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2. OddFellows175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
3. OddFellows Ice Cream - East Village75 E 4th St, New York
4. Coney IslandConey Island, Brooklyn
5. Bryant ParkBryant Park, New York
6. McCarren ParkMcCarren Park, Brooklyn
7. Frying Pan205 12th Ave, New York
8. North River Lobster CompanyPier 81, New York
9. MCU Park1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn
10. Richmond County Bank Ballpark75 Richmond Ter, Staten Island
11. Randall's Island Park1 Randalls Island Park, New York
This nine-seat ice cream parlor is a true parlor; you can order while sitting at six seats on the bar. Once you have ordered, the man behind the scoop will likely slide your way one of his unique "texture-driven small-batch" flavors like a salt & pepper pine nut or Brazilian bourbon topped with curiously created made-to-order whipped cream or even Fernet biscuits.
OddFellows wants you to "fall even more in love with ice cream", which you're probably going to do when you taste any of the eight to 10 small-batch flavors (and two to four sorbets) that they make from scratch.
The second parlour in the growing Brooklyn-based made from shop empire, this East Village spot serves up eight flavors in made-on-site waffle cones for all those times you can’t make it to Williamsburg. While you won’t find seats -- unless you count the red bench outside -- you will likely find yourself trying some of your favorite meals that have been hit with liquid nitrogen and folded in with cream made from Upstate New York.
The iconic destination is full of treats for you to enjoy -- hit the beach, indulge in a Nathan’s Famous hot dog, play carnival games, and hop on amusement park rides galore
A welcome respite in Midtown West, Bryant Park offers a beautiful grassy lawn, a grill with a patio where you can enjoy tasty eats and beverages, and sweet events like Wednesday dance classes and Summer movie screenings.
McCarren includes large chunk of land on the Williamsburg/Greenpoint border that holds a pool, skate park, running track, several sports fields, and plenty of lawn space. It's a great spot to catch a friends' softball game, or just to hang out and people watch.
Located at Pier 66 in Chelsea, the Frying Pan is quite literally a bar on a docked boat. The boat is a historic 1929 lightship, and the outdoor bar juts far out into the pier thanks to a long barge. A center bar and grill serves up beer and bar bites like Pat LaFrieda sirloin burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and garlic fries. There's a dance floor at the end of the barge, which gets more and more crowded as the sun sets on happy hour.
This floating lobster shack is perfect if you want a totally unpretentious atmosphere for drinking and eating out on the water. Docked in Midtown West, North River offers 45-minute cruises that serve great seafood -- think four different kinds of lobster rolls and a full raw bar -- as well as a solid bar menu with Mason-jar cocktails, beer buckets, and an ample selection of wine.
Hit the nearby ballpark after or before heading here to see the Brooklyn Cyclones at play. Before you take your seat though, make sure to go ahead and hit up the concessions so you won't have to suffer through the long, slow lines, and feel confident knowing that because of the multiple high awnings, your seat will likley be shaded.
When you walk up to this Staten Island ballpark, you'll note the sails, extended across it's fore. Those come as a warning of sorts as they appear, in use on the boats that pass just on the otherside of the field as you watch the game. Those boats make up only a part of the beautiful NYC skylin, set to grab your attention when it's had it's full of standard concession food and the one of 19 luxury suites, if you're so lucky.
The vastness of Randall's Island Park includes a golf center, nine acres of restored wetlands, a 20-court tennis center, 60+ playing fields and miles of waterfront bike and pedestrian pathways, oh and a little festival they call Governor's Ball. This June, head to Randall's for the 2014 Ball featuring Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, and a band called Diarrhea Planet. Seriously.