I'll say any snow, is a pretty good show
A snow storm's a-comin and what's the perfect thing to do on a crazy weather day in NYC?! We've got a few ideas..
Treats & Eats
1. My favorite thing to do on a snowy day is to take a walk - empty streets (like in Chelsea, above, last year) and lack of lines (see Carrie's #1, below) makes for a rare and cherished NYC day. If you'd rather be inside, here are 2 places to still get some views of our gorgeous city during our first storm of 2016: UWS one-stop shopping center, The Shops at Columbus Circle, offer one of our favorite views of the city - Columbus Circle & Central Park. Visit Robert at the MAD Museum for lunch, Bouchon for a midday treat, Center Bar for a cocktail, and snag a seat from a last-minute snowday cancellation at Asiate or Porter House.
2. On a tight restaurant budget thanks to your New Year's Resolutions? No problem! Battery Park's Brookfield Place is the stop for you. Head to Hudson Eats for views of the Hudson River and treats galore - Black Seed Bagel, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Mighty Quinn's, Olive's, and Umami all have outposts here. There's also Le District, just below Hudson Eats, if you'd rather take a mini tour de France (of the gastronomic-sort).
Sights & Sounds
1. Go try out a Broadway lottery of course!! Last year I went to try for Matilda on the coldest day of the year and literally everyone who showed up got a ticket! Now I'm sure some of the more popular shows may still have crowds, but you are definitely gonna have a much better chance than any other day of the year. Hamilton, Book of Mormon & Wicked all have lotteries that are open 2.5 - 2 hours before showtime, so you can show up 2 hours and 5 minutes before, put your name in the bucket, and find out within 15 minutes whether you've won or not. My favorite new resource is BroadwayForBrokePeople, which has all the info including on the increasing number of online lotteries you can enter and really increase your chances of seeing a show.
2. If you'd rather stay warm and cozy, a new movie theater just opened in Bushwick called Syndicated, which is adding to our options for having a drink & a bite whilst our eyeballs are entertained. This theater is focused on classics and older movies with themes like this weekend's 'Crossing Borders', where you can see Gareth Edwards’ MONSTERS and Neill Blomkamp’s DISTRICT 9. The calendar changes daily. The food sounds delicious, but unlike our beloved Nitehawk, they have a specific theater menu to order from during the flicks. The most amazing thing about this place is that theater tickets are only $3 for a movie and $5 for a double feature (which you can only buy at the theater). So you really can hunker down during the Winter months!
As always, if you'd like our help planning your weekend, or booking reservations or tickets, let us help!