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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

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

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

5 NYC designers to buy a bathing suit from this spring

As of yesterday, it’s officially spring, and if you stand in the sun with an iced coffee in hand, it even sorta feels like it. Whether you have a tropical getaway planned or a year-round jacuzzi connect, it’s getting to be bathing suit shopping time. Instead of combing the racks at Target, or...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:44am

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

Georgia O'Keeffe was a style icon in her day

Did you know that Georgia O’Keeffe sewed many of her own clothes?When we think of the modernist artist, we picture abstract renderings of lush flowers, romanticized animal skulls and muted desert landscapes. We may also recall details about her personal life — that for months out of the year, she...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:46am

Pels Pie Co. hosts fundraiser for women in need

“You shouldn’t have to choose between feeding yourself and paying for sanitary supplies,” says Khadija Ahmed. The 29-year-old Brooklyn resident is the organizer of“Pies and Pads,” a fundraiser tonight that will donate menstrual products to homeless women’s shelters.Held at Pels Pie Co. in Prospect...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:20pm

Where to eat King Cake on Mardi Gras Day in NYC

Fat Tuesday is upon us. If you’re experiencing Mardi Gras FOMO, we’re sorry, that’s life outside of New Orleans. We already told you where you can celebrate in New York City tonight, but if you’d also like to indulge your sweet tooth— especially with Lent kicking off tomorrow — there are still a...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:52am

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is the epitome of the Brooklyn bubble

Whether you’re in need of a staycation, a special night out, or a place for friends and family to post up when they come to visit, Brooklyn is now the go-to for boutique hotels. The newest addition to the scene, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, opened in February, bringing its brand of eco-conscious...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:05pm

One Book, One New York wants to get city readers on the same page (literally)

On the subway in New York City, it’s not uncommon to notice riders reading similar titles on their commute. Come March, you might actually see the same book again and again. That’s because One Book, One NY, an initiative from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:52pm

Where to watch the Oscars in NYC

While award shows, big games and political debates are probably best enjoyed on the couch at a house party, we can’t expect to play host or receive invites for every nationally televised spectacle. If you don’t have plans to stay in and watch the Academy declare their verdicts for the 89th year,...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:36pm

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

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in NYC

I’m from New Orleans, but when carnival season hits and I’m not there, I’m usually not interested in entertaining any saccharine takes outside of my hometown. Call me the authenticity police, or a snob, but I tend to avoid any Mardi Gras celebrations promising an “authentic NOLA experience."...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:25pm

Yeezy Season 5 hits NYFW

Kanye returns to New York Fashion Week today at 3:00 for Yeezy Season 5, which so far sounds like a much more reasonable affair than the disastrous Yeezy Season 4. For one, this year's spectacle takes place at Chelsea's Pier 59, compared to fall's location of Roosevelt Island, where attendees were...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 3:11pm

Native Fashion Now brings contemporary indigenous styles to New York

When we think about Native American culture, fashion typically isn't the first thing that comes to mind.A new exhibition seeks to change that.Native Fashion Now, featuring dozens of works by nearly 70 contemporary indigenous designers, will reveal the range and diversity of North American tribal...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

Dita Von Teese’s latest burlesque lets her live out her butler fantasy

Dita Von Teeseis the celebrated queen of neo-burlesque. The 44-year-old model from Michigan, born Heather Sweet, has published thrice, walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier and launched her own self-named lingerie line.And then, there's her world-famous strip show — made with old Hollywood...

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 3:30pm