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A New Adventure: 100 things to do in NYC

May 18, 2015

I was given the incredible opportunity to work as a marketing and operations intern on the same street as the New York City stock exchange last summer. It is technically called Broad St. but as it is sooooo incredible close to Wall St. that I have allowed myself to say I worked on Wall St.

While in NYC, I created a lengthy bucket list of 100 things I wanted to do before I left the city.  What I didn’t know is that the first bucket list item, to start a blog, turned out to be one of my most cherished memories from the trip. I had so much fun writing it and reliving each memory that I figured to kick off my newest blogging adventures by taking a walk down memory lane.

I never actually summarized what I had checked off the bucket list, which makes me that much more excited to report that I completed 99 of the 100 items. #59, stays on the list so that I have a reason to return to this wonderful city. Looking back I’m so thankful I was constantly taking pictures, as I somehow managed to get photo evidence of all 99 items.

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  1. Start a blog
  2. Enjoy the view at the Top of the Rock in Rockefeller Center
  3. Enjoy a treat from Café Lalo
  4. Watch the 4th of July fireworks
  5. Eat at Franny’s in Brooklyn
  6. Walk the boardwalk on Brighton beach
  7. Make a day trip to Bear Mountain State Park
  8. Eat a Bagel at Murray’s Bagels in Greenwich Village
  9. People watch in Time Square
  10. Take a cupcake class
  11. Eat a pancake at the Clinton Street Baking Company
  12. Get my portrait drawn in central park
  13. Spend some time at the American Museum of Natural History
  14. Have dinner on a rooftop
  15. Walk around MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
  16. Ride the Staten Island Ferry
  17. Eat a chocolate chip & walnut cookie at Levain
  18. See Ellis island and the Statue of liberty
  19. Strike a pose in front of the Unisphere
  20. Spend a Wednesday afternoon at the Bronx Zoo
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  1. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Hail a yellow taxi
  3. Frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3
  4. Volunteer at a sporting event
  5. A selfie in front of the Sex in the City apartment
  6. Walk the boardwalk on Coney Island
  7. Take a picture with the charging bull after a day of work
  8. Go to Milk & Cookies and eat something amazing
  9. Eat a treat from Bread Bakery
  10. Watch a Yankees game
  11. Get an Ice Cream from the Brooklyn ice cream factory
  12. Walk the High Line
  13. Walk the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at Night
  14. A meal at Pershing Square
  15. Top of Empire State Building
  16. Dip my feet in the Atlantic ocean
  17. Visit Monica Geller’s Apartment
  18. Cupcake walking tour
  19. Eat streetcar/truck food
  20. Shopping on Bleecker Street
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  1. Pastry from Pain d’Épices
  2. Picnic on Governor’s island
  3. Hot chocolate at City Bakery
  4. Pose in front of the LOVE statue
  5. Attend the Mermaid Parade
  6. Eat at a diner after midnight
  7. Get a cupcake from the cupcake ATM
  8. Run in Prospect Park
  9. Cheesecake from Eileen’s Special Cheesecake
  10. Broadway show
  11. Washington Square Park
  12. Go to the Union Square farmers market
  13. A day trip to Long island
  14. Run at Inwood Hill Park
  15. Visit Bow Bridge
  16. Shop at Wholefoods supermarket in the Time Warner Center
  17. Be an audience member of a TV show
  18. Take a moment to reflect at the 9/11 memorial
  19. Run over the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridge on the same day
  20. Macaroni & cheese from S’MAC
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  1. Eat at the Seinfeld dinner
  2. Join the crowds for the Gay Pride Parade
  3. Take a Crossfit class at The Black Box
  4. Day trip to the captial
  5. Eat a Salty Pimp from Big Gay Ice Cream
  6. Buy an I <3 NYC shirt
  7. Attend mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  8. Snapchat of the Pepsi Cola sign in Long Island, Queens
  9. Big Apple BBQ Block Party
  10. Get a pizza from Lombardi’s on Spring St
  11. Dine at Katz’s Delicatessen
  12. Indulge at Peter Pan doughnuts
  13. Have breakfast at Tiffany’s
  14. Chocolate treat from Jacques Torres Chocolate
  15. Visit the Jersey Shore Boardwalk
  16. Macy’s Herald Square
  17. French baguette from Almondine Bakery
  18. Take a day trip to Boston
  19. Visit Alice in Wonderland statue
  20. Max Brenner
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  1. Waking up early for Dominique ansel bakery
  2. Pose in M&M world
  3. Eat a lobster tail from Carlo’s bakery
  4. Roosevelt island
  5. Run to Battery Park from Brooklyn
  6. Attend an outdoor summer concert
  7. See the New York City public library
  8. Cheesecake at Junior’s
  9. Eat a slice at Di Fara Pizza
  10. Go to Grand Central Terminal take a random subway line
  11. Shopping trip on 5th Ave.
  12. Visit East 23rd Street and Broadway subway entrance
  13. Metropolitan museum of art
  14. Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn
  15. Burger from Montmartre
  16. Visit the Flatiron Building
  17. Cupcake from Dean and Delcua
  18. Eat a Paris imported macaron from Maison Ladurée
  19. Strawberry Fields memorial
  20. A run through central park

I hope this list gives you some ideas of what to add to your trip itinerary to the big apple and gets you as excited as I am about all the upcoming adventures and recipes to come.

 

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  • Reply Nicole May 18, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    love this!

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