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Drink at these craft beer bars that support NYC breweries

A great bar has many components — fun atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, good crowd — but in this city, with its exploding craft beer movement, we think a great beer bar should support local brewers.  So we asked Jimmy Carbone of the venerable East Village beer bar Jimmy’s No. 43 to recommend...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:34pm

Everything you need to know about Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Lovers of beer, genre films and dine-in movie theaters, the long-awaited Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn has finally arrived. The Texas-based chain’s 25th location sits on the fourth and fifth floors of Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point mall (445 Gold St.), with seven screening rooms ranging...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:49pm

Look inside iPic's luxury dine-in theater at South Street Seaport

NYC's growing dine-in movie theater scene has a new addition. South Florida-based iPic Theaters is opening its first luxury bar-lounge-theater in the city at South Street Seaport on Friday, Oct. 7. Before we get into the details, an important note: The theater is giving away free tickets to new...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:03pm

NYC insiders share their most romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day

Wondering where to find the best food, atmosphere and drinks for Valentine's Day? We asked the people who know best: the chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs at some of the city's hottest spots. Their answers varied from the easy vibes of Momofuku Noodle Bar to the old-school romance of River Cafe,...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:33pm

Try these good-for-you chocolates and candy for Halloween

Aloha Superfood Chocolate It’s magic, as far as we can tell, how Aloha crams an entire serving of fruits and vegetables into every bar, plus the usual antioxidant benefits of chocolate (10 times the amount in goji berries, in fact). The cacao is fair trade and organic, and the bars are sweetened...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:58pm

Make these NYC Restaurant Week 2016 reservations now

The city’s biggest restaurant event ever is almost here, but you won’t want to wait to make these reservations. The winter edition of NYC Restaurant Week (Jan. 18-Feb. 5)will have the most participants in its history, with 372 restaurants across the five boroughs serving special...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:09pm

3 ways Indian Accent is not a typical Indian restaurant

New York has been home to the polar opposites in Indian cuisine for years, but the space between Junoon and Curry Row is becoming more interesting. First, it was last summer’s neon-colored newcomer with a swagger, Babu Ji. Now, New Delhi’s acclaimed Indian Accent has made the trek...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:33am

Katdashians, a Kardashian-Cats musical, claws its way to Times Square

The Venn diagram of Keeping Up with the Kardashians watchers and fans of the Broadway musical Cats probably looks more like two separate circles, but that didn’t stop Bob and Tobly McSmith (of the Saved By the Bell parody Bayside! The Musical) from mashing them up into Katdashians: Break...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:08pm

Senor Frog's is closed because New York doesn't love Spring Break

Good luck finding someplace new to drink margaritas by the yard. Señor Frog’s in Times Square was always an oddity, an urban outpost of the Spring Break-themed vaguely Mexican bar-restaurant chain usually found closer to beaches and year-round sunshine. The New York location opened only...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:40pm

Let the psychedelic foodie party that is Sushi Roxx take over your senses

Our waitress at Sushi Roxx has just arrived to take our appetizer order when she abruptly but apologetically excuses herself. Next we see her, she’s donned red-fringed arm covers as the restaurant lights up like the bonus round of a pinball machine, with flashing lights, psychedelic...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:27pm

Look inside Columbus Circle's TurnStyle underground market

NYC's newest food hall and market turns your walk to the subway into an opportunity to try something new. TurnStyle, a new Chelsea Market-style collection of 38 restaurants, grocers and retailers, opens just south of Columbus Circle on Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. Two years in the...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 3:58pm

The last days of brunch at the Waldorf Astoria

When the Waldorf Astoria closes at the end of this month for a long conversion to turn most of the hotel into luxury condos, New York will lose one of its most lavish experiences: brunch at Peacock Alley. On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historic hotel’s lobby restaurant spills...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:41am

Richard Avedon is the rare fashion icon who let models shine

Advertisements are rarely memorable, but you probably remember when Calvin Klein was selling fragrances and jeans with a revolutionary campaign in the ’80s and ’90s, with James King speaking candidly about her friend’s suicide or Kate Moss choosing a screaming fight over...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:19pm

House of Love is the progressive sex party that only Brooklyn could host

Bushwick might just be NYC’s sexiest neighborhood. On the otherwise unremarkable corner of Jefferson Street and Wyckoff Avenue sits House of Yes — actually its third edition, after the first in Queens was lost to a kitchen fire in 2008 and the second to East Williamsburg’s...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:04pm

There's plenty of life (and great cocktails) in The Dead Rabbit

Success means it’s getting harder to find Jack McGarry behind the bar at The Dead Rabbit. The 24-year-old Northern Irishman was crowned the youngest recipient the Spirited Awards’ International Bartender of the Year, serving the World’s Best Cocktail Menu, in 2013 — just...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:59pm

How the Feast of San Gennaro is changing after 90 years

The Feast of San Gennaro enters its 90th year on Sept. 15 both proud of its history, and knowing it has to do more to draw in younger New Yorkers. “My great-grandfather was one of the founders,” says John Fratta, board director of Figli di San Gennaro, the nonprofit that organizes...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:06am

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:32pm

PHOTOS: The Cronut birthday party at Dominique Ansel Bakery

After three years and 36 flavors, the Cronut remains as much of a star as the day it was born. The doughnut-croissant hybrid that changed the pastry world celebrated its third birthday this week, and like any proper proud papa, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel threw a party at his SoHo...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

Eat Here Now: Taiwan's salty cheese tea trend arrives in Queens

Each week, I'll pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. Happy Lemon If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it's that cheese is good. Completely versatile and somehow the perfect complement in...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:07pm

Dominique Ansel launches soft serve, including a savory burrata

With summer comes frozen treats, and of course if it’s sweet, Dominique Ansel Kitchen is on it. This Friday, the Cronut creator’s new cafe/dessert restaurant at 137 Seventh Ave. S. is opening a soft-serve window. On the compact menu is just two flavors ($7 with a housemade cone):...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:06pm