Going Out

House of Love is the progressive sex party that only Brooklyn could host

Bushwick might just be NYC’s sexiest neighborhood. On the otherwise unremarkable corner of Jefferson Street and Wyckoff Avenue sits House of Yes — actually its third edition, after the first in Queens was lost to a kitchen fire in 2008 and the second to East Williamsburg’s...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:04pm

There's plenty of life (and great cocktails) in The Dead Rabbit

Success means it’s getting harder to find Jack McGarry behind the bar at The Dead Rabbit. The 24-year-old Northern Irishman was crowned the youngest recipient the Spirited Awards’ International Bartender of the Year, serving the World’s Best Cocktail Menu, in 2013 — just...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:59pm

It's not just on Halloween that New York City embraces its dark side

The parties and parades that have come to typify Halloween mean the holiday devoted to the dead largely ends up glorifying life. But the themes of Halloween — fear, remembering the past, facing the end of life (whether human or the constant churn of development) — are explored every day...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:18pm

The best things to do in Philadelphia for Oktoberfest 2018

Looking to party Bavarian style? Philly's got you covered. The city is offering an array of Oktoberfest celebrations to bring out your inner Oom-pah dancer. Beers will be flowing, pretzels will be eaten and plenty of drunk memories are going to be made.. or forgotten. Here are the best places...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:01pm

How the Feast of San Gennaro is changing after 90 years

The Feast of San Gennaro enters its 90th year on Sept. 15 both proud of its history, and knowing it has to do more to draw in younger New Yorkers. “My great-grandfather was one of the founders,” says John Fratta, board director of Figli di San Gennaro, the nonprofit that organizes...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:06am

'That Golden Girls Show!' is a love letter to the ladies, now with puppets

Everyone’s favorite geriatric BFFs are coming to Union Square this fall, just not quite as you remember them. Director Jonathan Rockefeller is re-creating “The Golden Girls” using puppets — again. After the huge success of his first “Golden” puppet production...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:37pm

PHOTOS: The Cronut birthday party at Dominique Ansel Bakery

After three years and 36 flavors, the Cronut remains as much of a star as the day it was born. The doughnut-croissant hybrid that changed the pastry world celebrated its third birthday this week, and like any proper proud papa, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel threw a party at his SoHo...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

Dominique Ansel launches soft serve, including a savory burrata

With summer comes frozen treats, and of course if it’s sweet, Dominique Ansel Kitchen is on it. This Friday, the Cronut creator’s new cafe/dessert restaurant at 137 Seventh Ave. S. is opening a soft-serve window. On the compact menu is just two flavors ($7 with a housemade cone):...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:06pm

PHOTOS: Bompas & Parr's enchanted dinner party Le Savoir reimagines Stella Artois

Pairing dinners usually emphasize the food with various drinks, but Bompas & Parr’s Le Savoir is all in the service of Stella Artois — and even if you’ve had it a hundred times before, it’ll be new again at least once during the night. The British culinary magicians...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:50am

PHOTOS: New York on Location shows what's behind the camera

Movie magic is all around us on the streets of New York City, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes — and people making it happen without the recognition of onscreen talent. Normally closed to the public, Kaufman Astoria Studios opened its gates this Sunday and rolled out over...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:19pm

Rosé-themed picnic and music fest Pinknic coming to Governors Island

The wine of summer is throwing an appropriately chill and stylish party on Governors Island. The first-ever Pinknic, a rosé-themed picnic and music festival for 16,000, will take place on the weekend ofJuly 9-10. It borrows some elements of Diner en Blanc — there's a...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:05pm

PHOTOS: Living the rosé lifestyle at the first-ever Pinknic

It hasn't been summer without rosé for years now, but this weekend over 9,500 pink-and white-clad partiers got to experience what it really means to live the "rosé all day" lifestyle on Governors Island at the first-ever Pinknic. The two-day festival featured picnic eats by chef...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:01pm

PHOTOS: We want the Museum of Ice Cream to stay forever

Look at this wonderland of imagination and style. The Museum of Ice Cream is here (it officially opens July 29), and it's every bit the California summer-inspired ice cream paradise that creator Maryellis Bunn promised. The complimentary Scoop of the Week awaits at the welcome counter...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:39pm

Best parks and gardens to see NYC in full springtime bloom

No need to wait for April’s showers — there are plenty of blooms coming up to welcome spring. Here are the best places to see truly impressive flower displays around the city. April 1 is the official kickoff to cherry blossom season, but some of the sweet-smelling trees in...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:11am

Food pairings with Guinness, the beer of St. Patrick's Day

When it comes to actual St. Patrick’s Day traditions, Aaron Ridgeway is going to have to stop you at the color green. “There’s a bit of debate about it now,” says Ridgeway, who works at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. “The color green is said to not be the original...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:08pm

Why Semilla is NYC's best new restaurant

There’s a lot of iconic food in New York City; we’re used to ambitious decor, meat as both entree and garnish, and traditional dishes done right. But as the clean-eating trend shifts, restaurants have gone in the opposite direction: smaller, veggie-focused and innovative. And it...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 8:20pm

Fuku and the chicken sandwich that ate New York City

There’s an admirable democracy to New York City’s food scene. We wait months for the privilege of paying over $400 (per person) for dinner in the same city that spawned the fast-casual revolution. Just look at anytime Shake Shack offers a one-off burger. This time, however, the cows...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:43pm

PHOTOS: NYC's best Christmas trees

Rockefeller Center may be the largest Christmas tree in New York City, but size isn't the only thing that matters. Check out our roundup of the most spectacular Christmas trees around the city. New York Public Library This time of year, even the lions get spruced up: Patience and Fortitude...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 9:49pm

Pastrami Pilsner is like drinking the Jewish deli sandwich

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… distilling a pastrami sandwich into a pilsner? "Pastrami Pils just kind of manifested...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 9:24pm

SantaCon 2015 will not be the rager of years past

Whether it’s an annual tradition or a rite of passage for you, SantaCon is almost here again. This Saturday at 10 a.m., the festive mob will begin their journey at McCarren Park’s Aphalt Football Fields 1 and 2. From Greenpoint, the day-long march of Santas, elves and (more...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 8:15pm