07.16.13Our NYC Bucket List

Rob & Bridgette’s Ultimate NYC Bucket List

Visit Governor’s Island
Staten Island Ferry
Walk across Brooklyn Bridge
Eat streetcar/truck food
Visit NY Times building
See Lion King on Broadway
See a famous actor in a Broadway show (Jake 
Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansen, Tom Hanks!!!)
Leisure reading in Central Park
Movie in Bryant Park
Hang out and go to market in Union Square
Shopping on Bleecker Street
Top of Empire State Building
Top of the Rockefeller Center
Visit Grand Central Terminal
Visit 9/11 Memorial
High Line
Climb Statue of Liberty (open 7/4/13)
Visit NY Public Library and read
Visit Flatiron Building
Explore Belvedere Castle in Central Park
New York Botanical Gardens (for wedding)
New York Walking Tour (birthday!)
Fashion District walking tour
Financial District walking tour
Chocolate Tour through downtown
Visit Roosevelt Island
Visit Prospect Park
See Park Slope
Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation
Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Times Square for New Years
Brooklyn Brewery Visit
Dine at Cipriani Wall Street
Dine at Delmonicos
Schooner Sailing on the Hudson
See magic show at Waldorf Astoria
(http://www.chambermagic.com/) 
Kayak on the Hudson
Paddleboat in Central Park
Gallery hopping in Chelsea
(http://chelseagallerymap.com/) 
Explore Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side
Visit the Cloisters and eat at the New Leaf
Go to at least one Broadway/off-Broadway show 
See a performance at the Lincoln Center (Dan Brown)
Go to the Guggenheim Museum
Have a glass of wine on the 63 Wall Rooftop 
Enjoy a sunset together at the Rooftop of the Met 
Dinner with Karen in Brooklyn (lunch at the Milk Bar)
See Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy on Broadway
See Scarlet Johansen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway
Climb to the Top at Rockefeller Center
Ice skating in Central Park
Ice skating at Rockefeller Center
Ice skating at Bryant Park (B did with Ashley)
Citibank rental bikes
Bike through Central Park
Bike up the West Side Highway
Play tennis at US Open courts
River cruise 
Weekend in the Hamptons
Brendan James live at City Winery
See concert at Central Park SummerStage (Mat Kearney and Train)
See concert in unique venue (Brendan James, High Line Ballroom)
Go to US Open
See something at Madison Square Garden
See New York Knicks game
See concert at Barclays Center
See Brooklyn Nets game
See Jets/Giants game
Go stargazing on the High Line at night (saw Saturn!)
Attend a gala / donor event (Hope for New York)
Go to Smorgasbord on weekend
P.S. 1 (Museum of Modern Art satellite campus)
Museum of Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Historical Society Museum
Museum of American Finance 
Museum of the American Indian
Queens Museum of Art
Frick Museum (70th and 5th avenue)
Museum of Math
Eataly
Central Park Boat House
Watch UNC game at Brother Jimmy’s
Eat at Café du Monde
Eat at The Waverly Inn
Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn
Italian in Little Italy
Brazilian in Little Brazil
Asian in Chinatown
Chinese food in Flushing
Dinner and a beer in Brooklyn 
Scrabble bar
Brooklyn bar
Run along Esplanade 
Relaxing Labor Day
Smorgasburg in DUMBO

Feel free to ask which of these are our favorites or how to coordinate an outing in NYC! We love this city :-).

5 thoughts on “Our NYC Bucket List

  1. Stephanie

    Love seeing your fabulous bucket list! You two have managed to do so much together – especially in just a year! So impressive… and it’ll be so wonderful to have those memories for a lifetime! I hope you get to cross a few more of these off your list – or you can save them for a trip back to NYC!!

    PS: Can’t believe I’ve been to Grimaldi’s & you haven’t!

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  2. Abby

    Hi there! I’ll be flying to New York for work in two weeks and I’ve been looking for really great, cheap (albeit tourist-y, I don’t really mind) things to do during the weekends, or in the evenings! Would be great if you can please run me through your list, or the top things you would recommend. :) I have five weekends to spare during my trip. THANK YOU so much in advance!

    PS – Please include details of the chocolate tour! :)

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    1. letloveguide

      Hi! How great that you get so much time in NYC! I’m glad you’ve checked out my bucket list. NYC is filled with endless possibilities.

      To start, here is the link to the chocolate tour: http://www.greatnewyorktours.com/gnyt/the-chocolate-tour-of-new-york.html. I got it for $20/person on a Living Social or Groupon deal, so you could check to see if it comes up again on one of those discount sites before purchasing tickets.

      Since you’ll be there during the BEST time of year (Fall), be sure to check out the beautiful leaves of Central Park (explore further north near the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Boathouse). One of the best ways to see Central Park is to rent a bike – it’s huge and beautiful! You can rent at the Boathouse or at Bike & Roll.

      This schooner sail around the Hudson during sunset was one of my favorite things: http://www.sail-nyc.com/schooner-adirondack-sails. Be sure to pack or pick up a picnic dinner to eat aboard the boat – they provide a few rounds of drinks!

      The High Line is one of NYC’s best treasures. It’s an elevated park that spans many city blocks along the west side of Manhattan. Pick it up in the Meatpacking District and walk north. Amazing views, and free! You can do stargazing on Tuesday nights: http://www.thehighline.org/events/free/2013/5/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line

      Definitely check out a Broadway show. We loved seeing famous actors in their productions, but some good staples are Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia!

      A popular touristy thing to do is walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Once on the Brooklyn side, you can walk just a few more minutes to Grimaldi’s pizza – a famous and delicious pizza joint. Worth the wait, and be sure to bring cash!

      The Brooklyn Brewery is a fun place to check out a brewery in NYC (in Williamsburg, Brooklyn). Great vibe, cheap tasting room, and fun board games.

      Feel free to ask for more details or any other questions! I hope you have a fantastic time in the Big Apple :)

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  3. Abby

    OOH! Thank you so much for replying to this – it’s been a crazy few weeks (our trip has been moved and moved) and hopefully we get to fly out this weekend. Appreciate your tips, and I look forward to actually ticking off these things on my own bucket list!

    PS – Congratulations on the wedding (unsure if this is a tad bit too late, but wanted to send over my greetings nonetheless :))

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