So what if you are not Hamptons bound this weekend? Don't worry, there's still plenty for you to do in New York City sans massive amounts of tourists.
If you are going to be in New York City this weekend there are lots of fun things to do that will be LESS crowded because of the Memorial Day weekend. Here are my top 5 recommendations:
Brunch at Bubby's on Hudson in Tribeca and for goodness sake, save room for pie!
See Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Meet a friend for dinner at the newer (Vessey Street or Lincoln Center) or the orginal (Third Avenue) PJ Clarke's - they always have the best burger in the city.
Rent a bike for a day and ride along the Hudson River Path, then go kayaking at the Downtown Boathouse.
Get dressed up in your fancy clothes and sip evening cocktails at Stone Rose in the Time Warner Center - see the beautiful skyline across Central Park.
Bonus - If you're dressed up, why not take a cab down to Mulberry and Broome and dance into the wee hours at Goldbar? Just remember, it's difficult to get in, but so worth the glamour when you do!