13 awesome activities to do on Sundays in New York

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Carlos Laforet Coll
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Have a brunch

If there's one thing you owe it to yourself to do, it's a brunch in New York. Or several, because I'm warning you, you will quickly become addicted!



But what is a brunch? It is simply a meal, usually taken in end of the mornng but which can ultimately be tasted later. The word "brunch" is also the contraction of the words "breakfast" and "lunch", which implies a mixture of sweet and savory food, for your greatest pleasure!

And in New York, you'll find a whole bunch of places to enjoy this awesome concept. To help you, I have put together a list of my favorite places, so put it to good use!

Five Leaves Greenpoint

I no longer present the Five Leaves Greenpoint, which I have already told you about more than once. It is the unmissable place for lovers of pancakes. And as a bonus, you will even have the opportunity to taste succulent truffle fries !

So meet up quickly at 18 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, and have a great time! Remember to arrive a little before you starve, because it's a safe bet that you will have to wait a bit.

Mom

Present in Tribeca, Soho and Greenpoint in particular, Maman est mon heart stroke most recent New Yorker.


First of all, this is a French restaurant opened by a starred chef, just that. You will enjoy your dishes on adorable porcelain plates in blue tones. You will find succulent quiches, very typical cakes such as kouign "Maman", Tarts Tatin or crumbles to die for. Just like at Mom, or your grandmother, in short.


And then, if you're in a hurry, at least grab some delicious cookies to go!

Little NYC

If you want to experience brunch ttypically New Yorker, meet at Poco NYC. The place is very cozy and pleasant, and the fairy lights add a touch of romance.

You can taste lobster, Bloody Mary succulent, or a good Mac and Cheese prepared with love. The perfect combination for a good start to the day, isn't it? So don't hesitate to go to 33 Avenue B, and bon appétit!

Kitchenette

As I already mentioned to you, Kitchenette was the brunch revelation of my first trip to New York. Relaxed, cozy and cute atmosphere, this is the perfect place for a brunch with friends or lovers. Burgers, salads and pancakes will be waiting for you in the heart of the Uptown district, and all for affordable prices.

After you've feasted, head to the Met, which is located next door.

Marlow & Sons, for Brooklyn hipsters

The Butcher´s Daughter : l’endroit hype

Located in the trendy NoLIta district, The Butcher's Daughter is gaining traction. It is also one of the most popular places in the city at the moment.


So quickly meet at 19 Kenmare Street to experience the New York atmosphere for a Sunday brunch. Sandwiches, bagels, fresh fruit juices, toast and sweets await you, for your greatest pleasure.


Sunday in New York: visit a museum

You are in New York and of course there are a whole lot of museums to visit! And luckily, most New York museums are open even on weekends.

I therefore recommend that you take advantage of this day to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) or the Guggenheim Museum.

And if you want something more original, head to the Gangster Museum or Ripley's Believe it Or Not! These two museums are as fun as they are intriguing, and are sure to interest the whole family!

Stroll through Smorgasburg Market

If the weather allows it and you like the markets, I invite you to discover the superb market of Smorgasburg.

You will be able to mix with locals and tourists, and taste small delicious portions at each market stand. Tacos, pâtisseries, drinks, ice cream and ice cream sandwiches will delight all palates!

In addition, you will find a whole lot of ideas for making 100% local gifts, such as jams, tea, or local candles.

That said, note that this is an open-air market, so avoid if it is raining heavily! The market is held from April to November, in full heart of Brooklyn, and offers a superb view of One World Trade Center.

Finally, remember to take cash with you, as the stands do not have a card machine.


Go to Coney Island Luna Park

Whether you are in New York City with family, friends or with your partner, you will undoubtedly love Coney Island. But if you visit New York with kids, you owe it to yourself to go to Luna Park in Coney Island!


Nothing could be simpler to get there! Take the subway to Coney Island Stillwell Avenue station, then take Surf Avenue and here you are! It takes about an hour from midtown Manhattan.

Once there, you will find all types of rides, such as bumper cars, roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, a haunted house and many other surprises. And if there is one attraction that I absolutely recommend, it's the Ferris wheel, also called the Wonder Wheel. The latter rises to 45 meters and has 24 cabins from which you can admire the superb view of the city. So don't forget your camera, and keep your eyes open!

Note that Luna Park is open every day, generally from 12 p.m. to 20 p.m., between March and October. That said, I still advise you to find out about the schedules in advance, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Then, once you've taken your tour of Luna Park, why not attend Nathan's Biggest Hot Dog Eater Contest? A great cliché, but so funny!

And to finish your day, go for a walk on the beach, 6 kilometers long. Enough to end the weekend in style!

Take a walk in Central Park

Large 341 hectares, the famous New York park always offers something to do, whatever your fancy. And it's the perfect place for a Sunday in New York.

If the weather is nice, you can have a picnic or a bike or boat ride for example. And if you are in New York in the middle of winter, then take a trip to the ice rink set up in the heart of the park.

Of course, don't forget your camera in order to capture virtually all the beautiful squirrels present in the park!

And if you want to visit the park more seriously, I recommend that you see the statue of Alice in Wonderland, near 74th Street. Kids will love it!

Then go see the Belvedere castle, whose architecture is inspired by that of Scottish castles. The plans for this castle date back to the 1869th century, and its construction began in XNUMX. You will now find the New York City Meteorological Observatory here. The Central Park Boathouse It is also worth a visit: you will find a rather cozy and romantic restaurant there, and will enjoy a superb view.

Finally, do not miss to go to john lennon memorial, Strawberry Fields. A must-see place for fans, a stone's throw from where the famous musician was assassinated.

Visit the Brooklyn Brewery

Looking for something original to do on Sundays in New York? So head to the Brooklyn Brewery!

Open Sundays from noon to 17 p.m., the latter offers guided tours during which you will learn more about the making of local beer. Of course, you will also have the opportunity to taste different types.

The perfect place to spend a Sunday with friends!

Shopping at Brooklyn Flea Market

Addicted to shopping, or lover of vintage and bargains? Then the Brooklyn Flea Market is for you. It has a hundred sellers of all kinds, and you will find furniture as well as clothing, decorative objects, accessories and many others.

You will also find something to eat there, thanks to the thirty or so food stands there. Ice creams, tortillas or sandwiches, you will be spoiled for choice! So meet up quickly at Dumbo Flea on Water Street, at Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza.

So, ready for a Sunday in New York in the top ? Of course, there are plenty of other things to do, like strolling through the many parks, shopping in the open stores, or just enjoying the countless cafes the city has to offer! So have a good weekend everyone!

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