The Woodstock

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The Woodstock

Hip Pizzeria just outside The High Line at 14th St.  Come on in and sample one of these delicious Pizzas.  The staff is so friendly and the Pizza is so good it with reinforce your love of gluten.  They also have a vegan option.  And they have a pool table.

Also, they have cocktails.  Like, specialty cocktails.  Like, one of them is served in a light bulb!  So you and your date are sure to have a great time.  This restaurant makes me proud to be a New Yorker.

Pizza + Cocktails + Pool  =  Good Time The Woodstock

TIP:   Its free the use the pool table

DEAL :  $25.00 for brunch (Weekends until 7PM) 1 Pizza + 1 Salad + 1 Cocktail

PRICE:  Pizza  $15   /   Drinks $10 each

LOCATION 446 W 14th St. – New York NY 10014

HOURS:  Weekdays 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM   /   Weekends 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM

 

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Gotan Cafe

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Gotan Cafe in TriBeCa

You can never go wrong with coffee. Gotan Cafe is a cute coffee shop in the heart of TriBeCa.  Brick walls, cool lamps, and friendly baristas will make you feel right at home.  They also have tasty sandwiches and salads.

So get your caffeine on and have a casual coffee date at Gotan Cafe Website

TIP:  They don’t accept cash.

PRICE:  About $5 for coffee or $10 with coffee and a snack

LOCATION:  130 Franklin Street – Tribeca, NY 10013

HOURS:   Weekdays 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM   /   Weekends 8:00 AM – 5:00PM

 

 

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MILK Bar

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Ice cream that tastes like milk after you eat your cereal

Milk bar is one of a kind.  Cute desserts and ice cream with unique twists and flavors.  Its hip and unpretentious.  Do yourself a favor and check out this adorable milk bar.  If you aren’t in the village they have locations all over the cit.  Check out MILK bar for more info.

You and your date can explore some new flavors.  Maybe get a Kati Roll Company first and then pop into Milk Bar for some dessert. Or— If the weather is nice take the goodies to go and check out Washington Square Park

TIP:  Try the cereal milk ice cream.  Its bizarre and spot on

PRICE: Around $5.00

HOURS:  Sun – Thurs: 10am – 12am
Fri – Sat: 10am – 1am

LOCATION:

74 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014
347.577.9504 ext 11

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Milk and cookies

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ummm… this bakery is adorable

Milk and Cookies is almost too cute!  But don’t worry.  Its still delicious.  This off the beaten path bakery is right in the West Village and sure to make your date go AHHHH.  Did I mention this place is cute?  They are making cookies throughout the day so they are sure to be fresh.  Bakery Website

Dip some cookies in your milk as you and your date enjoy the adorable ambiance.  You’ll be glad you came to this cute cookie shop and your date will be impressed with your knowledge of obscure delicious bakeries.

If you’re feeling up for a walk check out Washington Square Park which is super close by

TIP:   Try the ice cream sandwich…to die for!!

Price:   Around $5.00

LOCATION:  19 Commerce St. New York, NY 10014
212-243-1640

 

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Broadway Sing-along

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Marie’s Crisis Cafe – sing out Louise!

Marie’s Crisis is adorable.  Right in the gay section in the West Village just walk down some stairs into this Broadway haven.   Everyone is friendly and loves show tunes.  Feel free to sing along or to just stand and enjoy.  If your date likes Broadway, singing or new experiences this is one not to miss.  It is a New York staple and always a fun time.

Big Gay Ice Cream is right around the corner!  What pairs better than gay Broadway singing?  Gay Ice Cream!

TIP:    If you tip the pianist they take recommendations!

PRICE:  Well drinks are $6.00

LOCATION:     59 Grove St, West Village, New York, NY 10014

Marie’s Crisis Website

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Big Gay Ice Cream

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Big Gay Ice Cream – the Gayest of Ice Cream Places!

Wear you best rainbow outfit and come check out big gay ice cream in the west village.  Just a block away from iconic stonewall – this ice cream shop is very close to history.  Its fun and delcious.  I recommend the Salty Pimp…but who wouldn’t?!

Whether you and your date are gay or not enjoy this very over the top fun ice cream experience.  Its here.  Its queer.  And its ice cream.  Everybody wins. More Big Gay Info

TIP:  If you are feeling up for a walk check out Washington Square Park

PRICE:  Around $5.00

HOURS:  Sunday to Wednesday  11:00 AM to 11:00 PM                                                           Thursday to Saturday  11:00 AM to Midnight

LOCATION:   61 Grove St, New York, NY 10014

 

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Dog Park -Washington Square

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Washington Square Park – Dog Friendly Dates

Looking to take your pooch on the date?  Nothing better than Washington Square Park.  The well manicured dog park is in the actual park so there is a lot to explore for both canines and humans.  Washington Square Park

If your dog is part of your family then it is very important that your love interest and your bitch get along.  This dog friendly doggy date will help see if its a good fit.  Also there is plenty to see and do around the neighborhood!  Your dog and your date will thank you

PRICE:  Free

LOCATION:      5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.

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Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park – George Washington Monument

This park has everything.  Beautiful Monument? Check.  Large Fountain?   Check.  Performance artists? double check.  You and your date can soak in the sights and there is almost always some sort of political movement or performance going on.  There are puppeteers and bubble blowers.  Dancers and musicians.  Maybe try your hand against some of the chess experts in the park.

Sit by the fountain or go and sit in the grass and relax.  You are sure to have interesting things to see and talk about as you enjoy Washington Square Park.  Park Website   This park is lively at any time of day and is open til 1 AM.  The people watching here is amazing!

If you get hungry walk over to Kati Roll Company for a delicious snack!

Price:  Free

Tip:  Go around sunset for some epic pictures.  Your Instagram followers will be glad you did

LOCATION:

5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.

Manhattan

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Kati Roll Company

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The Kati Roll Company

This place is delicious.  A Kati Roll is basically an Indian burrito.  The perfect place to stop in for a quick bit with your date.  They are more of a snack then a full meal, but well worth putting in your mouth.  Be adventurous and get the goat meat wrap or stick with a staple and get the chicken Tikki Roll.   Kati Roll Website

Your date will love that you know such a hip interesting place, and the casualness of the location will make you both feel at ease.  Eat in the restaurant or take it to go and walk over to Washington Square Park

TIP:  You can choose either a Paratha or a Roti…choose the Paratha!!  delicious

PRICE:   Around $6.

LOCATION:   99 MacDougal Street     New York , NY 10012
212.420.6517

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Central Park

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Central Park

Central park is huge!  There is so much to see and explore.  Bring your date on a beautiful walk and get lost in this curated haven.  Every view was designed and curated and there are so many wonderful options.  In the summer rent a row boat by Bethesda fountain or enter to win FREE tickets for Shakespeare in the park. Play ticket info. 

There is always the picnic option which is a great idea. Bring some simple snacks and a bottle of wine and enjoy each others company in this beautiful park.

Central Park Website

PRICE:  Free

Location:  Central Park stretches from 59th Street to 110th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West

TIP:  Combine Central park with another activity like visiting the Met Museum just a few blocks away.  Met Museum Date Idea.

Getting to Central Park
Central Park is easily accessible by subway:

1, 2, 3, B, and C trains along the west side
4, 5, 6 trains along the east side
A, B, C, D, 1, N, R, and Q trains on the south side

 

 

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