The Daily Shortlist June 29

Joan Blondell in the Busby Berkeley number “We’re in the Money” from Gold Diggers of 1933.

Location: Murray Hill, NYC
Film: Gold Diggers of 1933
Show time: 5 PM
Venue: Bryant Park
Food: Seven’s Mediterranean Turkish Grill
Drink: Shalel Lounge
Miscellaneous: Boat Basin Cafe

Summer and FREE films outdoors in the city are becoming notorious together and the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presents Gold Diggers of 1933. This musical was made back in the depression era and stars Ginger Rogers, Ruby Keeler and Joan Blondell as Broadway show girls, and Dick Powell. 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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