9. Essex Flowers Gallery
Location: Essex Flowers, 365 Grand St New York, NY 10002
If large museums aren't your thing, consider taking a stroll through the Lower East Side. After browsing local cafes and shops, make your way towards Essex Flowers, an artist-run flower shop that now doubles as a space for up-and-coming artists. Opening just last week on June 28th, the shop houses the works of nine artists, all near age 30. Dudes, just remember to pick up a bouquet of flowers for your girl beforehand.