Upper East Side
Tue Dec 16 2008
Let’s face it, tanned exhaustion looks a whole lot better than the pasty-white kind. Hand over the baby to your partner and steal away to Beach Bum Tanning’s 24-hour Manhattan fix-up shop for a predawn spray-on suntan. 1276 Lexington Ave at 86th St, second floor (212-996-8261, beachbum86st.com). See website for other locations.
Here comes the sun Hit 86th Street, head east, and walk until you nearly fall off the edge of Manhattan. Here is Carl Schurz Park, an emerald gem with front-row seats for the dawn. E 86th St beyond the FDR Dr (212-459-4455)
Buy the pharm
Dispensation of prescription meds at all hours is at least one reason to be happy the ol’ 24/7 Duane Reade is around. No matter what time you arrive, miles of fruity-smelling shampoos, colorful whirly toothbrushes and other prettily packaged items could keep you and Kiddo engaged for hours. 1279 Third Ave at 74th St (212-744-2668, duanereade.com). See website for other 24-hour locations.
Get a move on
What’s harder than moving in NYC? If you’re heading to a bigger crib with a child in tow, you know. Your neighbors at Empire Moving and Storage will work around your kid’s naptime (or bedtime), no problem: The company transports kits and caboodles 24 hours a day, in any borough. 30 E 92nd St at Madison Ave (212-365-8367, goempiremovers.com)
Temple out of bed
Count your blessings Monday through Friday at Park Avenue Synagogue’s 7:15am Morning Minyan—held in the temple’s Appleman Chapel—and you won’t feel guilty for sleeping in come Saturday. 50 E 87th St at Park Ave (212-369-2600, pasyn.org)
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