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- New York Kayak Co. Inc.40 North River Piers #10, New York, NYrecommended New York Kayak Co. Inc.In business since 1994, this kayak shop and center is right on the water. You can take kayaking or SUP classes and tours, or buy gear for your independent adventures. This is the GO TO paddle center ... read morein Manhattan. Wonderful, smart, helpful people make up the staff.Barbara Kossy
Get out on a kayak and see NYC in a whole new way!
- Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East153 East 3rd Street, New York, NY, United Statesrecommended Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre EastIf you are into watching stand-up and improv, this is a good place to check-out and cheap! Have a few laughs, grab a beer and a slice of pizza. Nothing like the east village to liven up the spirit.Recommended for:
- Feast of San Gennero243 Mulberry St, New York City, New York Staterecommended Feast of San GenneroI stumbled upon the Feast of San Gennero by accident and was blown away by the vibrant, festive and European-like atmosphere of Little Italy amidst a full scale street party and festival. The streets ... read moreare lined with tents and vendors, offering everything from open-air beer gardens to a rainbow of cannoli flavors and delicious Italian cooking. There is something for all ages - from adult beverages to kiddie rides. An extremely fun way to spend an afternoon in Manhattan.Arlo Hemphill
Next September check out the Feast of San Gennero in Little Italy, it is an absolute blast and very different from the typical Manhattan experience!
- The Frying PanPier 66 Maritime, W. 26th St., New York, NY 10069recommended The Frying PanA highly unique and very fun place to grab a late afternoon bite to eat on a warm weather day. The views of the Hudson and the Manhattan skyline are spectacular, and the food and atmosphere at the ... read moreFrying Pan are memorable in and of themselves. Loved the history of the old restored boat - it sunk in the Wicomico River outside Salisbury, Maryland and was then salvaged and restored in Baltimore before making its way up to NYC for a 2nd life as a bar & restaurant. As a Marylander, this held special significance, making a few beers in Manhattan all that more special. This place was recommended to be on gogobot and was by far the best such recommendation I've had - thank you gogobot community!Arlo Hemphill
You'll have to wait for warmer weather to roll around again (although they do open on really warm days throughout the year), but this place is definitely worth checking out and definitely scenic. I learned about it via a gogobot recommendation and was thrilled with the experience. There's almost nothing else like it in Manhattan - sitting on a historic ship, that is also a bar, gazing at one of the best uncluttered views of the mid-town skyline. It's a getaway from the city within the city.
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- Roosevelt IslandRoosevelt Island, New York City, New York Staterecommended Roosevelt IslandGo visit Roosevelt Island (a narrow island between Manhattan and Queens in the East River) if you are looking to get away from busy city streets and are up to a nice walk in a quiet setting with ... read morefantastic views (good weather makes it even better). From Manhattan, you can take a tram (fun ride in itself) on the 59th St and 2nd Ave (adult fare $2.75 one way, small children ride for free). Alternatively, you can take subway (F train to Roosevelt Island stop). There is a bridge from Queens – you can drive there too. You can ride a bus once you are on the island (25c), but it’s better to walk – nice walk is along the river on the East side down to the South point – the views of Manhattan are spectacular. At the Southern tip of the island there is FDR Four Freedoms Park which was opened in October 2012. You can walk back to the tram along the West side and enjoy the views of Queens and bridges. There is a residential area north of the tram station with a couple of restaurants. One more thing: don’t forget your camera – there are lots of great photo opportunities on the island.
- Morgan Library & Museum225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United Statesrecommended Morgan Library & MuseumVery unusual and interesting complex of several older buildings put under one roof and housing an interesting and extensive collection of old books, manuscripts and art. Don’t miss their collection of ... read moreancient Assyrian stamps. Library rooms are richly decorated and have a very cozy and lived-in feel. Walking thru these rooms it is easy to get transposed back in time and forget the 21 century outside the door (no e-books in this library!). Check also special exhibitions at the time of your visit. There was very interesting exhibition when we visited - “Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters”.
- High Line Park519 West 23rd Street New York, 10011recommended High Line ParkThe High Line is a great example of an original transformation of a useless abandoned structure into a public place that everyone enjoys. They turned an elevated freight rail line into a park-like ... read morewalkway stretching for many-many blocks. It’s beautifully landscaped - there are flowers and bushes planted along the walkway, benches are conveniently located to take a break and enjoy many interesting views. It’s a great place for photographers – so many opportunities for great shots. There are some artworks on display at several spots. This is a very unique place in New York.
- Symphony Space2537 Broadway, New York, NY, United Statesrecommended Symphony SpaceLocated on the Upper West Side, this popular performing arts center offers affordable programming year-round. Typical offerings range from film festivals and modern dance performances to live readings ... read morefor NPR's Selected Shorts. Check out its website--www.symphonyspace.org--to see the current schedule of events.Recommended for:Local CultureLiza Prado
This is definitely off the beaten track for travelers....not sure for locals!