2016 Bucket List


Once the holidays end, there’s always a bit of a let down that follows.  A little bit of “well, now what…?”.  In NYC, the answer is usually four more months of winter and a spike in mood lamp sales.

So this year, amidst the holiday storm, I’m planning ahead so that come January 2nd, I’m excited to take 2016 by the horns – snow boots and all.

I’m creating a bucket list for 2016 (an awesome idea I stole from T) that lists the 24 new or ambitious things that I want to do in New York throughout the year.  I’m thinking that 2 a month will keep me on my toes, while actually being achievable in the madness that is every day life.

My hope is that it’ll give me structure and motivation to aggressively pursue the personal — not just the professional.  And, perhaps most importantly, allow me some sort of undetermined grand prize next December when I’ve slayed this list.

Here she is:

  1. MOMA PS1
  2. US Open
  3. Met Opera
  4. 9/11 Memorial
  5. Momufuku
  6. Mission Chinese
  7. Rockclimbing
  8. Bike all five boroughs
  9. Walk across the Manhattan bridge (with earplugs)
  10. Take a Soulcycle class (What IS all the hype about?!)
  11. Run a 10K
  12. Stay in crow pose for more than 2 seconds
  13. Take an Indian cooking class
  14. Read 24 fiction books
  15. Write twice a week
  16. Make homemade Gnocci
  17. Make Tamales
  18. Make Tagine
  19. Make Beignets
  20. Build a Gingerbread house
  21. Grow tomatoes (take that Brooklyn!)
  22. Learn to sew (don’t judge me for not knowing…)
  23. Learn to crochet
  24. Buy a lifetime supply of cloth napkins and ban paper towels

There you have it.  Who’s coming with me?  What’s on your bucket list?


Taryn’s 2015 Bucket List!

It’s 2015 people, and I’m a girl that loves her lists.   I know its a little ambitious but its going to keep my lazy side from over indulging in Netflix!  Who wants in on Drunk Shakespeare?

Go to a Nets game Brooklyn
Go to a Knicks game MSG
Ice skating in Rockerfeller Center Midtown
Biking – Summer Streets
Shakespeare in the Park Central Park
Central Park Summer Stage Central Park
Go to a Yankees game Bronx
Visit Coney Island Brooklyn
Go to a Mets game Brooklyn
Picnic in Central Park Central Park
Frying Pan Chelsea
Cloisters Clositers
Picnic in Brooklyn Bridge Park Downtown Brooklyn
North River Lobster Company Hell’s Kitchen
Intrepid Hell’s Kitchen
The High Line Soho
Brooklyn Smorgasburg Willamsburg
Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg
Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical Garden Brooklyn
Outdoor Movie at Bryant Park Gramercy
Hammocks at Governors Island Governor’s Island
Governors Ball Randalls Island
Go to a Rangers game MSG
Go apple picking
Rolf’s at Christmas Gramercy
Hester Street Fair LES
Hester night market LES
Pillow Fight Washington Square Park
Gray’s Papaya
Wafels & Dinges
Dim Sum
Go to a parade
See a Ballet
Daybreaker NYC
Restaurant Week
Mister Saturday Night Brooklyn
Grimaldi’s pizza Brooklyn -Downtown
BAM Brooklyn -Fort Greene
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club Brooklyn -Gowanus
Brooklyn Boulders Brooklyn -Gowanus
Ber’gen Brooklyn -Prospect Heights
Absinthe on tap at Maison Premiere Brooklyn -Williamsburg
Brancolada drink at Donna Brooklyn -Williamsburg
Tour at Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn -Williamsburg
Brooklyn Night Bazzar Brooklyn -Williamsburg
Chelsea Market Chelsea
Chelsea Flower Market Chelsea
Chelsea Piers Chelsea
Lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster East Village
Bourgeois Pig East Village
PDT East Village
S’Mac East Village
Artichoke Basille’s East Village
Caracas Arepa Bar East Village
Eat at Pylos East Village
Pommes Frites East Village
Momofuku Milk Bar East Village
Big Gay Ice Cream East Village
Puddin East Village
Macaroon Parlor East Village
Max Brenner chocolate East Village
Manicure at Beauty Bar East Village
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge Financial District
9/11 Memorial Financial District
Fraunces Tavern Financial District
6 Train hidden platform Financial District
Birreria at Eataly Gramcery
Spin Ping Pong Gramercy
Apollo Theater Amatuer night Harlem
Doughnut ice cream sandwich from Holey Cream Hell’s Kitchen
Cookies from Schmackary Hell’s Kitchen
Margaritas from Anejo Hell’s Kitchen
Grand Central Oyster bar Hell’s Kitchen
Tickets to SNL Hell’s Kitchen
Drunk Shakespeare Hell’s Kitchen
Space Hell’s Kitchen
The Tenement Museum LES
Grilled cheese from Little Muenster LES
Mission Chinese LES
Old Homestead Meatpacking
Go to the top of the Empire State Building Midtown
Flute for Champagne Midtown
Hayden Planetarium Midtown
Visit the MoMa Midtown West
Tequila Snow Cones at Zengo Murray Hill
Dominique Ansel Bakery Soho
Balthazar Soho
Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices Staten Island
The Met UES
Museum of Natural History UWS
Sandwich from Peanut Butter & Co West Village
Magnolia’s Bakery West Village
Popbar (popcicles) West Village
The Spotted Pig West Village