My NYC Summer To-Do List

Since summer is now in full swing (last day of NYC public schools was yesterday!), I put together my top 10 NYC activities I would love to accomplish before Labor Day, all things I haven’t yet experienced in my 9 years of living here.  As they get ticked off, I’ll be sure to share the best of them here with you! Summer

1. Visit the smallest park in NYC.

2. Move into my 8th New York apartment in 9 years (I think this one’s a keeper, guys!)

3. Take a guided tour of the Tenement Museum.

4. See an apartment that is…get this…a roomful of dirt.

5. Read a book next to a 25 foot waterfall in Midtown.

6. Try out a meditation class.

7. On 7.7, renew our vows in Central Park (one year already?!)

8. Pick a really, really hot day and try goat’s milk ice cream from Victory Garden.

9. Hike around the perimeter of Roosevelt Island.

10. Inspired by this NYC staple, create my own signature mock & cocktails, chilled in the fridge and ready to sip on a moment’s notice.

I’d love to know…what’s on your summer to-do list?




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22 Responses to “My NYC Summer To-Do List”

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  3. Stretchingittotravel says:

    Great list!!!!! The tenement museum sounds interesting!

  4. Scarlett says:

    Fab list!! Love the idea of always having your signature cocktail to hand – nothing says summer better than a basil grande x
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    • Used York City says:

      Mmm, I may just need to look into this basil grande you speak of, Scarlett! xx

  5. Agness says:

    Having some nice ice-cream is always a must for me, no matter where I go :-). When in NYC, I would definitely read a book next to a 25 foot waterfall in Midtown ;-).
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  6. Would love to know more about the new digs!
    I realize that there must be a 25 foot waterfall in Midtown for you to put that on the bucket list

    while you find the meditation class. you might want to take a BREATHING class (active meditation ) with Dr. Belisa! She is amazing.

    congrats on 1 year. and let me know about the goats milk thing!
    GREAT list.
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    • Used York City says:

      Thanks so much for the tip on the breathing class, Stevie! I will certainly keep you posted on the new place…right now we’re living out of boxes, prepping for the movie!

  7. Maria Falvey says:

    I like #8 – great idea!
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  8. Catherine says:

    Great list, sounds like you’re going to have an exciting summer! I would normally have my own summer bucket list written by now, but you’ve just reminded me I’ve forgotten all about it this year. I’ve still got half of the things from last year to get through first though!
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    • Used York City says:

      Thanks Catherine! Good luck with your list, too! Summer is always such a fun time:-)

  9. Muza-chan says:

    A lot of interesting things to do…
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  10. I’d love to check out Chinatown in Queens. I don’t anticipate it happening this summer though.
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  11. right now, mostly SELL MY FLAT! but, I’m sure there are a few other things that should be!
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    • Used York City says:

      Oh where are you going Fiona?? I know how stressful the whole moving process can be, I feel like we’ve been up to our knees in it since January!

  12. memographer says:

    Vows renewal in Central Park sounds romantic, Jess. But my fav is “Pick a really, really hot day and try goat’s milk ice cream from Victory Garden.” I am actually ready to do it right now! :)
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    • Used York City says:

      Haha I’m VERY much looking forward to that one, as well!;-) Let me know if you try any good cones down your way!