Independent Cinema

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Being tired of commercial films? Quad Cinema can be a good choice for you and your date. As the first four-screen theater in NYC, Quad Cinema is regarded as “one of the oldest independent cinemas in the city” and “a vibrant center for art house films.”

The cinema offers audiences with multiple options: independent and older films, foreign and domestic, fiction and documentary. It always has a great selection of films. Moreover, the European styled decoration, big display screens, comfortable seats, and capacious waiting area make you have a fantastic watching experience.

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PRICE :$16 general admissions, $13 seniors (62 and over), federally disabled (with ID), and children (5-11).

HOURS: 2:25 p.m.-10:10p.m.

LOCATION: 34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

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One of the reasons Chinatown is so popular with tourists and New Yorkers is all kings of cheapand delicious food. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of the oldest shops since it has been serving up homemade ice cream for over 30 years. However, it still keeps energetic and popular because of its delicious ice cream.

Bring your date to make your own ice creams by choosing from 16 regular flavors and 15 exotic flavors. Its ice cream cake is also undeniably delicious. And you can take a picture with the cute cartoon character, a dragon eating ice cream to post on Instagram.

TIP: Cash only

PRICE: 1 scoop $5.75, 2 scoops $7.75, 3 scoops $9.75

HOURS: Everyday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 63 65 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013

Long Island City Sightseeing Corridor

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You don’t even need to pay a cent to enjoy one of the most beautiful night views for Manhattan from Long Island City Sightseeing Corridor. Strolling on the corridor, you can see tons of neighbors walk their adorable pets over there and kids play around with laughter. The fresh wind brings you a good mood in the morning and blows away your exhaustion during the night. Most importantly, it takes you only 3 minutes to get to Manhattan by taking NYC ferry to switch you between prosperity and peace. This is a great place to let romance happen.  Thousands of lights shining during the night and you would find a beam of light from the opposite bank shining just for you!

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Tips: Bring your camera and stay warm during the night visit.

Open: All year

Location: Long Island City, 11109


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Vanessa’s Dumplings

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Fried dumpling is a kind of unique traditional snacks in the northern part of China. The golden color and the crispy flavor make it one of the most popular food in China. In Vanessa’s Dumpling House, you and your date can taste authentical Chinese fried dumplings and other mouthwatering food like sesame pancake sandwiches and noodles with a really reasonable price.

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TIP: Cash only

PRICE: About $7 per person

HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 118 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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Grace Street Coffee

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Korean Town is one of the hottest places young people love to go. Among dozens of gourmets in K-town, Grace Street Coffee is the most popular one and always full of people. There are various and unique Korean-inspired desserts and drinks which are always girls’ favorite food. You and your date shouldn’t miss the most popular items like the rose petal tea, Churro Waffle and The O.G. (a kind of shaved snow). Not only were they aesthetically pleasing to look at, but they were also tasty.

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PRICE: $5-13 per dessert

Hours: Sunday to Wednesday noon- 11:00 p.m. Thursday to Saturday noon- 12:30a.m.

LOCATION: 17 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Comedy Cellar

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A must do if you are visiting New York City. Bring your date to enjoy a fantastic comedy show at night.  Comedy Cellar is a nice place for stand up comedy every day with amazing atmosphere, quality seatings, and tasty food. Talented Comedians won’t let you disappointed. Visit and you will definitely be entertained.

Click here to make a reservation or know more about its comedy classes

PRICE: Monday to Thursday: $12-$14

Friday to Sunday: $20-$24

HOURS: Everyday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

LOCATION: 1267, 117 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012

Nunnery and a Museum

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Cloisters – cloister? But I don’t even know her

One of NYCs hidden gems is the Cloisters.  This beautiful museum is an extension of the MET dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe, and, like the MET, admission is donation based for NY residents.  One dollar could get you admission for you and your date.  Exploring the grounds is also a romantic idea.  The Cloisters sits in Fort Tryon Park.  Explore the old fortress or walk around in the curated gardens.  This is a beautiful place to explore trails or sit and cuddle while looking out over the Hudson.

Deriving its name from the medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional artworks and architectural elements from the medieval West.

Cloisters Info

Open Seven Days a Week
March–October: 10 am–5:15 pm
November–February: 10 am–4:45 pm

Handmade Noodle & Dumpling Inc

lanzhouhanmadenoodles.jpgDelicious hand-made noodles for those eager for scrumptious authenticity.  Enjoy Chinatown with your date as you slurp your noodles and create your own “Lady and the Tramp” moment.

TIP:  Cash only

PRICE:

HOURS:    Everyday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m

LOCATION:     40 Bowery, New York, NY 10013  ; late-night food  lam-zhou-handmade-noodle.com (646)683-0939

Round K –

roundk1 (1).jpgFrom the outside, it may look like a regular good old fashioned coffee ship, but on the inside you are transported to a 1960s Korean inspired cafe.  They serve a truly “black” coffee called the Matt Black.  more info

They have exotic food options and great decor.  Your date is sure to swoon at this throw back cafe, with modern foods and delicious coffee.  It’s open late and sure to give you a caffeine high.

TIP:  There’s a hidden dining room in the back to work, relax and eat.

HOURS:    Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.                                                            Thursday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Midnight

LOCATION:     99 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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The Peoples Beach

IMG_4689.JPGBring a blanket and spend the afternoon at the beach, or take a romantic walk down the beach hand in hand.    Once I saw dolphins jumping out of the water not far away.  Usually great music and a cute little hamburger hut.

Romantic beach date.  It’s pretty lively with good tunes and excellent variety of people to gander at.  Feel the sand between your toes and listen to the waves crash as you stare into the oceans of your lovers eyes.

Ideal for summer.  Ok for late fall or early spring

TIP:    Gay friendly.  The beach on the far left side is the gay section.  Tops optional as well

PRICE:   Free with unlimited subway card.

LOCATION:     Jacob Riis Park

157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694

If you don’t have a car, you can take the A train to the end of the line, and then a bus that drops you in front of the beach. You can also take a ferry from Pier 11 in Manhattan or Brooklyn Army Terminal, which offers a more scenic ride and is priced the same as a subway ride ($2.75 one-way as of this writing). The ferry docks at the Rockaway ferry station and from there, there is a free bus transfer to the beach.

 

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