New York

WTF is nude looping? Performance artist Matthew Silver explains

While New York Fashion Week was in full swing last weekend, a few other things were swinging outside Manhattan’s Rivington Design House during a public naked performance art piece. RELATED:Times Square topless ladies situation not like bad old days: Bratton Performance artists Matthew...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:05pm

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

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

$1B Javits Center expansion to feature largest ballroom on East Coast

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is set to get a facelift — putting it ahead of the competition. After Wednesday’s announcement to transform Penn Station, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued on a roll Thursday morning as he announced the 1.2-million-square-foot expansion of the waterfront...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:49pm

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

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...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:32pm

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

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

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

Where to meet sailors during Fleet Week in New York

We've all seen the Sex and the City episode where we learned Carrie Bradshaw's greatest love is New York City, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun with a man of the seas. Here's where to meet sailors during Fleet Week. Climb aboard their boat: Get on their turf...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:23am

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

PHOTOS: A look back at NYC Guardian Angels in NYC from the 1980s

After a recent rash of New York City subway slashings, the well-known citizen patrol organization Guardian Angels aremaking their way back to New York City subway platformsto add an extra level of presence and safety to the subway system. RELATED: MAP:NYC sees increase in subway slashings The...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:53am

New York as a craft beer: How Brew Dogs bottled the city

Winter arrived late in 2014 — except for one random freezing Saturday in an otherwise balmy mid-November week. And the crew of Esquire network’s Brew Dogs spent most of it on a downtown Brooklyn rooftop, filming the final scene of their citywide experiment in creating the...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:10am

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