New York

Step into the impossible worlds of MC Escher at Industry City

Not many artists can say their work is appreciated by mathematicians and hippies, but they’re the only ones who saw surrealist illustrator M.C. Escher’s talent while he was alive. “During his life, Escher was not very famous — until the ‘70s, very few people really...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:22pm

Fear and love in one night: Joshua Jay's Six Impossible Things

Illusionist Joshua Jay is kind of a big deal: a world champion magician by age 17, he’s played to crowds over 100 countries and even fooled Penn & Teller. And that’s exactly why he wanted his next act to be something totally different. His new show, Six Impossible Things ...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:13pm

Dan Radcliffe keeps his activist streak going with Broadway play

These days, there seems to be nothing more American than telling lies, so what better time for a Broadway show about it? With the tagline “Anyone who has never told a lie has never told a good story…” and the title The Lifespan of a Fact, it’s getting political again on...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Museum of Ice Cream's Sprinkle Pool lives on at Pint Shop

The sweet pastel fantasy world of the Museum of Ice Cream has made dreamers from New York to San Francisco wish every pool were a Sprinkle Pool. Whether you have serious FOMO about not getting a ticket to Summer 2016’s dreamiest pop-up or just want to relive the magic, now you’ve got a...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:03am

New piece of art honoring immigrants lands at Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park this Saturday

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:12am

Everything you need to know about Governors Ball 2018

When the weather gets warmer in New York City, it usually means a few different things: 1. The season of discreetly drinking outside has begun. 2. There is an extremely short window between now and when New Yorkers will be completely drenched in sweat from when they wake up to whenever they go...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 3:55am

NYC's Middle Eastern bistro Dez is almost too Instagram-ready

Fast-casual restaurant empress Samantha Wasser has done it again, this time with Middle Eastern food. The co-founder of vegan darling By Chloe and stylish Roman cafe The Sosta has teamed up with Top Chef Canada host Eden Grinshpan for Dez at 227 Mulberry St. in Nolita. The menu at Dez (it’s...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:15am

Brooklyn's stunning new Domino Park sets opening date with a giant party

Brooklyn’s newest green space is throwing open its lawns with a giant party. Domino Park spans a quarter mile of green space packed with playgrounds and activities along the North Brooklyn waterfront, just above the Williamsburg Bridge. The park brings a ton of new recreation options to the...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:03am

Vegans have a new date night spot: Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Butter on the popcorn, gelatin in the candy, cheese and bacon sprinkled on everything — concession stand food is pretty much a non-starter for vegans. But dinner and a movie doesn't have to be when Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn launches a vegan menu on June 5. Driven by "extremely high...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:22pm

The Best Things to Do in NYC, February 2018 Edition

We may be looking at six more weeks of winter, but you shouldn't spend them indoors. Here's our guide to everything New Yorkers need to put on their calendar in February 2018.   A post shared by Fraunces Tavern® (@frauncestavern) on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:34pm

Cate Blanchett thinks American burgers are bad, except for one

The official food of New York may be the pizza, but these days the foodie status symbol is the burger. Whether it’s the decadent Chicago import wooing crowds at 4 Charles Prime Rib or the unnamed burger that’s the low-key favorite dish at pizza darling Emily, burgers are king. But Cate...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:51pm

How to get to Governors Island

Governors Island is the closest thing New York City has to a true locals-only secret spot. Tourists may cruise the harbor, but what’s this little green island got that Manhattan doesn’t? Little do they know. While more visitors than ever are flocking to the city, when New Yorkers need...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:43pm

NYC Summer Guide 2018: Best shows on Broadway and beyond

Whether you’re looking for a new cultural experience or a feel-good show to take your summer vacation visitors to, here are the on- and off-Broadway productions you’ll want to check out.  The LGBT version of Pride & Prejudice The Boys in the Band is a take-no-prisoners play...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:10pm

The 1968 play that paved the way for Rent is back on Broadway

“The Boys in the Band” rocked Broadway when it debuted in 1968. The controversial play depicts a catty birthday bash full of drunk, self-loathing homosexual men, and was questioned both for whether it was tasteful enough for the stage and its representation of the gay lifestyle. Fast-...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:26pm

Would you see an opera in a bar or Brooklyn's catacombs?

From a historic basilica to hip new bars and even Brooklyn’s catacombs, this year’s New York Opera Fest is taking the lofty art form into some distinctly non-traditional settings. “We are experiencing and driving a rebirth of what opera can be,” says Peter Szep, festival...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:47pm

Your guide to what's new in the Hamptons for Summer 2018

The pleasure of a New England summer is as close as a Hampton Jitney ride out east to the gorgeous beaches, tasty brunches and music festivals of the Hamptons. If you're heading out east this summer, we've rounded up all the new restaurants, wellness programs, hotel updates and other...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 2:11pm

Try a new pizza tasting menu every month of summer at Marta

Pizza is having something of a renaissance in New York City, from Italian masters setting up shop here to the Artichoke Pizza guys branching out into Detroit-style pies and even rainbow-colored pizzas because that’s just the times we live in. At Roman pizza destination Marta, newly minted...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:27pm

This Secret Society turns tragedy into power with words

Being part of a coven has been every teenage girl’s dream since The Craft, and you’re in luck — the Secret Society of the Sisterhood is looking for new members. Dressed in red velvet robes and performing their rituals by candlelight under the full moon, the “witches”...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:11am

The best things to do in New York City this weekend, May 31-June 3

FOOD Try Halo Top’s soft serve for free You and the rest of America are probably already eating as much Halo Top ice cream as you should. So switch to its soft serve for a few days when the brand drops a pop-up inside the city’s trendiest bakery Supermoon Bakehouse on the Lower East...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:03am

Go inside NYC's jails and courts with Spaces of Justice

Just three decades ago, New York City was a dangerous place. But after an economic upturn, the end of the crack epidemic, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton’s broken windows campaign, and further security measures in the wake of 9/11, New York is now among the safest...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:35pm