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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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169 Bar

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169 Bar has a history of 102 years now but still keeps funky and fantastic. Bring your date to enjoy great music of Soul, Jazz, and Funk. Try the tasty dumplings and buttery shrimp. Check 169 bar for more info.

TIP: $3 for a beer  and a shot $5 for 4 quantities of Oyster in happy hour

Price: Around $5 for a beer, $7 for a wine and $8 for a cocktail

HOURS: OPEN FROM 12pm-4am EVERYDAY

HAPPY HOUR: 12-7:30pm EVERY DAY

LOCATION: 169 East Broadway, NYC, NY 10002-5543


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Bryant Park

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Food Kiosks in Bryant Park

Bryant Park is a city park behind the New York Public Library. The lawn is lush and green and the flowers change seasonally. Bring your date to stretch out, dine al fresco, chat on the lawn or listen to the music in this beautiful garden.

But it is more than a garden. There are perfect urban amenities like reading rooms and hundreds of free and engaging activities including outdoor film screenings, various performances, games etc. Check out Bryant Park to know more info.

TIPS: You can also enjoy the free wireless network, and walking dog is permitted.

PRICE: Free

HOURS: Everyday 7a.m. – 10p.m.

LOCATION: Bryant Park is situated between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

 

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Beauty Bar

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Have a great time moving and grooving in Beauty Bar . The 90’s tunes come often and they play a great mix.  Salon by day, club by night give Beauty Bar a speakeasy feel.  The drinks are well-priced and the service fast.  Its cute, non pretentious and hip.  The clientele is fun and sexy and the atmosphere will put you in the dancing mood.

If your nails need some work you and your date can get martinis and manicures for $10.

TIP: Comedy shows on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

PRICE: Around $5 for a drink

HOURS:   Mon-Fri: 5:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Sat-Sun: 2:00 PM – 4:00 AM

LOCATION:      231 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

 

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