It would be virtually impossible to follow all their suggestions this summer. So here's how I further curated their list to come up with Top 5 NYC Staycations 2012. I'll have to make my own competing list soon and you can decide which is better. (I will definitely include Mitsuwa on my list!)
Sleep on a boat for $55! Adventure-cation
Spend a night at the Boatel. According to their website, The Boatel is an interactive art + sound installation where you are invited to stay overnight in one of their sixteen floating installations--a boat that sings, a patchwork treehouse, a Victorian-era naturalist's laboratory, a hillbilly kama sutra honeymoon suite. Sounds rugged and memorable!
Go on a Taco Crawl! Food Coma-cation
Please transport me to Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights immediately so I can visit the taquerias Time Out lists here.
Explore a new subculture - manga! Geek-cation
Go to Forbidden Planet, which sells manga, graphic novels and comics, and get lost in worlds beyond your imagination.
Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for free! Unemployed-cation
The garden is free on Tuesdays, so add this trek to your calendar. You won't get away with paying nothing though - this park doesn't allow picnicking so you'll most likely need a stop at their cafe.
Swim in a $50 million pool! Burb-cation
The McCaren Park Pool in Williamsburg pool is certain to be great for people watching and the facilities should be top notch after a $50 million, 3 year renovation.