New York

New York City now has an unofficial Chocolate District

It doesn’t happen very often, but life in New York has gotten a little sweeter lately. Three recent openings all within five blocks of each other — and longtime favorite Max Brenner Chocolate Bar with its famous Chocolate Pizza in the middle — have created an unofficial...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:27pm

The Water Tower turns an NYC icon into a chic Brooklyn bar

Rooftop bars are so last season — the hottest new place to party is inside a Brooklyn water tower. The Williamsburg Hotel took inspiration from an iconic part of the New York City skyline to create The Water Tower, a cozy lounge with unobstructed views of Manhattan from right on the...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:19pm

The Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in New York City

Going out for Thanksgiving dinner is the power move of the holiday: It’s bound to be tastier, there’s more ambiance than your tiny apartment, and in a public place people are less likely to start arguments. To help you make this vital lifehack a reality, we've rounded up the...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:43pm

The Best Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Nov. 15-18

Things to Do in NYC: Ditch that bad habit Whether it’s your boyfriend, dentist or religion, the brand new My Best Break Up podcast hosted by comedian/author Maeve Higgins is all about people who have changed their lives for the better by ditching a toxic habit. Watch a live taping this...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:04pm

Where to order Thanksgiving dinner to go for your house party

Want to host Thanksgiving but don’t have enough space to cook up a full turkey dinner in your tiny apartment? Here's where to order Thanksgiving dinner for pick-up or delivery in NYC. The hardest part will be picking up your meal (though some can be delivered!) and perfecting your poker...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:25pm

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...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 3:59pm

#TrendingNYC: This fake phone repair shop hides a free gallery

This new phone repair shop in SoHo doesn’t fix anything, yet people are lining up to get inside — to have their world turned literally upside down. Behind the facade of a typically sketchy cellphone repair shop hides InVisible NY, a totally surreal and totally free gallery experience...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:55pm

Find your new favorite latte (and more) at Nutella Cafe NYC

When Italian chocolatier Ferrero announced it was opening an official Nutella Cafe in New York, it could’ve been a refined affair with a giant old brass espresso machine and traditional pastries. What you actually find inside Nutella Cafe NYC is an amusement park that the hazelnut-cocoa...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:59pm

Here’s the full list of 2019 Michelin star restaurants in New York

The 2019 Michelin Guide to New York City has arrived with 76 restaurants earning top honors. It’s been an uncommonly good year for dining in the city: The number of Michelin star restaurants in NYC grew by 15 new additions — in 2018, there were only six. Among the new class is Le...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 9:58pm

19 Fun Things to Do in NYC on Veterans Day Weekend

It’s looking to be a chilly Veterans Day Weekend, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying all the many things to do in NYC. If you haven’t already, take a stroll to see the city’s newest celebrity: the Central Park duck. New on the Instagram pop-up gallery scene is Mickey...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:15pm

PHOTOS: Andy Warhol at the Whitney reveals a modern prophet

The Andy Warhol quote everyone knows is the mantra of our viral video age: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” But it’s another quote by the most famous American artist of the 20th century that starts off the Whitney Museum’s in-depth retrospective...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:53pm

King Kong on Broadway brings the legend into our modern era

One name you probably never expected to see on Broadway is King Kong, yet there it is, up in lights at the Broadway Theatre — and starring in a musical, no less. It’s been a journey of five years to bring him to New York after a brief run in Australia, a combination of logistics...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:10pm

Behind the Curtain: How King Kong Comes to Life on Broadway

When your name is the title of the show, you’d better live up to the hype. King Kong the musical won’t have any trouble with that, boasting the biggest star on Broadway (or, really, anywhere else). Drew McOnie, who’s doing double duty as director and choreographer, talks about...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:08pm

PHOTOS: New art and old relics at Mickey Mouse's NYC gallery

There’s no bigger brand in the world of entertainment than Disney, which now includes Marvel superheroes and Star Wars, 12 theme parks, its own TV channel and a vast movie empire. But as Walt Disney liked to remind people, it all started with a mouse — and Mickey Mouse got his start 90...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 3:19pm

Old Traditional Polish Cuisine Food Truck is bringing Polish cuisine to the streets of New York

If you live in New York or are visiting from out of town, chances are you have probably heard that the only way to get real authentic Polish food is to venture deep into the Northern Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint. Well, it turns out that you may be able to find some of the best Polish food...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:49am

Election Day in NYC: Voting is vital and also gets you free drinks

Midterm elections are coming up on Nov. 6, and doing your civic duty by voting means assuring your right as a New Yorker to keep complaining about the trains, bike lanes, pizza rats and everything else wrong with this city despite all our hard-earned tax dollars. If that’s not enough...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:53pm

PHOTOS: NYC's new thirst trap is a mystery Central Park duck

Last weekend was particularly beautiful in New York City, and everyone was outside — lurking like paparazzi around a pond, hoping to get a glimpse of NYC’s hottest new celebrity: the Central Park duck. What are all these people looking at? pic.twitter.com/iUyGVnRd49 —...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:38pm

Re-Discover Poland: A country regained

I imagine many of you may have come across Polish culture at some point. Maybe your friends are of Polish descent,  maybe you like Polish pirogies, maybe you drive to work passing Kosciuszko bridge, rest by the Jagiello monument in Central Park (even if you wonder who the king was), or spend...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:37am

PHOTOS: Inside the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

This is the crime scene: An overturned chair. A mussed desk, papers all over the floor. A broken bust of Napoleon. What happened, and who did it? The legendary detective Sherlock Holmes could solve the case — and so can you after learning all his tactics at the Liberty Science Center’s...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:38pm

10 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Nov. 2-4

Things to do in NYC: Smorgasburg is back! Their outdoor markets may be done for the season, but you’ve got two ways to experience Smorgasburg this winter. Opening Fridays Nov. 2-Dec. 21 is the Smorgasburg x Vice Night Market, with 11 food vendors and DJs at Brooklyn venue Villain (307 Kent...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:50pm