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Top 100 Best Things to do in New York

Top 100 Best Things to do in New York

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  Just like the tacky tourist mugs and t-shirts say - I HEART NYC! After living there once (very briefly) and visiting many times, I never get sick of the city that never sleeps. Here is a list of 100 of the best things to do in the Big Apple (in no particular order) and a few what not to do's:

1. Have a boozy brunch at Clinton Street Baking House

2. Have a day of eating at Eataly

3. Walk around the Guggenheim 4. Go ice skating at Rockefeller or Central Park 5. Go bowling at Brooklyn Bowl 6. Walk down Fifth Avenue 7. Watch (or play) street basketball at Riverside Park 8. Marvel at the art at the Met 9. Take a step back in time at the Natural History Museum 10. Walk the highline 11. Sit on your lap top at the Ace Hotel lobby 12. Catch the subway… you never know what will happen 13. Bar hop in the Lower East Side 14. Go to tranny bingo at Lips 15. Row a boat in Central Park 16. Go to Yankee Stadium and watch a game 17. Kayak on the Hudson River 18. Have high tea at the Plaza 19. Walk done Madison Avenue 20. Wonder through the Chelsea markets 21. Go shopping in the meat packing district 22. Have a cocktail at the Boom Boom room at sunset 23. Have a cheese burger at the Standard Grill 24. Have afternoon drinks at the Frying Pan boat bar 25. Go to the Chelsea Pier driving range 26. Get a chopper ride around Manhattan 27. Pick up a bargain at the Brooklyn flea market 28. Go op shopping in Brooklyn 29. Have a drink at the Wythe Hotel roof top bar 30. Wonder the cobble stone streets of West Village 31. See live comedy at the Comedy Cellar 32. Go to the top of the Rockafeller 33. See a Broadway show 34. Cycle around central park 35. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge 36. Have a picnic in Central Park 37. Gallery hop around Chelsea 38. Go shopping in Soho 39. Have lunch at the Boat House 40. Eat a gyro platter from the Halal guys 41. Get a massage at Okuyama Bodywork 42. Watch an outdoor movie at Bryant Park 43. Eat a slice of cheese pizza at Joe's 44. Eat Mexican at La Esquina 45. Take a street art tour of Bushwick 46. Eat a rack of ribs at Dinosaur kitchen 47. Taste some beer at Brooklyn Brewery 48. Go to the big apple block party 49. Get drunk at a dive bar 50. Watch a game or concert at Madison Square garden 51. Volunteer at the Eagle Street Roof Top Farm 52. Go for a swim at the Equinox Printing Room roof top pool 53. Take a break and the Elevated Arce 54. Check out the old city hall subway station 55. Pay your respects at the 9/11 memorial 56. Drink beer at the movies at Nitehawk Cinema 57. Eat a sandwich a pastrami at Katz Deli 58. Eat a cream cheese bagel at Murray’s bagels 59. Do sunset yoga in Fort Tryon Park 60. Eat dinner at Baltazar 61. Eat a burger at The Spotted Pig 62. Have lunch at ABC kitchen 63. Stay at The Standard Hotel 64. Admire The Frick collection at The Met 65. Explore the up and coming art scene in Dumbo 66. Drink at a college bar in Union Square 67. Go to a gay bar on Christopher Street 68. Eat dumpling’s at Ping’s Seafood, China Town 69. Eat tacos from the El Ray del Taco food truck 70. Grab a book and a coffee at Housing Works Book Store 71. Eat Sushi at Nobu 72. Spend the night at the Crosby Hotel 73. Have a coffee at Toby’s Estate 74. Go to the underground Apple store 75. Play on the giant key board at FAO Schwartz 76. Hit the d-floor at Brass Monkey 77. Eat meatballs at the meatball shop 78. Eat lunch at Pastsis 79. See a gig at terminal 5 or Radio City Music Hall 80. Admire the art at MOMA 81. Buy designer fashion from a consignment store 82. Eat a cronut from Dominque Ansel Bakery 83. Make dumplings at Brooklyn Brainey’s cooking school 84. Take a Tribeca loft tour 85. Hail a yellow cab 86. Go to the Tenement Museum 87. Admire the view from 230 Fifth 88. Eat a cup cake from Mongolia Bakery 89. Take the aerial tram to Roosevelt Island 90. See jazz at the Village Vanguard 91. Eat a pretzel or hotdog off the street 92. Catch a train from Grand Central 93. Go on the roller coast at Coney Island 94. Admire the Statue of Liberty 95. Go to the top of the Empire State Building 96. Ride the Wall Street bull 97. Spend an afternoon drinking at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden 98. Walk the streets of Little Italy 99. People watch... anywhere! 100. Have a sleepless night in the city that never sleeps.

3 things NOT to do:

1.  Go to Time Square – It looks just like the photos, don’t waste your time 2. Go to Mid-town – boooooring 3. Ride the horses in central park – horses don’t belong in the city, don’t encourage it!

Love,

Hannah

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