Thursday, June 01, 2006

Favorite spots in NYC

One of the keys to enjoying New York on the cheap is making the city itself your living room. With that in mind, here are some of my favorite places to hang out, read, people-watch, etc. They are all independent coffee shops or outdoor public spaces.
» The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street in the Financial District
» Fulton Ferry Landing and the nearby Brooklyn Heights Promenade
» Sympathy for the Kettle, the tea room on St. Marks Place in the East Village
» Piers 45 and 46 in Hudson River Park
» The lawn and promenade benches in Union Square
» 71 Irving Place, the coffee shop near Gramercy Park
» Lots of places in Central Park, including Belvedere Castle, the lawn in front of the Pond, the outdoor tables by Columbus Circle, the massive rock overlooking the Lake, Bethesda Terrace, and the Sheep Meadow
» DTUT, the coffee shop and bar on Second Avenue between 84th and 85th on the Upper East Side
» The Hungarian Pastry Shop in Morningside Heights
» Bennett Park, the highest natural piece of land in Manhattan
» The Heather Garden, Linden Terrace and the New Leaf Cafe in Fort Tryon Park, WaHI

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