The first winter month is upon us, and although we’ve been fortunate to have mild weather recently, we all know the snow and freezing wind is coming soon. So here’s a list of my favorite ways to stay warm and pass the chilly winter days in NYC. Enjoy!
Mocha Café is the “Central Perk” of the East Village. A small, cozy café on the corner of 7th street and 2nd Ave, it’s the perfect place to curl up alongside the window and people watch. They have a wide variety of hot coffee drinks as well as food and desserts. The Minty Mocha is a sure bet.
Catch an indie flick at Angelika Film Center
18 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
This is my favorite indie theater in NYC because it’s centrally located, large and comfortable with good variety. “Imitation Game,” which is getting quite a bit of awards-season buzz, is currently playing.
Watch a show at Comedy Cellar
117 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
Top comedians often perform here unannounced, so you might be lucky enough to catch shows from Chris Rock, Darrell Hammond, Wanda Sykes, Louis C.K. and others. Grab a bite before or after the show upstairs at The Olive Tree Café.
Let tequila warm you up Mayahuel
304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003
Another one of my favorite East Village spots, Mayahuel is tucked away below 6th street. Park yourself at the bar and enjoy a wide variety of mezcals and tequilas. I bet you won’t feel the cold by the time you leave!