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12 fun things to do in NYC this weekend

THEATER Jerry Springer: The Opera What better format than opera to celebrate our beloved national pastime of ridiculing strangers on daytime TV? America’s iconic talk show is musically satirized in “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” which had a long run in London and is finally making...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:33pm

Schaller's Stube finds a vegan sausage it can respect

The vegan trend has come for your sausages — and it’s at one of the city’s most iconic meat emporiums. Opened by German immigrants in 1937, Schaller & Weber has been the Upper East Side’s destination for every kind of cylindrical meat, as Eastern Europeans prefer....

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:08pm

Slurp award-winning ramen at Menya Jiro's first NYC location

An award-winning Japanese chef whose ramen won all the awards at last year’s Japan Fes has opened his own ramen shop. Menya Jiro is now open at 123 William St. in the Financial District, sharing a spacious dining room with BentOn Cafe, a Japanese fast-casual counter with DIY bowls and sushi...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:44pm

Artists got hypnotized and the trippy results are The Subconscious Canvas

Hypnosis is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about making art in an “altered state.” But in our current age of detox cleanses and holistic wellness, hypnosis is a positively trendy way to tap into creativity. Which is what a dozen artists used to create a new...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:19pm

Get in the ring with pro sumo wrestlers at Sumo + Sushi

Dinner and a movie is so yesterday — at Sumo + Sushi, you can do dinner and a match with a professional sumo wrestler. Billed as “the ultimate interactive culinary experience,” Sumo + Sushi is coming to Playstation Theater for two nights of champion sumo action with ringside...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 8:08pm

Teen chef Flynn McGarry's Gem isn't a restaurant — it's a home

When’s the last time you were invited to a dinner party hosted by a 19-year-old? You should feel at easy accepting the invitation when it comes from teen prodigy chef Flynn McGarry, who’s been hosting dinner parties at his Los Angeles home since age 10, whipping up recipes out of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:34pm

The Garment District's new light loops are straight out of Tron

You don’t need any video game skills to make these new light-up wheels that look like something straight out of the Tron movies work. The new art exhibit called Loop puts you and a partner inside a light-up wheel right out of the retro future, which also double as a mini movie theater...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 6:34pm

Eat your way to prosperity at these Chinese New Year feasts

If you'd like another fresh start at the New Year, you’re in luck. This Friday, Feb. 16, is the beginning of the week-long Chinese New Year celebration, and like the best holidays there are tons of symbolic foods for luck, prosperity, fertility and more good things. Here are some of the...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2:37pm

The Best Things to do in NYC on Presidents' Day Weekend

See Black Panther If you do only one thing this weekend, it should be sitting in a full theater and cheering along to what critics have hailed as the best Marvel movie in a while. Black Panther is a cultural moment that will resonate throughout Hollywood, and the experience of seeing it with other...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:46pm

Profane and profound, Jerry Springer: The Opera arrives off-Broadway

If you had to pick two forms of entertainment at opposite ends of the artistic spectrum, you couldn’t get much further than The Jerry Springer Show and operas. But think of it another way, and they have more in common than it seems. “There were eight people screaming, you couldn...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 6:49pm

The 5 best things about Spyscape, NYC's espionage playground

.article-content iframe{static !important;} You may think the closest you’ve ever been to the spy world is watching The Americans on your sofa. But if you’ve ever shopped online or even just walked down a public street, you’ve probably been spied on. You may as well learn to...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:25pm

Salt Bae's Restaurant Nusr-Et Is Carnal Fun, But Lacks Flavor

“Do you know what you’re eating?” Curiosity had finally gotten the better of the burly man at a nearby table, who approached our party of four with a friendly smile and a question. We were in the middle of dinner at Nusr-Et in Midtown, the newest location of the steakhouse chain...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:06am

See 2017's best movie Get Out for free on Presidents' Day

Our 45th president may not be worth celebrating, but Jordan Peele is. The comedic actor turned serious director with 2017's acclaimed Get Out, the psychological horror-thriller about being black in America that has garnered Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. To celebrate one year since the...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:00am

Get Skittles manicures and M&Ms makeup at this free salon

Not expecting a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Give yourself the sweet treat of a candy-themed manicure or minty blowout at Sweet ReTreat, the pop-up candy shop-meets-beauty salon your teenage self could only dream about. Open from Feb. 13-14, Sweet ReTreat provides to fantasy...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:06pm

Pop-up biergarten serves only beers made in the five boroughs

New York City’s craft beer scene has gotten so big that you could spend entire weekends in each borough and not drink your way through all of its many breweries. Though true beer lovers should certainly endeavor to check off all of the nearly 40 breweries within city limits, you can get a...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 1:22pm

The biggest-ever Dessert Goals is coming to a new venue

New York City’s happiest food festival Dessert Goals is upping the sweet factor for its first 2018 edition — and you might even score a ticket this time. The Spring 2018 edition of Dessert Goals, the Instagram-friendliest showcase for the city’s prettiest cakes, crepes, ice...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:13am

Add glamping to the things you can do on Governors Island

Camping is coming to New York City limits this spring. Sleeping under the stars will be a reality when luxury tents by Collective Retreats pop up (for three years) on Governors Island. The “unique, environmentally-friendly overnight lodging” will have views of the Statue of Liberty,...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 6:53pm

14 amazing Valentine's Day date ideas in NYC for Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day falls on a very unromantic Wednesday in 2018. That just means you have to try a little harder than a dinner reservation to get in the celebratory mood. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to have a truly special Feb. 14.   Far too busy for photos...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 6:27pm

12 fun things to do in NYC this weekend

INTIMACY Skynema Skyn Condoms wants you to think about intimacy outside the context of sex. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, they’re hosting Skynema: An Intimate Short Film Festival, with 5-minute films that might actually help take your relationship to the next level. The night also...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:36pm

Sit out winter with free movies under palm trees at Brookfield Place

It may not be below freezing anymore, but the winter blahs are definitely still hanging over the city. For a staycation that actually feels like a getaway, few places in the city can beat the perpetual summer of Brookfield Place’s Winter Garden. And beginning this month, Pictures Under the...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:42pm