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'It was a miracle' Nightmare Before Christmas got made

Halloween has always been a time for laughter for Danny Elfman. “Halloween was freedom,” recalls the composer of growing up in Los Angeles. “In my neighborhood, parents didn’t go out with us. It was the night when the kids took over, and the fact that you’re in...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 8:55pm

Your guide to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation

Before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can get underway, its iconic balloons must be brought to life. The annual Macy’s balloon inflation ritual takes place Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 22, packing in its own crowds for a fun evening watching the 17 gigantic balloons be inflated around...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:20pm

Restaurant experts pick their favorite wines for Fall under $30

The time for rosé is long gone, but it’s not quite cold enough for the full-bodied reds yet. With fall comes sweater weather and amazing new ingredients, so we asked sommeliers and chefs at some of the hottest New York City restaurants — and the Northeast's largest wine cave in New...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:32pm

Brooklyn's sexiest dance troupe Company XIV is hotter than ever

When you’re being entranced by Brooklyn’s sexiest dance troupe, you can’t be expected to just sit in a regular theater seat. Company XIV bring their sultry Baroque-styled splendor to productions that blend elements of ballet, burlesque, opera, aerial performance and more...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:05pm

Get fit for less with these Black Friday gym deals in NYC

While you’re hunting Black Friday deals on airfare, electronics, homewares and more, know that the holiday is also an opportunity to get a head start on your New Year’s fitness goals. From now through Black Friday, NYC gyms and studios are offering complimentary months, discounts on...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 3:33pm

Iconic Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular goes high tech for 2017

One of New York City’s most iconic Christmas traditions just got a high-tech makeover. The stars of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular have always been and continue to be the famous Rockettes dancers, but this year audiences will be treated to an extra layer of excitement: a...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:20pm

11 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend, Nov. 16-19

COMEDY Latin History for Morons John Leguizamo is back on Broadway with his sixth one-man comedy show, Latin History for Morons, which opened Wednesday. After trying to help his son with a homework assignment, Leguizamo realizes how little Americans are taught about Latin heritage and ponders the...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:46am

What to expect at Lego Live NYC, the official Lego playground

There’s a massive Lego playground popping up in New York City, and it’s pretty much every Lego fan’s dream come true. The family-oriented Lego Live NYC convention is coming to the U.S. for the first time on Feb. 16-18, 2018 in Manhattan. Budding builders and even experienced...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 4:44pm

Thanksgiving dinners in NYC for every taste and budget

No mess, no stress — why wouldn’t you go out for Thanksgiving? Here are the reservations to score. Have a wood-fired Thanksgiving A traditional Thanksgiving feast gets a twist from Brooklyn’s pizza maestros at Fornino, who’ll be pulling everything out of their wood-...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:41pm

Butterboy is Brooklyn's next must-see comedy show

On Monday evenings in Brooklyn, Littlefield is the place to be. That’s been true for nearly a decade. For the last five years, Wyatt Cenac hosted Night Train, a weekly showcase of rotating comics that included the likes of Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo and Sasheer Zamata during its run. Before...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:38pm

Macy's Christmas Windows: When they open, what to expect and how to get a good view

On Thursday, November 16, get ready to be wowed by Macy’s Christmas windows at Herald Square. Each year, Macy’s kicks off the holiday season by unveiling its iconic and magical Christmas window display for everyone to enjoy. During peak hours, the Herald Square location can have more...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:27pm

This NYC museum built a funhouse to test your senses

What better way is there to show how easily your senses can be tricked than a funhouse? That’s the thinking behind Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, a massive new exhibit that’s more like a trip to a carnival at the American Museum of Natural History. Spanning 11 rooms themed to...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:07pm

Winter cocktails taste better in a rooftop igloo at this NYC bar

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter — or if you’re at 230 Fifth, igloo season! The Flatiron rooftop bar’s outdoor deck is once again home to 14 “bubble tents” with transparent walls to take in the 360-degree views, including the Empire State Building....

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:23pm

The most influential public art in New York City history

It would not be a stretch to say that public art saved New York City. The first pieces of public art began came along in 1967, at a time when the city — as many other cities at the time — was struggling with crime and budget deficits. “Mayor John Lindsay was keen on the idea of...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:07pm

Where to order Thanksgiving dinner for your house party

Hosting Thanksgiving is just about the most noble thing you can do this time of year. But who’s got the time and space to pull an entire turkey dinner out of their oven? Leave the cooking to the professionals by ordering your holiday spread from these restaurants and markets around New York...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Your guide to the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting 2017

You might still have a bowl of leftover Halloween candy stashed in a cabinet. You probably don’t have a final guest list for Thanksgiving dinner. But winter is coming, sweet summer children, and with it comes Christmas in the city. Aside from Santa rounding up the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 2:06pm

Shop brand-name styles for 70% off at Fashion for Action

When you say you’re “shopping for a good cause,” it usually means your closet. This week, it can mean New Yorkers struggling with HIV and homelessness at Housing Works’ Fashion for Action benefit sale. Taking place Nov. 16-18 at Housing Works’ Chelsea Thrift Shop (...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:53pm

Fresh and affordable Wokuni is your new seafood obsession

“Am I suddenly under the sea?” This will be your first thought when stepping into Wokuni, Murray Hill’s new Japanese seafood izakaya. Your second thought will be an unprintable exclamation about the crazy good fresh fish coming out of the kitchen — at affordable prices...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:26am

When is the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular?

When is the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular? Now! #Rockettes prepping and primping in their dressing room before the show in 1937. #TBT pic.twitter.com/qgc5xADFY6 — Rockettes (@Rockettes) November 9, 2017 Schedule and tickets for Christmas Spectacular shows at Radio City...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:28pm

The 11 essential documentaries of 2017

We’re all so used to seeing the world in Instagram photos and news bites. But when you want to look closer and see what a cursory glance misses, documentaries remain the best way to truly experience the world around you. Beginning today through Nov. 16, the Doc NYC festival brings a rich...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:17pm