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Meet NYC's 6 best new food trucks vying at the 2016 Vendy Awards

You don’t have to wait for Anthony Bourdain’s massive Pier 57 food hall to find Asian street food in NYC. Of the six finalists for Rookie of the Year in this year’s Vendy Awards, which has been highlighting the best of the city’s sidewalk vendors since 2005, half hail...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:46am

Where Broadway stars go to party

After the hard work of winning recognition for your talents comes the celebration. But when it comes to the Tony Awards, which take place at Radio City Music Hall this Sunday, stage performers are a superstitious lot: It’s considered a jinx to think about — much less talk about...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:29pm

'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 open in New York on April 22, 2018. Tickets will go on sale sometime this fall. #...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:34pm

With nudity, 'The Tempest' gets a feminist message

The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society like to do the same things everyone else does in Central Park, just in less clothing. They read books, have picnics, get some vitamin D. This week, they’re joining forces with Torn Out Theater to perform Shakespeare’s The...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:01pm

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

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:23am

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

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

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