(~ Little bit of throw back ~ 2014 in Review ~ 2015 in Review ~ NYC Tourist for a Day ’16)
Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty (10/18/15) / Staten Island Ferry
Attend the US Open (tennis)
Find myself in the NYTimes
Guggenheim Museum / Metropolitan Museum of Art
Broadway (Jersey Boys, Motown, Wicked, Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon, Newsies, Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder, If/Then, Mamma Mia, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Groundhog Day, School of Rock, Get On Your Feet!, Beautiful, Hello Dolly)


Tenement Museum / Lower East Side
Bryant Park (Yoga ’14) / New York Public Library
Visit all 5 Boroughs (CHECK!)
Watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (2016 + 2017)
Fall Apple Picking (Harvest Moon 2015) + (Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm 2016)
Holidays in NYC (Rolfs + Holiday Markets + Ice Skating + 5th Avenue during Christmas Time + Santacon)
Christmas in the City (2014 – #1 and #2)
New York Marathon (Volunteer ’14 + Volunteer at Mile 7 ’15 + RUN ’16)
Late Night with Seth Myers
Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon (12/14/15)
Brooklyn Bridge



The Plaza – Tea – Fairmont
Chelsea Market (great eats!)
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
New York Botanical Gardens
Todd English Food Hall – The Plaza
November Project ~ Find Your Tribe ~ (and many many more posts…)
Attend a game at Barclays (Brooklyn Knicks)
Flatiron District – Flatiron building & Madison Square Park (home to Shake Shack)
Enjoy Central Park (summer sunshine)
Museum of the City of New York (UWS)
The Rockettes – Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Empire State Building
Take a Broadway Bodies Class (Bieber “Sorry” Part 1 + 2 + Beyonce)
Running City Streets (Park Ave) – 1st three Saturdays in August (7a-1p)
Shopping along 5th Avenue (Bloomingdales, Nike Town, Breakfast at Tiffany’s)



Yankee Game (1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451) – Jeter’s Last Season
The Highline / Central Park
Ground Zero Memorial (1) & Museum
Saturday Night Live (Taping + Museum)
Good Morning America Show, Times Square (6/8/16 w/ November Project)
The Today Show, Rockefeller Plaza (June ’14) ~ (Many Monday walk-bys as I worked out at the Rock Center Equinox but also a stop at Brett Eldridge’s concert series 8/7/17)
Madison Square Garden (12/12/12 concert w/ Dad!)
Music in the Park (Central Park Philharmonic ’15)
Met’s Game at Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Ave – New York, NY 11368) (MDW ’16 vs. Dodgers)
Times Square (1, 2)
Spring Easter Egg Hunt by Faberge
Rockefeller Center – Christmas at the Rock
Museum of Natural History (Work CNN Heroes – 11/214)

(East Coast Near & Far)

Brooklyn ~ Coney Island
The Cloisters
Grand Central Station
Tarrytown, New York (Washington Irving’s home)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Watch the Boston Marathon (April ’16)
Montauk, Long Island (August ’15)
Hike the Appalachian Trail


Wall Street & the Financial District Bull
Washington Square Park & NYU
Beauty Bar (231 E 14th St)
Union Square (Farmer’s Markets)
Battery Park + Statue of Liberty (possibly Staten Island Ferry adventure)
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Brooklyn (Sept ’15)
Governor’s Island (August ’14)
Roosevelt Island (Hot Cocoa 10k on12/5/15)
Summer Streets (1st three weekends in August)
~ Summer Bucket Lists ’14 ~ Bucket List ’16 ~ ’14 Summer Finds #1 + ’14 Finds #2 ~
~ Favorite NYC Posts (to be added…) from C’est Christine ~ 10 Things You Can’t Miss in NYC ~


Farmer’s Markets
Dylan’s Candy Bar
Juicepress (all over Manhattan/Brooklyn)
David Burke Fabrick, Manhattan (New American – Midtown)
Little Collins (*Excellent smashed avocado toast – 56th/Lex)
Hundred Acres (Brunch)
Midwinter Kitchen, Manhattan (Gramercy farm to table spot)
Lil Frankies, Manhattan (PIZZA)
Speedy Romeo’s (PIZZA)
Gotan, Midtown Manhattan (Brunch)
Bluestone Lane (Brunch) & Bryant Park Avocado Toast
Quality Meats
Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate
The Waldorf Astoria (The Waldorf Salad)
The Little Beet (vegan friendly!)
Butter & Scotch, Brooklyn (known for its cake and breakfast biscuit sandwiches)
Eataly (1 of many)
The Butcher’s Daughter
Shake Shack
Magnolia Bakery (Banana Bread Pudding)
Lilia Ristorante (Missy Robbin’s), Brooklyn
Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, Midtown Manhattan
Levain Bakery (Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie)
Carlo’s Bake Shop, Hoboken, New Jersey
The Boathouse, Central Park
Ferraro’s, Little Italy, Manhattan
Taverna Kyclades, Manhattan (Greek)
Park Avenue Winter, Manhattan (Restaurant Week ’16)
Tavern on the Green, Manhattan
Egg Shop, SOHO (Manhattan)
Two Hands, SOHO (Manhattan) … great avocado toast + coffee!
McSorely’s Tavern, Manhattan (Oldest Irish Pub in NYC)
Momofuku Milk/Noodle Bar
People’s Pops, Manhattan
Clinton Street Baking (+Aug ’16 Brunch Bunch)
Joe Coffee + Joe Run Club
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices
Tilda All Day – Brooklyn (BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICH + Almond Milk Latte) *Sadly this is now closed…
Alice’s Tea Cup
Kossar’s Bagels (and bialys!)
Nathan’s Hot Dogs (Coney Island – 5/17/14)
Max Brenner Chocolate (Union Square)
City Bakery (hot chocolate! and excellent chocolate chip cookies)
Burger & Barrel (hidden gem in SOHO area and delish!!)
Sweet Treats – (1)
Chloe’s Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt
Treat House


Katz’s Delicatessen
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Dig Inn, Manhattan
P.J. Clarke’s, Manhattan
Blue Bell Cafe (Brioche French Toast)
Chelsea Market
Sweet Chick, Brooklyn
Hill Country BBQ, Manhattan
Hometown BBQ, Brooklyn
Champ’s Family Diner, Brooklyn (Vegan)
Ample Hills Creamery, Brooklyn
Madison Square Eats Food Festival
Smorgasburg, Brooklyn (Year-round!) (June ’14) + (July ’16 + ’16 EATS)
Petite Abeille, Manhattan
Grimaldi’s Pizza, Brooklyn (original) + Manhattan
Penelope’s, Manhattan
Ess-A Bagel, Manhattan
El Diablito Taqueria, East Village, Manhattan
Underwest Donuts, Manhattan
Pushcart Coffee21st/2nd
Chobani Soho (1, 2)
Peter Luger Steakhouse (cash/debit card only!) – Oldest steakhouse in Brooklyn

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” – Tom Wolfe

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