things to do in nyc

Here's what it's like to fish for your dinner at Zauo NYC (photos)

Interactive dining is the big trend in restaurants, and it doesn’t get much more hand-on than Zauo NYC, the first U.S. outpost of the famous Japanese chain where diners catch their own fish. Zauo NYC, opening Oct. 15 at 152 W. 24th St. in Chelsea, is a celebration of the ocean's bounty...

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 5:28pm

13 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend, Oct. 11-14

Things to do in NYC: Free show with Diplo and Mark Ronson Samsung’s experiential studio — that’s a fancy way of saying a showroom where you can’t buy anything — is resuming its Live at 837 concert series on Thursday night with a DJ set by Silk City, Diplo and Mark...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 5:33pm

Jimmy Kimmel is back in Brooklyn! Guests, how to get tickets

Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night talk show on the road again, ditching California for Brooklyn for a week of shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Oct. 15-19. Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs on ABC, will tape five shows before a live audience inside the Howard Gilman Opera House, which will...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 4:33pm

Ippudo giving away 1,000 free ramen bowls on its NYC birthday

Nobody tell Ippudo that you’re supposed to get gifts, not give them on your birthday. The Japanese ramen chain is counting its blessings and multiplying them by 100, giving away 1,000 free ramen bowls to mark its 10th anniversary. The Fukuoka-based chain opened its first U.S. location in the...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 2:37pm

Inside the unlikely but true Velvet Underground Experience NYC

The mainstream was not ready for the Velvet Underground in 1965. That didn’t stop founding members Lou Reed and John Cale pulling everyone from Andy Warhol to German model Nico into their orbit and, in five short years, creating a legacy that would change the sound, visual aesthetic and...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

Forget Uber and Lyft — your Lamborghini Huracan is waiting

Yellow cabs are iconic and black cars are classy, but nothing in the fleets of Uber, Lyft and taxis can compete with a spectacular NYC rideshare option coming for one day only: a brand new 2018 Lamborghini Huracan in blazing orange. That’s what you could be riding in courtesy of Swims, the...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:53pm

These giant candies on Broadway are NYC's sweetest public art

Just in time for trick-or-treating season, NYC just got a sweet new piece of public art. Three blocks of Broadway have been taken over by Candy Nations, 20 colorful giant candies lining the pedestrian plazas from 36th to 39th streets. The sculptures tower 9 feet tall, each weighing 1,450 pounds...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 4:12pm

PHOTOS: Nightmare Machine, the haunted house for millennials

What started as Brooklyn’s sweet dreamscape Dream Machine has turned into the millennial haunted house Nightmare Machine, an Instagram-ready gallery of horrors plucked straight from the imaginations of the 22-37 set. “I grew up with Halloween as a really big deal in my family,”...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:05pm

PHOTOS: The best cosplay of NYCC 2018, Day 2

As the country's largest convention of pop culture — from TV to movies, video games and animation — New York Comic Con 2018 has a special place on the fan calendar. From sci-fi and anime to superheroes and fantasy, studios always bring their big stars, latest video...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:19am

PHOTOS: The best cosplay of NYCC 2018, Day 3

As the country's largest convention of pop culture — from TV to movies, video games and animation — New York Comic Con 2018 has a special place on the fan calendar. From sci-fi and anime to superheroes and fantasy, studios always bring their big stars, latest video...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:17am

Photos: Best cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2018, Day 1

New York is currently in the midst the sci-fi, anime, superhero, video game and general pop culture extravaganza that is New York Comic Con 2018. An expected 227,000 fans are descending upon the Javits Center — despite the 7 train — to see panels from the stars and...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:12am

17 things to do in NYC on Columbus Day Weekend 2018

We’ll take any excuse for a three-day weekend, even if Christopher Columbus didn't really discover America. We rounded up 17 things to do in NYC on Columbus Day Weekend, from the preview opening of King Kong on Broadway to the long-awaited New York Pizza Festival, a fun run for shelter...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:01pm

10 Things You Must Do, See and Eat at NYCC 2018

Judge a Bob's Burgers cookoff, step inside Harry Potter's pensieve, watch the premiere of Doctor Who with the cast and more — here’s our guide to the essential panels and experiences at NYCC 2018.  10 things you must do at NYCC 2018 Audible has created a 10-minute...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:49am

What's new for NYCC 2018? Details on ReedPop's changes

The biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast is almost back, with New York City Comic Con 2018 taking over the Javits Center (and an increasing number of surrounding venues) from Oct. 4-7. With everything from superheroes to anime, sci-fi shows and vintage comic books represented, NYCC 2018...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:48am

Try every $3 Brandless product at the Brandless NYC shop

Brandless, the online store where everything is $3, knows you’ve been wondering what kind of quality you get for that price. So to persuade more people to try the #Brandlesslife, they’re opening a Brandless NYC pop-up shop in October. For just 12 days starting Oct. 24 in the...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 9:01am

Slate NY is now the ideal adult playground with an indoor slide

Eighteen years after he opened Slate NY in Chelsea, Aristotle Hatzigeorgiou finally has the adult playground he’s always wanted — complete with a 20-foot slide that gets you from the clubby restaurant on the ground floor to the sprawling basement game room below. It was, understandably...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:41pm

20 events to make Halloween last all month in NYC

One of the only good trends to come out of 2018 is the world agreeing to start Halloween earlier and earlier: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween kicked off on Aug. 17, Pumpkin Spice Lattes returned before Labor Day, and pumpkin patches in NYC have already sprouted. If you’re one of the...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:47pm

It's not just on Halloween that New York City embraces its dark side

The parties and parades that have come to typify Halloween mean the holiday devoted to the dead largely ends up glorifying life. But the themes of Halloween — fear, remembering the past, facing the end of life (whether human or the constant churn of development) — are explored every day...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 5:18pm

Best pumpkin patches in NYC you can get to with a Metrocard

It’s finally fall, and your fall bucket list is probably longer than there are days to complete it. First rule of   The best pumpkin patches in NYC Governors Island Feel like you’re in New England just an eight-minute ferry ride from Manhattan on Governors Island....

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:22pm

18 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend, Sept. 27-30

The Miss Subways talent show is back, eat all the bacon and drink all the beer in Queens, then cleanse your palate at Vegandale, watch the women of RuPaul’s DragCon werk it, and more things to do in NYC this weekend. 18 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend More than 100 acts take over...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:02pm