Monday, January 10, 2011

Resolution 10: Create a bucket-list of New York adventures

The tenth of my eleven New Year's Resolutions is to create a bucket-list of New York adventures and begin checking them off.

My time in New York feels finite, which is bittersweet. I moved here because it was a dream I'd had since I was a little kid, but it's been an aggravation in many ways. I'd rather leave before I hate it rather than staying too long, though.

There are a lot of things I have done: Shakespeare in the Park, Thanksgiving Parade and New Year's in Times Square, ice skating in the parks, Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, walking across the bridges between Manhattan and Brooklyn, Broadway shows, watching movies or TV shows be filmed (on location or in studio), fancy restaurants, dive restaurants, restaurants only locals know about, Red Hook ball fields, water taxi, going up the Hudson River Valley (by train and by convertible Mini-Cooper), the Met Museum, the Guggenheim, the Frick, the MOMA, the NYC Ballet, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Rockettes, ImprovEverywhere, Halloween Parade in the Village, and a zillion walking tours, etc.

But despite living here for seven years, there are a lot of things I've never done. Here's a list of the things I still want to get to:
  • The Museum of the City of New York
  • The Tenement Museum
  • The Museum of the Moving Image
  • Manhattanhenge
  • Saturday Night Live (a long shot!)
  • Anti-gravity yoga
  • Blue Man Group (went 2/2/2011)
  • Stomp
If you've been to or live in NYC, what would you recommend that I do at least once?


  1. This list sounds fun. It will be nice to utilize your city.

  2. It makes sense to do everything you can before your leave.

    I've visited NY loads of times before, but never for longer than a week. I've started to compile a list of stuff to do when we visit for a month next year {fingers crossed!} I hope you share your list as I'm always looking for ideas :)

  3. 'share your add on's to the list'


  4. I havant been to New york but I would love to go see the Radio City Rocketttes!

    I've been following you for sometime and i'm getting married!!!

    Stop by if you have time!


  5. I recently (and suddenly!) ended my time at a NYC grad school. If I had given it more planning I would have had the time to cross the last two items off my NYC bucket list:
    1. Attend a taping of The Colbert Report :(
    2. Buy a conversation piece of expensive but endurable fashion, like a fur capelet. I could wear it in my 90s and tell people about my short time in "the City."

  6. I'd recommend Fuerza Bruta over Stomp if you haven't seen it already. It was pretty awesome. Also for the month of January, there's a pop-up indoor park in Nolita. My friend stumbled upon it the other day and we chilled there for a couple hours. A nice change of scenery on a cold, wintry day and it's free!

  7. I've never been to New York (would LOVE to one day). The one thing I have put on my life list for when I visit there is to "Eat Breakfast at Tiffany's". Browse the windows of Tiffany's jewellery store eating a bagel and drinking a coffee in the early morning. Probably humming "Moon River". Double points if wearing a little black dress.

    (Oh, and I would kill to see a taping of Colbert or the Daily Show!)


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