NYC Bucket List Update

Time for a quick update on my NYC Bucket List.
I have 9 days left in New York and a ton to do.

In addition to the list below, I have been trying to spend a ton of time with friends. Which has been wonderful – lots of lunches, movies, Trivial Pursuit, Bananagrams and more – but I am sadly unable to see everyone before I go, which is a hard realization.

Also, Hurricane Irene kinda eliminated a weekend in which to accomplish things – instead I just sat around and watched movies at J & J’s.

What I have accomplished since August 19th….

Shows I’ve seen:

  • Sleep No More (And I’m actually going again… a little obsessed)

Sleep No More: Mask, necklace, candy and playing card after the 8/18 performance

  • The Moth, Story Slam: DRIVE
  • The Judgement of Paris
  • War Horse

Visit these Sites and/or take Photos:

  • Morgan Library – Went with Joe, and it was lovely!
  • Bryant Park
  • read a book in the Rose Room reading room at the NYPL – ended up only spending a brief moment in the Reading Room, BUT the NYPL Celebrating 100 Years Exhibit is phenomenal. Go see it!

Patience or Fortitude at the NYPL

  • WD50 – Dessert Tasting Menu

Blood orange curd, thyme, swiss chard, hibiscus

Museums

  • Cloisters – Kaitlin and I explored this past Saturday. Lovely as always.

Beautiful window decal at the Cloisters

  • Met Museum – Had a great time with Alex, who had, shockingly, never been there.

Alex admiring the Temple of Dendur

Met Museum - Propaganda Poster from WWI

Things that I know, now, are not happening:

  • Bellhouse Music
  • Bellhouse Comedy show (Eugene Mirman?)
  • Carnegie Hall
  • David Letterman or Jimmy Fallon or Daily Show
  • movie at the Paris Theater
  • rowboat on the Lake – Turns out the Boathouse and Boat Rentals are on strike, decided not to cross the picket line
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • United Nations
  • Woodlawn Cemetery

If you would like to see everything else I am going to try and do – and it is WAY too much –  click here.

It couldn’t have happened anywhere but in little old New York.

Ok, so after four (great, crazy, stressful, long, wonderful) years, I am leaving New York and moving back to the Bay Area.

I have a little bit under 4 weeks to do everything I ever intended to do in the City (sure, I will visit, but that will be primarily to see friends and shows).

So, here is my bucket list (full of way more than I can accomplish, but it will be fun to try). If any of my NYC friends would like to join in on any of these adventures, let me know!

Before September 14th I would like to:

See these Shows:

  • Sleep No More (8/17)
  • Book of Mormon (9/11)
  • Assscat 3000
  • Bellhouse Music
  • Bellhouse Comedy show (Eugene Mirman?)
  • The Moth (8/29)
  • Carnegie Hall
  • David Letterman or Jimmy Fallon or Daily Show
  • movie at the Paris Theater

Visit these Sites and/or take Photos:

  • Morgan Library
  • United Nations
  • Morris Jummel
  • Grand Central – Whisper Gallery
  • High Line – new section, roller skating
  • Fraunces Tavern
  • Chelsea Hotel
  • White Horse Tavern
  • Algonquin Hotel – Round Table
  • East River Ferry
  • Bobby Wagner Walkway/Carl Schwarz (84th-90th)
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Roosevelt Island
  • Governor’s Island
  • Little Red Lighthouse
  • Alan Ginsberg’s Stoop
  • African Burial Grounds
  • 520 Madison – Berlin Wall
  • Chrysler Lobby
  • Earth Room
  • rowboat on the Lake
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • read a book in the Rose Room reading room at the New York Public Library main branch
  • Housing Works Bookstore

Museums

  • 5 Pointz (Graffiti museum in Queens)
  • Cloisters
  • NY Panorama/Queens Museum
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Transit Museum
  • Met Museum – (Scavenger Hunt?)
  • Frick
  • New Museum
  • Museum of the City of New York or New York Historical Society
  • Socrates Sculpture Park

Food

  • One if By Land
  • WD50
  • Rare View (bar)
  • A Salt and Battery
  • Indian with KC