NYC Visitor Horoscopes

nycgo.com staff astrology experts

Is the secret to your perfect New York City trip written in the stars? Whatever zodiac sign you were born under, read on for the NYC itinerary that best suits you.*

Aquarius

January 20–February 18

Aquarians are friendly and get along famously with everyone, while also sporting a big humanitarian streak—so the world headquarters of the United Nations is a must-see on your NYC itinerary. Take a guided tour with stops in the General Assembly hall, where 185 countries get together to work things out diplomatically. You’ll also get a look at some of the UN’s amazing art holdings. When not saving the universe, Aquarians like to let their imaginations run wild. At the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen and the East Village, you can catch some inspiring improv comedy and inventive sketch shows. Another trait of those born under this under-the-sea sign is their unpredictability. So head to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean for one of the wildest experiences NYC has to offer: Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster. —Brian Soothsayer Sloan

Pisces

February 19–March 20

You’re an expert daydreamer, Pisces. You’ve probably spent plenty of time imagining your perfect day in NYC. Now let’s turn those dreams into solid plans. Start by winding your way through MoMA PS1’s modern exhibits and whimsical installations, which should be right up your art-loving alley. Afterward, take some time to get lost in thought in your ideal habitat: the waterfront. Nearby Gantry Plaza State Park fits the bill and has entrancing views of Manhattan to boot. You tend to get bored easily, so entertain your taste buds with spicy fried chicken, pork belly nuggets and kohlrabi slaw at Sweet Chick. Cap off the day by giving some attention to your sociable side at LIC Bar. You’ll love chatting with fellow patrons, hanging out in the inviting backyard and, four nights of the week, escaping into the sounds of live bands. —Freddie Mercury in Retrograde

Aries

March 21–April 19

You’re the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, and sometimes referred to as “the baby”—but nobody puts Baby in a corner in this City. Your sign has energy to burn, so hit your steps before noon with a ramble through Central Park, which has some 26,000 trees and almost 60 miles of hiking and walking trails. Indulge your inner trailblazer with a visit to the Brooklyn Museum for pioneering feminist Judy Chicago’s installation The Dinner Party—shout out to fellow rams Boadaceia and Kali! Round up one or two fellow fire signs for classic New York porterhouses and iceberg wedges smothered in bacon and blue cheese at Peter Luger Steak House in Williamsburg. Afterward, tap into your fearless side with the Roar of Yara, a witch’s brew of mezcal and vodka cut with bianco vermouth, at the East Village’s Pouring Ribbons. —Cosmic Kate Mulcrone

Illustration: Elizabeth Dagger

Taurus

April 20–May 20

You’re not afraid to treat yourself, Taurus. A delicious breakfast is a great way to start. Hit up Tom’s Restaurant in Prospect Heights to chow down on homestyle bacon, eggs and fluffy pancakes. (You may even get some free orange slices and coffee while you wait in line, appeasing your appetite and appealing to your thriftiness.) As an earth sign, you have an appreciation for gardening that makes the Brooklyn Botanic Garden a natural next step. Stroll through the flora from the Aquatic House to the Desert Pavilion; once you’ve had your fill, it’s time to shop. You’re practical but also a touch materialistic, so head to Century 21 to splurge on some designer duds, shoes or accessories—all at majorly discounted prices. At the end of the day, kick back at a Cyclones minor league baseball game and let your loyalty, patience and laid-back nature shine. —Freddie Mercury in Retrograde

Gemini

May 21–June 20

Hey, twin(s). Meet your NYC building doppelganger, San Remo Apartments, on the Upper West Side. The glorious co-op has two mirror-image towers and art deco stylings, and frequently plays a backdrop in Central Park photos. Take more visual inspiration from the pair of double arches on the graceful Brooklyn Bridge, which you can walk across in either direction (let’s face it; sometimes you can’t make up your mind). Your gregarious, social side and sharp wit may come out at Bluestockings, a feminist bookstore-café-community-space on the Lower East Side. After picking up a few cool zines and new activist friends, put your indecisiveness to rest and your adventurousness to the test at Gem. The creative 12-course (roughly) menu is set in advance—by a 19-year-old!—so you’ve got no worries; the name’s a nice touch too. Your litmus test will come in a choice between two beer brothers: one who runs Evil Twin Brewing and started the bar Torst, and his identical brother—some would say rival—who recently opened Mikkeller, a Danish brew hall attached to Queens’ Citi Field. —Andrew Tarot-senberg

Cancer

June 21–July 22

You tend to be a homebody—but life is just as much fun when you break out of your shell, Cancer. Your sign enjoys history and can be patriotic, which makes a visit to Lower Manhattan ideal. There’s plenty here to satisfy a history buff, including Fraunces Tavern Museum— where George Washington bid adieu to his officers in 1783—and City Hall, open for free tours at lunchtime on Wednesdays. Like any water sign, Cancers love to be outdoors near a body of water; anchor at Brookfield Place along the Hudson River for high-end designer stores like Gucci and Hermès. A shift in the winds may entice you to visit the on-site Le District for some artisanal French food and rosé. —Crystal Baller

