
2014 in Battery Park City
2015 just north of Battery Park City on a Pier on the Hudson
a mystery!
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Governor's IslandOutdoorsrent bikes and explore, so much funGovernor's Island
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The Great SaunterOutdoorshttp://shorewalkers.org/the-great-saunter-2014
Amazing experience. But train train train! It's 32 mi of walking around the entire island of Manhattan.
Took me 11h 45m! I was in BAD shape afterwards.
32-mile loop around the entire islandManhattan
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High LineOutdoorsOpened on Jun 8, 2009 for the ribbon cutting with Mayor Bloomberg,between 10th and 11th from 30th to Gansevoort StChelsea
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kayaking in the HudsonOutdoorsfree and great exercise, a definite to-do for anyone's listWest Village
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Mets Game at Citi FieldOutdoorsCheaper seats than the Yankees charge123-01 Roosevelt AveFlushing Meadows, Queens
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New York Botanical GardenOutdoors2900 Southern BlvdBronx
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New York State PavilionOutdoorsRemnants from the 1964 World’s Fair resembling a futuristic cluster of towers
that appear to have been plucked from “The Jetsons”
Flushing Meadows, Queens
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paddle boating in Central ParkOutdoorsTouristy but still fun to do in a beautiful locationUpper West Side
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Roosevelt IslandOutdoorsentire islandRoosevelt Island
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Roosevelt Island TramwayOutdoorsThe Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the
East River and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan. Prior to the completion of
the Mississippi Aerial River Transit in May 1984 and the Portland Aerial Tram in
December 2006, it was the only commuter aerial tramway in North America.
2nd Ave & 60th St on the Manhattan sideRoosevelt Island
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UnisphereOutdoorsAlways impressiveFlushing Meadows Corona ParkFlushing Meadows, Queens
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Walk entire length of Manhattan along Broadway
(225th Street to Bowling Green, 13.5 mi)
OutdoorsIt took 6.5 hours with two sustainance breaks—first at Tom's Restaurant on 112th
and the second at Argo Tea in the Flatiron Building.
Our feet were killing us afterwards, but it was fun!
entire islandManhattan
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Wave HillOutdoors675 W 252nd StBronx
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Staten Island FerryOutdoorsSuper fun with a group for sunset, free ride and cheap beer!South Ferry StationBattery Park/Staten Island
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Greenwood CemeteryOutdoorshttp://www.green-wood.com R train going towards Bay Ridge. Exit at the 25th Street station.
Walk east one block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue and 25th Street.
Visit graves of Louis C Tiffany, Henry Steinway, Horace Greeley, Jean Michel Basquiat
500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232Sunset Park, Brooklyn
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Snug Harbor Botanical GardensOutdoors1000 Richmond TerraceStaten Island
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Cold Creek (visit/kayak)Outside the 5 borosUpstate
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Dia BeaconOutside the 5 boros3 Beekman StUpstate: Beacon, NY ‎
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Storm King Art CenterOutside the 5 boros1 Museum RdUpstate: New Windsor, NY ‎
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Blue Hill at Stone BarnsOutside the 5 boroshttp://bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hill-stone-barns630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York 10591
Pocantico Hills, NY
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Breakneck Ridge TrailOutside the 5 boroshttp://www.nynjtc.org/hike/breakneck-ridge-trailHudson Highlands State ParkDuchess, NY
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Russian/Turkish BathsRelaxSo weird, but so fun! Get beat with oak leaves in the platza treatment by Victor,
and then dunk your whole body in the cold pool, you won't regret it. http://www.russianturkishbaths.com
268 E 10th StEast Village
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Roberta's RestaurantGreat pizza in the heart of Bushwick261 Moore St @ Bogart StBuswick
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Frankies 457Restaurant457 Court St., nr. Luquer St.Carrol Gardens
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BottinoRestaurantChelsea
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Co.RestaurantDelicious thin crust pizza in a warm and comfy environment230 Ninth Ave., at 24th St.Chelsea
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CookshopRestaurantget the hominy!156 Tenth Ave., at 20th St.Chelsea
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