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Top 12 Places Where New Yorkers Make Friends


Nadezhda Verbitskaya

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Making friends as an adult is hard enough, but when you add to that the fast pace of life and the seclusion of New Yorkers, the task becomes almost impossible. But still, there is a chance to find a friend in New York - you just need to know the right places, writes Time-out.

Below are 12 places where people find friends in New York.

1. Washington Square Park

This park is always crowded regardless of the time of year and day. In a sense, it acts as a public square, as musicians, protests, and gatherings take place here. This is where New Yorkers come to spend their time, and it provides ample opportunity to strike up friendships.

2. Dessert

Sometimes a fun environment and delicious food is all it takes to strike up a conversation with the people around you. Sobremesa is just such a place. The restaurant specializes in contemporary Mexican cuisine and has a lovely patio where you can sit with a drink in hand.

3. electric room

There are quite a few great pubs in New York. But there is no culture of unity and communication that prevails in British pubs. Of course, in some places you can find something similar, for example in The Electric Room. It's quite far from a typical pub because it's inside the Dream Downtown, but it has a fun, upscale Britannia feel to it.

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4. Sav and Sal Show

When you are in a good mood, it is much easier to make friends. The Sav and Sal Show is perfect for this because it's both a comedy show and a party! The purpose of the show is to unite lovers of humor. At its end, an after-party is held, where there is an opportunity to make new friends among the audience and comedians.

5. Versa

In warm weather, there is nothing better than a cocktail at the rooftop bar. There is an impeccable atmosphere, so the chances of making a friend are very high. Versa is one of those places where you can find buddies. It is called a gastronomic paradise in the "melting pot of New York". There is a large menu, city views and TVs for those who love sports matches.

6. Rockaway Hotel

There's a lot going on at the Rockaway Hotel. Once there, you can have fun all weekend. The hotel is a one-minute walk from the ocean and features an expansive poolside dining area. There is regular live music and there are even a few software pop-ups, including an inline skating rink where it's easy to get to know each other.

7. Central Park

The most famous park in the city attracts lovers of dog walking, jogging, rollerblading, nature lovers, hiking, picnics and more. It is visited by 42 million people every year, so of course it is suitable for meetings and acquaintances. Moreover, outdoor events are regularly held in the park.

8. Theaters

While you won't be able to chat during the performance, you'll have plenty to discuss after the curtain falls.

9. The Eagle

The Eagle is a bar with many types of beer, celebrations, parties and a beautiful rooftop terrace. This is a great place to make friends.

10. Dog parks

Our pets make meeting new people easier because they are so cute! Whether they run up to a stranger or get their attention, a four-legged friend is an easy topic for small talk. These parks are full of dog-loving New Yorkers, and there's a lot to share and talk about!

11. Our Wicked Lady

East Williamsburg is a good area to hang out if you want to make friends. But to meet someone, head to Our Wicked Lady. A former warehouse has been turned into a rooftop bar and live music venue. It hosts live concerts, movie nights and art exhibitions that bring like-minded people together.

12. Running clubs and other fitness activities

When you sweat together, you get closer, no matter how you look at it. Running clubs and training classes are classic places to make a friend. You are doing the same difficult task. And you can easily support each other with a knowing look by serving water or just watching.

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