The Time Out New York blog

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

New York Festival of Lights premieres in NYC for the first time

Wed Oct 22 For the first time ever, New York City joins the prestigious and tiny list of cities including Berlin and London to have a bright and shining Festival of Lights

All the President's Men at Nitehawk

Wed Oct 22 Yesterday brought the sad news of the death of Ben Bradlee, the longtime Washington Post editor who transformed that newspaper into a powerhouse via its Watergate coverage and beyond

Celebrate Halloween with deals and freebies from these Jewelry shops

Wed Oct 22 There are plenty of super cool Halloween events happening in New York City this time of year, but this week, you can get a jump start on the holiday spirit by shopping at a few NYC stores

Score free cocktails and Halloween costumes this weekend

Wed Oct 22 As much as we loved the 5-cent cocktail series at the High Line this summer, nothing beats free drinks

The Living Room moves to Williamsburg for CMJ

Wed Oct 22 Yep, that's right—looks like Operation: Fancy-fication Of Williamsburg is complete

Six breakfast-for-dinner dishes you need to eat pronto

Wed Oct 22 Remember those epic nights when mom would forsake the usual chicken-and-veggies dinner for whipped up eggs and heaping stacks of pancakes?

CMJ exhaustion? Check out these Joshua Light Show concerts

Wed Oct 22 We love CMJ, but it can definitely exhaust even the most die-hard live-music fan

George Carlin gets his own New York street today

Wed Oct 22 This afternoon, the 400 block of West 121st St by Amsterdam Avenue will be renamed George Carlin Way, cementing the stand-up’s legacy as America’s most important counter-culture comic

In this week's issue of Time Out New York, we spill the beans on the city's best-kept secrets

Wed Oct 22 This week, we lift the curtain to reveal some of NYC's most secretive (and talked about) events. (Just don't go around telling everyone, ok?) 

Check out this free two-day concert in Brooklyn featuring Hunters, Splashh and more

Tue Oct 21 Editorial platform Culture Collide is hitting NYC this week to present a free two-day concert at the Knitting Factory

The New York Dance and Performance Awards are held

Tue Oct 21 The 30th annual New York Dance and Performance Awards—also known as the Bessies, named after dance educator Bessie Schonberg—were held Monday night at the Apollo Theater.

Death of Klinghoffer debrief: What went down at the Metropolitan Opera opening

Tue Oct 21 Last night at the Metropolitan Opera I saw masses of aggrieved people shrieking in unison against crimes perpetrated on their people. 

Williamsburg music venue Glasslands to close after New Year's Eve

Tue Oct 21 Last year we lost Brooklyn venue 285 Kent. Then early last month we learned that nearby Death By Audio will host its final shows in November. Now, more bad news.

Depeche Mode: 101 screens tonight—you know it better than you think

Tue Oct 21 "Stranger Than Fiction" is the long-running documentary series at IFC Center, one with great taste in movies and enviable access to directors. 

The Palm Court relaunches at the Plaza on Thursday

Tue Oct 21 The Plaza Hotel's iconic atrium returns after three months of renovation with a focus on afternoon tea. 

Meet the Undateables: Carly and Hudson

Mon Oct 20 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Science for free: Hear a Nobel laureate talk about the possibility of other universes

Mon Oct 20 Imagine: there may be an alternate universe in which a New York City doesn't exist! We shudder at the very thought of it. 

Word on the Street: 13 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Mon Oct 20 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

Photographer takes on walk on the wild side in Gowanus

Mon Oct 20 Before it was a place for dumping bodies, toxic sludge, sewage and used condoms, the fetid waterway known as the Gowanus Canal was a navigable creek, one of several making up a tidal inlet leading to New York Harbor

5 things to expect at the opening of Metropolitan Opera’s The Death of Klinghoffer tonight

Mon Oct 20 I love going to the Met whenever I can, seeing a fresh take on Figaro or a new American opera such as Two Boys. Tonight, however, I have a sinking feeling.