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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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

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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!

Click here to check the NYC Ferry Routes & Schedules via Long Island City Sightseeing Corridor.

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

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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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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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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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