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

Being a New Yorker could mean free museum admission some day soon

Tue Jul 29 While Congress dithers on immigration reform, City Hall has made it own move on the issue by proposing a municipal identity card for all residents of the Five Boroughs, including illegal immigrants

Check out these 46 wonderful things opening in New York City in August

Tue Jul 29 The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, John Legend, Ha! The Musical and more!

Drink beer and watch films about beer in the East Village tonight

Tue Jul 29 Hops-heads unite! At this summer suds event, you can drink beer, talk about beer, watch films about beer—and maybe even live and breathe beer

NYC’s 10 best stand up comedians at 2014’s Just For Laughs comedy festival

Mon Jul 28 New York has some of the world’s best stand up comedians, so as you’d expect, a number of our finest up and comers made a strong showing at Just For Laughs

Free block party summer series in Harlem hosted by two museums

Mon Jul 28 For the first time ever the Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York are linking up for a joint-series in Harlem

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