Also, everything you need to know about biking in the city this summer
Time Out No. #1 | Mon 24 August, 2020 
New Yorkers aren’t as couchbound as we once were, but things aren't exactly back to normal.
You may notice our newsletter looks a bit different today. That's because as our city moves into a new phase of reopening, we’re changing right along with it. (It's also why we've changed our logo back to Time Out from Time In .) Over the next few weeks, we’re here to help you navigate a summer like no other—from what’s actually open to amazing day trips and fun, affordable things you can do in the city. There’s still a lot of uncertainty about what NYC will look like even a week from now, but we’ll keep you updated on everything that's happening so you can get out, explore the city safely and develop a really weird face mask tan while doing it.
Will Gleason
Editor, Time Out New York
Welcome to the Summer of Cycling!
New Yorkers are living their lives outside this summer. Not surprisingly, there’s been a major resurgence in cycling as a preferred form of transportation to get across the city. That’s why we’re officially declaring 2020 to be the Summer of Cycling! (We can make that call, right?) We’ve got useful guides to fun bike routes that you can explore all over town—from newly car-free streets to trails that are perfect for families. Check out our full guide here to everything you need to know to bike New York.
The weekend lowdown
“Kick your weekend off with Brooklyn Bowl, which is throwing a livestream party for its 11th anniversary all day today. They’re streaming 11 hours of archival sets and special appearances and even a live dance party tonight with DJ JerrBrother. If you’re aching to get back to brunch, try dining inside a private greenhouse atop FiDi’s Ampia Restaurant. And take a walk over to Brooklyn Bridge Park's brand-new 6,300-square foot Uplands area , where you can soak in some rays and cool down in its jet sprays.”
Shaye Weaver
Things To Do editor
Your guide to NYC’s Phase 4
If all goes according to plan, it looks like New York will be entering Phase 4 of its ongoing reopening in a little over a week. Wondering what that means exactly? (No, you still won’t be able to eat inside a restaurant.) We’ve got a guide to what’s set to reopen in the city's next phase—from museums and zoos to some colleges and sporting events.
Set up camp
With 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trail, and two beaches, you could visit nearby Harriman State Park every weekend this summer and still see something new every time. It's the second-largest park in the New York State system, and it's a mere 30 miles north of the city.

Read more about the park and discover 18 other great places to go camping near NYC.
Cheap thrills
Bryant Park has started to resume some of its free, outdoor summer programming including its lending library and piano concert series. From 12:30pm–3:30pm on Monday, you can swing by midtown’s best park to hear Daryl Sherman perform live for two blissful hours.
Time Out asks
What innovative ways have you seen NYC restaurants practicing social distancing?
"They set up a tiny gazebo in a parking space at Walters Bar on 8th Ave."
"Introducing: The Booze Corral! Built by our staff, so you can drink in the street! Tables are all spaced 6+ feet apart, so you can enjoy these unparalleled views of Williamsburg and Chelsea."
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News you can use
The Time In Awards winners were announced! Congratulations, sourdough!
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The Upper East Side's Daniel has jumped into outdoor dining.
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New Yorkers agree this is the worst place in the city.
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Governors Island is reopening to the public on July 15.
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Brooklynites push to rename Barclays Center after Jackie Robinson.
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One last thing before we go…
The final Manhattanhenge of the year is the weekend! Here’s how you can see it.
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