Eva Kis

New York City Going Out Editor

eva.kis@metro.us

Photos: Skate the skyline at Pier 17's rooftop ice rink Winterland

The Financial District must’ve been very good this year, because Santa has brought it New York City’s first and only rooftop ice rink at the Seaport District. The Rooftop at Pier 17 Winterland arrives as the seasonal replacement of summer’s hottest new outdoor venue. Created by...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 3:18 PM

The tradition of scary Christmas lives at NYC's Krampus house

For some people, nothing about the holidays could be as scary as Christmas Eve dinner, where the main course is family drama. But there are actual scary traditions for Christmastime, and for those of us looking for less jingle bells and more jangled nerves, there’s Krampus. New York City...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:25 PM

21 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Dec. 13-16

We're sure you're already in line to check out the grand new Starbucks Reserve Roastery, but there's tons more to do in NYC this weekend, from climbing a building Spider-Man style to a Cookie Takedown and a wine and pizza party. Hang like Spider-Man The new movie Spider-Man: Into...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:34 PM

Photos: Starbucks Reserve Roastery NYC reconnects you with your coffee

Want to feel excited about coffee again? That’s how you’ll feel walking into the caffeinated theme park that is the Starbucks Reserve Roastery NYC, opening Dec. 14 at 61 Ninth Ave. in the Meatpacking District. Described as “both workshop and stage,” the Roastery is...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6:00 AM

Greenwich Village's iconic arts hub Cornelia Street Cafe closing after 41 years

New York is losing another icon of its bohemian art scene with the closing of Greenwich Village’s restaurant and performance venue Cornelia Street Café. The little coffee shop that grew into a beloved restaurant with a vibrant underground performance space for artists of all kinds will close...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:19 PM

These interactive holiday shops make gift-giving fun again

The hottest shopping trend of 2018 is "experiential retail," with everyone from Bloomingdale's to Ample Hills turning what used to be ordinary stores into experiences. At these interactive holiday shops in NYC, you'll find more than just great gifts, from photo ops to shopping...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 8:35 PM

Where to Meet Santa in New York City for Kids of Any Age

Want to tell Santa Claus what you want for Christmas over a fancy brunch? You can do that and more at the best places to meet Santa in NYC. Almost as good as the North Pole The closest you’ll get to Santa’s magical homeland and workshop is Macy’s Santaland, 13,000 square feet...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 8:03 PM

16 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Dec. 6-9

Have a Not So Silent Night For the first time in its over two-decade history, Alt 92.3 is bringing its annual Not So Silent Night Christmas Concert to New York! The all-star lineup includes Florence + the Machine, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, AJR, Mike Shinoda, Foster the People, Bastille and...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:00 AM

It's Warm in Here: 8 Ways to Escape Winter in NYC

Thinking warm thoughts is not the only way to keep the cold at bay this season. Here's how to make winter feel like summer in NYC. The Amalfi Coast comes to you Arriving just as winter starts to bite is a taste of the Italian seaside. Chefs Club’s new guest restaurant is the Amalfi...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 11:27 AM

5 New Shows Making December Exciting for Theater in NYC

The cold weather usually brings with it the requisite holiday shows to Broadway and beyond. There’s The Illusionists for those who want to be dazzled by magic. Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are teaming up for a concert of holiday classics. And, of course, all the many only-in-New-York...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:51 AM

PHOTOS: NYC's Best Department Store Holiday Windows 2018

One of New York City’s oldest and most beloved Christmas traditions is the over-the-top department store holiday windows that glitter like larger-than-life ornaments. High-end retailers spend up to 10 months crafting, decorating and adding high-tech magic to displays that celebrate...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 6:04 AM

SantaCon 2018 in NYC: Everything You Need to Know

The annual march of Santas is almost here. Ready or not, SantaCon 2018 is taking place Dec. 8 in New York City, just one of dozens of cities around the world that have taken up the beloved yearly tradition of dressing up in their holiday best and bar crawling until they’re actually seeing...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 5:19 AM

Here's 7 Ways We Do The Nutcracker in New York City

The Nutcracker is a simple enough story: A little girl named Clara receives a nutcracker for Christmas, which transforms into a handsome prince on Christmas Eve just as an army of invading mice arrives. With the help of gingerbread soldiers, they save the day and have a giant party in the kingdom...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:13 AM

President George HW Bush has died. What is his legacy?

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who helped bring an end to the Cold War, has died at age 94. He had been struggling with vascular Parkinsonism, a rare from of the neural disease Parkinson's caused by strokes. "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to...

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12:55 AM

19 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Things to Do in NYC: BlacKKKlansman with Spike Lee As The Metrograph says, “Spike Lee’s been so good for so long that it’s easy to take him for granted.” So they’re giving the groundbreaking director a six-film retrospective from Nov. 30-Dec. 3, with the highlight...

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 1:21 PM

PHOTOS: First-ever NYC Lantern Festival is a whimsical delight

A Chinese holiday tradition has arrived in New York for the first time, with 3,000 glowing lanterns and light sculptures taking over the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden for the NYC Lantern Festival. Though it's based on a 2,000-year-old tradition that used to involve lighting...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:22 PM

Light 'em up! NYC's best Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies

With all due respect to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, it’s not for New Yorkers. The performances can only be seen by very few people — and many of them don’t even take place in Midtown — and there’s no free hot chocolate, festive treats or other fun...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:07 PM

A Christmas Carol in Harlem takes on gentrification with music and love

In 1920, the Harlem Renaissance saw the black community embrace its identity and declare its traditions and art an equal part of American culture. Now, almost 100 years later, Harlem is facing a very different kind of renaissance because of gentrification — but that doesn’t have to be a...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:57 AM

The 2018 Holiday Train Show adds ferries and One World Trade

Each holiday season, a literal urban jungle springs up in the Bronx with the annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Hundreds of feet of track wind through a landscape of New York City’s neighborhoods recreated in vines, twigs, bark, seeds, moss and more, and this year...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:24 AM

Buy a Christmas gift for a stranger in need at a Giving Machine

Making a difference in the life of someone in need this holiday season is as easy as swiping your credit card at these Giving Machines. Starting on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 — better known as Giving Tuesday — through the end of December, a group of local and international...

Monday, November 26, 2018, 6:34 PM