New York City things-to-do



    • Central Park
    • Prospect Park
    • Astoria Park


    Seasonal New York

    • Spring/Summer:
      • Coney Island Beach and Amusement Park
      • Veuve Cliquot classic
      • Governors Ball
      • Swedish Mid-Summer



    • The Cliffs (rock-climbing gym), Brooklyn Boulders
    • Bubble Ball
    • SPiN – Ping Pong 23rd street
    • Flushing Meadows Pitch and Putt – Queens
    • Chelsea Piers (Driving Range, Rink, Pool, Batting Cage)
    • Skating at Central park or Bryant park
    • Bowling
    • Running group: NY Road Runners


    Professional Sports

    • Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Netts, Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Jets, Giants



    • Breakneck Ridge (NY)  (2 hr drive)
    • Bear Mountain (NY)  (1 hr drive)
    • Mount Washington (NH) (8 hr drive)



    • Performance Art: Sleep No More, Then She Fell
    • Storm King



    • The Museum of Modern Art
      • 10:30-5:30 (til 8 on Fridays)
      • 11 West 53rd St, (b/t 5th and 6th)
      • $25/adult, $15/student
      • FREE Friday 4-8PM
    • The Guggenheim
      • M-W 10-5:45, Fr/Su 10-5:45, Sat 10-7:45 (Closed Thursday)
      • 1071 5th Ave (b/t 88th and 89th)
      • $25/adult, $18/student
      • FREE Saturday 5:45-7:45 (line starts forming at 5:15…)
    • American Museum of Natural History
      • 10-5:45
      • Central Park West at 79th St
      • Pay what you want, suggested donation $22/adult, $17/student
    • The Frick Collection
      • Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 11-5 (closed Monday)
      • 1 East 70th St (b/t Mad and 5th)
      • $22/adult, $12/students
      • FREE First Friday every month from 6-9pm, Sunday 11-1
      • European art housed in a rich industrialists mansion, has a beautiful class covered courtyard if you are into selfies in beautiful places
    • Museum of Food and Drink
    • New Whitney
    • Cloisters (also might be too cold)
    • Cooper Hewitt
      • Su-Fr 10-6, Sa 10-9
      • 2 E 91st St (b/t Mad and 5th)
      • $16/adult, $7/students (but online before)
      • Free Saturday 6-9
      • Design museum by the Smithsonian, has an engineer/architect vibe. Smaller museum, few hours to get through.
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      • Su-Th 10-5:30, Fr/Sa 10-9
      • 5th Ave & 82nd
      • Pay what you want, suggested donation $25/adult
      • Same goes for the Cloisters (Fort Tryon Park), Met Breur (75th & Mad)
    • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
      • M-F 10-5, Sa/Su 10-6
      • Pier 86, 12th ave and 46th St
      • $26/adult
      • Buy through groupon gets you free admission to the space Pavilion
    • The Whitney
      • M/W/Th/Su 10:30-6, Fri/Sa 10:30-10 (closed Tuesday)
      • 99 Gansevoort St (near the High Line)
      • $22/adult, $17/student (in advance)
      • FREE Fridays 7-10PM
      • American art
    • 9/11 Memorial & Museum
      • Memorial 7:30-9
      • Museum Su/Th 9-8, Fri/Sa 9-9
      • 180 Greenwich St
      • Museum $24/adult, $18/student
      • Free access to the memorial itself

    Late Night Talk Shows

    Jimmy Fallon




    Daily Show with Trevor Noah


    1Iota – Online Live Show

    • Has tickets to a lot of live tapings of shows
    • Just make sure you pick something in your city!



    • Extremely exclusive tickets – you get 1 try a year!
    • To enter the Saturday Night Live ticket lottery for the upcoming 2016-2017 season send an email in the month of August only to Please include all contact information and do not request a specific date. If you are selected, you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time. You may only send one email per household and all audience members must be at least 16 years of age. You will be notified if you are selected.


    *If you really want to go to the more exclusive shows you can often try standby but you have to wait in line for 8 hours starting at 9am


    Indoor Public Spaces

    For a complete list of “Privately Owned Public Spaces” be warned it was last updated 2007

    *note, most of the UES places are outdoor

    David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

    • M-F 8a-10p, Sa/Sun 9a-10p, 61 E 62nd St and Broadway (Upper West Side)
    • “Vertical gardens”, Seating, free wifi, public restrooms, free performances Th @ 7:30p

    590 Madison ave

    • Daily 8a-10p, @ 57th St (Midtown East)
    • Large atrium with seating/tables sprinkled among art and bamboo shoots

    Park Avenue Plaza

    • Daily 8a-10p, 55 E 52nd St b/t Park & Mad (Midtown East)
    • Large atrium with seating/tables, waterfall, Starbucks

    Ford Foundation

    • Hours M-F 8-4, 320 E 43rd St b/t Tudor City Pl & 2nd ave (Midtown East)
    • Beautiful indoor garden, minimal formal seating

    180 Maiden Lane

    • M-F 8:30-5:30, b/t Front and South Street (South Street Seaport)
    • Lots of seating, scattered trees, snack stand and restrooms available

    60 Wall Street Atrium

    • Daily 7a-10p, b/t William and Pearl St (Financial District)
    • Palm trees, cafe tables/chairs, free wifi, take out places available

    Brookfield Place

    • M-Sa 10a-9p, Su 11-7, 220 Vesey St off West Street near the 9/11 Memorial
    • Is a mall… that being said they have an atrium (“Winter Garden”) with palm trees and lots of tables.



