Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the start of summer and it made it socially acceptable to wear white pants even though I'm pretty sure I broke those rules beforehand. Most New Yorkers complain about the summer, the humidity and can't wait to get out of the city.
As much as I love a day at the beach, I love not having to share the city with millions of people. The city empties out (or so it feels like it), you can hail a cab without any trouble and you can take advantage of all that this island has to offer.
You can play tourist and take the ferry over to Governor's Island for a birthday picnic.
Make dinner reservations and not have to wait on a table at new trendy restaurants that are typically a wait like Tribeca's Super Linda.
Catch some music outdoors at Central Park Summer Stage, even if it means getting caught in the rain during the last song.
Memorialize summer nights with friends at a chic BBQ.
And act like a kid again.
Need more to fill your summer days and nights with something fun? Thanks to the guys from Immaculate Infatuation, they made it easy for the rest of the us to fill in the blanks. What should we do today? Where should we get drinks outside after work? Click here to download their summer guide. They killed it. From outdoor concerts to local food events plus a little driving distance destination guide, these guys made my intern look like a serious slacker. But hey, it's summer and that's ok.
Stay bitten ;)