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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

New York's Museum of Chocolate is as delicious as it is educational

When master chocolatier Jacques Torres announced he was bringing a chocolate museum to Manhattan, we had our doubts. Last summer’s Museum of Ice Cream was an interactive art gallery rather than historic exploration of the frozen treat, while the Museum of Feelings was little more than a...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:09pm

BrunchCon? More like BrunchConned say disappointed New Yorkers

Instead of being a celebration of brunch, New York’s first-ever BrunchCon may have actually ruined it. “I hate this,” muttered one attendee around 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, about three hours into the five-hour event. It was a common sentiment among the 2,250 attendees, who...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:04pm

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

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sets Broadway opening 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. #...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:39pm

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

A blooming marshmallow tops Dominique Ansel's new hot chocolate

The home of the Cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend by bringing one of its biggest hits from overseas to the original SoHo shop. RELATED: Happy birthday, Cronut! Photos from Dominique Ansel's party for a pastry The Blossoming Hot Chocolate,...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:05pm

Eataly Downtown is the food hall Lower Manhattan needs

NYC’s second branch of Eataly, the Italian food hall that counts Mario Batali among its partners, couldn't be coming to a neighborhood that needs it more. The food hall opens Aug. 11 on the third floor of World Trade Center 4. CEO Nicola Farinetti knew his team would have to come up...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:53pm

At this art show about the Olsen twins, you're the one on display

Meeting a celebrity in real life is always a risky proposition, but it’s a rite of passage for fans. Viviana Olen was just 7 when she met Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — who turned out to be nothing like on TV. “We waited in line for, like, three hours, and we just kind of passed...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:28pm

Eat Here Now: Live the Parisian way at Boucherie

Each week, I'm going to pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective, largely arbitrary and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. As anyone who’s had to leave Paris knows, regret sets in sooner or later. For your wanderlusting soul...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:38pm

Order dessert this Sweet September to benefit elderly New Yorkers

Desserts are all the rage — why not tick a few more hot spots off your list while helping a good cause? That's the idea behind Sweet September, when participating sweets shops and restaurants donate a portion of proceeds from special treats to benefit homebound seniors through...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 6:35pm

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

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

Ride with Santa on Christmas Eve through the magic of virtual reality

Ever since “The Santa Clause,” all we’ve wanted for Christmas is a ride in Santa’s sleigh. Well, strap in children young and old, you’re going to the North Pole! Thanks to the magic of virtual reality, you can sit right beside Father Christmas on his busiest night...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:22am

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