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#1 Mr. Rogers

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

Here is a list of dating spots offered by the members of H.com.
Big thanks to Big Toe for starting and putting this list together and working with us to make this a great list.
A big thank you to Psychodad for stepping up to the plate and coordinating the editing of this list.
If you have any additions, please PM Psychodad and your addition will be placed whenever the next version goes up. Again, a big thank you to Big Toe and Psychodad and those who contributed their suggestions:
Pleats

MONSEY:
Purple Pear (eatery/nice decor)
Skating at Sportorama
Bear Mountain
West Point army base (open to public)


North Jersey:
Noah’s Ark (Teaneck)
Mabat Steak House (Teaneck)
The Pasta Factory (Teaneck)
Dougie’s (Teaneck)
Sushi Mitzuyan (Teaneck)
Palisades Mall (2 theatres, Barnes and Noble, arcades)
Skating at Palisades Mall
Sheraton Crossroads (hotel/ lounge) (NJ)

Central and Southern Jersey:
Fondue for You (Highland Park)
The Orchid (Edison)
Tastebuds (Lakewood)
Levy’s (Manalapan)
Ocean 656 (Shore area)
Six Flags Great Adventure

BRONX/RIVERDALE:

Wave Hill (mini Central Park. v. relaxing) (718) 549 3200
Botanical Gardens
Bronx Zoo
eat at:
Corner Cafe (really cute, good food)
Chinese place (name?)
Main Event (pizza)
MANHATTAN:

Uptown area-
Walk the George Washington Bridge

Fort Tryon Park
Hudson view from high up
Walking paths
Flower gardens/benches
Shakespeare plays on the grass (summer)
Playground
Rollerblading/jogging trails

eat at:
Revaya
Gruenebaum's bakery
Time-Out Pizza
Golani Grill
Central Park
Frisbee
Picnic
Horse drawn carriage
row boating
Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare on the run
Horseback Riding
Ice/roller [email protected] Wollman or Lasker Rink
Harlem Meer/rowboats?
Rock Climbing Lessons
Ball Fields
Chess and Checkers
Fishing
Gondola Rides or Boat Rentals
Bicycle rentals
Model Boats on 'pond' (Loeb Boathouse)
walk through the woods
Trolley Tours
Chill on the great lawn
Guitar man (he's there on sunday's as long as it's nice out and plays till dusk. He's very talented and takes requests. He's next to the pond near the 72st Entrance on the West Side).
-----go online and see if there are any special concerts or events the day of your date.
Plaza Hotel (fancy/famous/use their facilities;)

eat at:
Cafe K
Dougie's
JT Cafe (inside Judaica store)
Pizza Cave
Upper East Side-

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
Frick Collection (art museum)
Central Park
Window-shop Madison Avenue (ritzy)
Gracie Mansion (mayor's house)
eat at:
Va Bene (1589 2nd Ave| Btwn 82nd & 83rd St )
Solo (550 Madison [email protected] St)
Wolf and Lamb steakhouse (10 E 48th St| Btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
Tevere (155 E 84th St| Btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave)
Pizza Cave
Piece of Cake
Upper West Side-
Our Name Is Mud (pottery painting)
Window-shop/nice stores/boutiques
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (212) 875-5350
Times Square area-

Broadway Shows/discount tickets @ TKTS booth in Duffy Square
ESPN Zone
Check out the 'Naked Cowboy' @ 45th and Broadway
Pedicab ride
The View at Marriot Marquis
Bryant Park (in the summer they show classic movies on Mondays I think)
Rockefellar Center (Ice Skating during the winter; v. small rink)
Madame Tussauds/wax museum
Toys R Us/huge store/ferris wheel/build-a-bear
most flagship chain-stores in that area
NBC studio tour (212) 664-3700
Intrepid Sea - Air - Space Museum (on actual ship. 212) 245 0072
Sightsee/tourist traps
eat at:
Le Marais Restaurant
Cafe Classico
Azuri Cafe
Prime Grill
60 E 49th St| Between Madison & Park Ave
Abigaels (39th&Broadway)
Circa-NY
Mr. Broadway
J-2
Kosher Delight
Kosher Deluxe (NOT a first date place)
Downtown area-

