New York

Twelfth Night the musical is Shakespeare in the Park at its best

In the surprisingly excitable words of the New York Times, Shakespeare in the Park’s musical adaptation of Twelfth Night is a “free-spirited, thoroughly delightful gloss” full of “madcap interpolations.” Its initial run in 2016 was just three nights, but it’s...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:38pm

What Shakespeare in the Park is really like, told by cast & crew

Shakespeare in the Park is an essential New York City summer bucket list item for so many reasons. In the same city as the glittering theaters of Broadway, you can catch stars just as big and for free thanks to The Public Theater. Started in the summer of 1956, Shakespeare in the Park ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:43pm

Here’s the schedule for Prospect Park Movie Nights 2018

Summer outdoor movie season brings free films to just about every park in New York City, but there’s something special about Prospect Park movie nights. The annual Summer Movies Under the Stars brings free outdoor to Prospect Park’s Long Meadow North starting on July 18, featuring...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm

Color Factory NYC promises to 'awaken' your love of the city

New York may seem a little bit drab, until you see it through the lens of Color Factory, the “multisensory exhibit inspired by the colors of the city.”  The exhibit premiered in San Francisco in August 2017 originally as a month-long pop-up that stretched into eight. When it...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:05am

Where to eat during NYC Restaurant Week 2018: Summer edition

For many, summer is a time to flee New York City. Those who choose to stick around — or visit! — are rewarded with NYC Restaurant Week. The Summer 2018 edition of NYC & Company’s discount dining program runs from July 23-Aug. 17 at 384 restaurants across all five boroughs....

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:16pm

PHOTOS: Chandeliers and bubble pits inside Rosé Mansion

First there was a rosé cruise of the Hudson River, then a rosé-themed all-pink Pinknic on Governors Island and now rosé-flavored everything. Now, summer’s wine built a house of its own called Rosé Mansion — and it's unique among the Instagram-focused...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 5:22pm

Where to watch the FIFA World Cup Finals in New York City

It comes down to France vs. Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals. The biggest tournament in soccer — or are we calling it football yet? — goes down Sunday, July 15. We've rounded up our favorite soccer bars, but these 2018 FIFA World Cup finals watch parties take the excitement...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:07am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks OZY Fest and the future of the Democratic Party

We recently spoke with the Democratic senator of New York Kirsten Gillibrand about her thoughts regarding President Trump’s controversial Supreme Court justice nomination Brett Kavanaugh. Needless to say, she was not very impressed with this pick. We also had the chance to get her thoughts on...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:19pm

Where to get free fries in NYC on National French Fry Day 2018

Today — Friday, July 13 — is National French Fry Day 2018, and a bunch of national chains are offering free and discounted fries all day long. A number of New York City metro area restaurants have gotten in on the action too. If you're a hungry New Yorker, map out a plan that gets...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am

Best things to do in New York City this weekend, July 12-15

The final nights of Manhattanhenge 2018, free outdoor movies with booze, a Bulletproof Coffee pop-up and more things to do in New York City this weekend. Free outdoor movies with booze Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free screening series Movies with a View on the waterfront with the...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:50pm

Launch your NYC food dreams with the Citi Urbanspace Challenge

Opening a restaurant in New York City is a terrible idea — any chef will tell you that. But that’s not the only way for chefs to get their food into people’s hands thanks to the rise of outdoor food markets, and the largest player in the al fresco food business Urbanspace is...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:42pm

When do Candytopia tickets go on sale for New York?

Looking for summer's sweetest pop-up? That would be Candytopia, the Lisa Frank sticker sheet-meets-Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory pop-up that wowed Californians with a sold-out run earlier this year. And now is the time to get your Candytopia tickets for its New York stop. After selling...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:19pm

Is this the best ice cream in NYC? It better be since it costs as much as your rent

We’re always on the hunt for the best ice cream in NYC. Well, for the best anything in NYC, really. It doesn’t matter if it’s a $2 soft serve cone or a pricey small cup from a craft scoop shop, as long as it delivers on flavor. But maybe there’s a line. Would you pay as much...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:34am

NYC's best soccer bars to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018

As unforgettable as it is to be at a World Cup match, most of us are trying to avoid Russia right now. No, the U.S. didn’t get a spot on the 32-team playoff roster this year, but for the next month you’ll still be hearing a lot about soccer. So pick a team and cheer them on from June 14...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 7:21pm

A bigger, better 2018 Formula E NYC ePrix in Red Hook

A race track in the middle of New York City? Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone didn’t think it could be done, but Formula E turned a stretch of the Red Hook waterfront into the site of the first-ever Qatar Airways Formula E NYC ePrix, the electric version of Formula 1. “It exceeded...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:47pm

City Winery to close after Disney buys an entire SoHo block

The west side of Manhattan is being reshaped by Hudson Square, a massive new development complex that’s already brought trendy restaurants and new hotels — just a fraction of what’s to come — to a rare underused part of New York City. The newest arrival is Disney, which...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:18pm

PHOTOS: Walk through Gitano NYC, SoHo's Mexican jungle bar

In a summer already packed with major openings all over the city, there’s no more hotly anticipated arrival than Gitano NYC, the lush Mexican jungle bar that's sprung up in an empty Soho lot. An offshoot of Gitano, the buzzy outdoor bar in Mexico’s stylish tourist haven Tulum,...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:54pm

New York's must-see art & museum shows for Summer 2018

This summer, it's all about exploring the architecture of our world in New York City's museums, from nudes by Picasso to utopia-inspired architecture. Summer 2018's must-see exhibits in NYC are all about the beauty of our physical world. Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:14pm

Lick up this Winona Ryder Movie Marathon at Alamo Drafthouse

Being a fan of a movie star can be a tricky thing. Everyone’s career has to start somewhere, and sometimes they make a movie for non-artistic reasons — unless you’re Winona Ryder, in which case a Winona Ryder movie marathon is pretty much just a guaranteed good time. Breaking out...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:27pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park is finally getting a permanent swimming pool

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a new pool — and this time, it will be permanent. The new pool will be built at Squibb Park, currently an unused paved area that serves as an access point to the park from Middagh Street via the famous bouncy Squibb Bridge, located between Piers 1 and 2. The...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 1:29pm