Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In New York City

Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In New York City

A Community map

Got a few hours of free time? Here are the best places to spend an afternoon exploring New York City.

14 Places
Sort by: Recently Added
    One of the most beautiful parks in the city allows you to escape the mayhem, watch an outdoor concert or let your dog off leash in one of the most pet & queer friendly neighborhoods in NYC. - Whitney -- Showtime Network via Foursquare
    Collect
    Starting in July 2010, the park's Pier 1 will have vendors serving tacos, crab rolls, wine, beer, and ice cream. (The city will make about $120,000 a year from the deal.) -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
    Collect
    From inside the park, you can get a great angle on the surrounding buildings for a Panoramic Stitch. Outside the park on the west side, looking south, is a fantastic shot of the Flatiron Building. -- Windows Live Photo Gallery via Foursquare
    Collect
    FREE ACTIVITIES at Coney Island: Fireworks - every Friday night starting in June. Movies - Monday nights on the beach starting in July. Concerts - Thursday nights at 21st and Surf starting in July. -- Luna Park Coney Island via Foursquare
    Collect
    Walk the whole thing (sunset = best). If its night time, look for the exhibitionists Doing Their Thing in the windows of the Standard Hotel. Sit in sunken mini-theater (you'll know it when you see it) -- Dens via Foursquare
    Collect
    Try estimating the percentage of women here. On a recent weekday, it was 53%, according to the park's engineer, who considers that a success. "Women are more discriminating park users," he says. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
    Collect
    The Full Moon Exhibition in the Rose Center contains more than 75 rarely seen photographic prints from NASA's Apollo missions to the moon and are done in both impressive scale and stunning quality. -- NASA via Foursquare
    Collect
    Thank publisher Joseph Pulitzer—yes, that Pulitzer—for stimulating enough American donations to pay for Lady Liberty’s pedestal. His statue is at the walkway near the left entrance to the statue. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
    Collect
    Farmland for Dutch colonists, a cemetery by the 1810s, a posh precinct when the arch arrived in 1889, and a counterculture hangout in the ‘60s, it’s now NYU’s hub. - Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
    Collect
    Despite its hefty $20 ticket price, the museum attracted its highest-ever number of visitors, 3.09 million, during its 2010 fiscal year. "Monet's Water Lilies" was the most popular exhibit. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
    Collect
    Check out Julie Mehretu's exhibition, "Grey Area," her representation of post-war Berlin in which the dynamism of urban life confronts decay and change. It's open through October 6, 2010. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
    Collect
    Hanging out on the Met steps is a New York tradition, and billionaire David Koch has pledged "at least $10 million" to renovate the fountains outside the museum. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
    Collect
Join Discussion
Leave a comment...
“A travel gem - I will be planning all of my trips with it alone.”
Download Citymaps to see how it can help you today.
Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy
3.33.2-4