Dance: Skinny Dennis
I am more of a wallflower than a dancer when I’m out, but Skinny Dennis is a safe bet for a good time (if you can handle cheap drinks and an endless supply of Willie Nelson tracks) They have a frozen coffee drink spiked with whiskey, perfect for when it’s late and you need caffeine to keep going, or a post-brunch treat on a hot afternoon.
Think: Transmitter Park
It’s the perfect distance for a nice bike ride from Williamsburg and there are plenty of empty nooks where you can zone out away from everyone. I love to sit on the rocks by the water.
Greenpoint Ave., BKLYN
Read: My roof
Hardly anyone is ever up there and the view is wonderful when my eyes get tired of focusing on the book pages.
Take a girlfriend: Calexico
Their crack sauce haunts my dreams and they make great margs. Bonus: Petland is a nice walk up the street on Manhattan Ave., so you can walk off the 5lbs of mexican food and pet chinchillas after.
Tourist attraction: Rockaway Beach
There is nothing more satisfying than going to the beach on a warm weekday when the only other people there are a few surfers. Tourist attractions are great for people watching, but I prefer to go to them when they are as secluded as possible.