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Hot chicken is the next phase of the fried chicken craze

Every time is seems like fried chicken’s 15 minutes are up, it finds a way to reinvent itself and restart the clock. Two of last year’s best openings — Birds & Bubbles, where it’s served alongside no less than flutes of bubbly, and the intensely Southern charmed Root...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

Chick-fil-A opens first double-decker NYC restaurant in Herald Square

The country's most famous (and occasionally notorious) fried chicken chain, Chick-fil-A, is about to make its landing in Midtown Manhattan. Specifically, NYC's first full-size Chick-fil-A will be located at 37th Street and Sixth Avenue. The two-story restaurant has been nearly a...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:49pm

Get out on NYC's waters: kayaking, sailing, surfing and more

The dregs of winter are officially gone, and sunny days are here to tempt us back to the city’s rivers. Though it’s still a bit chilly for swimming — unless you’re a Polar Bear Club member — there are plenty of other ways to enjoy NYC’s waters this season....

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:16pm

New York Comic Con 2016 is making room for more fans, and fandoms

It’s not just the heroes that are super at New York Comic Con. The annual convention of all things sci-fi, fantasy and animation, from screens to comics, returns to the Javits Center on Oct. 6-9. But that’s not the only place you’ll find it — from bar parties to costumed...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:28pm

PHOTOS: New York Comic Con 2016 Day 2 best costumes

It's Day 2 of New York City Comic Con and the favorite fandoms are beginning to emerge. Enough fans of Blizzard's new "Overwatch" game turned out to play a match in real life, while "Naruto" continues to be popular despite the series ending last year. Yes, that is...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:24pm

PHOTOS: Best costumes at New York Comic Con, Day 3

Saturday at New York Comic Con is when you tend to see the best costumes as cosplayers bring out their entries for the evening's Eastern Championships of Cosplay. Beyond some stunning entries, see the moment when the man inside the massive mechanical suit of Reinhardt from "Overwatch...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:23pm

PHOTOS: New York Comic Con Day 1 best costumes and scenes

The four-day pop culture bonanza that is New York Comic Con 2016 kicked off this morning at the Javits Center. The convention is expected to draw 180,000 people, many of them in elaborate costumes, and our photographer Brandon Hardin will be capturing them all along with the best scenes...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:19pm

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