22. Visit Governors Island
Every summer, there’s crazy-fun programming, ranging from the Surprise House to interactive sculpture gardens to an annual poetry festival.
23. Enjoy Indian street food
Try the bhel puri at Thelewala for $5.50 -- we think it’s delicious, and people say it rivals the stuff in Mumbai.
24. Stop by neighborhood block parties and street fairs
From late spring through early fall, there are almost always at least a few block parties and street fairs happening throughout the city. Queue the elote, live music, and racks of homemade-looking, mass-produced clothing. (We’re there for the elote.)
25. Take a brewery tour
Gun Hill Brewing, located in the Bronx, offers tours on both Saturday and Sunday, and can also be booked for weekdays if you call ahead. Plus, it makes really delicious beer.
26. Try ice cream that’s hipper than you are
Lower East Side
Stop by Ice & Vice for a scoop of exceedingly fancy ice cream. Many of the flavors rotate seasonally (of course), and include ingredients like blue cheese, St. Germain, and golden beet puree, but you can always stick to a high-end vanilla or chocolate if you’re not feeling terribly adventurous. It's just $4.30 a scoop!