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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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

 

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Mariebelle

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Mariebelle

Maribelle’s in SOHO is a romantic cozy European style chocolate house.  They sell high end chocolates and beautiful gift sets.  Don’t let this intimidate you.  Head to the back and ask for a table.  Order a hot chocolate and sip the decadence as you converse with your date.  The beautifully styled cafe will dazzle your eyes and the thick non-dairy hot chocolate will make your taste buds dance.

TIP: Try the spicy hot chocolate if you are adventurous, or I recommend the Aztec for a less daring palate.

Price: Around $10.00

Mariebelle’s Website

Hours:  Sunday to Thursday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

484 Broome St, New York, NY 10013        (212)925-6999

 

 

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Best Soup Dumplings in NYC

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Joe’s Shanghai

A bit off the beaten path in Chinatown lies a secret gem—the best soup dumplings in NYC.  Take your date inside and eat at the large round family style tables.  Order the pork soup dumplings and explore a new fun food together.  They serve delicious dumplings full of soup and a meatball.  They have food there as well but I recommend coming in for 2 orders of the soup dumplings and complimentary tea.

You are your date will have a great time and can explore Chinatown together.  Try a piece of exotic fruit from a vendor or go in a shop and buy some Chinese candies.

Price: $6.75 for the pork soup dumplings

Joe’s Shanghai Website

TIP: cash only.  Also they are hot so don’t burn your tongue on the hot soup inside your dumpling.

Open Daily from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

10 Pell St     New York, NY Shanghai dishes, soup dumplings, best restaurants in Chinatown NYC in thrillist.com and gothamist.com ; late-night food

(212)233-8888

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have you MET?

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Metropolitan Museum of Art – Halloween trip to the MET

The MET has thousands of beautiful artifacts and art to explore.  You and your date can meander through the museum and talk about art and life as you get to know each other better.

If a museum sounds a bit too stuffy for your tastes try a themed trip to the MET.  Make a small scavenger hunt of things to find or dress up in matching costumes.  I’ll bet your date will appreciate the creativity and Halloween is right around the corner.

PRICE:  Donation based (for NY residents) so pay what you wish.  I like to put out a dollar bill and say, “two please”.

TIP: Make sure not to stay more than an hour or so. Explore and enjoy a few sections or pieces and then come back another day to explore some more.  This will help keep the experience fresh and captivating.  More MET info

Want to explore art AND also a beautiful medieval castle?  go to the MET Cloisters. The Cloisters – MET’s sister museum

Or if you wan to stay in the neighborhood check out Central Park !!

LOCATION:   82nd Street and 5th Avenue

Open Seven Days a Week

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*

Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

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Guggenheim Museum

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Guggenheim Museum – “I can see a tall building of a new type, perfectly appropriate to our purpose, having monumental dignity and great beauty” – Frank Lloyd Wright

The building alone is a work of art.  Created in 1943 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright the Guggenheim is seen as his masterpiece.  Inside is a world of art to explore.  Don’t become overwhelmed.  Take an hour or two and then leave for some ice cream or a walk through central park which is only 5 blocks away.

Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:45 p.m is pay what you wish.  This is the day for the bargain hunters who still want to take their honey out on an art date.

Audio guide is free which can be a great conversation starter and also very informative,

Guggenheim Website

LOCATION:    1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128  (between East 88th and 89th)

TIP:    Check out Central Park as you will be in the area!!

HOURS:    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM                    Saturdays 10:00 AM – 7:45 PM        Closed on Thursdays

Adults $15 Student and Seniors $10 Children free

 

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MOMA

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MoMa – The Starry Nights by Vincent Van Gogh

The Museum of Modern Art is not to be missed.   MOMA’s exhibits include drawing, painting, photography and statues. Important collections from 1880s to 1950s are displayed the 5th floor, which includes Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh.

With its stunning architecture and exhibits by such famous artists, you and your date are sure to have a beautiful evening. 

PRICE:  Free on Friday evenings (sponsored by UNIQLO) from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 

An audio guide is also free if you want some interesting tidbits for conversation starters.

Additional MOMA info

TIP:     The MOMA is close to Central Park so feel free to stroll though

LOCATION:    18 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019

Check out Central Park as you will be in the area!!

 

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Staten Island Ferry

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Lady Liberty

Create your very own Titanic moment riding the Staten Island Ferry.  Wave to Lady Liberty as you stand close to your date drinking in the ocean air.

Free romantic boat ride.

https://www.siferry.com/

The Ferry runs 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. More frequent service, (every 15 or 20 minutes,) is provided on the weekdays during the rush hours of 6:00AM- 9:30AM and 3:30PM-8:00PM, with 30-minute service to follow. On weekends, service is provided every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.

Directions by subway 

1 train to South Ferry Station (you must be in one of the first 5 cars) CLOSEST OPTION

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R train to Whitehall Street — a short two-block walk to the terminal

Upon arriving to Staten Island feel free to explore or walk through the terminal and take the next ferry back to Manhattan

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The High Line

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The High Line – Historic High Line Park

Explore NYC from above the city streets — The High Line.  This public park was re-purposed from old unused railroad lines.  View art, walk through gardens, experience a performance, or just sit, relax and people watch.

A free romantic park – perfect for holding hands or stealing a kiss.

http://www.thehighline.org

Access points are located at Gansevoort St., 14th St., 16th St., 17th St., 20th St., 23rd St., 26th St., 28th St., 30th St. and 10th Ave., 30th St. and 11th Ave., and 34th St. The entrances at Gansevoort St., 14th St., 16th St., and 30th St. are accessible by elevator. The entrance at 34th St. is a wheelchair accessible ramp.

Spring hours: April 1 through May 31
7am – 10pm

Summer hours: June 1 through September 30
7am – 11pm

Fall hours: October 1 through November 30
7am – 10pm

Winter hours: December 1 through March 31
7am – 7pm

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