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8 a.m.: Get someone else to do your weekend dirty work
Before you do anything in the morning, download the GetMaid app and book an on-demand house cleaner. Start getting ready and someone will be there within two hours. (Be sure to wear comfy flats and throw some stretchy pants and a tank in your tote--you’ll see why later.)
9:30 a.m.: Make your way to the Upper East Side
Mornings are better with doughnuts. If you’re taking the 6 train, get off at the 77th Street stop and try an un-fried treat from Baked by Butterfield to go with your iced latte.
Baked by Butterfield, 1102 Lexington Ave. (at 77th St.); bakedbybutterfield.com
10 a.m.: Check a couple new exhibits off your list
Now that you’re fully caffeinated, mosey on over to the Roof Garden at the Met and check out the rad installation of two-way mirrors. (If you go right when the museum opens, you’ll likely miss all the crowds and actually get to enjoy the killer view.) Once the herds start encroaching on your morning Zen, head downstairs and breeze through the excellent new Costume Institute show, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82nd St.); metmuseum.org
12 p.m.: Stroll across the park and grab a bite
Next up: The west side. Make your way out the back entrance of the museum and amble toward the C train. But first, make a pit stop at the Le Pain Quotidien just north of Sheep Meadow to refuel with a kale Caesar salad and mint lemonade.
1 p.m.: Play around at Chelsea Piers
Hop off the C at 23rd Street: We’re hitting up the city’s best playground. The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers offers a range of activities to try--from swimming to beach volleyball--but it’s the rock wall that feels pretty perfect for a solo day. (Told you that pair of stretchy pants would come in handy.)
Guest pass, $50; rock wall reservations, 212-336-6083; Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd St. and 12th Ave.; chelseapiers.com
3 p.m.: Soak up some vitamin D
After the sudden rush of ?holy crap, I?m awesome for scaling a wall? feelings, reward yourself by laying out on the club?s Hudson-adjacent sundecks.
5 p.m.: Get your hair did
Not only can you take advantage of the ladies lounge to shower and change back into your original outfit, but you can also score a much-needed blowout (mmm...or Swedish massage) at the Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa on-site.
Sports Center guest pass waived when you spend $75 or more at Paul Labrecque
7 p.m.: Nom on some ramen
Okay, today’s been kind of intense. You need hot noodles. Hop a cab up to the 40s and dive into the glory that is the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop. (If you haven’t been yet, the hearty mazeman is hard to beat.)
Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop at Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave. (at 44th St.); ivanramen.com
Photo: NY Post
8 p.m.: Take in a Tony nominee
And since you’re already in Hell’s Kitchen, you might as well wander over a few avenues and catch a show. Use TodayTix to book a last-minute Broadway seat (maybe while you’re getting your blowout?). There are quite a few nominees available right now, but for a personal suggestion, After Midnight is flat-out fantastic.
We hate to break it to you, but you talk too much.
But don’t worry: We all do. Our schedules are insane, and our weekend downtime is precious. Before you jump to make brunch plans, maybe consider spending a little QT with yourself.
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