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

 

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.

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

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

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

 

 

Tenement Museum

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Tenement Museum

This is a must do attraction in NYC.  The preserved tenement houses have guides to walk you through the apartments and businesses of actual New York historic buildings.  These are real Lower East Side immigrant stories and seeing them in person brings them to live.  The guide is knowledgeable and great at answering any questions you may thing of.

This will give you and your date plenty to talk about as you learn how immigrants lived when the came searching for a better life. To hear their actual words and touch things they touched is inspiring.

PRICE:

Adults: $25
Students: $20
Seniors (65+): $20

HOURS:

Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Friday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002 Lower East Side immigrant stories

Fish

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Fish Restaurant

Want to start of your date with an aphrodisiac?  Come in to FISH and you and your date will have a wonderful time.  Its an adorable place in the West Village and they have a really great all day special.  The Red White and Blue.  This is one of the cheapest way to eat oysters in the city.  They are delicious and the price is right.  A

Their other seafood is also reasonable priced and the atmosphere is romantic and rustic.

Fish Website

TIP:  Order the Red White and Blue.  Its 6 oysters and a glass of wine or a beer for $9.99

280 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10014

SUNDAY TO THURSDAY:  12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

FRIDAY & SATURDAY:  12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

 

Candy Store

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Economy Candy Store

Economy Candy opened in 1937 and some of the same candies they sold then are available now!  The selection is incredible along with cute little gift ideas and candies waiting to be sampled.  Take your date through a sea of candy and then maybe off to a movie or the park.  Perfect for the young and young at heart and of course those with a sweet tooth.

Your grandpas favorites and candies not available in other stores.  Come find new treasures waiting to be discovered.  Give your sugar bear some sugar.

TIP:  Split up and have a contest.  Who can find the weirdest thing?

Candy Store website

Hours: 

Monday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:         108 Rivington St, New York, NY 10003

 

Brooklyn Bridge

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Brooklyn Bridge – photo to remember!!

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is a must.  Its a national historical landmark!  The architecture is stunning and the views jaw dropping.  It is such a cute outing to share with someone special.  There is a special walkway just for pedestrians and this wooden marvel is meant to be trodden upon.  So cross history and then have an ice cream in Brooklyn.  If you don’t wanna walk back you can take the subway or hop on the ferry for an addition $2.75.  Ferry Info

The bridge is 1.39 miles so expect about an hour to cross.  That’ll give you time to meander and to take some photos.

TIP:  The bridge is less crowed at night and very safe.  It doesn’t close until midnight.

Walking Brooklyn Bridge Info

DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY:                                                                                                                          Take the 4, 5, or 6  trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Stop or the J or Z trains to Chambers St. Stop.

TIP:  Maybe you can make a goal to be in every borough together.  In that case the best way to Staten Island is Staten Island Ferry

 

Hamilton Heights Happy Hour

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Uptown Bourbon

Hamilton Heights has a lot of cute bars and if you happen to be looking during the hours of 4-7 definitely go and find UPTOWN BOURBON — this adorable little bar with stellar prices.  Great tunes.  Great atmosphere.  Great staff.  Very laid back energy.  Come for a great Hamilton Heights Happy Hour!

I mean $2 beers?!?   Yes please

TIP: Try the lemonade bourbon.  Delicious

Uptown Bourbon Facebook

HAPPY HOUR HOURS:      Everyday 4 PM – 7 PM

PRICE:  Beer  $2.00                                                                                                                                                Bourbon   $5.00                                                                                                                                      Wine   $5.00                                                                                                                                              Well Drinks   $6.00