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

The highs and lows of Disney’s Into the Woods

Fri Dec 19 With a screenplay by Lapine himself, the Into the Woods movie is remarkably faithful to the original.

You can now do some holiday (window) shopping with Google Maps

Fri Dec 19 If New York is famous for anything around Christmas time, it's our ornate holiday window displays

Coney Island to host New Year’s Eve party with Parachute Jump ball drop and fireworks

Fri Dec 19 Looking to attend a big spectacle this New Year’s Eve but horrified by the thought of pushing your way through the throngs in Times Square?

MoMA to recall the African-American exodus from the Jim Crow South

Fri Dec 19 The Museum of Modern Art recently announced an upcoming exhibition titled “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ and Other Visions of the Great Movement North”

Exchange a blanket for free beer at these Brooklyn bars

Fri Dec 19 The holidays have the power to turn even the Scroogiest New Yorker into a Holiday Cheermesiter

Get tickets to the NBA All-Star practice and celebrity game in NYC now

Fri Dec 19 Knicks and Nets fans rejoice! For the first time since 1998, the NBA All-Star game returns to New York City this February at Madison Square Garden.

Del Posto's Mark Ladner just opened a gluten-free pasta pop-up

Fri Dec 19 After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Del Posto's Mark Ladner took his gluten-free pasta bowls on the road, hauling a converted Airstream camper to cities like Boston and Philadelphia

15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Dec 19 Holiday Lights Tour, Harry and the Potters, Make Music Winter and more

Threes Brewing hosts Delaney Barbecue, The Meat Hook and Roberta’s

Thu Dec 18 Last week Gowanus got a massive brewery-bar from Sycamore cofounder Justin Israelson, tech entrepreneur Joshua Stylman and lawyer Andrew Unterberg

Dash hideously at the Ugly Sweater Run 5K this Saturday

Thu Dec 18 At the Ugly Sweater Run in support of nonprofit organization Save the Children, tacky is not just encouraged, it's necessary

Make a duck face with One World Trade at Albany Plaza's "selfie kiosk"

Thu Dec 18 If you were born before 1992, you may remember this ancient thing people used to take photos of themselves called a "photo booth"

The MTA takes straphangers on a trip back to the subway of 1966

Thu Dec 18 Mad Men won't be airing its final episodes until spring, but thanks to MTA Arts for Transit, you don't have to wait until then if you're jonesing for a midcentury fix

Calling all fried-chicken fans: Pies 'n' Thighs is coming to Manhattan

Thu Dec 18 New Yorkers have a soft spot for fried chicken—so imagine the excitement when we heard one of Brooklyn's most beloved havens for frizzled fowl is spreading its wings and expanding to Manhattan

Brooklyn rent prices grew at triple the rate of Manhattan in 2014

Thu Dec 18 Real estate site Zumper recently ran an analysis on median rent prices for one-bedroom apartments in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and what they discovered was pretty mind-blowing, if not all that surprising

Watch trailers for two of 2015's most exciting indies

Thu Dec 18 The year in cinema is just about over, and it may have ended with the industry ceding control of Hollywood to a group of North Korean hackers

Ticket Alert! Just-announced NYC shows you don’t wanna miss

Thu Dec 18 Featuring Alvvays, Ex Hex, Iggy Azalea and more!

Sue Torres churns out tapas at Espoleta, open now in the Bowery

Wed Dec 17 Pizza master Giulio Adriani (Olio Pizza e Piu) revamped his Italian slice parlor, Espoleta, to churn out Spanish tapas with Mexican inflections like stewed-goat empanadas

Some possible weekend itineraries for Nicki Minaj's alter egos once she moves to NYC

Wed Dec 17 Buried in the middle of a totally charming (and quite revealing) interview that Nicki Minaj conducted last night with hip-hop journalist Elliot Wilson was news that the reigning queen of rap plans to move back to New York

BAM's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series returns in January

Wed Dec 17 What's better than hearing a brilliant author read and converse?

Six great holiday gifts for your favorite theater geek

Wed Dec 17 Are you finished with your holiday shopping, everything neatly wrapped and adorned with bows and cards?

Theater chains abandon The Interview after terror threat

Wed Dec 17 News continues to worsen for the Kim Jong-un assassination comedy The Interview, as well for as its distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment, embroiled in its email-hacking scandal and now a potentially huge loss

Calling all last minute shoppers: Sip free drinks and receive special discounts at these holiday pop-ups

Wed Dec 17 Yesterday marked the first night of Hanukkah and as of today, Christmas Eve is only one week away

Get an advanced look at the show that’s replacing the Colbert Report

Wed Dec 17 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a.k.a "the show that’s replacing The Colbert Report," just released a new promo video, “Looking for Something Different”

The 10 best movie scores by Alexandre Desplat

Wed Dec 17 It’s a good thing that Alexandre Desplat is one of the most prolific composers in contemporary film, because he’s also one of the best

S.O.B.'s hosts a benefit for the family of Eric Garner

Wed Dec 17 After the past few weeks of protests in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, there's still plenty of people speaking out and rallying around the Black Lives Matter banner

Watch Amy Adams get festive ahead of this weekend's SNL

Wed Dec 17 Saturday Night Live is heading towards its final episode of the year

30 things that will happen to New Yorkers in the holidays

Wed Dec 17 Ah, Christmas in NYC! Of course, New York is the city where dreams are made and you never quite know what you'll find around the next corner (or on the bottom of your shoe).

Free maple grilled cheese to celebrate National Maple Syrup Day

Wed Dec 17 Maple-loving food truck Snowday is celebrating National Maple Syrup Day today by doling out loads of syrup-drenched treats on Fifth Avenue and 20th Street

Learn to make lovely watercolored holiday cards in Soho this Thursday

Tue Dec 16 "Last Christmas, I gave you a card, the very next day, you gave it away," sang George Michael never...because he was obviously too good at crafting

Newcomer Ruby Barnhill will star in Spielberg's forthcoming The BFG

Tue Dec 16 Being a kid in a Steven Spielberg film doesn't automatically guarantee superstardom: Despite his excellent work in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Henry Thomas's career never took off

Get 'Black and Blue' at Nitehawk, with Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult

Tue Dec 16 The tag line for the Black and Blue documentary put it thusly: "1.5 million saw it live… Now hear and experience the power and the glory again & again & again."

Dressing-Room Playlist: Duane Gosa

Tue Dec 16 Duane Gosa, a member of the stupendous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo since 2013, shares his playlist for the company's December season

Broad City's Season Two trailer gets hot and wet

Tue Dec 16 For those already sick of the cold, the rain and the inevitable mental breakdown that will occur while Christmas shopping in NYC, the trailer for season two of Broad City might be just the thing to warm you up. 

French SoHo café Maman rolls out monthly fondue dinners tonight

Tue Dec 16 At pint-sized café Maman, Michelin-starred chef Armand Arnal brought Southern France—and some of the city's best chocolate chip cookies (one of our picks for NYC's Best Dishes & Drinks)—to SoHo.

Mile End’s Noah Bernamoff to open an oyster bar in Boerum Hill

Mon Dec 15 Boosting his Boerum Hill domain, Mile End’s Noah Bernamoff is opening the Grand Army, an oyster bar at Hoyt and State Streets.