Shop local at Artists & Fleas A rotating selection of around 60 vendors, including local designers and artists, sets up shop in this Williamsburg warehouse every weekend. The browsable mix includes everything from original T-shirts and handmade jewelry to reconditioned vintage bags and clocks made out of old hardcover books. But Artists & Fleas is as much about the vibe as the goods: DJs spin, food purveyors offer refreshments, and sundry Billyburgers wander the rows of booths in all their…
Governors Island: Today, the island is jointly run by the city, the state and the National Park Service, and it provides a peaceful setting for cycling (bring a bike on the ferry, or rent from Bike and Roll once there). The island hosts a program of events, such as concert series and art exhibitions (see website for schedule), and where else can you have a picnic directly across from the Statue of Liberty?
The BEST Pizza In NYC #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/best-pizza-nyc#slide5 Lucali Mark Iacono's baby has officially come to life in the form of a cozy Carroll Gardens spot practically made for posting up and devouring some thin-crust goodness. They don't take reservations, so your best bet is to get there as soon as it opens, and pray.Lucali, 575 Henry Street (at Carroll Street), Brooklyn; 718-858-4086.
North River “Sour Hour” kicks off at 5:30 through 7 p.m. with $6 classic shaken cocktails — think daiquiris and whiskey sours — plus daily beer and wine specials. A $1 gets you smoked deviled eggs, and $4 gets you fried pickles. The Brisket Burger is $4 off, and comes topped with cheddar, caramelized red onions, and mayo.North River, 166 First Avenue (between East 10th and 11th streets); 212-228-1200.