New York (City) State of Mind!

Last day for the Pay It Forward contest!! Dave and I will pick winners by this weekend!! 🙂 I know I said 5pm EST, but enter away until tomorrow!! (And don’t forget, Pay It Forward means that if you win, in return you have to do the same for others!)

Yesterday on the train ride home I had all these ideas in my head of things I wanted to do/accomplish this summer. There is so much going on in the city that I never take advantage of, so I decided this was the Summer of Accomplishment!. Every time I do something on the list, I’ll cross it off and share with all of you (yeah, let’s see how long this lasts.) But for now – here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Drive to VA (this is planned for July 4th weekend, to visit Dave’s friend who moved down there.)
  • Go to the Botanical Gardens to see the Moore exhibit.
  • Make it to the beach more than once. – 1 time down, a few more to go!
  • Birthday party! (For me!! Wooo 25! Where should I have it? Anyone have good bar suggestions in the city? You can come!)
  • Housewarming part – series of 3. Yes, we need to have 3 housewarming parties, because are apartment is not so large, and we are super popular. Or something. (We had 1.)
  • Motorcycle ride out to Blue Point Brewery. Yummmmm blueberry beer.
  • Rock Climbing at Chelsea Piers.
  • $1 Chinatown Food Tour – courtesy of Time Out New York.
  • South Street Seaport. Just to hang out, maybe have dinner. They also have live bands on Fridays during the summer!
  • Hang coat rod in vestibule (entrance, foyer, whatever). This is a project for our apartment, when you walk in there’s a little hallway area for shoes, coats, etc. But we don’t have a coat rack. There’s room on the wall for one, so that’s what we’ll be doing this summer. Cause right now all the coats are folded on a ledge. Dave accomplished this. Yay!
  • Top of the Rock. I know it’s touristy, but I want to do it!
  • Farmers Market and Street Fairs – I want to go whenever possible. I love the Farmers Market at Union Square, and Street Fairs are so much fun! We stopped at one this past weekend before dinner, and I got a really pretty handmade necklace and ring. Yay!
  • Bronx Zoo. Haven’t been since I was really little, and since I live in the BX now, why not!
  • Dinner Cruise around New York Harbor/Sail New York – this one Dave added. He used to sail when he was younger and is dying to do it again. And the cruises around the harbor are always fun!

**Edit** Added –

I don’t know when we’re going to get started on this, but I’ll keep you all updated!! And if you have any other ideas that I’ve left off here, pass them my way!!


  1. Dude I totally saw that Chinatown food tour thing and I also SO want to do it. Yum.

  2. This sounds like such a fun summer list! And $1 Chinese food tour? I am insanely jealous.

  3. ooh sounds like so much fun stuff. i need to make one of these for la, there is so much stuff here that i have never done. you’ve inspired me 🙂

  4. A Margarita says

    It’s so awesome that you guys have a motorcycle!

  5. Traci Anne says

    Ooooo, I’m totally adding these to my “to do before leaving NYC” list!

  6. That all sounds amazing! And don’t forget that I’ll be back in August so perhaps we can do some of the more toursity stuff together! 🙂

  7. AHHH! We’re sharing a mind. 1) I made my summer list on Monday! I did one last year and it worked out pretty well. 2) I was at Xai Xai last night. MMMMMMMMMMMM. Highly recommended.

  8. The Brooklyn Boy says

    Gotta stop by Cheap Shots in the East Village on the birthday, even if only for a hot minute — you drink for free if you flash ID.

  9. Semi-random, first time comment-er [I found you from Heidi at Life in Pink!]

    I’m moving to NY [likely living in NJ though] this August from Boston. How long have you been living there? I’m nervous and excited!

  10. Lacey Bean says

    Lindsay – I’ll comment back to you here since there was no email addy for you 🙂

    I have lived in NY all my life, first Queens, and now the Bronx. I LOVE IT.

  11. Stephanie says

    I’m super late on this, but YES! I went to Xai Xai! It is wonderful and delicious and an adorably cute wine bar.


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