Our Name Is Mud (pottery painting)
Southstreet Seaport
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge (breathtaking views)
Winter Garden [email protected] Financial Center
Promenade along Hudson River. Lots to do there:
Mini-golf, batting cages, shaded picnic tables, playgrounds, piers that extend waaaay over the water
Chelsea Piers sports/entertainment complex
Kayaking
Sailing
---There are street fairs at different streets every sunday, find out where they are, they're fun and there's tons of interesting junk to buy!
Explore Lower East Side (Bialystoker shul/part of Underground Railroad)
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
New York Stock Exchange
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Ferry to Statue of Liberty
Circle Line & The Beast (slow cruise & high-speed boat ride around Manhattan)
eat at:
Circa- downtown
Essex On Coney- downtown
Gertel's Bakery
Eeee's
Smoochies Ice cream store (?)
STATEN ISLAND:
Richmondtown Restoration (historic village)
S.I. ferry to and from (free)
BROOKLYN:

Riis Park
Astroland (amusement park, home of the Cyclone wooden rollercoaster, no G's but gets you high nonetheless)
Beach
boats @Sheepshead bay (sightseeing tours?)
Picnic @ parachute jump
Horseback Riding (off the Belt)
Prospect Park (like Central Park & has skating)
Keyspan Park (watch the minor-league Cyclones)
Botanical Gardens
Prospect Zoo
NY Aquarium (right near Astroland & Keyspan Park)
Flatbush:
Dairy:
Circa- Ave J – closed down
Back To Nature(also healthier fare)
Amazon Cafe
Sunflower Cafe
Garden of Eat-In
Tea for Two
Cafe Venizia
Al Dente
Cafe K
Dunkin Donuts
Cafe Napoli
Wendy's Plate (healthier cuisine)
Barmuda
Carvel (kosher-at least 3 locations; not cholov yisrael

Meat:
Jerusalem Steakhouse
Kosher Delight
Estihana
Moshi Moshi
Island Grill
Olympic Pita


Boro Park:
Dougie's
Kosher Delight
Plethora of pizza shops, ie J2, Pizza Time
Carvel (kosher-at least 3 locations; not cholov yisrael

FAR ROCKAWAY:

5 Towns Mini-golf (+batting cages/mini paintball/small arcade)
Shop/sighsee Central Avenue
Long Beach Arena (ice-skating)
Walk along bay/watch JFK airport activity (in Bayswater)
Ride the Monorail at JFK Airport. (Park in long term parking, $3 for 12 hours.)
eat at:
Sushi Metsuyan
Central Perk (café)
Traditions (meat)
Dougies

FIVE TOWNS:
eat at:
Chosen Island
Pescado
QUEENS:

New York Hall of Science (+science playground)
World's Fair park/globe/skating
eat at:
Max & Mina's (wacky ice cream shoppe)

BALTIMORE:

Shop the outlets @ Arundel Mills
American Visionary Art Museum
Baltimore Museum of Art
Druid Hill Park - big park, next to zoo
Federal hill park - nice small park overlooking harbor
Cylburn Arboretum - nice quiet park/estate with gardens
Fort McHenry - historical fort and park
Amazing Glaze - paint pottery
school33 - local art center / gallery
Jillian's - in Arundel Mills mall
ESPN Zone
Baltimore Zoo
Baltimore Aquarium
Maryland Science center (IMAX)

Nice Restaurants:
Brasserie (meat - also a deli)
David Chu's (meat)
The Royal (meat -mixed reviews)

Other Restaurants:
EDEN Cafe at Owings Mills JCC (dairy)
EDEN Cafe at Park Heights JCC (dairy)
Knish Shoppe (meat/deli)
Milk and Honey Bistro (dairy)
Mamma Leah's (pizza)
Tov's Pizza
Caramels (dairy-pizza, ice cream)
Accent's (nice deli)
Goldberg’s (bagels)
Kosher Bite (meat/Chinese/fast food/liquor store/dirty ambiance)
2 Dunkin Donuts on Reisterstown Rd
Krispy Cream on Reisterstown Rd
Rita's Ices (seasonal)

A site with many links/suggestions: http://www.yu.edu/cj...0_17032_4#ideas
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 05:55 AM

There's a reason he said PM. there were pages and pages of spots. but nothing all consolidated.

Please PM me the location (city/state), and the venue.

