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

Time Out's picks for New York Restaurant Week, summer 2014

Wed Jul 9 Prep your stomachs! New York Restaurant Week is back for its warm-weather incarnation

21 things that only make sense to New Yorkers

Wed Jul 9 There are some things that only really seem normal to people who deal with New York 24/7

Lyft brings low-cost car service to Brooklyn

Wed Jul 9 We mustache you a question: Wouldn't you love a car service app that allows you to snag a ride for a cheap fee or donation?

More than 30% of guys in New York have faked orgasm!

Wed Jul 9 Johnny Come Lately? Try Johnny Come Not at All. Oscar-worthy performances of heavy breathing and moaning ain’t just for the ladies.

Sticky-note confessions: New Yorkers share the 24 most bizarre things they've seen on public transportation

Wed Jul 9 There's always good people watching on the subway, but these transportation encounters are beyond strange

Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts you don’t want to miss

Wed Jul 9 Heavy metal! Doom metal! Lounge music! The head Stroke! Here are five upcoming shows you'll want to grab tix for this week.

We're calling it: Ice cream is the new cupcake

Wed Jul 9 Need proof? Take a mouthwatering look at NYC's top New Age ice cream shops.

Are you ready for Time Out New York’s annual sex issue?

Wed Jun 9 This week: A cover made of naked New Yorkers, plus ice cream, burgers and Bay Ridge. Could it get any sexier?

10 reasons Madonna would have been terrible at jury duty

Tue Jul 8 Would Madonna make a good juror? Probably not.

The New York Botanical Garden is going even greener

Tue Jul 8 The Bronx treasure plans to add an amphitheater, pavilions and a new education building

Cupcake heavyweight Crumbs Bake Shop has closed its doors for good

Tue Jul 8 One of New York's biggest purveyors of cupcakes shuttered abruptly on Monday

The 5 best affordable New York apartments (week of July 8)

Tue Jul 8 At just $1,000­ to $2,000 per person, these NYC abodes are actually worth the money

Meet the Undateables: Rin and Chass

Tue Jul 8 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Word on the street: 10 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Tue Jul 8 We eavesdrop on Gothamites on the street and on the subway, in bars and in stores, and everywhere in between to bring you the most ridiculous chatter

International patty chain Big Smoke Burger debuts in Chelsea

Tue Jul 8 The Canadian company flips made-to-order burgers with elaborate toppings

The top five New York art shows this week

Mon Jul 7 Check out our art critic's suggestions for the best art exhibitions you don’t want to miss

Uber announces price cuts for New Yorkers

Mon Jul 7 Save money, time and effort with some of the best apps for New Yorkers

Property peep show: An artist's enclave in the West Village

Mon July 7 Take a tour inside painter and illustrator Karen Santry’s studio in the Westbeth Artists Housing.

Watch a seagull swallow a live shark on Rockaway Beach

Mon Jul 7 Just when you thought it was safe to not be grossed out in the water…

Lobby Bar, the latest Torrisi venture, opens at the Ludlow Hotel

Mon Jul 7 The Carbone owners tease the forthcoming Dirty French opening with an upmarket cocktail lounge