Going Out

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

Heather McDonald casts 'The Bachelor' contestants as Republican candidates

Comedian Heather McDonald is used to be on the other side of celebrity drama. But earlier this month, a plucked quote from a podcast led to a venomous spat between herself and her former boss Chelsea Handler, an unfortunate series of events she has since apologized publicly for. McDonald worked...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:37pm

See 'Beauty and the Beast' on stage and other things to do this weekend inPhilly

Theatre Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Thursday through Feb. 21 Academy of Music 240 S Broad St. From $26.50, Kimmelcenter.org This Broadway musical is a delight, telling the classic story of a beautiful peasant named Belle and a young prince cursed to take the form of a...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:25pm

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

10 ways to have fun (and stay cool) indoors during summer in NYC

Not that we’re not glad winter is over, but this weekend’s sweltering summer heat may just be too much to bear. But we don’t have to be confined to our apartment, sitting in front of our window A/C unit. We’re still fun, active people, dammit! Luckily, the city is full of...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:42pm

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

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

The best things to do in Philadelphia for Oktoberfest 2018

Looking to party Bavarian style? Philly's got you covered. The city is offering an array of Oktoberfest celebrations to bring out your inner Oom-pah dancer. Beers will be flowing, pretzels will be eaten and plenty of drunk memories are going to be made.. or forgotten. Here are the best places...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:01pm

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Looking for fun, interesting things to do in Philly this week? We’ve got you covered with Ed Rendell, Childish Gambino, the debut of Philly Vegan Restaurant Week and more. Things to do in Philly this week Thomas is Titanic Thomas Choinacky the man behind the SoLow Festival of solo and...

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:48pm

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

We know you’re waiting to see what happens with Florence, but, if you decide to head outdoors, we’ve got you covered. Here is all the info on  Drake, comedians, punks from Canada and Detroit, family fare and more fun things to do in Philly this weekend. Things to do in Philly this...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:17pm

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

'That Golden Girls Show!' is a love letter to the ladies, now with puppets

Everyone’s favorite geriatric BFFs are coming to Union Square this fall, just not quite as you remember them. Director Jonathan Rockefeller is re-creating “The Golden Girls” using puppets — again. After the huge success of his first “Golden” puppet production...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:37pm