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See into the future the Buddhist way at the Rubin Museum

Thinking about the future is an irresistible pastime for every culture around the world. It is also a delicious paradox, both a pointless exercise and also the entire source of our life’s meaning. “We do everything aimed at the future, and yet the future never arrives,” points...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:47am

Do you have this secret ClassPass function hiding on your phone?

The popular app that allows members to find the best fitness classes around town just launched a new feature that will allow select ClassPass NYC users to take advantage of a broader range of services. If you already have a membership, there’s a chance you might be able to take advantage of...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:10pm

See iconic photos of David Bowie for free at Morrison Hotel Gallery

Generally, you know when to go out and when to stay in and get stuff done, yeah? Well, just in case there's any chance you make an error in judgment, here are a couple dates to put on your radar. The massive multimedia exhibition “David Bowie Is” opens at the Brooklyn Museum on...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:37am

New York's craft beer scene has never been hotter

New York state just passed a huge milestone that will come as no surprise to beer lovers: Craft-beer production in the state is the highest it’s ever been, with an average of one new brewery opening every six days in 2017, for a total of 400 places turning hops and malt (crops also making a...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:56pm

Where to drink on National Margarita Day in NYC

Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day, and we've rounded up your BOGO deals, special cocktails and more tequila-themed fun around NYC. Bond 45 The Theater District is becoming something of a tropical paradise, with the SpongeBob Squarepants musical opening in December and Escape to Margaritaville...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:33pm

12 fun things to do in NYC this weekend

THEATER Jerry Springer: The Opera What better format than opera to celebrate our beloved national pastime of ridiculing strangers on daytime TV? America’s iconic talk show is musically satirized in “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” which had a long run in London and is finally making...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:33pm

Schaller's Stube finds a vegan sausage it can respect

The vegan trend has come for your sausages — and it’s at one of the city’s most iconic meat emporiums. Opened by German immigrants in 1937, Schaller & Weber has been the Upper East Side’s destination for every kind of cylindrical meat, as Eastern Europeans prefer....

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:08pm

There's now a Chipotle of ramen at Menya Jiro Midtown

The build-you-own bowl concept has finally come to ramen with Midtown’s newest noodle shop. Menya Jiro went from a simple three-ingredient bowl at its first location in FiDi to options for every step, from the broth to the protein and 25 different toppings at its new shop next to Grand...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:58pm

Slurp award-winning ramen at Menya Jiro's first NYC location

An award-winning Japanese chef whose ramen won all the awards at last year’s Japan Fes has opened his own ramen shop. Menya Jiro is now open at 123 William St. in the Financial District, sharing a spacious dining room with BentOn Cafe, a Japanese fast-casual counter with DIY bowls and sushi...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:44pm

Artists got hypnotized and the trippy results are The Subconscious Canvas

Hypnosis is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about making art in an “altered state.” But in our current age of detox cleanses and holistic wellness, hypnosis is a positively trendy way to tap into creativity. Which is what a dozen artists used to create a new...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:19pm

Get in the ring with pro sumo wrestlers at Sumo + Sushi

Dinner and a movie is so yesterday — at Sumo + Sushi, you can do dinner and a match with a professional sumo wrestler. Billed as “the ultimate interactive culinary experience,” Sumo + Sushi is coming to Playstation Theater for two nights of champion sumo action with ringside...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 8:08pm

Teen chef Flynn McGarry's Gem isn't a restaurant — it's a home

When’s the last time you were invited to a dinner party hosted by a 19-year-old? You should feel at easy accepting the invitation when it comes from teen prodigy chef Flynn McGarry, who’s been hosting dinner parties at his Los Angeles home since age 10, whipping up recipes out of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:34pm

The Garment District's new light loops are straight out of Tron

You don’t need any video game skills to make these new light-up wheels that look like something straight out of the Tron movies work. The new art exhibit called Loop puts you and a partner inside a light-up wheel right out of the retro future, which also double as a mini movie theater...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:34pm

Eat your way to prosperity at these Chinese New Year feasts

If you'd like another fresh start at the New Year, you’re in luck. This Friday, Feb. 16, is the beginning of the week-long Chinese New Year celebration, and like the best holidays there are tons of symbolic foods for luck, prosperity, fertility and more good things. Here are some of the...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2:37pm

The Best Things to do in NYC on Presidents' Day Weekend

See Black Panther If you do only one thing this weekend, it should be sitting in a full theater and cheering along to what critics have hailed as the best Marvel movie in a while. Black Panther is a cultural moment that will resonate throughout Hollywood, and the experience of seeing it with other...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:46pm

Profane and profound, Jerry Springer: The Opera arrives off-Broadway

If you had to pick two forms of entertainment at opposite ends of the artistic spectrum, you couldn’t get much further than The Jerry Springer Show and operas. But think of it another way, and they have more in common than it seems. “There were eight people screaming, you couldn...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:49pm

The 5 best things about Spyscape, NYC's espionage playground

.article-content iframe{static !important;} You may think the closest you’ve ever been to the spy world is watching The Americans on your sofa. But if you’ve ever shopped online or even just walked down a public street, you’ve probably been spied on. You may as well learn to...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:25pm

Salt Bae's Restaurant Nusr-Et Is Carnal Fun, But Lacks Flavor

“Do you know what you’re eating?” Curiosity had finally gotten the better of the burly man at a nearby table, who approached our party of four with a friendly smile and a question. We were in the middle of dinner at Nusr-Et in Midtown, the newest location of the steakhouse chain...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:06am

See 2017's best movie Get Out for free on Presidents' Day

Our 45th president may not be worth celebrating, but Jordan Peele is. The comedic actor turned serious director with 2017's acclaimed Get Out, the psychological horror-thriller about being black in America that has garnered Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. To celebrate one year since the...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:00am

Get Skittles manicures and M&Ms makeup at this free salon

Not expecting a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Give yourself the sweet treat of a candy-themed manicure or minty blowout at Sweet ReTreat, the pop-up candy shop-meets-beauty salon your teenage self could only dream about. Open from Feb. 13-14, Sweet ReTreat provides to fantasy...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:06pm