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#3 Mr. Rogers

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 01:05 PM

Psychodad will now be taking over from BigToe. Please PM him as per the instructions above.
Thanks.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:46 PM

Someone just asked me to compile a list of dating venues in or near Monsey so I figured I'd add to this list. My additions are bolded below.

MONSEY:
Purple Pear (eatery/nice decor) often crowded, family friendly, might be better to choose a quieter place
Skating at Sportorama
Bear Mountain
West Point army base (open to public) - outdoor summer concerts (sundays PM) are great http://www.usma.edu/band
Starbucks, Route 59, Nyack - can sit inside near fireplace or walk down Main St to the small dock overlooking the Hudson (can sit on steps and talk) beside the Clermont condos. Beware the electronic gate locks automatically from the outside in the late PM (10 or 11) and may pose a yichud issue. Exiting is always possible even when the gates are locked so no need to worry about getting stuck inside. Nyack has many interesting shops to look into during the day and a young, hip vibe in the evenings.
Nyack Beach State Park - has walking path along the Hudson, grills, and picnic tables.
New Roc City, New Rochelle (arcades)
Al di La (milchig italian, mostly adults, not usually crowded)
KYO Sushi & Steak (sometimes crowded but not uncomfortable, probably can reserve small private 'room' if you call ahead)
Sushi Metsuyan (meat, can have families or big parties so can get noisy)
The pier at Piermont - involves some walking since parking is far away from the actual pier.
Rockland Lake – can walk around the lake (it’s a couple miles around) or rent a boat or bikes.
Bronx Zoo or New York Botanical Gardens (Bronx, NY)
Historic Hudson Valley sites - Tarrytown, NY and vicinity - http://www.hudsonvalley.org/index.php.
Monsey Glen Park - hiking trails


North Jersey:
Palisades Mall (2 theatres, Barnes and Noble, Dave & Busters) This is in NY
Skating at Palisades Mall ditto, obviously
Sheraton Crossroads (hotel/ lounge) (NJ) - can be difficult to figure out off-highway navigation for first-timers even with GPS. Beware.


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:39 AM

Englewood, NJ: Flat Rock Brook, a park with 3.6 miles of hiking trails.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:23 AM

Also outside of Monsey is:
  • Glaze (in Orangeburg, off Palisades Parkway to Exit 6E) Paint your own pottery or make mosaics http://www.glazeartstudio.com
  • Tappan Golf Center- they have a all-year round golf driving range, and a sorry looking mini-golf course
  • The Castle Fun Center in Chester (10 miles past Woodbury Commons) http://www.thecastlefuncenter.com 2 fancy courses of Mini golf, batting cages, go carts, arcades and more

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

Oh nice, I'm so glad this thread was opened:

  • Walk around Columbia University's beautiful green and classical campus; enter through the main gates at 116th Street and Broadway
  • The Beekman Hotel at 49th and 1st near the United Nations has a rooftop bar with lovely views over the East River.
  • Slate-NY is a cool locale in Chelsea that is an upscale pool hall with tableside bar service; table tennis and air hockey also available, great lounge area to retire to after your game.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge Promenade in Brooklyn Heights is a totally romantic spot, also check out the Waterfront piers and park underneath, below the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Comedy Clubs: Stand-Up NY on the Upper West side (78th just off Broadway)and Comedy Cellar in the Village http://www.standupny.com/ http://www.comedycellar.com/
  • THE NEW LUNA PARK AT CONEY ISLAND!!! It is new and clean and it is full of win and awesome. A bit of an, um, "urban" crowd but I felt safe and the rides are about $5 each.

My poor SO still thinks that a Batya is a what, and not a who.


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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:27 PM

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:32 PM

NOTE--Pizza Cave has closed down.

Colbeh in Manhattan and Great Neck is a good place for dinner. Estihana on W. 79 St. and Dakshin on E. 64 St. are also nice.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:38 PM

NOTE--Pizza Cave has closed down.


People went on dates to pizza cave? That place was practically crumbling for years before it went under.

My poor SO still thinks that a Batya is a what, and not a who.


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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:06 PM

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:11 AM

i actually did hear of the whole mud sculpturing thing from a suggestion some1 made to a friend of something fun and interesting to do on a date, and indeed it was fun and interesting. alas, i dont know if they just built a vase or also a bayis ne'eman b'Yisroel
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