I always find myself dreading Labor Day. It's like the last hurrah - the unofficial end of summer. Whomp, Whomp! This year, instead of moping about the imminent winter weather, and the busy Fall season, let's savor the last of what summer in city has to offer - Hurricane Hermine or not...
The city is is always spectacular during holiday weekends. Most everyone is out of the city, traffic is non-existent, and UBER is giving rides away (50% off all rides through Labor Day Monday, and $5 UBER pool rides all throughout Brooklyn--Holler!!).
So, what to do this weekend? Go to the U.S. Open. A short ride on the 7 train gets you to Arthur Ashe stadium where a full day of good tennis, food and drink awaits. The main matches are not dependent on the weather as this is the first year the stadium has a retractable roof.
I found the perfect balance of "Luxe-Americana" (yes, I'm coining that term) with an official Pat La Freida hot dog and glass of Moet Brut Imperial.
I also love partaking of the last of the outdoor busy summer offerings. Grab some oysters and a great drink at Grand Banks. This is a super cute hangout on the Hudson River that is always busy, and now with the city so quiet, it is much easier to grab some seats at the bar.
My all time favorite outdoor resto is Barbuto. Boy, does Chef Jonathan Waxman know how to roast a chicken. Every table is great at this open air eatery with large garage doors that make you feel as though you are dining outside. Take that Hurricane Hermine!
Although I am always one for a getaway, sometimes staying in the city over a long weekend is even better. Enjoy!
<3 Love, Camille...
PPS: As usual, all photo credit is yours truly :)