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My NYC To Do List – Progress Report

As you may recall, I started My NYC To Do List not long after moving back here after ten years in DC. My attention to The List has been, well, haphazard at best.

But I’m focused now. Ready to tackle stuff and add new To Dos.

1. Check out Sleep No More - accomplished!

2. Eat at Traif - achieved, more than once.

traif

3. See the Radical Camera exhibit - missed. That will teach me to pick things with realistic deadlines. Maybe.

4. Attend a Saturday Night Live taping (Click)

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My NYC To Do List – Item #15: Eat at Peter Luger

I live walking distance from this legendary Brooklyn steakhouse and have for more than two years. But I have yet to dine there.

I love a good steak. I love classic New York experiences.

Beyond that, shouldn’t this pic of Peter Luger’s bacon be compelling enough?

Via new adventures in pork

Once I tried. I was with my visiting mother. It was a Sunday afternoon during what I thought might be a quieter time at Peter Luger, after lunch but before dinner. No reservation.

Denied. The place was packed.

Peter Luger is cash only too. Unless one has the PL credit card. I do not sadly. At any given time, I have approximately $17.45 in my wallet.

That said, I’m determined to dine at PL. Who will join me?

Mission Accomplished: Attend a Saturday Night Live taping

I’m always excited when I get to cross something off my NYC To Do List. This time it was Item #4: Attend a Saturday Night Live taping.

SNL

Even better, I got to attend SNL dress rehearsal for season 39′s premiere hosted by my idol, Tina Fey. The musical guest, Arcade Fire, added to my excitement.

If you are curious about the experience, keep reading. Continue reading

My NYC To Do List – #14: See Orphans on Broadway

I don’t love musicals, but do enjoy dramas.

Note: dramas, not drama.

I wanted to see Orphans even before NYMag pointed out Tom Sturridge’s “Tony-Worthy Dimples.”

Via Broadway World

You believe me, right?

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My NYC To Do List – Item #13: take a cheese class

I love cheese. Wouldn’t it be fun to know more about it? I think so.

In my opinion, the funkier the cheese, the better. I’m not sure there’s a cheese I wouldn’t try.

Via Murray’s

Here in the New York metropolitan area, there are cheese making classes. But I think I just want to eat it!

These are a few of the options I’m considering:

Update: I did it! Thanks to Mollytopia, I took a great class at Murray’s.

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My NYC To Do List – Item #12: Then She Fell

It has been a while since I did an NYC To Do List post. Item #11 can be found here.

I decided it’s time to add a new one!

Via Third Rail Projects and Time Out

Via Third Rail Projects and Time Out

One of my previous ‘To Dos’ was the interactive theater experience Sleep No More. I thought it was cool, even if it didn’t meet my very high expectations. Continue reading

My NYC To Do List – Item #10: zip line in NYC

Did you know that NYC now has a zip line installed in Gramercy Park?

This Annual Summer Streets event will be held on August 4, 11 and 18. It’s billed as the city’s biggest block party, in which seven miles of city streets are blocked off, from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way to 72nd Street; instead of being filled with gridlocked taxis, the roads will feature exhibitions and activities ranging from yoga to dance classes, a 25-foot climbing wall, and, of course, the zip line.

Know where I’d ride a zip line? From Williamsburg to the East Village instead of taking the L train.

via GravityTrails.com

Alas, there’s no zip lining for me this summer. Stupid ankle. It’s better, but not that much better.

Why don’t you go in my place and report back?

My NYC To Do List – update

Like a good [former] Girl Scout I have been working hard to tackle my NYC To Do List. For instance, I did this, and this, and this.

Traif for brunch

I liked Item #2 (Traif) so much I have gone more than once.

Two of my To Do List experiences have left me feeling “is that all there is?” unfortunately. Continue reading

My NYC To Do List – Item #9: See Book of Mormon

I’m not big on Broadway musicals.

Dramas? Yes, please. But musicals, I generally think of as trite, long and just generally not for me. I hate how the seats in Broadway theaters (most of them old) are cramped, and lines for the one ladies’ room in the place will be mind bogglingly long at intermission.

Oh, and Broadway is an expensive experience.

But I really want to see Book of Mormon. Like the rest of the world. Tickets are tough to come by, but I’m working the angles.

One issue? My mom is my best angle. She wants to see the show too, she says, even though I’m pretty much positive she won’t like it. Mom is a Republican who goes to church, after all. I’m not sure I can go to see Book of Mormon without her.

My NYC To Do List – Item #8: Check out the High Line

From afar, I heard the news. The High Line! The redevelopment of derelict space in a city that doesn’t have much room to spare.

Cool, right?

Photo by Rick Darke

I didn’t make a point of checking it out during visits to NYC from DC. “Pressed for time” and all of that. Continue reading