Summer 2012 Bucket List: NYC Edition

As you may or may not know about me, I am a huge list person. I make lists for everything, but one of my favorite types of lists is bucket lists. I’ve made not one, not two, but three bucket lists, for this summer alone.

The first is a list of all the things I’d like to do, learn, experience, and accomplish this summer. The second list is a shopping list of summer trends as well as staples – just everything that I need or want to buy this summer! A lot of those things have come out in my Currently Craving posts, but it involves everything from neon to high-low skirts to white jeans.

The third list is the one I’m most excited about: it’s my NYC Edition, organized by neighborhood. Last summer I interned in the city and I loved it, and had a lot of fun. But I didn’t take advantage of the city the way I intended to. So this summer, I made an NYC-specific bucket list to make sure I take full advantage of being in the greatest city on earth!

A huge thanks to one of my absolute favorite blogs, NYC PR Girls – I got a lot of great ideas from their District PRofiles, restaurant reviews, etc.

My Summer 2012 Bucket List: NYC Edition

Upper East Side:

– Eat at J.G. Melon

– See Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations at the Met (I’m planning to go this weekend – blog post to come!)

– Drinks/or food at Dorrian’s


– Shake Shack

– Mario Batali’s Eataly

– Hair blowout at drybar

– Vintage shopping


– Walk The Highline (one of my favorite places in the city!)

– Brunch at Pastis

Chelsea Market (another one of my favorites)

– Visit Story

-Upright Citizens Brigade ASSSSCAT 3000 Improv Comedy Show


– Indie film at the Angelika

– Lunch at SoHo Park

– Dessert at Choco Bolo

– Brunch at Public

– Shopping, of course!

Upper West Side:

The Loeb Boat House – Central Park

Central Park picnic

– Shakespeare in the Park

P.J. Clark’s at Lincoln Square (check out my restaurant review!)

Financial District:

– World Trade Center memorial

– Drinks/food on Stone Street (Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Beckett’s Bar & Grill, etc.)

South Street Seaport

– Battery Park

– Live music at Ulysses’ Folk House

Murray Hill:

Rare Bar & Grill rooftop

– Brunch at Penelope (restaurant review to come – it was dinner, not brunch, but still delicious!)

El Rio Grande

What are your favorite spots in the city? What should I add to my NYC Summer Bucket List? Let me know in the comments or by tweeting @staceyalevine!

4 thoughts on “Summer 2012 Bucket List: NYC Edition

  1. I’ll be interning in NYC this summer and my bucket list includes many of the same items as yours! I want to go to Public, the High Line (and the nearby Standard hotel/bar), the Prada exhibit, and Penelope. I also got a lot of ideas from the Vanity Fair summer 2012 guide nyc edition

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