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Gallery: The Bronx Zoo's cutest baby animals of 2017

The Bronx Zoo couldn’t have had a bigger year than 2017. It grew in attractions both animal and human, opening a new habitat for its slender-horned gazelle herd and the thrilling new Treetop Adventure expansion, with a zipline that takes visitors across the Bronx River and challenges them...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 1:04pm

New Brooklyn museum is all about the history of its waterfront

Water, water everywhere — and there’s history in every drop. And the Brooklyn Historical Society thinks it’s about time New Yorkers reconnected with their aquatic ancestry at a new museum. “For a city that’s basically a set of islands, New York has thought of itself...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:34pm

The Jewish Museum makes 4,000 years feel totally modern

Can an exhibit about a 4,000-year-old culture feel as modern as an episode of “Orange Is the New Black”? An episode of the hit Netflix series featuring an inmate converting to Judaism makes it into Television and Beyond, one of the seven rooms that comprise the Jewish Museum’s...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:08pm

Space nerds, take an adults-only field trip to Liberty Science Center

As far as taglines go, “Pack your bags because you’re going to space!” is a pretty solid one. The Liberty Science Center promises you’ll “learn everything you need for a mission through the galaxy” at LSC After Dark, the museum’s 21 and over party on the...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:38pm

Your winter game plan is Champagne in a rooftop bubble

We’re still months away from rooftop bar weather, but not if you’re inside Bar 54’s bubbles. Back for the season at Bar 54 on top of the Hyatt Centric hotel in Times Square, these bubbles preserve the Manhattan skyline panorama while keeping you cozy in heated comfort (and...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:30pm

One of Washington's best restaurants The Dabney lands in NYC

Save yourself the trip to Washington, D.C. — as if anyone wants to be closer to the heart of American politics right now — and book a table at the New York City pop-up of one of its most popular restaurants, The Dabney. Owner/chef Jeremiah Langhorne has brought his restaurant —...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 8:34pm

It's the '60s all over again as massive festival takes over the city

“You say you want a revolution,” The Beatles sang in 1968 — but it may as well be a chart-topping hit right now. Tapping into the cultural, social and political anxieties that are tipping our country toward another revolution, Carnegie Hall has rallied some of the biggest...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:30pm

These amazing hot cocktails will keep you warm through winter

Nobody wants to sip a cocktail full of ice in the middle of winter. We rounded up some of the best hot cocktails at bars and restaurants to ride out the cold weather. I Dream of Greenie Former Waldorf-Astoria executive chef John Doherty is taking things a little bit more casual these days with...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:10pm

80+ artists commemorate ‘One Year of Resistance’

As many will likely be looking back this week at the year that was President Trump’s first in the White House to reflect on his accomplishments, failures and tweets, 80-plus artists took to their respective mediums to commemorate the occasion their own way. Opening Tuesday at The Untitled...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:03am

Win tickets to SmorgasBurns, Brooklyn's take on Burns Night

Between good whisky and epic poetry, Scotland knows how to make the best of bad weather. The crew at Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky heard New York is having a record cold winter, so they’re bringing their country’s annual Burns Night celebration to Brooklyn. The poet Robert Burns...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3:56pm

The best bars in the world for 2017, ranked by cocktail experts

London is back to being the world’s top city for cocktails. That’s according to the annual list of the World’s 50 Best Bars, which awarded the top spot to the American Bar and The Savoy Hotel. London also claimed second place with Dandelyan, another hotel bar inside the Mondrian...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:45pm

Beyond Civil Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. in New York City

As the defining icon of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr.'s work beyond the scope of voting rights and racial equality has been overshadowed. But his lifelong fight for equality took many forms, as King's advocacy work during his time in New York City shows. “Looking...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:39pm

10 fun things to do in NYC this weekend, Jan. 11-14

DANCE American Realness If you want to know what’s hot among in the unconventional dance world, the 2018 American Realness dance festival is where you’ll find subversive artists taking center stage. The week-long festival brings together 89 performances of 17 productions over the...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 1:27pm

Fashion-themed hotspot Rag Trader is eager to please — and succeeds

We don’t tell non-tourists to venture into Herald Square lightly, but that’s exactly what you should do to experience the city’s most exciting new bar, restaurant and subterranean piano lounge. Now open in a former textile factory, The Rag Trader and its speakeasy bar Bo Peep nod...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 9:57pm

Breakfast is just the start of what's next at Chinese creperie Mr Bing

Despite selling a Northern Chinese breakfast staple, Mr Bing hasn’t offered its own morning version until now. Beginning Jan. 11, you’ll be able to get a jianbing — a savory crepe with various fillings folded into a square sandwich popular on Beijing streets — with...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:56pm

Mr. Bing brings Chinese street food to Times Square

From his cheerfully orange Mr. Bing booth at UrbanSpace’s Garment Street Holiday Market, Brian Goldberg is serving up something you’ve probably never heard of before. Jian bing is the street cart food staple in Beijing, where he studied Mandarin in 1998. The stuffed sandwich-style...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:48pm

Feast on Kinky Beets Canapes at The Plaza's Broadway Tea

Are you ready to hide from the cold in a Broadway theater? There aren't many better places to be when tickets are 2-for-1 to 19 productions during Broadway Week, from Jan. 16-Feb. 4. That should leave you with a little extra to make your entire day Broadway themed with the Plaza Hotel’s...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 3:43pm

Shake Shack adds an obligatory chicken club sandwich

It's New Year's resolution season, which makes the debut of Shake Shack's first grilled chicken sandwich a pretty obvious play. The Griddled Chick'n Club, debuting at the end of January, is exactly the kind of token healthy item for when you’re craving a milkshake instead of...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:47pm

Where to eat during NYC Restaurant Week 2018

It’s January, which means it’s cold and nobody has any money. Solve both of those problems during NYC Restaurant Week (Jan. 22-Feb. 9), when you can cozy up on someone else’s heating dime for three-course prix fixe meals more than 370 restaurants for $29 at lunch and $42 during...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 6:31pm

Legendary rock critic Lester Bangs lives again in 'How to Be a Rock Critic'

Lester Bangs may have died 36 years ago, but the legendary music journalist will be alive, well and manic as ever in the East Village once again as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. “How to Be a Rock Critic” was conceived by Jessica Blank, who directs, and...

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 2:37pm