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Good vibes and strong drinks at The Polynesian, NYC's authentic tiki bar

If you’re looking for a rum drink on an island in Polynesia, you’d want it to be made by a self-proclaimed tiki pirate. That would be Brian Miller, who’s been dreaming of bringing authentic tiki cocktails with the good vibes and easy elegance of Pacific island culture to Midtown...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 8:36pm

Your guide to the best beaches in New York City

Summer’s unofficial arrival is Memorial Day Weekend, and that’s good enough for the New York City Parks Department, which opens public beaches on May 26. Technically, you can lounge on the sand anytime — Rockaway Beach is even something of a nighttime destination. But swimming is...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:08pm

Halo Top brings free soft serve to NYC with a summer pop-up shop

You and the rest of America are probably already eating as much Halo Top ice cream as you should. But when their treats have only a third of the calories of regular ice cream, and soft serve is just irresistible in this weather, a free taste of its next big move is too good to pass up. Halo Top,...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:21pm

Thursdays are ladies night this summer at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Every night is ladies night at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2018 Movies With a View series. One of the best venues to catch a free outdoor movie in the summer has also become one of the most woke. Last year, Brooklyn Bridge Park highlighted films about resistance movements, and this year...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:19pm

Smorgasburg comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park for movie nights

Brooklyn Bridge Park is already one of the best venues to catch a free outdoor movie in the summer, and it's just signed on the city's best outdoor food market to provide concessions. Smorgasburg will be providing for all your snacky needs for the 2018 season of Movies With a...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:18pm

Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in New York City

From a new Coney Island ride to a Cuban brunch, cookouts and a DragonBall Z party, here are the best things to do on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in NYC.   A post shared by Big Gay Ice Cream (@biggayicecream) on May 22, 2018 at 9:50am PDT Try Cheetos-flavored...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:15am

Yelp uncorks their list of the best wine bars in New York City for National Wine Day

National Wine Day is rapidly approaching, do you know where you’re spending it? Yelp uncorked their data to fill us in on the best wine bars in New York City so you can celebrate in style this Friday. While you don’t need an excuse to break out a bottle of wine in the evening,...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 2:50pm

Cheetos-flavored soft serve is confusing but totally addictive

When it comes to food innovation, no one is trying harder than potato chip companies. That is until Big Gay Ice Cream combined two of your favorite things into Cheetos-flavored soft serve. Yes, the New York-born ice cream shop leading the flavor name game actually created Cheetos-flavored...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 2:13pm

A Texas-style barbecue food hall is coming to Brooklyn

Brooklyn has lost some of its cool cred to Texas hipster haven Austin recently, but the playing field is being leveled soon with Downtown Brooklyn’s own barbecue food hall opens. Despite its name, Hill Country Food Park (345 Adams St.) somehow won't have any rides or carnival games...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:27pm

The 8 essential things to do during Fleet Week in New York

White caps, sailor uniforms and a sudden uptick in nautical search terms on Google — it must be Fleet Week. The 2018 edition of Fleet Week starts on Wednesday, May 23, through Memorial Day (May 28), bringing some 2,500 service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard to the...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:25am

This car-free bridge from Brooklyn to Queens needs your help

Alternative transportation is having a moment in the city, whether it’s the looming shutdown of the L train or the constant headache that is riding any of the city’s subway lines. From more ferries to electric bikes or creating car-free corridors within Manhattan and beyond, everyone is...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:14pm

Own a piece of the Fyre Festival disaster at this pop-up shop

As bad as some recent festival failures have been, none compare to the Fyre Festival. The April 2017 luxury island party that promised a celebrity-studded weekend with Ja Rule and Kendall Jenner delivered the Rich Kids of Instagram to an uninhabited island in the Bahamas, much to their horror and...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:02pm

Best bagels in New York City that you can get delivered

Whether you pick at it plain, cover it in schmear or go all out with the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich option, there’s no denying that a bagel makes your morning better. But in a city known for these glorious doughy globes, why would you ever settle for anything less than the best bagels in...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:17pm

Find zen on this pretty pink patio at HealHaus wellness cafe

Feeling like you’re not in the middle of New York City can be difficult when you’re in the middle of New York City. But this new pretty pink patio should do the trick.  The backyard deck is the hidden secret of HealHaus, a new holistic wellness studio and cafe that just opened at...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 1:29pm

Rosé owns summer so every drink now comes in a rosé flavor

Rosé isn’t just a summer beverage — it is THE summer beverage. Sales of pink wine have grown by 53% between the summers of 2016 and 2017, while the rest of the wine world posted just a 4% rise, according to analytics firm Nielsen (yes, the TV ratings people also care about what wine you...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:25am

Best fish and chips in New York City you can order while you watch the royal wedding

So you’re all set to watch Prince Harry’s wedding this Saturday, but something’s missing. Sure, you could brew yourself a nice hot mug of English breakfast — after all, the coverage does kick off bright and early at 4:00 a.m. EST — but there are more delicious ways to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:48pm

This pop-up champagne bar has Empire State Building views

For the serious Champagne fans, there’s a new pop-up bar that’s as passionate about bubbly as you. On select nights this April and May, The Gallery on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center will be transformed into a fizzy wonderland called Bubble Bar, dedicated to Champagne and...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:45pm

Here are 26 NYC skateparks to check out this spring

There are many NYC skateparks you can visit across the five boroughs that will give you the chance to perfect your skills, learn something new, or just meet new people with similar interests. The New York City Parks Department opened Mullaly Skate Park in 1988. It’s located in The Bronx and...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:14am

With imagiNATIONS, American Indian museum brings indigenous innovations to forefront

When you look at the Brooklyn Bridge or pick up a lacrosse stick or rubber ball or gobble those countless ears of corn every summer, do you think of the indigenous peoples of the Americas? You should, because without them, those things — and many others — would not exist today. That...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:03am

Go full British or just eat cake at these royal wedding events

Whether you're enough of a royal family superfan to wake up for Prince Harry and soon-to-be newly minted American princess Meghan Markle's royal wedding or just want to low-key indulge in some British food and wedding cake, there's a fun event for you this weekend....

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:50pm