nyc to do

now that the sun has made an appearance (with the exception of last week), nyc has been keeping me so busy. we all know how I love to make lists. so it should come as no surprise that I keep a list of the things I like to do in nyc. Im certain I've forgotten a few. this is also a generic year round touristy type list. there should be an entirely different holiday list. one of these days I'll get my act together and fancy this up as its own page, but for now here's my list.

places to eat:
- Cafe Lalo (from you’ve got mail)
- GROM (gelato)
- Pomme Frites (french fries)
- Rice to Riches (rice pudding)
- The Cafeteria (sex and the city)
- Breads Papa (pastries)
- Sarabeth's (brunch)
- Max Brenner (chocolate by a bald man)
- Serendipity/ Dylan's candy bar/ cable cars (we put our names on the wait list for serendipity, go
to dylans and get ourselves a bag of treats, and take the cable car along the bridge to Roosevelt
Island and back, its right down the street and you can use you metro pass. It’s a great view of
the sky skyline at night)
- Alice's Tea Cup (next door to my apt on the west side)
- Pret a Manger (great little lunch place)
- Pinkberry (frozen yogurt)
- Grey’s Papaya (hot dogs)
- Crif Dog (also hot dogs)
- S’mac (all mac n cheese)
- Donut plant (donuts clearly)
- Shake Shack (burgers, fries, & shakes)
- Good enough to eat (brunch)
- Arte Café (italian)
- Otto (italian) 
- Eataly ***(my fav)
on the fancier side
- Park Avenue Winter (Or summer, spring, autumn depending on the season)

places to shop:
- MJ Trimmings *** (all ribbons and trimmings so fun)
- Mood (project runway)
- Poppy 
- Woodbury commons (biggest outlet mall ever)
- Zara
- H&M
- Flea Markets (you can look up local fleas online)

things to do/ see:
- the palace hotel (gossip girl)
- 5th Ave (this could take days, but def see the plaza hotel @ 59th, FAO Swartz toy store,
Bendels, Bergdorfs, and the apple store)
- The Moma (modern art museum)
- Broadway Shows (you can get cheap theater tickets in the top of times square)
- The Frick Museum ***(my favorite!!! mr. frick was a super rich art collector with a gorgeous
mansion on fifth ave, when died he donated his home and all the art to the city and they turned
his house into a museum)
- Wall street/ stock exchange/ downtown- then check out stone street (fun place to grab lunch)
- Brooklyn Bridge (walk over at dusk and grab an ice cream parlor on the dock)
- Chelsea Market and Highline Park (another fav)
- “Live” TV (regis and kelly, letterman, snl, trl ect)
- Top of the Rock (better view than empire state)
- Rent bikes and explore the city on wheels

other resources:
I always check nymag for ideas of what it going on that week and for that week’s sample


  1. This is fantastic. I wish I could come now and try all of your favorite restaurants and activities.

  2. Loving this list! I will definitely be referring friends to this.


thx a mill


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