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Eataly Downtown is the food hall Lower Manhattan needs

NYC’s second branch of Eataly, the Italian food hall that counts Mario Batali among its partners, couldn't be coming to a neighborhood that needs it more. The food hall opens Aug. 11 on the third floor of World Trade Center 4. CEO Nicola Farinetti knew his team would have to come up...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:53pm

PHOTOS: Le District food hall brings France to Lower Manhattan

It’s finally worth hoofing it out to the west side of Lower Manhattan — Le District, dubbed the “French Eataly” is now open inside Brookfield Place. The project, in the works for more than 32 months by design firm ICRAVE, is divided into four districts (like the...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:52pm

Classy AF bottomless boozy brunch is back at the Met Opera

Bottomless boozy brunch has had a rough go of it lately — there’s even a lawsuit to end it by some person who’s never known the healing powers of fluffy pancakes combined with their best girlfriend Bloody Mary. To him, we say: If it’s good enough for the Metropolitan Opera...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:05pm

Did any firemen 'Rescue Me' at this singles mixer?

Well, New York, I’m still single. And OK with it, but every now and again, I think that it might be cool to have a someone special. Being a gal who loves new experiences, I hopped online to look for speed dating in the city (which I have never tried) and found something else — firemen...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:52pm

I infiltrated an exclusive NYC dating club and this is what happened...

I’m single. Single and caught between “I just want a glass of wine and a good make out” and “someone who makes me laugh, please think I’m special!” feelings that typically wash over one as the post-breakup months roll by. Despite my fearless reputation among...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:48pm

Vegan crêpes get kinky with NSFW aphrodisiac-laced dessert

Our favorite merry kinksters, the people of NSFW, are hosting a pop-up party to unveil their official crêpe—a vegan damiana-infused crêpe with “a bit of badass goodness.” The club that shared their 420 Dankquet with us is no stranger to pairing food and bodily pleasures, so we...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:48pm

Best kid-friendly shows on Broadway and beyond for families

The holiday season is upon us — yes, Halloween counts. The ones probably having the most fun is kids, between dressing up like ghouls, gathering for Thanksgiving and helping to decorate trees. Since with holidays come breaks in school, you’re going to have some time to fill. Take them...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:55pm

Photos: Scares big and small at Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

If you think the Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo is only for kids, prepare to be pleasantly spooked. By turns eerie, kid-friendly and educational, the zoo's annual not-so-scary Halloween celebration continues every weekend through Halloween.  Big kids can take their chances inside the...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:24pm

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway style to the runway

Not even thundersnow could keep away the stylish dogs, cats, a couple of rats and even a bearded dragon from the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show last night at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Billed as the country’s largest charitable pet fashion show, now in its 14th year, the event’s theme...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:16pm

Governors Island goes all in on Halloween with tons of events

Fall may not seem like the season to think about going to an island, but that’s because you’ve never had the chance to experience Governors Island when the seasons change. This year, the city’s summer playground extended its season by two months, through Oct. 31. That means you...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:56pm

13 amazing things to do in NYC this weekend

POP CULTURE Real Housewives 101 Whether you don’t know your Dallas Wives from New Jersey or just want to get together and talk about the reality TV indulgence of your heart, this talk by Jezebel’s Madeleine Davis will recap all the biggest moments, get you caught up on the nine...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:21pm

Federal Donuts pops up with $2 doughnuts and free coffee

How many restaurants do you know whose fans have a nickname? That’s how crazy Philadelphians are about Federal Donuts, which turns out zesty Korean-style fried chicken and always-fresh doughnuts for hordes of FedNuts — and, this weekend at Chelsea Market, you.   This Friday...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:08pm

Train to be James Bond at this new immersive spying exhibit

When’s the last time you learned real-world skills at a museum? That’s the aim of Spyscape, which officially bills itself as a “new espionage museum and experience” opening at 929 Eighth Ave. in Manhattan this December. But its real mission — should you choose to...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:27pm

The rise, fall and triumphant return of rye whiskey

Rye is tailor-made for a renaissance in our modern world. The grain, a close relative of wheat and barley, was the base of the first liquor to be distilled in the New World. Low in gluten and high in soluble fiber, it’s cropping up in products like ice cream, Gun Hill Brewing’s...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:45pm

Everything sucks but at least there's free Cafe Bustelo coffee

The world may be a steaming pile of garbage this week, but at least you, lucky New Yorker, can kvetch about it over a steaming cup of free coffee this weekend. Café Bustelo is bringing back its pop-up coffee shop, this time in NoLita at 371 Broome St. from Oct. 13-15. The entire menu of Cuban-...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 1:55pm

Starbucks bans the Arepa Lady from selling coffee

A beloved New York restaurant has run into two unfortunate realities of doing business in the city: first a developer, then Starbucks. Arepa Lady is a Queens institution started 30 years ago by Maria Cano, a Colombian immigrant fleeing drug violence. She began with a food cart, then opened her...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:57am

Friends! The Musical is a loving parody of your favorite '90s show

As New Yorkers, irony is our default. Maybe it’s the all-black streetwear seeping into our hearts, or the nihilistic sense of humor we develop to survive here. Whatever the reason, we’re not comfortable with sincerity. Like the rest of the world though, even after 13 years, we still...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:19pm

What is the meaning behind Ai Weiwei's Good Fences in NYC?

New Yorkers are going to live a little less free for a few months, a reminder of the life of refugees both here and abroad. The largest public art project in New York City history, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors brings over 300 artworks spanning all five boroughs to spark more, and increasingly...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:48am

The best cosplay at New York Comic Con 2017

There's never been a time when we needed New York Comic Con more than in 2017. Defying the national mood of doom and gloom, fans refused to be anything less than their relentlessly cheerful selves for four magical days at the Javits Center last weekend. The annual convention of all things pop...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:07am

Cocktails and Moroccan lanterns make for serious splendor at Célon lounge

Just in time for the cold weather comes a basement bar that’s all cozy sophistication. What was once the Cellar Bar is now the Bryant Park Hotel’s new basement escape to Morocco called Célon. Forget disco balls — delicate Marrakesh-style lamps do double duty as wall decoration,...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 9:07pm