The Piers at Riverside Park
Riverside Dr. at 70th St.; 212-870-3070
Just as scenic and less clichéd than a Central Park carriage ride, a stroll along Riverside Park’s historic piers offers a bit more privacy, a chance to see actual stars, and fantastic views of the Hudson to set the mood.
The Photo Booth at GalleryBar
120 Orchard St., nr. Delancey St.; 212-529-2266
Don’t care for the paintings or prints on the walls at this bar-gallery combo? Make your own risqué portrait in the old-time photo booth near the rear D.J. booth.
On the Streets of Little Italy, After a Drink (of Course)
Mulberry & Broome Sts.
These blocks are usually nothing but a tourist trap, but, after a few cocktails, they have an air of classic New York romance. Loosen some inhibitions at Mulberry Street Bar, where the ornate wooden bar, subway-tile floor, and pressed-tin ceiling exude old-world charm.
Aboard the Staten Island Ferry
4 South St., at Whitehall St.; 212-487-5761
The only acceptable time for PDA aboard public transportation is while enjoying the panoramic views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty during this 25-minute ride. It gets cold out on the deck, so take the trip with someone you want to warm up with.
The Balcony of the Paris Theatre
4 W. 58th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-688-3800
The old-school balcony here allows for the clandestine thrill of getting hot and heavy, completely unbeknownst to the moviegoers beneath you.