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Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, open Tuesday through Sunday until November 4th
Where/How to Get There: 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station; B or Q to Prospect Park station; 4 or 5 to Franklin Avenue; S shuttle to Prospect Park station. (The B train does not run on weekends)
Where: 1st Ave/East End (On the East River) in between 80th-94th Streets
The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy is the oldest community-based volunteer park association in the city of New York. In the 1970s, concerned parents banded together and organized a funding campaign to supplant drastic parks budgetary cuts and save the Carl Schurz Park playground from further ruin. Working in close partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Conservancy has become the citizen caretaker of Carl Schurz Park, allocating its operational and capital funds as the City and the Conservancy assess the state of the park, and the programs the community will enjoy and value.
Go to the Top of the Rock in the evening:
Where? Between 48-51st streets and 5th avenue. Note: you must buy tickets
Sit outside at as many restaurant/cafes as possible.
That’s right! The restuatrants pay for that extra sidewalk space, so use it while it’s still warm out. Go around the entire city and find your favorite outdoor spots. Ours is centered around Yaffa Cafe on St. Marks and 1st Ave and Cloister Cafe on 9th between 2nd and 1st avenue.
Run around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Where? Central Park, 96th Street closer to 5th avenue
Take a ferry to Governor’s island
Where? Off the coast of Manhattan, a 5 minute ferry ride away. Governors Island is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday (Memorial Day and Labor Day) from May 26-September 30.
Take a ferry to Staten Island and back (Just for the boat ride. don’t get off at Staten Island. That would be…you know…)
Do the free kayaking at the Chelsea Piers:
The Downtown Boathouse is an all volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free public access to the harbor in New York City through public kayaking programs. Our mission is to encourage safe public use of the harbor waters of New York City and thereby provide residents of this space-constrained city with increased recreational opportunities. We support our operations exclusively through volunteers and with your public donations.
Pier 40 offers Walk up Kayaking every weekend and holiday from 9AM until 6PM with the last boat going out at 5:30, and Thursday evenings from 5PM-7PM with the last boat going out at 6:30PM. Check the Calendar for more details. Pier 40 offers has lockers, a changing room and shower and hose to rinse off with. We have limited number of locks available, Please bring your own lock.
Go to the last leg of the Summer Stage Festivals at Central Park and other locations around the city
So some say the movie Drive was the best film of 2011 and here at Cufflinksman, we agree, wholeheartedly. An ideal mix of passion, violence, cars, intensity, and on-the-edge-of-your seat suspense, it is a perfect “date night” film, so as long as your date doesn’t have a squeamish stomach.
Defined as “neo-noir”, this film easily could of flopped had it not been for the acting. Yes, it’s action packed, but without Ryan Gosling’s and Mulligan’s brilliant character input, the movie would amount to a boring sack of potatoes. It also harbors some of the best cinematic scenes in the 21st century (think of the elevator scene, for instance).
And one couldn’t leave out the second best part of the film: the soundtrack. Most of the electro-new age/80s style/transient style beats were written and produced by Cliff Martinez. His beats take up a majority of the soundtrack album, but new electro-tech bands such as Desire, College, and even Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx sop up all the amazing points.
And don’t forget about this hypnotic, dance style mix by Desire:
The good news is, the film has recently been put up on Netflix. (whatt???) Yes they finally did something right. And totally worth the $8 a month, just for this film. You’ll thank us later.
…but for now, you’re welcome.
Cool Things to Do TODAY
Create a happy new playlist on itunes. A mixture of slow jams and dance music to take you on a nostalgic ride.
Download at least one song from your childhood. And make it a good one, like something from an 80s film. Or better yet, go out and buy the vinyl album to really take you back.
Clean your bathroom–sounds not so tempting, right? But afterwards, you’ll feel good about yourself and home, knowing that you have a clean place to get clean in.
Call an old friend whom you haven’t spoken with in over one year. That’s right, pick up the phone. Re-kindle…and that’s not a new amazon product.
