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Where to watch the Golden Globes in NYC

Right now, deep in the throes of the Bomb Cyclone of 2018, you can’t imagine ever leaving your house again. But come Sunday night, you’ll be on day three of hibernation and getting out will be necessary to keep from turning into Jack Torrance. Plus, if you want to watch the Golden...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 2:06pm

Soaring Wings: How China nearly lost the 'bird of good fortune'

The climate change movement has the polar bear. China’s conservation activists have the crested ibis. How the Northeast Asian “bird of good fortune” was brought back from the brink of extinction and became an icon of environmental protection is the story of Soaring Wings, a lush...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 6:58pm

This NYC gym wants you to work out naked

Many people start working out every January to look better in their birthday suits, but a new fitness class at a Lower East Side gym wants you to actually work out naked. That's right, in your birthday suit. “These naked personal training sessions are all about creating a ‘new (...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm

10 fun things to do in NYC — don't fear the Cyclone Bomb!

THEATER Under the Radar Festival The Public Theater pulls all the best theater from around the world that premiered in the past year and collects it in New York for its annual Under the Radar Festival. This year it returns for 12 days, with 26 shows ranging experimental theater like Thunderstorm...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 11:59am

Everything you have to do in NYC this frozen January

When it's this cold, the urge to hibernate is strong. Fight it with our guide to the must-do events, foods and exhibits this January. The King of Pop commands you to dance Though Michael Jackson has long gone to the dancefloor in the sky, Who’s Bad are the next best thing. Dubbed the...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 6:37pm

Times Square ball drop: Time, TV channel and live stream

At least for a couple brief seconds every year, most of the country is a New Yorker thanks to the Times Square ball drop. Even if the Times Square ball drop happens outside of your time zone, many tune in to see the massive crowds characteristic of the Times Square New Year’s Eve...

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 4:26pm

The best 2017 New Year's Eve parties in NYC for every budget

There's going to be no sweeter sound than the door hitting 2017 on its way out. To celebrate the best night of the year, we've rounded up 25 of the best New Year's Eve parties in New York City, whether your budget is free or champagne and caviar.   A...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:57pm

Give yourself the gift of a guilt-free 2018 on Good Riddance Day

There’s only one good thing to say about 2017: It’s almost over. Before we celebrate what must surely, finally, at least in some way be better days ahead on New Year’s Eve, you can shed all the emotional baggage you’ve stored up on Good Riddance Day. Now in its 11th year,...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:25pm

Times Square New Year's Eve 2017: Street closures, MTA info and more

So you’re headed to the big Times Square New Year’s Eve 2017 festivities. While we’re libel to assume that also means you’re a saintly, albeit slightly insane, person who loves humanity so much that you don’t mind ushering in the new year while crammed shoulder-to-...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 2:06pm

Jess Lockwood on riding bulls at Madison Square Garden

Cowboys wrangling livestock probably isn’t the first thing you think of when you envision the bustling streets of New York City. It only happens once a year during PBR: Professional Bull Riders, kicking off their national tour at Madison Square Garden for three straight nights, Jan. 5-7....

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:29pm

How Il Laboratorio del Gelato makes New York's best Italian ice cream

In Jon Snyder’s laboratory, the science experiments result in delicious gelato and sorbet flavors. Il Laboratorio del Gelato — designed to look like a lab with stark white walls and gleaming chrome machinery — has been churning out new flavors since opening in 2002 in the Lower...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 2:44pm

Here are the books New Yorkers were reading most in 2017

New York City, you’re a woke town according to the public library's year-end tally of popular books. “Between the World and Me,” the award-winning bestseller by Ta-Nehisi Coates, was the most checked-out book of 2017 after debuting at No. 2 last year. Good job on keeping your...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:59pm

What Christmas Eve dinner looks like all over the world

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, and for the most part we all share the same traditions: decorating a tree, a visit from Santa Claus, giving gifts. Where we differ though is what ends up on the holiday table depending on your country’s customs and culture. This year, we asked...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:51pm

Where to eat and drink right now in New York City

There's always somewhere new to go in New York City, and we've got your guide to the hottest new bar and restaurant openings each week. Don Angie In a town with plenty of Italian restaurants, you should still run not walk to Don Angie in the West Village. Former Quality Eats power...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:24pm

8 festive things to do in NYC on Christmas weekend

TELEVISION The Alienist Costume Installation While you’re holiday shopping at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market this weekend, take a moment to check out the new costume and art installation that’s just gone up ahead of the Jan. 22 premiere of TNT’s The Alienist. A psychological...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 3:28pm

17 ideas for how to spend your Christmas vacation

Congratulations, you’ve (very nearly) made it through 2017. For persistence in the face of impossible odds, your reward is a whole week — if you’re very lucky — or at least a few days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day to do whatever you want. We’ve got...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:18pm

PHOTOS: Downton Abbey exhibit delights fans and history buffs

Midtown Manhattan lacks the certain charms of the English countryside and Highmere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey’s stately post-Edwardian drama. But you wouldn’t know the difference once you cross the threshold into Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, opening Nov. 18 in a sprawling...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:55pm

Gwen Stefani lights up the Empire State Building (in a good way)

Every city has a Christmas tree wrapped in twinkling lights, but NYC has a skyscraper lit up for the holidays. Each year, the Empire State Building becomes a musical holiday attraction with a light show choreographed to the song of the season. For 2017, that track is the bopper "You Make It...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 7:42pm

All aboard the best holiday train shows in New York City

We love (and love to hate) our urban trains all year long, but they have a special connection to the holiday season. According to the curator of the National Christmas Museum in Pennsylvania, whose train set covers over 20,000 square feet, trains and the holiday season became linked through...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:51am

You can throw axes at this new bar in Gowanus

Free associate on “ax-throwing” and a few images come to mind: Gimli doing the race of dwarves proud in “Lord of the Rings”; cartoon lumberjack Paul Bunyan making tall tale history alongside Babe the Blue Ox; Jack hacking down the bathroom door to terrorize Wendy in the...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:02am