Things to Do in NYC in the Summer, 2014: The List

New York City Summer in Bryant ParkIt’s that time of year again. Your boy, UzoNYC, is ready to attack the summer with vengeance not known to man. For those of you who are unfamiliar, and naturally that is everybody, I am doing that whole 100 days, 100 things, 100 posts series that I’ve been doing since 2011. If you don’t already know, there are approximately 100 days during the Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend period. And this is the period when I attempt to use an NYC as summer as an excuse to do things that I’ve somehow managed to avoid doing during my 12 years in New York City. However, while I’ve averaged about 25 new activities a summer over the past 3 years, this summer, I’m fully prepared to take on the 100-day challenge with a fury that has been unprecedented by me.

Still, I have a lot of crap on my list. But this summer, I should have the time, the people, and the cash-money to do more things than I’ve done in the past. In the Summer of 2011, I completed 28 things, but I was completely inhibited my pursuit of trying to get into business school–an objective that was ultimately completed, but required a lot of my free time.

During the summer of 2012, I only completed 14 things, but I was actually in business school at the time, and I was interning at the Associated Press. Naturally, time was of the essence, and I could do very few extracurricular things I wanted to do.

And in the summer of 2013, I was just graduating from business school, so my time was pretty much committed to reacclimatizing myself with the real world. Not to mention, I had to find a job, so my time was better spent networking and wishfully working on my start-up. Additionally, I couldn’t afford to be out here spending that scrilla on things I haven’t done before when I was fun-employed–aka, unemployed, but pretending as if being unemployed and devoid of a paycheck was fun.

But during the summer of 2014, none of these same limitations will exist. I’m not trying to get into business school. I’m not actually in business school. And I am most certainly not looking for a job anymore. So let’s get it in 2014. In fact, I can say without fear of regret that I will undoubtedly accomplish more of the 100 things than I ever have before. I say at minimum I accomplish 50 things on the list; however, my goal is to accomplish 90 things in the 100 days.

So we’ll see how it goes, but count on me to come through in a big way during the New York City summer of 2014. And if you’re a friend of mine, please help your boy out. I need help to do new things. Certainly, I have no problem finding myself in a favorite after-work watering hole, hitting up my favorite lunch places or going to my Texas-inspired Bar-B-Que restaurant of choice, but I need to be doing new things–things I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t been able to do.

So help me out friends. You know who you are. And to the few readers of UzoNYC…please join me for the ride. I’ll be writing about at least 50 things you can do in New York City during the summer, so come back and check out all of the “amazing” places UzoNYC blogs about this season.

As for those amazing places, you can check them out below, save our list on FourSquare, or goto the Google spreadsheet, where I keep a detailed summary of everything I do. Holla!

Skyroom Lounge - Foursquare
La Mela - Foursquare
The Half KingFoursquare
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill - Foursquare
PS 450 - Foursquare

Vinateria - Foursquare
Vu Bar - Foursquare
Clover Club - Foursquare
Brooklyn Social - Foursquare 
Zombie Hut - Foursquare
The Wing Bar - Foursquare
Booze Cruise - Foursquare
La Marina Outdoor Club - Foursquare
Mamajuana Cafe
Milk and Honey - Foursquare
Red Rooster - Foursquare
Brooklyn Academy of Music - Foursquare
Smoke Joint - Foursquare
Hillstone - Foursquare
Orient Express Cocktail Bar - Foursquare
Swift Hibernian Lounge - Foursquare
Jado Sushi - Foursquare
Brooklyn Bridge Sunrise - Foursquare
Rye House -
Merchants -
ZIO Ristorante -
Crown Victoria -
Chicojulio -
Wilfie & Nell -
The Blind Tiger -
Fat Cat -
La Lanterna di Vittorio -
No Malice Palace -
The DL – Saturdays at the DL -
Pegu Club -
The Dutch
Soho Room
Corner Bistro -
B Flat -
Tribeca Grill -
The Woods -
The Whiskey Brooklyn -
267 Fifth Ave Towers
ABC Kitchen
Alma (Food)
Aselina Restaurant
Ayza Wine Bar
Battery Park Picnic
Big jazz at Smalls (Smalls Jazz)
Black Tree
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge
Brasil Summerfest
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Boulders
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Bubby’s Brunch
Cafe Ronda
Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken
Chelsea Brewing Company Restaurant
City Crab & Seafood Company
Clinton St. Bakery – Go at Dinner for the Chicken and Waffles
Corner Bistro (Burger)
Corner Social
Cut a Rug by the Hudson
Daisy May’s BBQ USA (BBQ Joint)
Dance Manhattan
db Bistro Moderne
Empellon Cocina
EN Japanese Brasserie
Eventi Plaza at The Eventi Hotel – Thursday evenings
Fort Tryon Park
Gansevoort Summer Series
Georgia’s Eastside BBQ (BBQ Joint)
Glass Bar at Hotel Indigo
Gnocco Cucina & Tradizione (Italian) (Outdoors)
Gowanus Grove
History Museum Stargazing Tour
Hot Bird – Beer Garden
Ottos Tacos
Penthouse 808 at Ravel Hotel Rooftop
Ravel Rooftop (brunch)
Restaurant Week
Salvation Taco
Summer Streets
The Ides at the Wyth Hotel
The Lounge at SD26
The Met – Roof Garden in Summer
Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel
WEPA Wed. at El Museo del Barrio
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