The Daily Shortlist July 6

Location: Murray Hill, NYC
Film: Dog Day Afternoon
Show time: 5 PM
Venue: Bryant Park
Food: Seven’s Mediterranean Turkish Grill
Drink: Shalel Lounge
Miscellaneous: Boat Basin Cafe

The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presents director Sidney Lumet’s 1975 film, Dog Day Afternoon featuring gay bank robber Al Pacino trying to steal enough money to get his lover that sex-change operation he’s been wanting, screens in Bryant Park. Come early to secure your spot on the lawn as these screenings tend to fill up fast and this is a great film to see in the park. For good Mediterranean food on the UWS, Seven’s Mediterranean Turkish Grill is an excellent choice. Specializing in Pides (stuffed dough), they also serve most of the staple Turkish dishes. Hidden, though well worth the hunt, Shalel Lounge is a romantic spot with a cave-like atmosphere, and an excellent though pricey beer and wine list. Overlooking the water in Riverside Park, the Boat Basin Cafe is a really beautiful outdoor café with one of the best views of the Hudson River and NJ. You heard me, NJ! The menu is mostly burgers and sandwiches and plenty of BBQ. Best of all, it’s affordable and fun.

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