Fall

Become an NYC ambassador with your best #AutumnInNYC pic

City Hall wants your best photos of New York City's sweater weather.The de Blasio administration wants New Yorkers to serve as Instagram ambassadors by using their cameras to take the best snapshots of the fall weather for its #AutumnInNYC contest.Like with the previous #SignsOfSpringNYC effort,...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 4:13am

Zombie paintball actors get pelted for the cause

When it comes to being a zombie paintball target, the trick is to wear pads. Lots of pads: a variable combo of hockey and soccer gear, plus foam or bubble wrap and other kinds of cushion – all of it tucked under a spooky costume.“It’s pretty rare for a paintball to squeak through and give you a...

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 4:33pm

Eat your way through the fall in Boston

If swapping out your t-shirts for sweaters and flip flops for boots has got you feeling bummed out, there’s one seasonal switch you can look forward to. Your favorite eateries around town are trading light and zesty flavors for warm, savory treats that will keep you feeling cozy all season long...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 3:08pm

Chicago news station inadvertently uses Nazi badge for Yom Kippur story

A local news station in Chicago aimed to wish everyone a very happy Yom Kippur but failed miserably when they displayed a very offensive graphic during their news segment about the Jewish holiday.If the graphic they used looks vaguely familiar, you're correct. It happens to be the same yellow Star...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 2:49pm

Belgian fry joint Pommes Frites launches IndieGoGo for new location

Pommes Frites is reopening and seeking help. The Belgian Fry joint was once located in the East Village until a massive gas explosion destroyed several buildings on 2nd Avenue including the eatery.A few months have passed and Pommes Frites is ready to reopen in the fall at its new location: 128...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:02pm

People falling down stairs in movies

Feeling a little wobbly still as you find your feet for 2015? Don't feel too bad about yourself. The first few days of January can be tough. But while you try to get your bearings, maybe this will cheer you up: The good folks at JoBlo put together a super-cut of people falling down the stairs in...

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 9:30am

5 Thanksgiving drinks made with five ingredients

How to make a liquid Apple-Pie-Nog:Melt 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream and mix in an equal amount of apple juice in a glass.Add one pinch of ground cinnamon and one pinch of allspice.Add apple brandy to your liking.Serve dusted with cinnamon.How to make Double Chocoloate Hot Chocolate:Gently heat 3...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 7:36pm

Yellowstone: A super vacation on a supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park rests on the largest supervolcano on the continent — an active volcano— and spans approximately 2.2 million acres across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. So there’s plenty of gorgeous, sometimes gurgling, ground to cover.That’s where Yellowstone Vacations comes in. The bus tour...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

Giving back in Philadelphia this Thanksgiving

It's no question that Philly looks absolutely beautiful during the holiday season. If there's one thing the holidays bring with them, though, it's the sense that beauty goes beyond lights and decorations: it's something that is spread most effectively and inclusively through goodwill. Start your...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:06am

Giving back in Boston this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving's a hectic time. So hectic, in fact, that it's often easy to forget what the spirit of the holiday is all about: being grateful for the great things we have. With gratitude comes recognition, and there's no better way to recognize the holiday than to give back to those who need it the...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:54am

Giving back in NYC this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (and the holiday season in general) is, for most of us, a time of absolute insanity. We've got relatives coming and going (or are the travelling relatives ourselves), elaborate dinners to cook, football teams to cheer for, and Black Friday preparations to make. It's completely easy (if...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 12:58am

Metro’s kind of free weekend: Can towers, German artwork, and cultural dance shows!

It’s that awkward time of the year between Halloween and Thanksgiving, warm and freezing, festive and ugh-so-totally-done-with-2014. Whether you’re saving up for a trip home on Thanksgiving or unwilling to splurge on anything besides mimosas at brunch Sunday morning, Metro is here with some...

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:47am

Metro’s Kind of Free Weekend: Dia de los Muertos, tons of art, and stand-up comedy!

And a happy weekend to all of you, lower middle class friends! Metro hopes your Friday night was full of candy, costumes, and fun (mostly because at least two of those are free on Halloween). In order to prevent a post-holiday slump wherein you eat all your candy and stare dejectedly at the costume...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 1:57am

Metro's Kind of Free Weekend: Indie concerts, family-friendly Halloween celebration, and handstands!

Happy end of the work week, lower-middle-class friends! Feel like escaping the anxiety of playing the rope in an everlasting tug-of-war between your “GrubHub Comes First!” wallet and the enthralling, exciting, expensivebeckons of the Greatest City in the World’s nightlife? Don’t worry; as always...

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:17am

DeBlasio to host Halloween at Gracie Mansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray are planning to open Gracie Manson to children on Oct. 28 for a Halloween celebration.Festivities at the historic mansion, built in 1799, include a "spooky walk" through the home, then trick-or-treating at the front door.Both de Blasio and McCray...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:20pm

Exploring Woodlawn's forgotten graves

Everyone is one quick Wikipedia search away from knowing that Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, the Macy family and Joseph Pulitzer are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.Last Sunday, on the first legitimately crisp and windy fall day of the season, Metro tagged along...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 3:11am