Summer To-Do List in New York

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Brooklyn

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Brooklyn

Summer passes in an instant and there is so much I want to do in the city before the air turns chilly again.

Here is my list!

Move

Do my favorite Prospect Park bike ride once a week in Brooklyn, the loop around the park. It's the best 45-minute ride from my apartment and back.

Ride my bike again to Coney Island on America's oldest bike path, Ocean Parkway, and get pizza at Totonno's.

Walk from Central Park home to Brooklyn, stopping at favorite places along the way in the Village and TriBeCa.

Go to Governor's Island with a great book and lay out on the grass.

Take Rocco to off-leash time in Prospect Park (before 9am) at least once a week. He loves it and so do I!

Cool Exhibitions:

China: Through The Looking Glass - at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, through Sept 7, 2015

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland - at The Morgan Library, through October 11, 2015

Sinatra: An American Icon - at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts through Sept 4, 2015

Visit The Whitney's new location downtown & eat at Untitled, Danny Meyer's cafe (he of Shake Shack fame)

Eat

Eat more Ample Hills ice cream - it's seriously addicting, especially the oatmeal lace.

Buy lots of tomatoes at the greenmarket and eat them with sea salt, olive oil, & grilled bread.

Try at least two of these lobster rolls that I haven't tried - The Best Lobster Rolls in NYC

Writing this out makes me realize again how amazing it is to live in New York - and how I can let it pass me by sometimes, because I'm out of town, jet-lagged, or just lazy. It's the best city in the world!!