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Urbanspace NYC's latest food hall is coming to Midtown

Food halls are at once a culinary dream and nightmare. With so many delicious options to choose from, I’ve spent hours wandering Smorgasburg or Dekalb Market Hall, only to find myself discouraged by the long lines and fear of too-small portions for steep prices. Paralyzed by indecision, I...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:41pm

Eat all 30 baseball teams' iconic stadium foods at MLB Foodfest

You don’t have to be into sports to be excited/shocked about the over-the-top dishes created for fans who want something less traditional than hot dogs and beer on game day. And while touring all 30 of the country’s baseball stadiums is a noble goal of many baseball fans, foodies can...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:37pm

The best things to do on St. Patrick's Day weekend in NYC

Lucky you — St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday in 2018! Which means great things are happening all weekend in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, whether you’re a traditionalist or just want some green beer. Try a tipsy all-Irish menu Midtown Irish pub Mustang...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:18pm

10 fun things to do in NYC, if you like vodka and laughing

COMEDY Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour The darkest humorist Lewis Black is stopping by City Winery as part of his latest national tour: The Joke’s On Us. Though he typically fills large auditoriums, this weekend you can take part in a rare, intimate evening with the cynic. Expect a...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 4:01pm

Frozen on Broadway is a grown-up version of the Disney movie

Sure, Frozen is a Disney classic, but trying to sell weary parents on yet more of the musical — this time on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, opening March 22 — is not an easy task. Despite the movie having come out in 2013, Let It Go remains in heavy rotation in the homes of every...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:51am

Drink Under the Northern Lights at This Alaska-Themed Bar

We're not going to tell you that a new bar on the Lower East Side exactly duplicates the experience of standing under the majestic experience that is the Northern Lights. But if you've ever wanted to feel like you're inside such a spectacle, there's now Bar Alaska, whose color...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:23pm

This family-friendly Jewish escape room sets a Russian mob on you

If running away from an angry mob sounds like something you'd want to do with your kids, there's now an escape room for you. A company called One Before is building what it bills as "Jewish escape room" offering a "meshugeneh amount of family fun and inspiration"...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:02pm

Secret bar Sugar Momma is the boss bitch to Wall Street's finance bros

You’ll have to be in the know to find the Financial District’s new “secret” cocktail bar. Cleverly disguised as the sunny Hole in the Wall coffee bar by day, beginning March 15 the cafe will turn into Sugar Momma by night — an intimate cocktail bar (capacity is just...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:29pm

Help fund this Brooklyn brewery and they'll brew a beer for you

A crowdfunding campaign is looking to get a new brewery off the ground in Greenpoint — and beer lovers will be pretty excited about the perks. Simply called Production, the brewery at 321 Kingsland Ave. will be the first-ever home base for Stillwater Artisanal, an award-winning independent...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:34pm

When is cherry blossom season in 2018?

Mother Nature is sending us some seriously mixed messages this year. The first day of spring is officially March 20, and the first buds have already started to appear on trees. At the same time, the fourth Nor’easter in about a week is bearing down on the east coast. What does that mean for...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:22pm

Eat Copenhagen's most famous burgers at Grand Central pop-up

Denmark’s food scene may be best known for the blockbuster New Nordic restaurant Noma, but even the Danes can’t eat smoked fish and foraged weeds every night. The country's chill capital city Copenhagen has a thriving burger scene, and you’ll be able to taste the most famous...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:09pm

Pop-up biergarten serves only beers made in the five boroughs

New York City’s craft beer scene has gotten so big that you could spend entire weekends in each borough and not drink your way through all of its many breweries. Though true beer lovers should certainly endeavor to check off all of the nearly 40 breweries within city limits, you can get a...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 6:24pm

Get a free margarita bowl on your birthday at this NYC bar

Having a birthday means there are certain things you shouldn’t have to worry about. Chief among them is who’s buying the drinks.   Enter Bar Hugo, the rooftop lounge on top of SoHo’s Hotel Hugo where birthday girls and boys are treated right. With your floor-to-ceiling...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:35pm

Stanley Kubrick's early photos among spring's must-see art shows

The diversity of New York is truly reflected in the art coming to galleries this spring. Shows touch upon the work of a long-underappreciated female artist, reflects on Stanley Kubrick’s time as a photographer before turning to movies, and argues for the value of real photos in the age of...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:33pm

Why pockets were, and still are, the ultimate status symbol

Pockets weren’t invented in the 1700s, but that was arguably the era when they were perfected — on the coats of wealthy men. Having possessions is the ultimate signifier of status, so it makes sense that if you were wealthy enough to, say, carry money instead of bartering for goods,...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

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...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:37pm

Astor Place pizzeria will host free weddings on Pi Day

“Goin' to the pizza parlor and we’re gonna get married,” is not how the classic Dixie Cups song goes. But that’s exactly what six NYC couples are going to do next Wednesday, March 14 — Pi Day! — when &pizza converts its pizzeria (located at 740 Broadway,...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 1:30pm

Spring Arts Guide: Best concerts and music festivals in NYC

If you don’t already have your ticket for Moby’s Rough Trade shows or Texas-Thai psyche trio Khruangbin’s two-night stint at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, tough. They are way sold out. Time to stop hibernating and plan your spring gig guide, starting with our roundup of the 10...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:12am

Best things to do in NYC this weekend, blizzard or not!

ARTS Spring/Break This sprawling, totally free and often participatory arts fair is like a glimpse into the psyche of New York-based artists. Participants are given a theme — this year’s is Stranger Comes to Town — then select the works to suit it, making for a varied and often...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 10:41am

Let a Coney Island native guide your day trip along the boardwalk

If nothing says summer like a day trip to Coney Island, then few people know how to make the most of it better than Glenn Harris. The chef/owner of Jane and The Smith, Harris’ love of the area goes above and beyond. He was born at Coney Island Hospital and grew up on the beach...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 7:31pm