Memorial Day weekend has officially arrived, and while many of us plan to head to the beach to check out the Coney Art Walls, Riis Park Beach Bazaar, the Rockaway boardwalk concessions, and this season’s newcomers to Beach 96th Street, others are way too lazy to take that hour-long train ride and are keeping it local. After all, there’s a lot going on here in town: from a theatrical prom to pin shopping to outdoor movies to the newly reopened Nowadays and Seaport Smorgasburg, to boozing on floating bars in Chelsea, Greenpoint, and Tribeca.
And then, of course, there’s the joy of luxuriating at a sidewalk table and doing some long overdue people-peepin’. To that end, we’ve updated our map of bars and restaurants that offer sidewalk seating. In fact, this list of over 150 outdoor drinking and dining spots is so up to date that it includes Babu Ji, which just got its 10 sidewalk tables today.
That should give you plenty to work with till our return on Tuesday. Happy Memorial Day weekend, y’all!
Reporting by Paula Ho, Jaime Cone, and Kavitha Surana.