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

Two years after Sandy, you can still help with recovery

Wed Oct 29 Exactly two years ago, Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. if you thought your chance to help out had passed, think again.

Our top picks for the Irish PoetryFest

Wed Oct 29 Calling all Hibernophiles: For three days next week, Nov 7–9, our eyes turn to the Emerald Isle and the verse originating from and inspired by it

Five awesome cover-band concerts to see this Halloween

Wed Oct 29 It's almost Halloween, and in New York that means costume parades, spooky parties, horror film screenings and a full bill of concerts

Shop and party at Madewell's new store in Williamsburg tonight

Wed Oct 29 If you were excited when the first J.Crew in Williamsburg opened in July—guess what?

Hey last-minute planners, these Halloween parties haven't sold out (yet)

Wed Oct 29 In this busy, mile-a-minute city, time can get away from you

In this week's issue of Time Out New York, we find the best cheap eats

Wed Oct 29 You don’t have to pay tons of money to eat crazy good food in New York City

Photographer turns Gowanus slime into abstract art

Tues Oct 28 Everybody's favorite fetid waterway seems to be turning up in a lot of area galleries these days.

Here's your perfect Day of the Dead weekend

Tue Oct 28 Mexican cuisine is definitely having a moment

Night People NYC releases its first video, filmed at Tiki Disco

Tue Oct 28 Night People NYC, the brand-spanking-new record label helmed by DJs-about-town Eli Escobar and Blu Jemz, released its first video today

Does New York City really need bacon-wrapped éclairs?

Tue Oct 28 We’ve gawked at—and no doubt waited in massive lines for—canned ice cream sundaes, Cronuts, and chocolate-cherry cookie shots from madcap pastry master Dominique Ansel, but there’s a new set of sweet crossbreeds on the way: savory éclairs

57 wonderful things opening in New York City in November

Tue Oct 28 Featuring Día de Muertos, Never Sleep Alone, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and more!

Boots 101: A primer on the mysterious Roc Nation producer

Tue Oct 28 Last year when Beyoncé unexpectedly dropped her spectacular self-titled album, the question on everyone's mind was "Who is Boots?" 

Create your own star at Madison Square Park on Saturday

Tue Oct 28 New York city has everything—except a starry night sky

This January, Swedish vampires fly into Brooklyn (via Scotland)—does theater love a bloodsucker?

Tue Oct 28 Winter theater just got a blood transfusion: St. Ann’s Warehouse surprised us with the announcement that it will present National Theatre of Scotland's Let the Right One In from Jan 20–Feb 15

Grab a free pumpkin and meet Sleepy Hollow stars at St. Mark's Church today

Tue Oct 28 Hoping to carve a pumpkin before Halloween?

Sarah Jessica Parker’s city.ballet is back

Tue Oct 28 It’s not the return of Bunheads, but it’s something: The second season of city.ballet, which chronicles the lives of the dancers and choreographers of New York City Ballet

Meet the Undateables: Vaughn and Justin

Mon Oct 27 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Confessions of a doggie costume judge (with photos)

Mon Oct 27 On Saturday, Time Out Kids Editor Allie Early and I joined 4 other judges at this year's Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade and we had a hell (howl?) of a good time

Breezy Point fixture Kennedy's will reopen on the anniversary of Sandy

Mon Oct 27 Breezy Point, the Irish-American beach enclave tucked away on the western end of the Rockaway peninsula, has largely bounced back from the significant damage the community suffered during Superstorm Sandy, but nearly two years later, one neighborhood institution remains closed due to storm-related construction

Vendy Plaza brings NYC's best food trucks to Harlem

Mon Oct 27 Argentine empanada at NuchasPhoto: Caroline Voagen Nelson Remember when we said uptown is the new downtown?