Please help me plan something fun & romantic & gay (in both senses of the word) in NYC this Saturday.
November 10, 2011 11:34 AM   Subscribe

Please help me plan something fun & romantic & gay (in both senses of the word) in NYC this Saturday.

(Posting anonymously because my significant other reads MeFi on occasion and knows my username, and I want to avoid spoiling the surprise.)

My SO and I are celebrating our five-year anniversary this Saturday. I have been thinking of a couple of different thing that we could do to celebrate, but also wanted to ask MeFi for ideas - because you guys always come up with some great ones. Ideally, I'd love to find some great romantic thing we could do beyond the stereotypical "riding in a hansom cab through Central Park." I am open to any kind of suggestions - a great restaurant that you went to, a great show you saw recently, a couples' massage you can recommend - really, the broader the variety, the better. A couple of background points to the extent it helps focus the suggestions: we are two guys in our early 30s, moved to New York just recently and are still exploring the area, and don't have a car (so ideally, we'd stick to something in Manhattan). I was able to set aside some money for this, given that five years is kind of a big deal, so I don't have a strict $ cut-off.

Thanks in advance, everyone!
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
Since you're new-ish to NYC, I'd recommend doing a bunch of things over the course of the day.

I'd definitely do some high/low stuff- massages in Chinatown, a ride on the Staten Island ferry(you can drink on it! nothing better than sharing a good bottle of wine and cheese and crackers while watching the sun set over Manhattan!) , elaborate cocktails at Angels Share (or other good cocktail bar), really good dinner. (might have to go either really early, or really late since it's in 2 days, and ideal dinner reservation times are going to be all blocked up at the nicer places).

For drinks I recommend:
Angel's share for cocktails
or maybe a good cocktail at Minnetta Tavern (food here pretty damn good too)

for chinatown massages: this should help you find something

I highly recommend something really cheesy- after dinner and drinks go to the top of the empire state building around midnight so you don't have to wait on line (it's open until 1am). It really is a pretty view.
posted by larthegreat at 12:17 PM on November 10, 2011

Picnic or evening stroll on the High Line.
posted by Morrigan at 12:40 PM on November 10, 2011 [2 favorites]

I happen to think that ice skating as a couple is pretty damn adorable, and I do believe the rink at Rockefeller center is open now. Go to the top of the rock, too, while you're there! Much better than the empire state building, in my opinion.
posted by R a c h e l at 12:58 PM on November 10, 2011

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