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Harry Potter parody play Puffs graduates to Off Broadway with bigger emotions and special effects

Going to wizarding school is hard, even when you’re not the Boy Everything Happens To. This is the premise of Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, a hilariously heartfelt parody of the famous seven-book series focusing on the often forgotten house...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:58pm

NYC Beer Week 2017 will be the most diverse yet

Everyone in New York, including its breweries, likes to think we’re the best at whatever we do. While that’s certainly true, NYC Beer Week is taking a different approach to this year’s festivities, which span over 400 events from Feb. 24 to March 5. “New York City is not insular; it’s a very...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:04pm

Everything you need to know about Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Lovers of beer, genre films and dine-in movie theaters, the long-awaited Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn has finally arrived. The Texas-based chain’s 25th location sits on the fourth and fifth floors of Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point mall (445 Gold St.), with seven screening rooms ranging...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

Look inside iPic's luxury dine-in theater at South Street Seaport

NYC's growing dine-in movie theater scene has a new addition. South Florida-based iPic Theaters is opening its first luxury bar-lounge-theater in the city at South Street Seaport on Friday, Oct. 7. Before we get into the details, an important note: The theater is giving away free tickets to new...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:03pm

NYC insiders share their most romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day

Wondering where to find the best food, atmosphere and drinks for Valentine's Day? We asked the people who know best: the chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs at some of the city's hottest spots. Their answers varied from the easy vibes of Momofuku Noodle Bar to the old-school romance of River Cafe,...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:33pm

Make these NYC Restaurant Week 2016 reservations now

The city’s biggest restaurant event ever is almost here, but you won’t want to wait to make these reservations. The winter edition of NYC Restaurant Week (Jan. 18-Feb. 5)will have the most participants in its history, with 372 restaurants across the five boroughs serving special...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:09pm

3 ways Indian Accent is not a typical Indian restaurant

New York has been home to the polar opposites in Indian cuisine for years, but the space between Junoon and Curry Row is becoming more interesting. First, it was last summer’s neon-colored newcomer with a swagger, Babu Ji. Now, New Delhi’s acclaimed Indian Accent has made the trek...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:33am

Get your taxes done by an accountant at Brooklyn bar Yours Sincerely

Setting up an accounting office inside a bar is the kind of simple genius that makes you wonder why we haven’t been doing it all along. At least if the news is bad, it just makes sense to have a bracing drink one desperate gesture away. Certified public accountant Shane Mason is...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

SEE IT: New Yorkers bare it all for No Pants Subway Ride

Despite the freezing temperatures and recent snow fall, New Yorkers, along withtens of thousands of people in over 60 cities and 25 countries, took to the subway for the 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. Organized byImprov Everywhere — described as a"New York City-based comedy...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:39pm

Senor Frog's is closed because New York doesn't love Spring Break

Good luck finding someplace new to drink margaritas by the yard. Señor Frog’s in Times Square was always an oddity, an urban outpost of the Spring Break-themed vaguely Mexican bar-restaurant chain usually found closer to beaches and year-round sunshine. The New York location opened only...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:40pm

Look inside Columbus Circle's TurnStyle underground market

NYC's newest food hall and market turns your walk to the subway into an opportunity to try something new. TurnStyle, a new Chelsea Market-style collection of 38 restaurants, grocers and retailers, opens just south of Columbus Circle on Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. Two years in the...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 3:58pm

The last days of brunch at the Waldorf Astoria

When the Waldorf Astoria closes at the end of this month for a long conversion to turn most of the hotel into luxury condos, New York will lose one of its most lavish experiences: brunch at Peacock Alley. On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historic hotel’s lobby restaurant spills...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:41am

Richard Avedon is the rare fashion icon who let models shine

Advertisements are rarely memorable, but you probably remember when Calvin Klein was selling fragrances and jeans with a revolutionary campaign in the ’80s and ’90s, with James King speaking candidly about her friend’s suicide or Kate Moss choosing a screaming fight over...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:19pm

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

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

Eat Here Now: Taiwan's salty cheese tea trend arrives in Queens

Each week, I'll pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. Happy Lemon If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it's that cheese is good. Completely versatile and somehow the perfect complement in...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:07pm

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

Rooftop wine bar City Vineyard feels like Italy on the Hudson

There are no grapes growing at City Vineyard. That’s lucky for you, because the new wine bar and restaurant in Hudson River Park will need the space when it becomes New York City’s hottest new waterfront rooftop destination. The new two-story property on Pier 26 from the team behind...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:34pm