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

Bannergood

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DUMBO House

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DUMBO House – 

Panaramic views from DUMBO House(Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).  Stop by this exclusive club, march up to the roof, and soak up the sunset.  Perfect place to enjoy the NYC skyline but from the comfort of the indoors.  Great winter date!

TIP:   Although it’s a members’ club but you can go up and check the view from the rooftop, see the Brooklyn Bridge, Jane’s Carousel and Manhattan Bridge surrounded by the East River.

PRICE:  Free

LOCATION: 55 Water St. – Brooklyn NY 11201

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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 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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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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Prospect Park

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Prospect Park Lake

While Central Park is the most well known of NYC’s parks, there are actually about 1700 parks in the city. Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s second largest public park, and also home to the Prospect Park Zoo.

Along with lots of great nature walks, running trails, and green lawns, the park also offers events throughout the year, from sports events to performances. So if you’re looking for a way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Prospect Park is the perfect place to lounge about on a beautiful day.

Prospect Park also borders the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, another great place to bring a date.

Estimated Cost: Free!
Hours of Operation: 5AM – 1AM daily
Location: Brooklyn, NY 11225

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Whitney Museum of American Art

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Whitney Museum Staircase

The Whitney’s permanent collection features only American Artists and the different seasonal exhibitions focus on unique and intriguing artists.  This is an edgy home grown must see.  Explore with your date and find pieces that speak to you.  Then speak about them with your date!

PRICE:  Free for CUNY students!

Free on Fridays from 7 PM – 10 PM

TIP:  The High Line’s entrance is just outside the museum, High Line Date so this is a great opportunity to combine dates!

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