The Time Out New York blog

Your up-to-the-minute guide to New York City events, restaurants, bars, nightlife, ticket alerts and NSFW ephemera

The Phantom of the Opera wants you to decorate his mask and win tickets to the show

Mon Jul 28 If you have art or design chops and are a fan of The Phantom of the Opera, oh boy, are you in luck

Watch the action-packed trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1

Mon Jul 28 The movie-hype machine was in a post-apocalyptic kind of mood this weekend as the trailers for two highly anticipated dystopian thrillers premiered

Neighborhood bistro Brooklyn Proper now open in Windsor Terrace

Mon Jul 28 First there was Dear Bushwick, his British-lilted love letter to the north-Brooklyn nabe. Now Julian Mohamed is at it again with this New American bistro.

23 awesome things happening in New York this week

Jul 28 Hey Rosie Ice Cream Making, outdoor screening of The Goonies, and more.  

Booze ban on federally owned Fire Island beaches

Fri Jul 25 Whoa there, where you going with that Strawberita? 

Seinfeld (possibly) heading to Netflix is making me thirsty

Fri Jul 25 Jerry Seinfeld may be heading to video streaming site Netflix in a landmark deal that will assuredly mean that nobody will ever show up to work ever again

The Roots play a free concert to celebrate Times Square Guitar Center

Fri Jul 25 Because Times Square was just too sedate and quiet, it's getting a 28,000-square-foot Guitar Center

Yes To is giving out free swag in Brooklyn this weekend

Fri Jul 25 Yes To has a special treat for you and your skin this weekend

Uber will offer free rides to G Train users

Fri Jul 25 The dreaded day has arrived. Effective this evening, the G train service will undergo a five-week suspension.

Come celebrate adorable dogs at the Mighty Mutts 20th anniversary party

Fri Jul 25 Mighty Mutts want you to join them in celebrating 20 years of animal rescues

50 fictional restaurants and bars we wish were real

Fri Jul 25 The Krusty Krab is coming to Palestine, but it's not the first time a made-up eatery has crossed over to reality

What should the Brooklyn Bridge flag really be?

Fri Jul 25 In Wednesday's The Curious Case Of The White Flag On The Brooklyn Bridge it appeared that the culprit was a bunch of skaters who thought it would be "mad punk rock #YOLO" to put bleached white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge

Thanks to a Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, you, too, can own a Jeff Koons Balloon Dog

Fri Jul 25 Hey. Got a spare $58.4 million hanging around, maybe between the cushions of your couch? Didn’t think so.

The three most expensive concerts in NYC right now

Thu Jul 24 We got sticker shock when we heard about the prices for the for upcoming xx gig at the Guggenheim (just $250 general admission—no biggie). So here are a few other options for all you big-spender types.

15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Thu Jul 24 Indulge in the Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field, hang at the NYC Poetry Festival and more

Chez Sardine relaunches as Bar Sardine tonight

Thu Jul 24 After shuttering for two weeks in July, Chez Sardine shook its Asian influences to reset with a more playful snack menu and a heavier concentration on cocktails

Meet the Undateables: Joe and Robyn

Thu Jul 24 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

International films and free food roll out at South Street Seaport

Thu Jul 24 Just when you thought outdoor movie season was beginning to wind down, the Seaport Film and Food Festival kicks it up

Watch the sexy new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer

Thu Jul 24 Worldwide readers of E.L. James' bestseller, start your ovaries: The trailer for Universal's forthcoming adaptation dropped this morning