Category: New York ART & CULTURE

There’s a new spot in NYC to take in the gorgeous summer sunsets—it’s on Governors Island. Starting July 1, through October 31, the island’s historic Soissons Landing and its bars and restaurants will be open late every night of the week. Previously, the last ferry off the island typically left before the sunset. The area will be […]

There’s more than one kind of New York City music festival. The first events that come to mind might be the big-tent fests like Governors Ball, but just as important are staple series like CityParks SummerStage and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, which keep crowds coming out to the beloved green spaces all season long—overwhelmed by all the choices? Check out the hand-picked guide to the […]

One of the city’s most popular summertime pursuits, free Bryant Park Movie Nights, is officially back for the season—and this year’s lineup is looking stellar. Kicking off on June 13, the beloved outdoor screenings will take place every Monday for 10 weeks. The lawn opens at 5pm but the films won’t start until 8pm. To read […]

The new restaurant hopes to deliver barbecue flavors sans the meat, offering New Yorkers plant-based dishes that are also gluten free like the smoked main plate served with half a waffle plus your choice of coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, charred broccoli salad, fried sweet potato bites or French fries. There’s a pulled jackfruit dish that calls for […]

It’s officially “the season” in the Hamptons, New York’s gorgeous beach community comprised of incredibly manicured hamlets and villages on the Eastern End of Long Island. We have the rundown on all the big openings and exciting happenings from Southampton to Montauk this season. To read more, click here.

Here’s yet another reason to visit Long Island City this season: The Summer Club is a new, reservations-only rooftop day club that just opened above Ravel Hotel. Although the venue certainly caters to a certain sect of New Yorkers (those who’d very gladly move to Las Vegas or Miami during the winter), it does indeed offer a […]

Even as questions about the future of traditionally office-concentrated neighborhoods like midtown and the Financial District continue to make headlines, new restaurants and bars move into the formerly much buzzier areas.  Firenze Ristorante Toscano & Bar is the latest addition to the former, an Eataly operation on the third floor of 101 Liberty Street. It […]

It’s been a while since talks about an observation deck addition to the Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza first circulated, and we’re delighted to report that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has officially (unanimously!) approved a set of plans that includes a rooftop beacon and a rotating ride alongside a new “skylift” viewing platform that will afford visitors […]

It’s going to be a full summer of concerts on The Rooftop at Pier 17.  The Seaport’s summer concert series under the stars will feature more than 60 shows including from artists like Simple Plan, Sum 41, The Offspring, Pusha T, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Blondie, DEVO, Deftones, The Head, and the Heart, Flogging Molly, […]

The bar program is first, where some of the $19 cocktails are named for local neighborhoods. The Astoria is made with blanc and dry vermouth, a gin blend, chrysanthemum, palo santo, and pickled honeydew.  The Red Hook mixes toasted coconut-infused rye, Italian vermouth, maraschino, and chocolate. And the Manhatta(n) starts with rye and adds bourbon, […]