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6 injured in Midtown manhole explosions

Five firefighters and one civilian were injured Wednesday after multiple manholes exploded and created what fire officials called "a small flash smoke explosion." According to FDNY Deputy Assistant Commissioner Michael Ajello, FDNY firefighters arrived on scene at East 32nd Street in the...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 3:19pm

4 Great films to check out at the TriBeCa Film Festival 2019

This Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2019 TriBeCa Film Festival. Every year, the festival showcases some of the best young talents in the film and television industry while hosting special anniversary screenings and thought-provoking talks with legends from both mediums. This year is no...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 9:53am

Discussions you need to check out at the TriBeCa Film Festival

While the TriBeCa Film Festival is known for brining fresh new voices in filmmaking to the world, the festival is also known for curating special anniversary screenings and talks around some of the most trailblazing works in both film and television. This year is going to be no different, as...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 5:38pm

5 fun things to do in Grand Central Terminal this May

From Cinco de Mayo to Mother's Day and Memorial Day, New York City's Grand Central Terminal will have plenty of options for New Yorkers and tourists looking to make some new memories this spring. Here are five specials happening at NYC's Grand Central Terminal in May 2019. 1. May 3 - May 5:...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 3:26pm

Things to do in NYC for Earth Day 2019

Spring is the perfect time for jaded New Yorkers of all walks of life to peel back their layers and let the sunshine warm their hearts as they get reacquainted with the great outdoors. But if you have paid any attention over the past few decades or so, you may have heard that our planet has been...

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 11:37am

5 Great ways to celebrate Easter in NYC with your family this weekend

Easter Sunday is coming up and you may be looking for different ways to break free from your regular routine this year. Here are five great events happening around the city this weekend that will be fun for the entire family.   Fun things to do on Easter in NYC The Easter Parade and...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:35pm

Swish Ally Fund is hosting another exciting benefit concert to benefit LGBTQ communities

Head to Le Poisson Rouge this Monday to join in on a fun, exciting and meaningful evening. The Swish Ally Fund of the Stonewall Community Foundation will be hosting their Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert: Tomorrow Starts Today on April 22, and everyone is invited out to join in and...

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 1:21pm

Rip Michaels on bringing his all-star comedy friends to Barclays Center

Rip Michaels is not in the business of doing things on a small scale. Starting out as a stand-up comedian and writer in New York and then becoming a writer and cast member on Nick Cannon’s wildly successful MTV improv show “Wild ’N Out,” Michaels eventually moved on to become a producer and co-...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:57pm

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is keeping Old Hollywood alive in NYC

New York City is full of little gems and hidden treasures, and the quaint yet full of character Metrograph is truly one of them. The Metrograph embodies everything “Old Hollywood” is all about and tries to bring that magical era to life in present day. This Thursday night, the Metrograph will be...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:26pm

5 Ways to spend your St. Patty’s Day in NYC

This Sunday, the sounds of pennywhistle and zig-zagging merrymakers dressed in green will descend upon every corner of New York City to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. With the holiday falling on a weekend this year, the feeling of having the world as your oyster can be a little bit overwhelming, to...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:11pm

3 great things to do in New York City this week

You could look at daylight saving time as a glass-half-empty or half-full situation. If you choose to be optimistic, an extra hour of sunlight will force you to go out there and make the most of it after you clock out of work. Here are some events that you can check out this week with your new...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 1:12pm

7 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Women have been making incredible headway recently, from politics to Hollywood and workplaces everywhere. As March is Women's History Month, it's time to salute the women who broke the glass ceilings to make it possible, so we've rounded up the exhibits, gatherings and performances that salute the...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9:06am

There's fanfic at The Met and it's all because of the Tale of Genji

Fanfiction writers and fan artists have been maligned since the start of the internet, hunted by zealous copyright holders and ridiculed as derivative by academics. Well, no longer because fanfiction along with other fan creations like paintings, clothing and even trading cards have officially...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:17am

The 2019 finalists for the nation's largest book club, One Book One New York

New Yorkers can’t agree on much, but once a year they come together to celebrate a book with deep ties to the city for One Book, One New York. Now in its third year as the nation's largest book club, the 2019 One Book One New York program highlights female authors all hailing from the New York...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:31pm

After Hours, Dessert Speakeasy Chanson Is Now A Cocktail Bar

It’s 11 p.m. and you’re looking to keep the night going — how does dessert and cocktails at a speakeasy bar sound? Hidden beneath Flatiron’s Patisserie Chanson, known for its edible works of art, Chanson’s Dessert Bar wows crowds nightly with its six-course theatrical dessert tastings. Now, they’...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 3:43pm

Take a sneak peek at The Met's exhibit on camp fashion

The Met’s 2019 Spring Costume Institute exhibition is going to be lit. The Anna Wintour Costume Institute’s showcase event will be Camp: Notes on Fashion, and if you’re not up on queer subculture, you’re about to get a fabulous education. Guiding the exhibit will be Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes...

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:12pm

30 Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Feb. 28-March 3

Mean Girls for grown-ups, Drake vs. Tchaikovsky, the Orchid Show is back, NYC Beer Week begins and more things to do in NYC this weekend. Here’s Brooklyn now BRIC, which celebrates 40 years as the leading venue for free cultural programs in Brooklyn, has opened its 2019 Biennial. This year’s art...

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:32pm

The Rubin Museum's mindfulness exhibit is an Instagram dream

There’s a lot of talk lately about living a more mindful life and starting “practices” like meditation and yoga. The Eastern cultures where these rituals come from have understood the power of the human mind and its deep connection to the body for centuries, and the Rubin Museum has cleverly fused...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:43pm

Apply now to spend your whole summer at Coney Island

If spending just a weekend or two at Coney Island this summer isn’t enough, apply for a job at the amusement parks and Boardwalk instead. The Alliance for Coney Island is looking for 600 people to fill various positions during a job recruitment fair on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5 from 10...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:19pm

Take an immersive journey into the art of sound at On Air Fest

On Air Fest may be about bringing podcasters to Brooklyn in front of an audience — but don’t call it a podcast festival. Instead of just sitting in a room watching people talk to each other, On Air Fest 2019 features immersive soundscapes, live concerts, poetry, stories told with projections and...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:24pm