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Eva Kis

New York City Going Out Editor

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The 2018 Bacon & Beer Classic will be New York's biggest ever

Even if you went to every cookout all summer long, you wouldn’t eat as much bacon and try as many beers as you can in one afternoon at the 2018 Bacon and Beer Classic. The national event — one of the season’s best food festivals — makes its New York City stop on...

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 6:55 PM

Chipotle comes for Wendy's with a Mexican take on the Frosty

The future of Chipotle is here, and it’s definitely thinking outside the burrito. The Mexican-ish chain has unveiled a handful of new menu items that customers have been demanding for years, most notably quesadillas and nachos. Their Spring Salad also got a lettuce upgrade, the Avocado...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:45 PM

When will the New York Botanical Garden corpse flower bloom?

Summer brings all kinds of questionable smells to New York City, but nothing quite compares to the stench of death that’s about to hang over the New York Botanical Garden. A rare corpse flower, said to smell like rotting meat, is set to erupt into full pungent bloom inside the garden’s...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 1:20 PM

Your complete guide to doing the New York City Pride Parade right

The biggest day of New York City's Pride Week in June 24, when tens of thousands of rainbow-wielding partiers flood the streets of Manhattan for the Pride Parade. We’ve got your guide to making the most of the New York City Pride Parade, from prepartying at the best drag brunch to the...

Friday, June 22, 2018, 12:30 PM

These Are the World’s 100 Best Restaurants for 2018

Italy is back on top as the home of the world’s best restaurant. After topping the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list last year, Eleven Madison Park in New York dropped to No. 4. The new epoch of the culinary world is Osteria Francescana in northern Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, run...

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 1:40 PM

6 amazing ways to spend your summer nights at NYC museums

Summer is a chance for museums to get creative with their programming, especially ones with outdoor spaces. There might be the occasional educational moment, but these after-hours programs events are mainly about live music, fun activities and (often) cocktails. Here are six ways to have fun after...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:55 PM

A concert on the Gowanus? Must be Make Music New York

The Gowanus Canal may have been declared a “public nuisance” back in 1877 and a federal Superfund site in 2010, but this summer it’s also the city’s most unlike concert venue. As part of Make Music Day, the largest music festival on the planet, avant garde musician Elliott...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1:29 PM

Brooklyn Museum 'extends' its blockbuster David Bowie exhibit

David Bowie continues to make history even after leaving us to continue his journey through the stars. It’s only been about three and a half months since the massive retrospective about his 50-year career, David Bowie Is, opened at the Brooklyn Museum on March 2. Yet in that time, the...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:31 PM

The wait at New York's Broken Shaker will test your drink devotion

No one decides to go to a rooftop bar in New York City lightly. There will always be a wait, especially if the bar has a particularly good view (230 Fifth), a famous name behind the project (Westlight) or lounge chairs beside a gorgeous pool (1 Rooftop Garden & Bar). But dealing with the lines...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:35 PM

A new New York Pizza Festival is coming, and this time it's real

Whether it's the $1 slices that keep us upright during a Lower East Side bar crawl, the deliciously puffy Detroit-style squares at Emily or the Marta’s thin-crust Roman pies, New Yorkers love every kind of pizza. So people were never going to give up on the idea of a New York Pizza...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 3:13 PM

Bushwick's Wyckoff Beer Garden is an oasis of art and flowers

Out of all the pop-ups for summer, you’ll want to make the trek to Bushwick’s new outdoor beer garden, a gorgeous community-centered project with local brews, street art and even its own beach. Wyckoff Beer Garden is now open through the end of October, taking over the empty lot at 33...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 11:41 AM

Stretchy ice cream is the ancient dessert taking over Brooklyn

New York City’s hot summers mean we need a lot of frozen treats to keep our cool. But the latest new ice cream to hit Brooklyn isn’t so much scooped — it’s stretched. Meet booza, ice cream’s smoother, denser and creamier cousin, now available at Republic of Booza...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 3:50 PM

How the Clover Club put Brooklyn on the cocktail map

When it opened back in 2008, the Clover Club wasn’t looking for fame. But being a serious cocktail bar in still-sketchy Brooklyn, run by one of the first female head bartenders in the city, there wasn’t much chance it would fly under the radar. But when Julie Reiner opened the bar that...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:24 PM

Lower Manhattan's hot new Pier 17 is open for business

Lower Manhattan’s new Pier 17 is shaping up to be the city’s hottest summer destination, and its first two venues are officially open for business. Set along the northern tip of the pier with panoramic views along the East River from the Brooklyn Bridge to Red Hook, the Heineken...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 3:48 PM

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...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:15 PM

The proudest and loudest things to do during Pride Week 2018

For 10 days every June, New York gets just a little more fabulous. Pride Week 2018 glitters up June 14-24, and we've got your guide to the best events. Immerse yourself in glitter and mystique Synth-pop queen Ariana and the Rose brings together some of her most creative friends for the...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 4:40 PM

8 fun things to do with dad on Father's Day weekend in NYC

You know where you’re taking dad if he’s a steak dinner guy. We’ve got some ideas for making his Father’s Day just a bit  more special. For the longtime New Yorker dad Ride a regular old train to the Brighton Beach stop, where you’ll be treated to free rides...

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 2:49 PM

Domino's filling potholes could be the future of advertising

Brands don’t always get it right. Barilla funds scientific studies that promote misleading pasta diets. Dove’s soap turned a black woman white. Companies continue to make products “for women” by turning them pink. The old saying that “There's no such thing as bad...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11:36 PM

Sherlock Holmes defeats Moriarty at Manhattan's oldest home

First, there was Shakespeare in the Park. Now, there is Sherlock Holmes on the porch. Manhattan’s oldest house is turning its grounds over to a play starring the famous detective. Morris-Jumel Mansion in Harlem, where former Vice President Aaron Burr once lived, is staging Sherlock Holmes:...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5:12 PM

California's gourmet hot dog sensation Dog Haus lands in SoHo

Summer demands cookout food, and whatever the weather you’ll find craft hot dogs hot off the grill at Dog Haus. California’s popular gourmet hot dog counter is spending the season at its first New York location in SoHo, opening June 12 at Chefs Club Counter (62 Spring St.) Don’t...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:48 AM