Summer in the City


How is everyone? I am currently enamored with early summer in New York City, especially at night, when the light lingers, restaurant windows are swung open, BBQ smoke drifts through city parks, and everyone is just in a good mood. And since I’m officially staying in New York for grad school (woop!), I’m trying to sink my teeth into the city as much as I can, and really soak up these long, languid days — especially before they get unbearably hot and I hate everyone and want to hide in front of an AC, lol. This is what I’ve come up with so far…

*Pack spiked seltzers and take the ferry ($2.75) to Rockaway Beach for a dip in the Atlantic.

*Slurp down oysters at Island Oyster on Governor’s Island, then chilllllax in a hammock.

*Brave the crowds in Coney Island for the world’s kookiest/best parade.

*Pick a neighborhood in Brooklyn like Vinegar Hill and explore by foot – then stop into a restaurant on my must-try list.

*Bring a book to the scenic Cloisters for a break from the city.

*Go kayaking for free on the Hudson. (Do I actually want to do this? Undecided.)

*Catch free jazz in Harlem at the end of the summer.

*And finally, scope out a non-fratty boat bar and drink wine as the sun sets.

Fellow New Yorkers, would you add anything? XO!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

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