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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

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' sets Broadway debut date

Muggles, rejoice! "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will make its Broadway debut in Spring 2018. The play, which has been playing to sold-out audiences in London's West End since June 2016, will make its Broadway debut on April 22, 2018, according to the official site for Harry...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:08pm

Meet makeup maven Trish McEvoy at Build Studio

Before lip kits and Sephora, there was Trish McEvoy, whose makeup brushes revolutionized the beauty world. The makeup maven was also the first to open a science-based beauty clinic with her husband, helping New York’s celebrity set look their best for nearly four decades. RELATED: See to...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:47am

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

Catch the best Shakespeare productions this spring

Yes, we’re all a little anxious to see Oscar Isaac take on the role of “Hamlet” this summer, but you’ll have to keep it in your pants for a little longer.Until then, we’ve rounded up all the gender-swapping, boozy and outlandish Shakespearean productions of spring....

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:56pm

Your complete guide to New York's summer music festivals

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life great — music festivals are no exception. These festivals all tout great headliners, but they’ve also got their own, individual perks that make them unique. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival June-August, Prospect Park...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:31pm

Eat Like an Insider: Follow Chris Santos to the party

If your idea of going out to dinner includes an element of see-and-be-seen, there’s probably a very specific set of spots you hit up: restaurant-lounge Stanton Social, lux speakeasy Beauty & Essex, splashy clubhouse Vandal. To go with their party vibes, what they all have in common is...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:43pm

Get your NSFW sexts right here

We all have sexting stories. Some are amusing — the embarrassing autocorrects, the dirty messages we’ve mistakenly sent to the wrong recipient, the sexy selfie attempts that end up anything but. And then there’s the more insidious experience — the unsolicited dick pics, the misogynistic comebacks...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:28pm

Pancakes & Booze Art Show features free flapjacks, local talent

For Pancakes & Booze founder Tom Kirlin, combining free flapjacks, alcohol and art has been a recipe for success. The L.A. resident first devised his art and carb fest back in 2009 as a side project, a way for the former film and TV cameraman to make use of his studio space that would sit empty...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:01pm

It's all about the '80s at themed bar GB85

When Beetle House founder Zach Neil closes a themed bar, he opens another one.His first venture, the Will Ferrell-themed Stay Classy, left 174 Rivington St. in December to go on a national tour. Now, its replacement has arrived: GB85, “a bar for dudes and ladies that just love the 80s!,” complete...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:23pm

Get pretty the Brooklyn way, naked brunch, affordable art and more things to do this weekend in NYC

ARTSAffordable Art FairYou’re officially a grown-up, and it’s time to replace those movie posters on your wall; but you don’t have to pay too much to upgrade. At the Metropolitan Pavilion, over 70 exhibitors are selling art at prices that won’t make you faint. It’s the first biannual Affordable Art...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:24pm

$1 ice cream waffles on opening day of Wowfulls' first store

You won’t have to run between food markets and music festivals for Hong Kong-style waffle ice cream cones anymore.On March 31, Smorgasburg sensation Wowfulls is opening its first shop at 309 Houston St., serving its specialty waffles in original, chocolate and matcha flavors filled with ice cream...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:46pm

Big Gay Ice Cream comes in pints now

People of New York and Philadelphia, get your spoons ready. Big Gay Ice Cream now comes in pints that you can buy in-store and eat in the comfort of your own home.If you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard of Big Gay Ice Cream before, here's the deal. Founders Douglas Quint and Bryan...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:09pm

Macy's Flower Show 2017 brings Coney Island to Herald Square

Step right up to the Macy’s Flower Show!The 43th annual event, open now through April 9, has created a literal carnival atmosphere inside the Herald Square department store. The classic Coney Island-style decor has 5,000 flowers blooming out of a giant carousel, a Ferris wheel, bumper cars and even...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 12:46pm

Here's the all-star menu at Chefs Club Counter, the fine-fast restaurant

Celebrity chef food is coming to a new fast-casual — excuse me, “fine-fast” — setting on the SoHo.Los Angeles breakfast sensation Eggslut and New York’s own Jean-George Vongerichten make up the spectrum of popular to venerable chefs whose dishes will be served at Chefs Club Counter, opening March...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:23am