Things to Do

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

The Met Breuer is New York's most modern art museum yet

The art world is always changing, and having works by old masters hanging next to modern artists just doesn't work. So the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to expand, opening a new offshoot called the Met Breuer that aims to be New York's most modern art museum. Named for the...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 3:18am

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

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 in 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...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:12am

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