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

J.K. Rowling dishes on Dolores Umbridge in her new short story

Fri Oct 31 Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling released an eerie short story detailing the background of Harry Potter villainess Dolores Umbridge

15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Oct 31 The Village Halloween Parade, Dia de los Muertos, the New York City Marathon and more

The best new movies on Netflix in November 2014

Thu Oct 30 As the weather gets brisker, you're going to want to have that remote control handy—especially after Thanksgiving's gut-bust-athon

Morgenstern's launches chef-inspired ice-cream series this weekend

Thu Oct 30 Winter may be coming, but even the most blistery-cold temperatures can't keep us away from ice cream

It’s NaNoWriMo time! Get inspired at these workshops and events

Thu Oct 30 November is National Novel Writing Month!

Check out these new running shoes inspired by the NYC Marathon

Thu Oct 30 If you're one of the thousands of runners taking part in this weekend's NYC Marathon, all your training has surely done a number on your shoes, right?

Your survival guide for the Village Halloween Parade

Thu Oct 30 The Village Halloween Parade is the world’s largest Hallows' Eve procession, not to mention the only major nighttime parade in the U.S. (and Whoopi Goldberg agreed to be the Grand Marshall this year!)

Ticket Alert! Hot NYC concerts you don't wanna miss

Thu Oct 30 Featuring the Hold Steady, Sharon Van Etten, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga and more!

The Mariinsky comes to BAM

Thu Oct 30 The Mariinsky Ballet…in Brooklyn?

Happy birthday to Veselka (again)—this time with free food, wine and beer

Thu Oct 30 On Monday, the East Village hallmark will be picking up the check entirely

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