(~ 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)


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)
Fall Apple Picking (Harvest Moon 2015) + (Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm 2016)
Holidays in NYC (Rolfs + Holiday Markets + Ice Skating)
New York Marathon (Volunteer ’14) ~ Watch the Boston Marathon (April ’16)
Late Night with Seth Myers
Brooklyn Bridge


The Plaza – Tea – Fairmont
5th Avenue during Christmas Time
Chelsea Market (great eats!)
Brooklyn 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)


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)
Attend/Participate in Good Morning America Show (6/8/16 w/ November Project)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Madison Square Garden (12/12/12 concert w/ Dad!)
Tarrytown, New York (Washington Irving’s home)
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)
Brooklyn ~ Coney Island


The Cloisters
Grand Central Station
Hike the Appalachian Trail
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)
Shopping along 5th Avenue (Bloomingdales, Nike Town, Breakfast at Tiffany’s)


Wall Street & the Financial District Bull
Washington Square Park & NYU
Beauty Bar (231 E 14th St)
Union Square (Farmer’s Markets)
The Today Show, Rockefeller Plaza (June ’14)
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Brooklyn (Sept ’15)
Montauk, Long Island (August ’15)
Governor’s Island (August ’14)
Christmas in the City (2014 – #1 and #2)
Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon (12/14/15)
Roosevelt Island (Hot Cocoa 10k on12/5/15)
NYC Marathon 2015 (volunteer at Mile 7)
Summer Streets (1st three weekends in August)

>> Thrillist NYC Bucket List <<


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)
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!)
Midwinter Kitchen, Gramercy (**one of my favs)
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!)
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
Chobani Soho (1, 2)
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



“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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