Relive that one sixth-grade party where you roller-skated with your crush for hours (sigh!) on this full-size rink, equipped for in-line and leisurely skating, as well as roller-derby matches and roller-hockey games. If you don’t have a pair of quads, no worries: Skate rentals will be available on-site.
If you’ve never actually played bocce or shuffleboard outside of a bar, now’s your chance to practice those cool-kid favorites in the light of day. In addition to two covered bocce spaces and three shuffleboard courts, Pier 2 will also feature six handball courts.
Instead of spending time at the gym under unflattering fluorescent lights and with Top 40 pounding in your ears, head outdoors: You can work your legs, arms and abs on 12 different plein-air fitness machines.
Got aspirations to dunk like LeBron? (Uh, good luck with that.) The pier will feature five full-size basketball courts, and two will be covered so you can practice your jumps even in crummy weather.
In the grips of a seemingly never-ending winter, few things sound lovelier than settling in for a picnic with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop. That dream will become a reality soon: The pier will feature about 20 picnic tables, as well as a long promenade, where you can while away a few hours once it warms up. (It will happen. It must.)
A rendering of the Pier 2 sports courts where the rink will be located
Whether you’re looking for takeout or a casual dinner on the Upper West Side, Alachi Masala has you covered. Not only is this restaurant BYOB, but it also doesn’t charge any corkage fees. Whether you’re dining in or taking your dinner to go, you have a long menu of Indian favorites to choose from. Go the traditional route with vegetable samosas (two for $4.95) or vegetable pakora ($6.95) to start. You’ll find classics like chicken tikka masala ($15.95) and saag paneer ($13.95) alongside specialty dishes like emlyka murg, boneless chicken cooked in peppercorns, tamarind and garam masala ($14.95). Of course you’ll want some naan—what Indian feast would be complete without it? Try it flavored with garlic ($3.95), stuffed with spiced potatoes ($3.95) or studded with cherries, raisins and coconut ($4.95). Hungry for something sweet? Sample some of the traditional Indian desserts on offer, like the cardamom- and rose-scented pudding called kheer ($4.95) or ice cream flavored with saffron ($4.95).
Venue says: “New York’s Best B.Y.O.B. Indian Restaurant famous for the Chicken Tikka Masala and other gluten free and vegan options available!”