New York

Why is pink the color for girls? It wasn't always that way

Pink wasn’t considered the color for girls until the 1940s. That probably comes as a surprise to anyone who’s walked into the girls’ section of a clothing store lately, but it didn’t use to be that way. “Society determines what color means, and society changes its...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:41pm

Body modification could finally change who can be beautiful

It started with Kim Kardashian unveiling a necklace seemingly embedded under own flesh that glowed with her heartbeats. Then came Chrissy Teigen with a chest of feathers, as if she were transforming into a bird. Queen Eye’s Tan France grew a Tudor collar of gills. Could the extreme body...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:39pm

Major NYC lunch deal alert: Get 50% off with the Ritual app

The best things in life are free, but I suppose we can settle for a week of half-price lunches during Eats Week, a promotion by the Ritual app that lets you order and pay for meals before arriving at a restaurant. From Oct. 15-26, you can grab lunch deals of 50% off at hundreds of local restaurants...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:45pm

Here's what it's like to fish for your dinner at Zauo NYC (photos)

Interactive dining is the big trend in restaurants, and it doesn’t get much more hand-on than Zauo NYC, the first U.S. outpost of the famous Japanese chain where diners catch their own fish. Zauo NYC, opening Oct. 15 at 152 W. 24th St. in Chelsea, is a celebration of the ocean's bounty...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:10am

13 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend, Oct. 11-14

Things to do in NYC: Free show with Diplo and Mark Ronson Samsung’s experiential studio — that’s a fancy way of saying a showroom where you can’t buy anything — is resuming its Live at 837 concert series on Thursday night with a DJ set by Silk City, Diplo and Mark...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 5:33pm

Tickets for Gracie Mansion Halloween now available

Just about everyone loves autumn in New York City, and one the most beloved events of the season is, obviously, Halloween. New Yorkers of all ages love dressing up, including the city’s first couple, who will once again host their annual Gracie Mansion Halloween celebration. The 2018 Gracie...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:50pm

Jimmy Kimmel is back in Brooklyn! Guests, how to get tickets

Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night talk show on the road again, ditching California for Brooklyn for a week of shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Oct. 15-19. Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs on ABC, will tape five shows before a live audience inside the Howard Gilman Opera House, which will...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:33pm

Joel Hodgson on 30 years of Mystery Science Theater 3000

It's hard to believe it's been 30 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 first hit the airwaves. In honor of the big anniversary, creator and original host Joel Hodgson is hitting the road alongside new host Jonah Ray, as they riff along to bad B-movies in Boston, New York and other...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 2:43pm

13 fun and free things to do with kids in NYC in October 2018

Fall has officially arrived, with local pumpkin patches for amazing photo ops and getting a taste of the farm life while apple-picking upstate. And there's plenty of free ways to have fun with little ones too like street festivals, magic shows, exploring old buses and more. Free things to do...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:49am

These are the 7 coffee trends driving how we caffeinate in 2018

Is coffee good for you in 2018? The science swings back and forth, but right now we’re being told to “drink coffee, live forever.” Good thing the New York Coffee Festival returns Oct. 13-14, bringing all the hot new coffee trends with tastings, new product demos, a latte art...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:32pm

All of The Dead Rabbit's cocktail secrets are now revealed

The Dead Rabbit has won pretty much every major accolade of the bar world since opening in November 2012, including World’s Best New Cocktail Bar just five months later as well as Best International Bartender for co-founder Jack McGarry. The awards have continued to roll in, including back-to...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:24pm

Ippudo giving away 1,000 free ramen bowls on its NYC birthday

Nobody tell Ippudo that you’re supposed to get gifts, not give them on your birthday. The Japanese ramen chain is counting its blessings and multiplying them by 100, giving away 1,000 free ramen bowls to mark its 10th anniversary. The Fukuoka-based chain opened its first U.S. location in the...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:37pm

Inside the unlikely but true Velvet Underground Experience NYC

The mainstream was not ready for the Velvet Underground in 1965. That didn’t stop founding members Lou Reed and John Cale pulling everyone from Andy Warhol to German model Nico into their orbit and, in five short years, creating a legacy that would change the sound, visual aesthetic and...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Forget Uber and Lyft — your Lamborghini Huracan is waiting

Yellow cabs are iconic and black cars are classy, but nothing in the fleets of Uber, Lyft and taxis can compete with a spectacular NYC rideshare option coming for one day only: a brand new 2018 Lamborghini Huracan in blazing orange. That’s what you could be riding in courtesy of Swims, the...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:53pm

These giant candies on Broadway are NYC's sweetest public art

Just in time for trick-or-treating season, NYC just got a sweet new piece of public art. Three blocks of Broadway have been taken over by Candy Nations, 20 colorful giant candies lining the pedestrian plazas from 36th to 39th streets. The sculptures tower 9 feet tall, each weighing 1,450 pounds...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:12pm

Are you sure what you’re paying for is real cryotherapy?

Although it seems to still take a special breed of person to sign up for a Polar Plunge challenge, cold therapy minus the water is more popular than ever. Also known as cryotherapy, it’s become a trendy treatment offered at a growing number of New York gyms and spas. But are you sure what you...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 2:03pm

PHOTOS: Nightmare Machine, the haunted house for millennials

What started as Brooklyn’s sweet dreamscape Dream Machine has turned into the millennial haunted house Nightmare Machine, an Instagram-ready gallery of horrors plucked straight from the imaginations of the 22-37 set. “I grew up with Halloween as a really big deal in my family,”...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:05pm

Joaquin Phoenix spotted as Joker inside Brooklyn subway station

New footage has emerged showing Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker smoking a cigarette while walking away from a chaotic scene as police are seen rushing in. Celebrity paparazzi site Hollywood Pipeline posted footage of Phoenix, 43, dressed as Arthur Fleck, walking away from something that has happened...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:50pm

The making of a show cake with Ashley Holt of Sugar Monster

It’s 8:37 p.m. the night before the 2017 New York Cake Show, and Ashley Holt is pouring herself a cup of coffee. It’s not her first or last of the day. The 29-year-old behind Sugar Monster Sweets — who’s appeared on Cake Boss and won Season 3 of TLC’s Next Great Baker...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:40pm

PHOTOS: The best cosplay of NYCC 2018, Day 2

As the country's largest convention of pop culture — from TV to movies, video games and animation — New York Comic Con 2018 has a special place on the fan calendar. From sci-fi and anime to superheroes and fantasy, studios always bring their big stars, latest video...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:19am