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A rainforest pops up for the winter at the Butterfly Conservatory

Like humans, some butterflies can live in the Arctic tundra. Thankfully, it's the tropical kind that are coming to the American Museum of Natural History to spend their winter. Get out of the cold and join them indoors when the museum's annual Butterfly Conservatory reopens...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:08am

What to expect at The Meadows, NYC's new fall music festival

Music festival season has officially been extended. The first weekend of October brings The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, a brand new event looking to keep the summer vibes going as we transition into sweater weather. On Oct. 1-2 at Citi Field, Founders Entertainment will apply the lessons...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Eat Like an Insider: Padoca Bakery's Rachel Binder takes over Eataly

Things have gotten very busy at Padoca Bakery. The Upper East Side shop’s signature pastry, the savory Brazilian cheese puff called pão de queijo, is the bread of the month for October at Eataly Downtown, and that’s got pastry chef Rachel Binder working overtime. “We upped...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:13pm

Want free food? Chopt just opened in the Empire State Building

Hey New York, what’s better than this town’s food? This town’s free food! Chopt Creative Salad Company, specializing in “faraway flavors” and “local ingredients” is expanding your ways-to-nosh-for-free horizons.To celebrate the opening of its new Empire State Building location, Chopt said the first...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:55pm

Photos: NYC's first-ever 'Cat Camp'

Felines in need of a home and the humans who love them met for a two-day catstravaganza: the first-ever Cat Camp, in Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion.Organized by Christina Ha — co-founder of New York City's first cat cafe, Meow Parlour — Cat Camp featured speakers including Jackson Galaxy, of "My...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:40pm

This new comedy gameshow will make you sexually woke

I’m a grown-ass woman who’s been having sex for 14 years (yes, I added it up for funsies) but it turns out there’s plenty I don’t know about the ins-and-outs of the proverbial in-and-out. Last night, lucky for me, I got schooled and entertained at a new comedy show called Sex! With Your Mom. The “...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:03am

Supreme branded Metrocards are still causing a frenzy

Our first question upon hearing about the Supreme-MTA collab, which launched Monday: Why would you buy a Supreme-branded Metrocard? Riding the subway is already prohibitively expensive, and yet enough hypebeasts ponied up the $5.50/card so they could swipe in style that it caused a frenzy that's...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:36am

'Beat the Devil' is the movie that pissed off Humphrey Bogart

‘Beat the Devil’Director: John HustonStars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer JonesRating: NR4 (out of 5) GlobesIt’s been called "the birthplace of camp," but maybe John Huston’s wackadoodle 1953 sorta-spoof is better enjoyed as something else: a chance to watch a paid Italian vacation for stars who don’t...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 9:37pm

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway and world style to the runway

Not even thundersnow could keep away the stylish dogs, cats, a couple of rats and even a bearded dragon from the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show last night at the Hotel Pennsylvania.Billed as the country’s largest charitable pet fashion show, now in its 14th year, the event’s theme was Global...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:03pm

PHOTOS: Snow dogs in the city

While you're stuck at work or keeping cozy on your couch, the dogs of New York are out mucking it up, doing their best urban "Call of the Wild" impression. Enjoy these pupcicle-pics from Central Park to Tompkins Square Park down to Prospect Park and plenty in between.Related: Photos: This is New...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:37pm

Immigrant-run Brooklyn restaurant has a message for Trump

A Brooklyn restaurant is getting national attention for proudly proclaiming it’s run by immigrants.Former “Top Chef” competitor (and New Zealand immigrant) Mark Simmons runs the kitchen at Kiwiana in Park Slope, serving the cuisine of his homeland using seasonal ingredients. On Sunday, NBC News...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 4:02am

Your Brooklyn drinking passport has arrived

It’s Feb. 1. Your rent is due, Dry January — for the suckers out there who chose to partake — has ended, and the shitstorm in Washington is strengthening with steadily increasing fervor. All of this tallies up to the fact that you probably need a drink.Today, the folks at Brokelyn released their...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:52am

'Angry Women' rise up against sexism with protest/art exhibit

Female artists from around the nation are protesting sexism, the attitude “that it’s OK to make comments about grabbing women’s pussies” and supporting a constitutional amendment for equal rights with the upcoming exhibit UPRISE/Angry Women.The exhibit, which will open to the public on Wednesday at...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 5:00am

'Illuminating "Moonlight"' shows the films that inspired an instant classic

Illuminating ‘Moonlight’Through Jan. 9Film Society of Lincoln CenterNo film is an island. Even something as original as “Moonlight” — Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed look at a shy black kid aging into a hard young adult, and one of 2016’s highest grossing indies — bears the imprint of bold movies that...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 7:00am

'Star Wars' fans pay tribute to Carrie Fisher with free pizza in Manhattan

Rather than mourn the passing of Carrie Fisher alone with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s, “Star Wars” fans can comfort each other and themselves with free pizza.New York City Star Wars fans will gather to honor Fisher and her iconic role as Princess Leia on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Hakki Akdeniz, the...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 9:59pm

Anti-Trump carolers the Nasty Women's Chorus are here to make the season bright

Although it's been said, many times, many ways, women still aren't equal to men and reproductive rights are in danger.Enter the Nasty Women’s Chorus, which actually includes some men because feminism is for everyone, who will be singing modified Christmas carols in New York City parks this Saturday...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 3:40am

Eat Here Now: Go to Roberta's or the fascists win

Each week, I'm going to pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective, largely arbitrary and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. New lunch menu! Take out also available! A photo posted by Mission Chinese Food (@missionchinesefood) on Dec 3, 2016 at 8:57am PST...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:35am

Michelin-starred food for under $6 at Tim Ho Wan is what cheap eats dreams are made of

Tim Ho Wan has finally dropped its first North American location in the East Village. The dim sum parlor, opening today at 85 Fourth Ave., has the distinction of being the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, serving dim sum and other Hong Kong specialties all for $5.50 or less....

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 1:46am

These paintings of Muhammad Ali are a revelation of power and grace

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” is how boxing icon Muhammad Ali described his fighting style. If that sounds more poetic than you’d think of boxing or the famed heavyweight champion’s technique, prepare to see them in a new way at the New-York Historical Society’s latest exhibit.“...

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:06am

Pastrami Pilsner is like drinking the Jewish deli favorite from a pint glass

It’s a special Chanukah for Shmaltz Brewing Company, which is celebrating 20 years of making Jewish-themed, certified kosher beers this winter. A special occasion deserves a special beer, but… a pilsner make with pastrami?"Pastrami Pils just kind of manifested itself into the hearts and minds of...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:57pm