2. Check out the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
It’s amazing how many dudes get laid just by taking ladies to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to show them “the view.” Okay, maybe it’s not so amazing. That view is pretty panty-dropping awesome.
3. Walk, picnic, or make out at any of the waterfront parks
Stuyvesant Cove Park, Riverside Park South, Battery Park, Hudson River Park... any of those should do it.
4. Let them win at tennis
Maybe you and your S.O. are the outdoorsy, sports enthusiast type. Whatever. Get a little sweaty together at the Brian Watkins Tennis Center, an outdoor waterfront tennis court in John V. Lindsay East River Park.
5. Visit City Island
If you don’t mind enduring the 6 train all the way to the end, and then taking a bus for a few minutes over a small bridge, you and your date will be handsomely rewarded. This 1.5-mile-long island is one of the last secluded oases of NYC, complete with a street filled with fish shacks and restaurants slinging frozen drinks and cheap beers. Pick one and enjoy this rare waterfront NYC moment of zen.