Tag: Summer Guide

  • How to Eat and Drink This Summer at Rockaway Beach

    There are lots of ways to work up an appetite at Rockaway Beach. Just getting there on the weekend — either driving or taking the A train — is enough to make somebody hungry, never mind the swimming, running, beach soccer, or Zen-like application of SPF 50. Even just lying on a towel on the […]

  • 58 First Dates: Here’s Your 2015 NYC Summer Events Guide

    Why meet at a familiar bar and slip into old habits on a date? Instead, hit up one of these nearly 60 events happening in New York this summer, and nudge yourself out of your comfort zone a little. Whether your first date or your hundredth — and whether of the platonic or romantic variety […]

  • You Can Take a Ferry to Governors Island Every Day This Summer

    For many years, Governors Island was New York’s premier home for crumbling, decrepit army barracks. Over the past few years, though, it’s become home to hipper pursuits, like the much-loved art fair. City officials realized there was actual money to be made here, and in 2012 they launched a $260 million redevelopment project to build […]

  • Loud, Honking Cabs Beware: ‘Summer Streets’ Are Taking Over NYC Today

    If you’re watching this video, we hope you have a huge smile on your face. If you’re a cab driver who hates traffic, you might not. But, for the rest of us pedestrian folk, today is a great day to have feet. For the next three Saturdays, the New York City Department of Transportation is […]

  • Slip ‘n Slide in Washington Heights Is Epic

    Musically epic, that is. Who knew that trash bags laid out over asphalt could be so dramatic! The video was shot back in July when the temperatures were in the triple digits. It does look like a lot of fun, and the hymnal classical soundtrack lends it a very Chariots of Fire air. The guy […]

  • How to Stay Cool All Weekend for Less than $20

    It’s hot as hell, so here’s a guide to surviving the dog days this weekend (it’s supposed to cool off Sunday, but we planned just in case…) without breaking the bank. Friday: -Head over to the Whitney after work–it’s pay what you wish from 6-9pm. Or, if you get off early, go to the MoMA […]

  • Robert Jeffrey, Dancing Madonna Boy of 1991, Truly Embodies Summer Fridays

    Robert Jeffrey has 61,000 views and rising today alone — a Friday, not coincidentally — on the perfect above clip of him lip-synching Madonna’s “Vogue” back in the summer of 1991, at the Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. May all men learn to match his shorts game this weekend before we melt […]

  • Hallucinogenic Plant Sprouting All Over New York City

    If you’ve gotten bored of your regular everyday hallucinogens, there’s a new option right in your backyard. Jimsonweed is a “strikingly gothic-looking plant” that makes you trip balls. And it can be found right here in New York! Ava Chin waits till the third paragraph to get to the juicy stuff about the weed, after […]

  • Free Air Conditioning Causes Blissful Environmental Destruction

    There are some lucky people in New York who have found utilities-included apartments and thus, do not have to pay for air conditioning. As it turns out, these people are blasting their A/C units all day and night, indiscriminately, even when they’re not there, gleefully giving a big middle finger to the environment. Take, for […]

  • Ladies, There Are Many Delights Which Await You at the Beach This Summer

    Here is but one. We call it “Ponytail Surveys Realm” Click to enlarge, if you haven’t already. For this particular fellow, head to Brighton Beach. We hear that in between posing for romance novel covers, our eligible bachelor enjoys pierogies, long walks in the sand, and clenching his buttocks into perfect, supple spheres. Per the […]