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Two NYC spots are turning into Bob's Burgers for Halloween

Halloween costumes are great, but what if an entire restaurant got in character? Greenpoint's Alameda on Franklin Street is turning into Bob's Burgers from the Fox cartoon about a family-run burger joint, switching up its usual dishes of elevated American fare for an exclusively...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:02pm

Eataly Downtown is the food hall Lower Manhattan needs

NYC’s second branch of Eataly, the Italian food hall that counts Mario Batali among its partners, couldn't be coming to a neighborhood that needs it more. The food hall opens Aug. 11 on the third floor of World Trade Center 4. CEO Nicola Farinetti knew his team would have to come up...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:53pm

PHOTOS: Le District food hall brings France to Lower Manhattan

It’s finally worth hoofing it out to the west side of Lower Manhattan — Le District, dubbed the “French Eataly” is now open inside Brookfield Place. The project, in the works for more than 32 months by design firm ICRAVE, is divided into four districts (like the...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:52pm

Swap wine for Champagne on your holiday table

If you only think of Champagne on special occasions, then AJ Ojeda-Pons is celebrating most days of the year. “For the longest time, I had a motto: Drink Champagne every day,” says the sommelier, who mans the wine list at Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club. “Champagne is...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:56pm

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway style to the runway

Not even thundersnow could keep away the stylish dogs, cats, a couple of rats and even a bearded dragon from the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show last night at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Billed as the country’s largest charitable pet fashion show, now in its 14th year, the event’s theme...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:16pm

'Game of Thrones' showrunners lie to the actors, too

Inside the publicity tent at a recent Game of Thrones event in New York City, actor Liam Cunningham is rolling a cigarette — while doing an interview. He’s sitting in a director’s chair opposite a journalist, who is dutifully asking him all the questions that fans of the...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:33pm

At this art show about the Olsen twins, you're the one on display

Meeting a celebrity in real life is always a risky proposition, but it’s a rite of passage for fans. Viviana Olen was just 7 when she met Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — who turned out to be nothing like on TV. “We waited in line for, like, three hours, and we just kind of passed...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:28pm

Where to get craft beer now in NYC: Long Island City

Looking for the hottest neighborhood to grab a pint? Grab the 7 train at Grand Central to Long Island City, which will soon get its fourth brewery since 2012. First came Rockaway Brewing Company, run by co-owner Ethan Long, then Big Alice and Transmitter. The neighborhood continues to be...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:17am

Eat Here Now: Live the Parisian way at Boucherie

Each week, I'm going to pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective, largely arbitrary and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. As anyone who’s had to leave Paris knows, regret sets in sooner or later. For your wanderlusting soul...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:38pm

How to suck the marrow out of the New York City Wine & Food Festival

Setting a food festival in New York City may seem a bit redundant. Food has become a hobby worldwide, but here, it’s reached full-blown obsession. Our badges of honor are scoring a Cronut, finding the best $1 pizza slice and finally getting a reservation at Momofuku Ko (someday, maybe). So...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 5:46pm

Meet NYC's 6 best new food trucks vying at the 2016 Vendy Awards

You don’t have to wait for Anthony Bourdain’s massive Pier 57 food hall to find Asian street food in NYC. Of the six finalists for Rookie of the Year in this year’s Vendy Awards, which has been highlighting the best of the city’s sidewalk vendors since 2005, half hail...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:46am

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' sets Broadway debut date

Muggles, rejoice! "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will make its Broadway debut in Spring 2018. The play, which has been playing to sold-out audiences in London's West End since June 2016, will open in New York on April 22, 2018. Tickets will go on sale sometime this fall. #...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:34pm

With nudity, 'The Tempest' gets a feminist message

The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society like to do the same things everyone else does in Central Park, just in less clothing. They read books, have picnics, get some vitamin D. This week, they’re joining forces with Torn Out Theater to perform Shakespeare’s The...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:01pm

Chipotle going GMO-free matters — for the wrong reasons

Every bite of the American diet is under serious investigation. Beyond the obesity epidemic, scientists are linking the foods we eat to everything from the quality of our sleep to serious mental health issues like depression. The latest villain is, somewhat predictably, GMOs. In our eat-like-our...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:41am

Hot chicken is the next phase of the fried chicken craze

Every time is seems like fried chicken’s 15 minutes are up, it finds a way to reinvent itself and restart the clock. Two of last year’s best openings — Birds & Bubbles, where it’s served alongside no less than flutes of bubbly, and the intensely Southern charmed Root...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

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...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:23am

Ride with Santa on Christmas Eve through the magic of virtual reality

Ever since “The Santa Clause,” all we’ve wanted for Christmas is a ride in Santa’s sleigh. Well, strap in children young and old, you’re going to the North Pole! Thanks to the magic of virtual reality, you can sit right beside Father Christmas on his busiest night...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:22am

Get out on NYC's waters: kayaking, sailing, surfing and more

The dregs of winter are officially gone, and sunny days are here to tempt us back to the city’s rivers. Though it’s still a bit chilly for swimming — unless you’re a Polar Bear Club member — there are plenty of other ways to enjoy NYC’s waters this season....

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:16pm

New York Comic Con 2016 is making room for more fans, and fandoms

It’s not just the heroes that are super at New York Comic Con. The annual convention of all things sci-fi, fantasy and animation, from screens to comics, returns to the Javits Center on Oct. 6-9. But that’s not the only place you’ll find it — from bar parties to costumed...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:28pm

PHOTOS: New York Comic Con 2016 Day 2 best costumes

It's Day 2 of New York City Comic Con and the favorite fandoms are beginning to emerge. Enough fans of Blizzard's new "Overwatch" game turned out to play a match in real life, while "Naruto" continues to be popular despite the series ending last year. Yes, that is...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:24pm