    Music Venues:


    Food Courts

    Urban Space – Vanderbilt

    • M-F 6:30-9, Sa/Su 9-5
    • E 45th and Vanderbilt (blocks from Grand Central)
    • On the smaller end but a nice variety and some truly delicious standouts. Great for those family members coming into Grand Central who are starving with little kids who only want pizza (while you can have something more “sophisticated”).

    Personal favorites:

    • Delaney Chicken – truly delicious fried chicken sandwiches
    • Lobster from Main Coast – self. explanatory.

    Chelsea Market

    • M-Sa 7-9, Su 8-8
    • 75 9th Ave b/t W 15th & 16th
    • Winding hallways of various food stands (very reasonable cost) and more formal restaurants. Just enough hipster vibe to make you feel cool. There are shops too, I don’t even know what kind…

    Personal favorites:

    • Num Bang – Vietnamese Banh Mi
    • Los Tacos No. 1 – Always a line a mile long but moves quickly.
    • Doughnuttery – Tiny doughnuts!
    • Cappone’s – Italian sandwiches

    Gansevoort Market

    • Daily 8-8
    • 353 W 14th St b/t 8th & 9th
    • A neat collection of food near the base of the Highline and the Whitney. Features some great NY staples like Big Gay Ice Cream shop and Poke bowls.

    Brookfield Place

    • M-Sa 10a-9p, Su 11-7
    • 220 Vesey St off West Street near the 9/11 Memorial
    • Look familiar? Also made the list for public indoor spaces. This is in fact a mall, kind of a fancy person mall. A bit more on the pricy side for what you get ($10 for a meal) but some unique options.


    • Sa/Su 10-6, Outdoor starts again April 1
    • Saturday – Williamsburg – East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.)
    • Sundays – Prospect Park
    • Winter Weekends: Winter Flea @ 1 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn (Atlantic Ave/Barclay Center subway stop)
    • Best “artisanal” foods from Brooklyn, what places changes per season but always selected well.

    Foursquare has a list with a few other places, if you attend any of these let me know and we can add them.


    • Phoenicia, NY
    • Woodstock, NY
    • Lake Placid, NY


    Take out

    • Seamless
    • If you haven’t heard of this then I’m sorry you’ve been suffering for so long

    • Delivery for food, alcohol, groceries



    • Get something delivered to you from anywhere in the city. Want S’mac but live on the UES, no problem. Also, extra bonus Clark Owyang could be your delivery guy (ruminate on that).


    Pio Pio (Peruvian Chicken) (Restaurant)

    • Has it’s own ordering site!
    • Located on 1st Ave and 90th St, delivers to all you UES peeps
    • Minimum $10, Free delivery


    Carmine’s (Restaurant)

    • Are your parents coming over and you want a boat load of food? Carmines delivers!
    • Family style Italian
    • $15 delivery fee if you call 212-362-2200 (UWS site delivers to the UES)
    • $20 delivery fee if you use Seamless




    Grocery Delivery Websites

    Name What Promotion Once Year


    Delivery from costco, whole foods, fairway, etc

    2 hour window for delivery

    Free delivery first order $8 $150


    Stop and Shop delivery (cheaper food)

    2 hour window for delivery

    $20 off first $75 order

    60 days free delivery

    $10 $100*

    Google express

    Non-perishable goods from target, costco, etc

    Pick a day, arrives in a box

    At one point a free 6mo shipping trial, unclear if still in effect $5 $95

    Fresh Direct

    Grocery delivery

    2 hour window for delivery

    $50 off first two orders $6 $120

    Amazon Fresh

    Grocery delivery

    1 hour window for delivery

    30 day free trial $15/mo
    *Certain times decrease cost of delivery, some weird rules for unlimited delivery



    Elmhurst gym

    You will need 2 documents: 1) Fill out the form (attached) and 2) doctor’s letter (see attached template). Bring them to the office next to the police station near the main elevators and you’ll be pumping iron on your ortho rotation.


    New registration system ( You’ll need to sign up for each day you plan on going which may sound like a pain but it only takes 30 seconds to complete. Bring said pass with your hospital ID.


    NY Sports Club

    As a Sinai employee, you’ll be offered a discounted rate of 50 bucks a month which is almost half off.

    1637 3rd Ave (cross 3rd)



    Nachi goes there so you probably shouldn’t.

    203 E 92nd St (cross 3rd)



    1781 2nd ave (cross 93rd)

    ~$45/mo if you show your Sinai ID




    Taiji Rubbing

    • 119 E 96th (b/t Park/Lex)
    • 212-828-1568
    • $1/1min


    Bliss 57

    • 12 W 57 (b/t 5/6)
    • 877-862-5477
    • Fancy (read expensivo)


    Shangri-la Nail Salon

    • 93rd and Lexington
    • From our esteemed Dr. Wilder, “Awesome Mani and pedi, excellent service, and you get a punch card, every 10th visit you get free Mani!”