Manhattan Fall/Winter (not for Turist)

What can you do during the cold days in this island? A lot of things, but here I would like to share with you activities for real Newyorkers.

Monday: Would you like to become a real American? Go to the pub for the Monday night football game. Till January every Monday night you can watch a Football game in your favorite pub drinking beer; I would suggest you to find local beer (American beer from small breweries in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachuset, California and more) because are good and sure better than industrial beers. Here a few suggestions : Third and Long, Lincoln Park Grill, Village Pourhouse, …)

Tuesday: With your coworkers an Happy hour to share what did you do during the Week End and planning the next one. A covered roof top or a typical Pub are the most popular spot. Don’t forget NCIS on CBS when you will go back home.

Wednesday: Show on Broadway or off Broadway. Is the right night for a musical or a theatre. Sometimes the less popular shows are the most terrific. You can find a lot of good deals for Off Broadway shows. (Rocky horror picture show, American Idiot, Fela, Memphis and more).

Thursday: At David Rubenstein Atrium (Lincoln Center) for a free concert. From Blues to Jazz, from classic to South American Music; here you can relax after work for an hour or more with a great singer or band and if you are hungry, try a quick bite at the cafe. In this venue you will also find a day-of discount tickets for Lincoln Center shows.

Friday: After work a visit one of free museum, then a dinner in your favorite restaurant and a Club or Lounge to dance and drink one cocktail (just one).

Saturday: Brunch and Shopping in Soho during the day and Village or West Village for the night. Try one of the several small bars where you will find great blues, jazz, country concert or a popular DJ from all over US.
My favorites are 55bar, Terrablues, BitterEnd or the most popular Blue Note, but in this case I recommend you to reserve in advance.

Sunday: For a rainy Sunday, A Museum is a good choice, Metropolitan, Morgan Library, American Indian Museum, NYC museum and more. For a sunny day start a walk around Bryant Park, then go to visit the National Library. If you want to walk without a lot turists around, you should start from Madison Square Park where you can find expositions or concerts and go down on Fifth avenue to Washington Square Park; then turn left toward Noho.

Enjoy your Week.