New York

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

PHOTOS: The best cosplay of NYCC 2018, Day 3

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 - 2:17am

Photos: Best cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2018, Day 1

New York is currently in the midst the sci-fi, anime, superhero, video game and general pop culture extravaganza that is New York Comic Con 2018. An expected 227,000 fans are descending upon the Javits Center — despite the 7 train — to see panels from the stars and...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:12am

PHOTOS: Look inside the Harry Potter museum exhibit in NYC

The next best thing to attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry yourself is visiting Harry Potter: History of Magic, now open at the New-York Historical Society. It seems impossible, but we solemnly swear it’s true: Even the most diehard Harry Potter fan will learn something new...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:09am

17 things to do in NYC on Columbus Day Weekend 2018

We’ll take any excuse for a three-day weekend, even if Christopher Columbus didn't really discover America. We rounded up 17 things to do in NYC on Columbus Day Weekend, from the preview opening of King Kong on Broadway to the long-awaited New York Pizza Festival, a fun run for shelter...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:01pm

MTA says lol nope to NYCC 2018, cancels 7 trains in Manhattan

Are you one of the approximately 100,000 people (like me, hi!) expected at New York Comic Con this weekend? Were you hoping to get to NYCC 2018 by taking the almost-new 7 train extension to 34th Street/Hudson Yards, the only subway stop in the otherwise transit-barren west side of Manhattan where...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:09pm

10 Things You Must Do, See and Eat at NYCC 2018

Judge a Bob's Burgers cookoff, step inside Harry Potter's pensieve, watch the premiere of Doctor Who with the cast and more — here’s our guide to the essential panels and experiences at NYCC 2018.  10 things you must do at NYCC 2018 Audible has created a 10-minute...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:49am