An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: G

Take a break from the big city on this historic, car-free island in the middle of New York Harbor, with miles of bike lanes, pretty picnic spots, and stunning city views. It’s open every weekend through the end of September, and free ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street every half […]

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: E

Hop the East River Ferry at 34th Street to visit the Brooklyn Flea, held every Sunday on the waterfront in Williamsburg. You’ll find fantastic food carts (pupusas! lobster rolls! donuts!), funky shopping, and the world’s best hipster watching.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: C

New York unrolled its new bike-share program, Citi Bike, just this spring. It’s already the talk of the town, and, with stations throughout Manhattan, it’s a great way to navigate the city. All you need is a credit card to participate. (A seven-day pass is $25!)

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: B

Head to Madison Square Park for an al fresco snack at Shake Shack, a hamburger stand par excellence (and a veritable New York City institution). Line up for a taste of the famous Shack Burger, a flat-top dog, and crinkle-cut fries. It’s summer, so finish up with a frozen custard or a Shackmeister Ale (specially […]

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: A

On August 17, the Museum of Modern Art inaugurates a new exhibition, “American Modern,” featuring work from some of their collection’s most popular artists, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andrew Wyeth.

Locals enjoy a summer sunset over Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park. © Julie Doherty Meade.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City

From classic fun to avant-garde arts festivals, we’ve got an A-to-Z primer on summer in New York City, highlighting the best of the 2013 season. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we post something new each day!