Illustration: Elizabeth Dagger

Leo

July 23–August 22

Let’s start with the basics, Leo—in case you didn’t know, you’re a lion. Visit your own kind (marble lions named Patience and Fortitude) outside the main branch of the New York Public Library. You’re creative and passionate, so get inspired by the celluloid exhibitions at the Museum of the Moving Image. Leos can be greedy, so why not gaze at the New York Stock Exchange and dream of the riches you’ll one day accumulate? Jealousy is also a danger, and you can sharpen your snooping skills over at Spyscape. (But let go and don’t use ’em in real life—trust is at the center of any good relationship, dude). Finish off your night by taking center stage—as Leos are wont to do—with live-band karaoke at Arlene’s Grocery, a longstanding downtown tradition. —Jonathan Zoltar

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Illustration: Elizabeth Dagger

Virgo

August 23–September 22

Virgos are exacting creatures: meticulous, good with numbers and attentive to detail. So you’ll want to stop by the National Museum of Mathematics, where you can see all the cool things math makes possible along with fun interactive exhibits like a square-wheeled tricycle. Those born under this studious sign will also be drawn to the bookish treasures of the Morgan Library and Museum. The former home of Wall Street titan J. P. Morgan, it houses historic books and manuscripts, including three of the remaining copies of the famed Gutenberg Bible. Like Mr. Morgan did, Virgos have serious skills in money management—and you probably saved some of that dough as an avid bargain hunter. The TKTS Booths (at Times Square, South Street Seaport, Downtown Brooklyn and Lincoln Center) offer deep discounts on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Use that extra cash for a post-theater indulgence, like a slice of Junior’s cheesecake or a martini at Joe Allen. —Brian Soothsayer Sloan

Libra

September 23–October 22

Perhaps you belong back in the 1960s, you lover of peace and harmony. At the least, you deserve to find places in the City that you can bring you in balance. Consider the Imagine mosaic, in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields. You may even hear someone strumming the song that gives this John Lennon memorial its name; in any case, all he was saying was give peace a chance. Along with that, trips to the Rubin Museum and Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, to view art of the Himalayas, look to be in the offing, along with a meal at a calm raw-fish temple like Sushi Yasuda. Where you seek peace, you also look for justice. Swing by the historic Tweed Courthouse or the elegant Appellate Court to sense which way the scales are tipping. As you strive for equilibrium, you also have a problem saying no. Where to next? Bushwick’s House of Yes, a nightspot and performance venue where anything—well, almost anything—goes. —Andrew Tarot-senberg

Scorpio

October 23–November 21

The day runs on your terms, Scorpio, and you’re going to do exactly what you want to do. You love a little competition—so start your day at Domino Park, where you can drop in on a beach volleyball game or try your hand at bocce. There’s a one-hour time limit on either, but you’ll smoke the opposition in under 45 minutes. Of course, you’ll want to spend some time shopping; and, given your stubborn streak, you’re determined to find a good deal. Williamsburg is full of great local vintage shops including Amarcord, Awoke and Buffalo Exchange. Intense and passionate, Scorpio needs something spicy: try the Roni Supreme pie at Emmy Squared, with pepperoni and just the right amount of Calabrian chili oil. End the night with your namesake drink, a Scorpion Bowl, at rock ’n’ roll dive bar Rocka Rolla. —Crystal Baller

Sagittarius

November 22–December 21

You’re curious and energetic, Sagittarius, so why not head out to Bushwick and check out one of the City’s boldest arts scenes? Your open mind means you’re sure to enjoy the on-the-edge visual art, photography, comedy and music the neighborhood’s residents make and share every day at venues like Elsewhere. And as a fun-loving extrovert, you’ll be sure to make new friends out there. We know you’re philosophical as well—after your night on the town, consider spending the next day searching for meaning at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library or contemplating our vast universe at the Hayden Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History. —Jonathan Zoltar

Capricorn

December 22–January 20

Down-to-earth yet exacting, Capricorns can ride that elusive groove between the spontaneous and the traditional in NYC. The Neue Galerie New York, an often-overlooked Fifth Avenue gem stocked by legendary art dealer Serge Sabarsky, has a handful of intricately crafted clocks on display that should suit your need for precision. Ever practical, you want keepsakes that serve a purpose: cab down to Chelsea Market to shop for specialty cooking items and housewares, and pick up a raisin loaf at Amy’s Bread to eat for breakfast tomorrow while you’re at it. When it’s time to unwind, slow and steady wins the race: head to Bryant Park to people-watch before moving on to a crash course in Basque cuisine in the lounge at Ortzi, which has a selection of regional spirits accompanied by small plates—or to B Flat, a perfectly understated basement bar with an artist’s palette of well-curated and affordable reds and whites on offer. —Cosmic Kate Mulcrone

*Note: The nycgo.com travel horoscopes have no predictive value and are for entertainment purposes only. That said, we’re pretty sure you’ll enjoy the activities listed here.


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