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Eva Kis

Wellbeing and Going Out Editor

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Times Square adds a holiday market to its list of attractions

For the first time, you can double down on sightseeing in Times Square with some Christmas shopping at the city’s newest holiday market. Opening on Nov. 24, Gifted will bring something almost totally absent from the busiest tourist hub of the city: small businesses whose products are made in...

Thursday, November 23, 2017, 3:50 PM

Feel festive AF at New York City's best holiday markets

Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts sure to impress everyone on your list? One of NYC’s best holiday markets will hook you up with memorable gifts and stocking stuffers — plus seasonal eats while you shop. Winter Village at Bryant Park Bask in the European vibes of the Bank of America...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 10:08 PM

PHOTOS: Where to see NYC's best holiday windows for 2017

One of New York City’s best loved holiday traditions is the over-the-top holiday windows that glitter like larger-than-life ornaments. Department stores spend up to 10 months crafting, decorating and adding high-tech magic to displays that celebrate the city, bring beloved holiday stories to...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:52 PM

'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, 8:55 PM

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, 3:20 PM

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, 10:32 PM

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, 10:05 PM

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, 4:44 PM

PHOTOS: Downton Abbey exhibit is a delight for fans and history buffs

Midtown Manhattan lacks the certain charms of the English countryside and Highmere Castle, the setting of Downton Abbey’s stately post-Edwardian drama. But you wouldn’t know the difference once you cross the threshold into Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, opening Nov. 18 in a sprawling...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:43 PM

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-...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 9:41 PM

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, 8:07 PM

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, 6:23 PM

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, 6:51 PM

A secret Star Wars-inspired Dark Side Bar is coming to SoHo

Before you cheer for the Resistance in The Last Jedi this December, spend a night drinking with the bad guys at The Dark Side Bar. The unofficial Star Wars-inspired pop-up bar is a production of Zach Neil, who’s behind the Tim Burton-themed Beetle House in the East Village. Dark Side Bar...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:17 PM

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, 12:53 PM

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...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:19 PM

Expect to wait up to 4 hours for Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Rooms

Your selfie game better be on point before coming to the Infinity Mirror Rooms of Yayoi Kusama. After a sold-out run in Los Angeles, the Japanese artist’s endless landscapes have arrived in Chelsea at David Zwirner gallery (525 and 533 W. 19th St.) for a free run, open now through Dec. 16....

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:30 PM

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, 4:02 PM

Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in Hamilton again for Puerto Rico

Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda will step back into the Founding Father’s shoes — for a good cause. Miranda is bringing his smash hit Broadway show to his family’s native Puerto Rico for a three-week run in January 2019. He’ll step back into the title role of Alexander...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:56 AM

Continental Bar, home of NYC's cheapest drink special, is closing

Another relic of the East Village's punk past — not to mention the pre-partying destination of the neighborhood — is getting plowed under. Best known for its longtime five shots for $10 special (recently raised to $12), Continental Bar will close in August 2018 when its building at...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 3:34 PM