New York Bucket List

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I’ve had a bit of a New York bucket list growing on my computer, not unlike my Bay Area bucket list. While the Bay Area one had a time limit, the New York one’s a little more open-ended, although I’m trying to check off as many as possible before the end of my contract with People StyleWatch (late summer) and the end of my lease (September). I’ll keep adding to it and adding links to completed items, so check on back.

I’M LEAVING!!! OUT OF NEW YORK ON AUGUST 5TH!!! AHHHH!! List has been amended to reflect this new urgency.


  • See The Book of Mormon: DONE 03/30/14
  • Revisit the Met (Plus: What to eat): champagne at the rooftop bar
  • Check out PS1, preferably during its summer outdoor parties: DONE 7/19/14
  • Get weird at Sleep No More: DONE 04/12/14
  • Museum of Natural History: DONE 07/29/14
  • Catch this season’s Shakespeare in the Park
  • Go to a taping of the Daily Show: DONE
  • Go to a taping of Jimmy Fallon The Colbert Report: DONE 07/28/14


  • Visit the 9/11 Memorial DONE 03/08/14
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden: free entrance on Saturdays, 10am–12pm
  • 5 Pointz DONE


  • Smorgasburg: DONE
  • Drink the only two available beers (light and dark) at McSorley’s, New York’s oldest continuously operated bar (established 1854). DONE
  • 123 Burger Shot Beer: DONE
  • Boozy cupcakes from Prohibition Bakery: DONE 7/5/14
  • Dominique Ansel for anything but a cronut (south village): DONE 6/28/14
  • Chinatown crawl: DONE
  • Eat at Russ & Daughters: DONE 7/4/14
  • Get a red snapper from King Cole Bar (allegedly the birthplace of the Bloody Mary): DONE 6/28/14
  • Death & Co.: DONE 5/12/14
  • PDT (plus a Crif Dog: DONE): DONE 7/14/14
  • The Frying Pan for drinks on a boat (at Pier 66): open daily noon until midnight
  • Botanic Lab in LES: below Casa Mezcal, uses unusual ingredients
  • Amor y Amargo: place doing great things with bitters: DONE 7/30/14
  • Balthazar for a fizz
  • La Birreria on the top of Eataly: DONE 7/30
  • The bar at NoMad
  • The Pavilion in Union Square
  • Visit Big Alice in LIC on Friday night to taste crazy beer


  • Catch a show at Comedy Cellar
  • Grab some drinks at catch a flick at Nitehawk: DONE
  • Practice my shuffleboard skillz at Royal Palms or catch drag bingo on Wednesdays
  • Listen to jazz in Harlem
  • The Way Station: Doctor Who–themed bar in Brooklyn DONE 04/13/14
  • Gotham City Lounge: Superhero-themed bar in Brooklyn
  • Barcelona Bar in Hells Kitchen for the Harry Potter shot or any other one that’s lit on fire or set to music: DONE 7/9/14
  • Sing show tunes at Marie’s Crisis Cafe


  • See a game at Yankee Stadium DONE 04/11/14
  • Go kayaking for free (summer)
  • Go to an outdoor movie screening


  • Day trip to Rockaways
  • Spend the day on Governor’s Island: DONE 6/28/14
  • Visit the Hamptons/Montauk
  • Visit Rhode Island: DONE 7/26-27

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