New year, new list of New York activities we need to get done in 2018. Here we highlight some of those NYC classics we’ve been promising ourselves we’d get to eventually. There’s no time like the present. These are our New Year’s resolutions: NYC edition.
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Each year hundreds of brave bodies submerge themselves in the icy depths of Coney Island beach as part of the Polar Bear New Year’s Day Plunge. While we’d definitely prefer to be warm and dry, the event serves as a reminder that we need to get out to Coney Island more often! Make 2018 about the beach, hot dogs, Ferris wheels and Mermaid Parades.
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2018 is the year we elevate our dinner table conversations with perfectly curated fun facts. While NYC is known for its powerhouse museums (The MET, Natural History, we love them!), we’re looking to explore the quirkier side of the city. This year, we’ll be checking out lesser-known niche museums like Museum of Food and Drink, the Museum of the American Gangster and the National Museum of Mathematics—to name just a few.
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In homage to Gatsby and the roaring 20s, the city is peppered with exclusive watering holes which require insider knowledge and a healthy number of Google searches. Under our magnifying glass is Please Don’t Tell, an exclusive speakeasy in the East Village hidden behind a telephone booth.
Please Don’t Tell: 113 St Marks Pl, East Village.
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This is the year to be the star of your own show—well, sort of. Hyperbole aside, we’ve been eyeing up the mystery and intrigue behind Sleep No More for years. Set in the abandoned McKittrick Hotel, the retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth quite literally places you front and center of all the eerie action.
Sleep No More: 530 W 27th St.
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More of a “take the backseat” kind of theater-goer. Along with looking forward to seeing some of Broadway’s mega-shows, we’re taking the road less travelled in 2018 and going Off Broadway. The smaller and more intimate theaters give way to more eccentric and offbeat stories.