Give yourself a manicure (even if you’re a gentlemen). This doesn’t mean break out the clear polish men, but sit on the sofa with a file and clippers, and clean up those hands. They are the “second” things people see when they first meet you, after your face of course. It’s good to have freshly groomed hands always, unless you’re a car mechanic who relishes in the grease all day.
Break out the dusty blender in the kitchen and make a fruit smoothie. Add a little extra to it, like cocoa powder for extra “comfort.” It’s healthy, energizing, and is a great substitute for a fast food meal.
Add a drop of whiskey to your coffee. Just because it’s Thursday.
Visit the humane society and play with the dogs. All dogs go to heaven they say and they remember you for coming to play with them. These little guys and gals rarely get extra love and attention, so why not take a trip to your local shelter and give a couple of canines rub downs.
Smile at a stranger. Just one…or ten. Enough so that people still know you’re normal and not some creepy stalker guy ogling all the innocent bystanders. Kind of like it pass it forward kind of smile…not bozo the clown kind of smile.
Do 25 crunches. Hey, we’re not saying to 100. 25 will get those muscles working just enough to set off some happy endorphines in your brain and maybe even motivate you to do more.
Why Rainy Days Are Good for Your Mind and Body
1. It forces you to stay home and therefore catch up on your much-needed sleep. All that excessive dreaming is bound to tell you something about yourself, right? So you get rest and reach into your subconscious.
2. You get to listen to music you normally wouldn’t listen to in public.
3. Watch bad TV, the kind you never had time for during the week–or month for that matter.
4. Walk your dog in the rain. And we your actual dog in the rain, no funny business. Gives both of you a pseudo-bath to refresh the mind and body. If it’s warm don’t bother to wear a rain coat or extra layers, just change when you come inside.
5. Finish Chapter Three of THAT novel.
6. You get to listen to THIS song:
7. Rain pattering and pounding on the pavement/window/tin roof does something to our psyche–we become lost in thought, nostalgic, and peaceful. Embrace it for a night or two.Water, of any kind, unless it’s a tsunami, is always good.
8. Actually stay home to cook and clean. It’s not so bad if you have nowhere to go afterwards and can spend valuable time scrubbing the black marks off the kitchen floor or dust the window blinds (for once). Peek out in the rain every once in a while, for a tranquil, “I’m doing something good for my house” kind of gaze.
(Did you notice there are actually 8 reasons? It’s not that we can’t count, we just wanted you to have a bonus reason to love that rain.)
So were you intrigued by the first three habits on our list? Here comes the final three..
Exfoliate their skin:
Most men throw some soap on their face, maybe use some Neutrogena face wash in the shower in the morning, but that’s about it. At least once a week you should exfoliate your face and skin with a sugar or salt scrub. Make sure it’s mainly organic with all natural ingredients, and choose the right texture for your skin. Some good natural exfoliates are ground coffee beans, coarse sea salt, and sugar. For more sensitive skin, use the sugar scrubs. Body scrubs get rid off excess, old, flaky, and dry skin to expose the new vibrant layer underneath. It also helps clean your pores. (TIP: In the summer time, sand at the beach is one of nature’s best exfoliates. So you can skip this procedure if you find yourself at the beach a lot. Ever notice those surfers always have the best skin? It’s not just their tan…)
Wash new underwear before wearing them:
This goes for ladies as well, but most people don’t even think about it. Think of the hands that were touching the underwear before you’re putting them on, the packaging made in other countries, and the factories from which they came. Unless they’re organic, natural, raw cotton…wash them before you wear them.
Put on facial moisturizer at night:
It’s the 21st century and men need to combat aging as well. After a face wash, add a dime size amount of moisturizer on your face–it will help with breakouts and blemishes (which also can come from dry skin), curb the appearance of wrinkles, and soften your skin and facial hair, making your shave the next morning easier.