Spring Flings & Picnicking Things
As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” Spring is in full bloom and despite a mild winter, New Yorkers have been yearning for all of the joys of the season. And what better way to fully soak in the sights, smells and sounds of spring than an afternoon picnic in one of the city’s many picturesque parks. At Crave The Date, it’s our job to make sure you’re smarter – and smoother – than the average bear, especially when it comes to dating. So, before you decide to stuff a shopping bag with whatever’s left in your fridge, check out our tips for picnicking in style.
5 Points Of Linterest
Tired of Lin-sanity yet? Neither are we. Well, even if you are, it can’t hurt to hit the streets and feel the energy for yourself. Here are some of our favorite places to take in any sporting event whether you are there to actually watch the game or not.
Lucky Strike Lanes
Are you an avid fan of the PBA (Professional Bowling Association)? No one is. That doesn’t mean that bowling isn’t a fantastic way to spend a rainy or snowy Saturday. While Lucky Strike has locations all over the country, their NYC installment won’t disappoint.
Chelsea Brewing Company
The Chelsea Brewing Co., located right on the dock at Chelsea Piers, gives a diner or just a drinker a nice view while tasting their specialty beers brewed in-house.
If the weather permits, grab a drink at one of their tables outside and look out at the serene Hudson River amidst joggers, sailors, families and other passers-by. The outdoor plastic seats won’t exactly dazzle, but the view is sure to please. Or, you can sit inside the 12,000 square foot bi-level restaurant/micro-brewery, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pier and a number of massive tanks filled with specialty beers – each seasonal ale described on a chalk-written menu displayed throughout the bar area.
Top 5 Outdoor Date Spots
Birds are chirping, flowers are blossoming, New Yorkers are actually…smiling? Spring has officially sprung in the city, which means it’s time to shed those extra layers and take that winter-blues pity party outside – literally. As the weather gets warmer here in NYC, people come out of the woodwork, spending less time holed up in their shoebox apartments and more time outdoors. Whether it’s shopping, dining al fresco or playing intramural softball, New Yorkers are starting to soak up as much fresh air as possible, and after this past winter, it’s definitely warranted. If you’re looking to have some fun in the sun on your next date, slather on some SPF and head to one of our favorite outdoor spots.
Greetings From Asbury Park
It’s official: The City That Never Sleeps has transformed into The City That Never Sleeps At Home During The Weekends. Summer is finally here and for New Yorkers, that means escaping the sweltering concrete jungle for sandier pastures. Whether it’s Long Island or the Jersey Shore, most NYC residents look to get away on the weekends, even if it’s just for a day. So, to commemorate beach season, and the recent passing of one of New Jersey’s most iconic musicians, the “Big Man” Clarence Clemons, we’re highlighting the rebirth of a seaside town that has endured both fame & fortune and economic hardship.
If you haven’t taken a stroll (or biked) across the Brooklyn Bridge, then you are truly missing out on an iconic, crave-worthy date spot – especially if you fall into any of the following categories:
1.) You’ve been on a few dates with someone and are looking to spend a bit more quality time together, engage in some true “getting-to-know-you” conversation.
2.) Family and/or friends are visiting from out of town and you want to show them a true New York experience.
3.) You’re sick of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol and are feeling adventurous.
4.) You want to relive a romantic scene from a movie (we’re talking to you, SITC fans), or play tourist for the day with someone you love.
5.) Your mission is to work up an appetite for some of the best pizza NYC has to offer.