We all know the feeling: you're finishing up brunch in Chelsea and are beginning to factor in how much time it'll take you to go back to Brooklyn. Happy hour doesn't start for another three hours and the thought of shlepping home is an absolute waste. You mentally go through your choices - spend an extra hour and a half commuting, rack up $10 in coffee, snacks and refills at a bland chain coffee shop, walk down the High Line for the 20th time while your foundation melts off your face or pay an absurd amount to dodge tourists at the Whitney.
What if we told you that this isn't how it has to be? For all the talk of how busy New Yorkers are, New York is a city that thrives on loitering. We've compiled our favorite destinations to waste time, killer ambience included.
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