Reenact rom-coms at Jane's Carousel.
Address: 56 Water Street
Inside every woman is a despicable urge she doesn't want to admit or even acknowledge for a rom-com worthy rendezvous. Scratch that embarrassing itch for her by taking her to Jane's Carousel, a dazzlingly restored merry-go-round tucked under the Brooklyn bridge.
After taking a two-dollar-twirl, meander along the cobblestone street towards Almondine Bakery (85 Water Street), where you can snack on macaroons (try the pistachio!) and take a slice of their achingly sweet chocolate créme brule cake to share over east river views, which can be found a mere block away back at the Brooklyn Bridge Park (26 New Dock Street).