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PHOTOS: Why Color Factory is not just another Instagram pop-up

It’s been a good summer for reconnecting with your inner child and filling up your Instagram with enviable photo ops between Candytopia, Rose Mansion, Believe in Your Selfie Museum, Dream Machine, Happy-Go-Lucky Exhibit and many more New York City pop-up galleries. The latest, Color Factory,...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 1:07pm

Why Broadway's Pretty Woman Musical Is A Hot Mess

It’s the golden age of nostalgia all over the entertainment world, and this season it’s the 1990 film Pretty Woman getting a splashy musical adaptation at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre. Could the producers have chosen a movie whose themes are more problematic in the year 2018?...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 5:37am

The US Open 2018 fun begins off the court with Fan Week

It’s always an exciting two weeks when the US Open returns to Queens at the end of each August, but that’s not when the action starts. From Aug. 21-26, kick off the US Open 2018 fun with special events, celebrity matches, tennis clinics for adults and kids, all for free during US...

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:24pm

The Museum of Ice Cream reinvents retail with The Pint Shop

The first time I walked into a Toys 'R' Us, I cried. At age 6, I had never seen any place so big, so colorful, so full of beautiful things, and I was overwhelmed by the lifetime of happiness unfolding before me. That feeling has been rare in retail, which to those of us not in the sales...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:27pm

Best things to do in New York City this weekend, Aug. 16-19

A best-of horror movie festival, the year’s largest cocktail convention, a beach dance party and tons more activities mean it’s time to say your prayers to ask the favor of the rain gods and get out there. The best things to do in New York City this weekend Step inside the real...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:41pm

The Best Things to Do in New York City in August

The last month of summer is not slacking off. August is full of perfoming arts festivals on the water, traditions like Coney Island’s sand castle contest and the final edition of the Jazz Age Lawn Party and the year’s largest video game festival (hey, we all need a break from the sun...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:38pm

The 5 must-see shows during Broadway Week 2018

Will the relentless summer rain ever end? Who knows, but you know where you don’t have to worry about it? Inside Broadway’s theaters, which are once again offering two-for-one tickets during the fall edition of Broadway Week 2018. Now in its eighth year, Broadway Week 2018 runs Sept. 3...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:03pm

Where to celebrate National Rum Day in New York City

Tiki bars and cocktails are having a moment, which means so is the spirit of the Caribbean islands: rum. Taste the trendiest new drinks being mixed up on Thursday, Aug. 16, when National Rum Day brings BOGO deals and all-day rum happy hours to bars and restaurants around the city with giant outdoor...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 5:09pm

What to order at New York City’s best cocktail bars

The annual list of the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2017 is here, and New York may have lost the top spot but it’s still got plenty to brag about. After the votes were tallied from 500 industry experts in the spirits world, the venerable NoMad Bar was named the best cocktail bar in America...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 2:22pm

Full list of Broadway Week 2018 shows offering 2-for-1 tickets

Will the relentless summer rain ever end? Who knows, but you know where you don’t have to worry about it? Inside Broadway’s theaters, which are once again offering two-for-one tickets during the fall edition of Broadway Week 2018. Produced by the city's tourism bureau NYC &...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:08am

PHOTOS: Reality melts away in the trippy halls of Candytopia New York

Whatever you think is inside Candytopia, you’re probably nowhere close. From the first moment you walk inside the Garment District warehouse where a dragon made of candy guards a curtained entryway lined with madly tilting houses, you definitely know you’re not in Midtown anymore. The...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 9:47am

How New York became the world's first skyscraper city

When you first come to New York, it’s difficult to keep your eyes from drifting up, up and up all the way to the spires of some of the world’s tallest buildings. That New York City’s skyscrapers only started rising up within the last 150 years speaks to the thirst for urban jungle...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 6:46pm

Get $1 cold brew at 65 cafes in New York with the Ritual app

Fall is coming up way too fast, but the season of cold brew coffee isn’t over yet. The social food ordering Ritual app is putting a little bounce in your step to cross off all your 2018 Summer Bucket List items by offering $1 cold brew all this week. From Monday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 1:31pm

Inside New York City's first CBD bar Adriaen Block

In the past year, the marijuana derivative CBD (all of the mellowness, none of the hallucinations) has turned up in lattes, snacks and private dinners. But it’s all been a little wink-wink, a novelty on otherwise straightforward menus — but not at New York’s first CBD bar Adriaen...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 3:28pm

The Definitive 2018 Summer Bucket List for New York City

You’ve already seen an outdoor movie, had drinks on a boat, checked out several rooftop bars, checked out the new eats at Smorgasburg, spent a day poolside and eaten on several patios — your generic summer to-do list is moving along. But each year brings with it a handful of experiences...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:09pm

Your summer needs the Watermelon Pizza at Blue Rooftop bar

Fruit and pizza are not two words that go together. But when you see Watermelon Pizza on the menu at The Blue Rooftop, the newly renovated 20th-floor oasis at the Marmara Park Avenue hotel, don’t pass it up. The Turkish treat is a slice of watermelon topped with chopped blueberries,...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:06am

Diner en Blanc New York 2018: Tickets, date, rules, location

New York in the summertime is not the most charming place to be — so fix it by taking part in a truly magical night. The all-white French pop-up Dîner en Blanc New York 2018 returns on Monday, Sept. 17 with an unforgettable party that appears just an hour before the music begins, and vanishes...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:40am

Inside Play NYC, New York's largest video game convention

New York City’s largest video game expo Play NYC only debuted in 2017, but Play NYC 2018 is already bigger in every way: more games, more digital art, more playtime, a bigger venue and a new social mission. In its new home at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Play NYC 2018 is going down Aug. 11-12...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 6:39pm

Best Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, Aug. 9-12

The best things to do in New York City this weekend include an immersive outdoor screening of The Fifth Element, a Gelato Festival and queer comedy. A sexy take on Shakespeare, with food Shakespeare in the Square isn’t quite traditional; in fact, instead of laughter or sadness, their...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 6:24pm

PHOTOS: Deadpool Selfie Museum is the pop-up for romantics

An Instagram gallery isn’t the Deadpool 2 home video tie-in we expected, but the Deadpool Selfie Museum is here anyway. Open at Industria Studio 10 (356 W. 12th St.) in the West Village for just four days from Aug. 8-11, the Deadpool and Friends’ Believe in Your Selfie Museum has nine...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 3:41pm