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Urban Outings

These funky alfresco spots might help you forget being stuck in town over Memorial Day weekend.

  1. 1. Harry’s at Water Taxi Beach

    Hunters Point Ferry Stop, Long Island City;

    Harry (Schnäck) Hawk’s seasonal snack bar opens for the season May 26, with trucked-in Jersey sand, elk burgers and turkey dogs, and a couple of flavors from Il Laboratorio del Gelato.

  2. 2. The Gowanus Yacht Club

    323 Smith St., at President St., Brooklyn; 718-246-1321

    A picnic-table patio with a funky nautical motif—as its commodore, Patois’s Alan Harding, puts it, “Garage-sale chic meets Gilligan’s Island.”

  3. 3. SheepMeadow Café

    Enter at Central Park W. and 69th St.; 212-396-4100

    During the day, it’s hot dogs and tuna sandwiches at the snack bar; starting this weekend, after five, the staff stokes the charcoal-fired barbecue at the 100-seat café out back.


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