Tuesday, May 17, 2011

new york new york

next wednesday, peter and i will be going to new york for a week. i am REALLY excited. peter has to go to a dental conference from thursday-sunday, so i decided to join him and we're going to make a little vacation out of it.

since this trip is pretty much all i've been thinking about for the last several weeks, i've decided to do a blog post about all my favorite new york spots. hopefully after this week's trip, we'll even have some more favorite spots!

so . . . here they are, divided into different categories:


where to start. okay. here goes:

1. The Mercer Kitchen - swanky and so good.

2. Bozu - Japanese in williamsburg. best tofu salad i've ever had in my life. seriously, the tofu is like creamy deliciousness.

3. Good - best brunch ever.

4. Cafeteria - delicious food and you'll always be in the company of an entertaining crowd.

5. Citrus - their own description says it best: Latin Fare. Asian Flair.

6. Le Barricou - french bistro in williamsburg.

7. Tomoe Sushi - very authentic sushi and an assortment of japanese dishes. in soho.

8. Woo Lae Oak - awesome korean food.

9. Peep - yummy thai food. you've gotta check out the bathrooms at this place.

10. Balthazar - best french food. the mussels are TDF. and of course the steak frites as well.

11. Grimaldi's - hands down the best pizza i've ever had. if you want some good new york pizza, eat here.

i could go on and on, but i'll call it good with those.


1. Kyotofu - yummy japanese desserts.

2. Max Brenner - more chocolate than you can handle. they have good food there too . . . but they're known for their desserts.

3. Rice to Riches - all different flavors of rice pudding with toppings to boot. mmm.
(don't ask me why that link just switched to blue. weird.)


1. Upright Citizens Brigade - only go to see comics you know. otherwise you might hear some sketchy things. but UCB is almost always a good time.

2. Comix - fun to eat dinner while you watch. *** just clicked on the link and found out they've closed. bummer.


1. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
2. Brooklyn Museum of Art

3. Opera at the Met
4. Great Jones Spa - best spa ever. just go to the water spa for a relaxing morning.
5. Central Park. of course.
6. Go for a walk along the Hudson River Park (where my hubby and i got engaged!)


1. Kayaking on the Hudson
2. Free movies under the Brooklyn Bridge

3. Shakespeare in the Park
4. NY Phil in the Park
5. Summerstage - tons of free concerts, comics, plays, etc. in Central Park
6. Taking the ferry out to Fire Island
7. Going to Far Rockaway to the Beach
8. Rooftop BBQ's


1. Take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty
2. Top of the Rock

3. Ice skating in Bryant Park
4. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
5. Lincoln Center
6. Broadway
7. Rockefellar Center to see the Christmas Tree

so there you have it. off the top of my head, those are some of my favorite things to do in fabulous NYC!!! what are your favorite things to do in NY?


Amy F said...

Aaaahhhh... NYC.

Glad you are going... I know you will enjoy yourselves. So great.

Thanks for making the list. We'll put it to use in September. :)

Sarah said...

This is a fantastic list... Cam and I have never been to NYC but we are much closer now and it's on our list of to-do's.

Whitney said...

Ummmm...my favorite thing would be to see Muppets Take Manhattan!
Awesome pic of Peter on the ferry! Looks like you guys had a ton of fun memories. No wonder Peter wants to move back.

Melissa said...

Love this post!! I want to take Kyle to New York in the fall and I was going to ask you for your must sees...but now I have them all written down.

PS..that picture in front of Mary Poppins is hideous of me :) Miss you!

Denyse said...

I'm so glad you did this post! We're FINALLY going next month...kid free! Thanks for all the tips!

Jill T said...

This really makes me want to plan another trip to NYC! Can't believe it's been 2 years already since we were all there together. Great recommendations. I'm jealous!

mom/shauna said...

Have a WONDERFUL TIME in New York.
I'm making a copy of your list for when I visit Linda in June.
I hope you eat, shop, and relax to your heart's content. New York was such a great place for your courtship, engagement and now you can enjoy it all over again.