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NYC Bucketlist

January 20, 2017

It’s no secret that New York is one of my favourite cities of all time. Just like thousands of others, I have been mesmerised by ‘the city that never sleeps’; its bright lights, the constant buzz and the sense of hope that you just can’t escape from in the concrete jungle.

I’ve now been lucky enough to visit New York twice – the first time for my 21st birthday back 2013 and the second back in March 2016. Whilst I have been able to tick off many of my must-sees there are still plenty of things on my NYC Bucketlist..

1. Admire the views from the Top of the Rock ♥

2. Empire State Building ♥

3. Row boats in Central Park

4. Take advantage of Free Fridays at the Museum of Modern Art

5. Watch the sunset from the One World Observatory ♥

3 Days in New York6. Enjoy a cocktail with a view across the city, at a rooftop bar

7. Eat hot dogs at an ice hockey game

8.  Walk the high-line from the Meatpacking District through Chelsea ♥

9. Go back to the prohibition era at a speakeasy bar like Please Don’t Tell in the East Village

10. Browse Williamsburg Artists & Fleas Market

11. Go to a gig

12.Spend a day at Coney Island

13. Relive my university dissertation days in the Reading Room of New York Public library

14. Visit the animals at Bronx Zoo

15. Eat a pizza slice, or like, ten in Little Italy

16. Spot a celebrity

17. Take a ride on the Staten Island ferry ♥

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18. Watch a comedy show

19. Sneak into fancy hotels like The Plaza and the Waldorf Astoria and wander around pretending you belong, until you’re caught!

20. See a Broadway Show Last year I saw Jersey Boys on Broadway and it was fantastic – I’d highly recommend the show!

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22. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset

23. Pay respect at the 9/11 Memorial ♥

24. Enjoy the art inside the Guggenheim museum

25. Take a yellow cab ♥

26. Explore the USA’s busiest stations, Grand Central ♥

3 days in New York27. Slurp noodles and gorge on dim-sum in Chinatown

28. Do a movie/ series tour of Manhattan ♥ (My review of On Location Tours Sex & The City Tour)

29. Window shop on 5th Avenue ♥

30. Eat a burger at Shake Shack

31. Brunch like a local ♥

32. Look for bargains at a sample sale

33. Take in the lights of Times Square at night ♥

34. Eat a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery, or Baked by Melissa (or both) ♥

35. Spend a morning on Liberty and Ellis Island

36. Use the cupcake ATM (780 Lexington Avenue) ♥

37. Explore the streets of Greenwich village

3 days in New York38. Visit Wall Street ♥

39 Go to a New York Yankees game

40. See the famous Flatiron building ♥

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41. Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral ♥

42. Enjoy a traditional ‘schmeer’ bagel ♥

43. Hunt for street art around the city

44. Take a picture with the Charging Bull

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45. Indulge in spaghetti and meatballs in Little Italy

40. Explore the American Museum of Natural History


What do you make of my NYC bucketlist? How many of these have you worked your way through? Would you add anything to the list? Do share your tips and suggestions in the comment section below or get in touch on Facebook!

  

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