Walking is lame and riding the subway is cool. Raise your hands if you feel the same.
Okay, now that we've got that good and established, let's talk on the real. We don't want you shivering out in the cold this winter, but we definitely want you to do stuff.
We think the art of Leaving Your Apartment is essential for getting through the cold, desolate winter season.
Let's talk about the 4, 5, and 6 trains. If you ride these, you know. Things are looking up. We've now got Wi-Fi, and we keep getting promised that someday, there will be a 2nd Avenue subway line. So someday, the 4, 5, and 6 will be less crowded.
Today is not that day, and this line is crowded. Still, you can ride this line to get to some cool activities. Read on to find out what they are.
1. Lexington Social (1634 Lexington Avenue)
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Great news everyone. Lexington Social is right off the 103rd Street stop off the 6 train. This is great news because Lexington Social is one of the most relaxed spots in East Harlem.
Also, they have tapas. We know. That's a heart-stopping game changer. Okay, maybe not heart-stopping, but definitely pulse accelerating.
If you're wondering what you should order, we have to tell you. Go for the spinach ricotta dumplings and truffle fries. Also, the happy hour specials are off the train. Get ready to get buzzed and keep your bank account in tact.
It's also a great idea to come here for brunch. You'll fall in love with the Proscuiutto BLT, trust us.
2. 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
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Who would've guessed that such a vibrant cultural center would be so well placed? By well placed we mean, it's only four blocks from the 96th Street stop off the 6 train, and only five blocks from the 86th Street stop off the 4, 5, and 6!
They've got programs and classes, and talks and readings. If there's something you want to learn, or if you want to participate in a discussion about a social issue with a celebrity, coming to the 92nd Street Y is probably your move.
They've also got a lot of hot concerts and music festivals popping off at 92nd Street Y this winter. They'll cheer your up. Check out their schedule to see when they're hosting an event that intrigues you.
3. Earl's Beer & Cheese (1259 Park Avenue)
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Were we talking about NYC gems? Because Earl's Beer & Cheese is one of those special NYC establishments that you'd never be able to find in any other city.
If anyone is up in arms about that statement, go to Earl's Beer & Cheese and you'll see what we mean. It's got one of the coolest atmospheres of any other restaurant in the city. Plus, it's one of the city's hottest grilled cheese shops, so that has to count for something too, doesn't it?
They've got this incredible bread pudding, and to eat at Earl's Beer & Cheese without trying it would be a tragedy. Also, the chef puts kimchi and pork belly on the cheddar grilled cheese. After trying this sandwich, we were never the same again.
Oh, also they serve delicious craft beer, as you may have been able to guess from their name. It's also two blocks from the 96th Street stop off the 6 train, so that's another win in a succession of wins, if you ask us.
4. Bleecker Street Bar (56 Bleecker Street)
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Bleecker Street Bar is a blast to go and pal around with your down-to-earth friends, and meet other down-to-earth pals.
Plus, the manager Steve is kind of the man. Seriously, ask about Steve.
Also, Bleecker Street Bar is one of the best atmospheres for bar games in the whole of the city. They have an entire back room dedicated to pool tables. For real, they have like four pool tables.
They also have darts in the front, which is a total blast. Just make sure your drunk friends don't get in the way of your flying darts.
For relaxed vibes and a very chill night out, make sure you check out the Bleecker Street Bar. The good news is that it's literally right next to the Bleecker Street stop off the 4 and 6 trains. Literally, we're talking like five steps.,
5. Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway - Brooklyn)
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Brooklyn Museum is the charm of Brooklyn. It's a premiere art attraction at Prospect Park. If it were warmer out we'd tell you to explore Prospect Park, but it isn't, so you should probably just stick to ice skating at the LeFrak Center.
Anyway, if you ride the 4 train to the depths of Brooklyn and get off at the Eastern Parkway Brooklyn Museum Stop, you'll have to take like ten steps before you're inside the glorious, spacious, enchanting warmth of the Brooklyn Museum.
It permanently houses rotating exhibits dedicated to feminist art, which we love, and also has a section dedicated to African art, culture, and history.
In sum, the Brooklyn Museum is a lovely space with a lot of gorgeous art, and if you get here on the first Saturday of the month, it's free to get in, with a suggested $10 donation. Otherwise, come whenever. It'll completely blow you away.
6. McSorley's Old Ale House (15 East 7th Street)
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It's commonly famed as the second oldest bar in the city, so if you miss coming to McSorley's you're missing out on history.
Luckily it's only a couple blocks from the Astor Place stop off the 6 train, so it'll be super easy for you to get here and warm yourself up with their perfect beer, perfect vibes, and laughably affordable burgers, sandwiches, chili, and soup this winter.
They've got home brewed beer. You only get one choice: whether you want light or dark beer. Then you chill out on the floor covered in sawdust, and sip pensively on your beer and think about what if must have been like in the city in the 1800s.
Actually, don't just do that. Try the French fries too. They're some of our favorites.
7. The Dead Rabbit (30 Water Street)
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It's way downtown, and it's one of the only fun bars in the Financial District, so listen up.
Ride the 4 or 5 trains as far downtown in Manhattan as they go, and get off at Bowling Green. Then you have a three block walk to The Dead Rabbit. You can do it. You'll be inside in no time.
They've got $1 oysters and specially priced absinthe drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, if you want to get super smashed and slurp oysters while you do it.
If you're coming for just a regular dinner and drinks, grab their scotch egg. It's a masterpiece, and their crispy pork belly slider is a cuisine of beauty, too.