Eva Kis

New York City Going Out Editor

eva.kis@metro.us

New York's Hottest Art Scene Is Underground — In the Subway

Even in the middle of winter there’s always something blooming in New York City, and this year it was in the most unlikely place: the 28th Street subway stop on the 6 train. Brooklyn-based artist Nancy Blum’s flowers — all found in nearby Madison Square Park — captivated the city, and she’s not the...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:33 PM

Inside The Strand's Fight Against Being Named a New York City Landmark

With New York City losing longtime restaurants, family-owned businesses and independent entertainment venues almost daily, having your building designated as a landmark would seem like a rare lucky break. But the owners of The Strand bookstore and its building are arguing just the opposite. The...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 5:30 PM

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn is expanding with nine new screens

Trying to see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse’s always sold out Downtown Brooklyn theater at City Point is about to get easier with a major expansion in the works. The dine-in theater opened in October 2016 and currently occupies the fourth and fifth floors of City Point with seven screens. The...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 2:35 PM

PHOTOS: What's Brewing in Steamy Hallows, the Harry Potter-Inspired Cafe

Get ready for a whole lot of magic in a very small package at Steamy Hallows, the new Harry Potter-inspired cafe in the East Village. Located at 514 3/4 E. Sixth St., Steamy Hallows riffs on the title of the final Harry Potter book Deathly Hallows and is designed to feel like your local coffee...

Friday, February 15, 2019, 3:35 PM

27 Amazing Things to Do in NYC on Presidents Day Weekend

Brooklyn has a new underground club, French chefs get serious with a massive cassoulet cookoff and more things to do in NYC this Presidents Day Weekend. Feel the Power of Love & Resistance This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a turning point that took the LGBTQ civil...

Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:18 AM

Single on Valentine's Day? Here's 10 Fun Things to Do

Being single is awesome most of the year, but maybe Valentine’s Day is the one time you’d rather stay home than be caught next to a surprise public proposal (ugh, don’t do that). We have another proposal — get out there and enjoy your fabulous self at these singles-oriented Valentine’s Day events...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:28 PM

Desserts To End Your Valentine's Day on the Sweetest Note

The best part of any meal is dessert, so we’ve rounded up some sweet ways to end your romantic night on Valentine's Day. (And if you still need some last-minute ideas for things to do, we got u fam.) Snowball Coconut Kakigori For Two Yes, it’s already cold outside, but The Lobster Club’s...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:52 PM

All the Best Doggos from the 2019 Westminster Agility Championship

Gabby the Papillon was the final competitor in the tiniest category of the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. But the saying “size isn’t everything” was ever more true: I know nothing about this but if this isn’t a world record time I wanna know what is pic.twitter.com/bSKp1BasR5...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 3:33 PM

14 Amazing Last-Minute Fun Valentine's Day Ideas in NYC

All you need is love — except on Valentine’s Day, when you’d better have some things to do lined up. We’ve got 14 last-minute Valentine's Day ideas to make your sweetheart even sweeter on you. Make It a Game Night Singles and couples are challenged to Take Back Your VDay, a night of gaming by the...

Monday, February 11, 2019, 9:33 PM

Free in NYC: Candy Crush will buy you dinner on Valentine’s Day

There’s never been a better time to be alone for Valentine’s Day, because solo diners are in for a free treat courtesy of the app who’s your real ride or die anyway: Candy Crush. This Feb. 14, Candy Crush is treating its New York fans to a free solo dinner experience at the Lower East Side’s...

Friday, February 8, 2019, 4:57 PM

See God (played by Steve Buscemi) on your toast at local diners this weekend

Looking for a sign from God this weekend? We don’t have any pull with the big man, but there are four diners around New York where you’ll find the next best thing: Steve Buscemi as God on toast. Buscemi is playing the big man upstairs in the new TBS series Miracle Workers, and he’s descending to...

Friday, February 8, 2019, 3:55 PM

JFK Airport's Retro-Futuristic TWA Hotel Sets Opening Date

The glamour of air travel finally has a scheduled arrival: May 15, 2019, the opening date of the already iconic TWA Hotel at JFK Airport that promises a return to the friendly skies right here on the ground. One of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2019, the TWA Hotel is already iconic for...

Friday, February 8, 2019, 12:57 PM

Free in NYC: Candy spa Sweet ReTreat is a Valentine's gift

Getting chocolates for Valentine’s Day is nice, but why stop there when you could make yourself the snacc at a free salon with candy-themed treatments created by the makers of M&Ms and Skittles? That’s right, you can eat your candy and have a candy-themed manicure too at Sweet ReTreat Refresh...

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:54 PM

PHOTOS: Frida Kahlo at the Brooklyn Museum doesn't hold back

Glamorous, disabled, Communist, free spirited, non-binary — Frida Kahlo was all of these and something even more ethereal, a brief but incredible life on full display at the Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Gathering over 300 objects, many of them from Kahlo...

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:07 AM

22 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Feb. 7-10

Two of Europe's biggest dance parties land in Brooklyn, Frida Kahlo exhibit opens, a free New Years Day show and more things to do in NYC this weekend. A barbecue in the middle of winter Brooklyn's Pig Beach is doing its part to usher in warmer weather by hosting chef Shuai Wang from South...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5:51 PM

Shakespeare in the Park 2019 will include Disney's Hercules

Disney musicals already rule Broadway, but this summer one of its classics is heading uptown to Central Park when Shakespeare in the Park adapts the 1997 film Hercules to a massive musical production. That’s in addition to two more on-theme adaptations of Much Ado About Nothing and the tragedy...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4:31 PM

New York suddenly bans trendy CBD from bars and restaurants

One of the hottest trends on the New York City food scene has been shut down by the Department of Health, which has banned all restaurants and bars from serving food and drinks made with CBD, a cannabis-derived product that's said to relax users and reduce pain without getting high. “Restaurants...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:32 PM

The Best Things to Do in NYC in February 2019

Don't let the cold keep you from all the fun things to do in NYC in February, from Frida Kahlo and Valentine's Day to the Orchid Show and lots of dogs. Glow up with vintage threads The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is the year’s largest pop-up shop of retro fashions, bringing together over 80...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:17 PM

Meet Five Leaders Making Black History Right Now in New York

Each February brings a chance to reflect on the often neglected contributions of black Americans during Black History Month. Across the city this month, meet African-American New Yorkers who have made history at LinkNYC kiosks, a project by the Schomburg Center. And there are plenty more following...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 1:15 PM

21 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Jan. 31-Feb. 3

A Real Housewives improv show, the year’s biggest vintage clothing sale, a festival of winter coziness and more things to do in NYC this weekend. Not-so-silent films WNYC’s acclaimed Silent Films/Live Music series comes to Brookfield Place this week with two free screenings inside the Winter...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:57 PM