Category Archives: Things to Do in the Summer

Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #18: Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Academy of MusicNeighborhood: Fort GreeneVenue: MuseumAtmosphere: Academic, ClassyCrowd/Scene: Music/film loversFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGbg0ARating: 3 Stars Despite calling myself a New York expert, I had managed to go almost 12 years in this city without going to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. And not surprisingly at … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #16: Milk & Honey

Milk & HoneyNeighborhood: FlatironVenue: Cocktail BarAtmosphere: Mysterious, ClassyCrowd/Scene: In the Know Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGb6WWRating: 4 Stars I’m hesitant to write too much about Milk & Honey, because it feels like such a secret. I don’t believe that it is, otherwise, I certainly wouldn’t know … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #17: Red Rooster

Red RoosterNeighborhood: Central HarlemVenue: Restaurant Atmosphere: Low-key, JazzCrowd/Scene: Food & Music loversFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGb7u1Rating: 3 Stars Despite having been in the same building as Red Rooster many times (Red Rooster operates a club downstairs called Ginny’s), I had never actually eaten at the restaurant that has garnered … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #15: Mamajuana Cafe

Mamajuana CafeNeighborhood: InwoodVenue: Bar & RestaurantAtmosphere: Dance, NightlifeCrowd/Scene: Partiers, DancersFoursquare Check-in: N/ARating: 3 Stars Mamajuana Cafe! I just happened across this place one day when I was walking back from La Marina, and upon finally entering it this summer, I can tell you, it’s … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #14: La Marina Outdoor Club

La Marina NYCNeighborhood: InwoodVenue: Outdoor Bar/ClubAtmosphere: Club, Lounge, DanceCrowd/Scene: Trendy, PartiersFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGacK5Rating: 5 Stars La Marina is probably one of the best kept-secrets in Manhattan–well, depending on the demographic you belong to. It’s pretty safe to say that if you are an inhabitant of the … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #13: Booze Cruise

Booze Cruise Neighborhood: Water/Kips BayVenue: BoatAtmosphere: Party timeCrowd/Scene: Friends, party-goersFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGacK5Rating: 4 Stars The booze cruise! It’s an oft-talked about but little-experienced thing here in New York City. The weather just doesn’t allow us to take advantage of such opportunities as often as we … Continue reading

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Summer in NYC 2014, Activity #12: The Wing Bar

The Wing BarNeighborhood: Cobble HillVenue: Restaurant and BarAtmosphere: Serene courtyard outback Crowd/Scene: Walk-ins, Sports WatchersFoursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1lGa39xRating: 3 Stars As my quest along Smith Street continued on this faithful Saturday, I followed up trips to Clover Club, Brooklyn Social and Zombie Hut with a trip … Continue reading

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