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

Watch music videos from our free party with Sofar Sounds

Thu Nov 20 Sofar Sounds has released videos of each artist who played at our free party last month

Ticket alert! Just-announced NYC concerts you don’t want to miss

Thu Nov 20 Featuring Hozier, the Decemberists, Foo Fighters and more!

R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931–2014)

Thu Nov 20 This morning brings us the sad news of the death of Mike Nichols, superlative director of stage, screen and television, and a profoundly important shaper of modern drama

Celebrate the Verrazano’s 50th anniversary with Gay Talese

Thu Nov 20 The legendary New York author literally wrote on the book on the Brooklyn–Staten Island suspension bridge

SNL’s Cecily Strong will headline the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Thu Nov 20 Having shown her chops for topical comedy behind the Weekend Update desk at Saturday Night Live, Cecily Strong has been announced as the host of next year’s White House Correspondents’ dinner

Hold the phone; The Whitney announces its official opening

Thu Nov 20 This just in: The Whitney has announced that it's opening date at its new Renzo-Piano-designed home

Taste New York’s most creative potato pancakes at this year’s Latke Festival

Wed Nov 19 It’s that time of year again—NYC's top potato pushers will vie for the best-in-latke honor at this sixth annual spud-centric throwdown, held on Monday, Dec 15

Take a look inside the Dead Rabbit crew's Pier A Harbor House, opening tonight

Wed Nov 19 Peter Poulakakos is plenty dedicated to the Financial District—the prolific restaurateur has a whopping 10 projects below Chambers Street including James Joyce homage Ulysses and the Irish gang-themed Dead Rabbit

American Fine Craft Show opens for two days only at the Brooklyn Museum

Wed Nov 19 Featuring 90 artists from around the U.S., the show offers handmade works in ceramics, jewelry, glass, furniture, wood, metal and more

Stuff yourself with Turkey Day ramen, croissants and burgers

Wed Nov 19 Just as we start to get excited for the only holiday where it’s okay to gorge on massive amounts of turkey and pie (read: stuffing yourself without abandon), restaurants around the city are offering pre-Thanksgiving specials to ramp up the hype. 

The Adventure[s] crew talks about their final all-Robyn dance party (it's next week)

Wed Nov 19 We hate to be the bearer of bad tidings—but the sad truth is that the Robyn-themed dance party, which takes place at Glasslands, will not be continuing in a new venue

Bradley Cooper Broadway b.o. blows up and other ticket news

Wed Nov 19 On my way to review A Delicate Balance Saturday night, I passed right by Bill Nye the Science Guy, who was queued up to see The Elephant Man at the Booth (Merrick’s condition: unintelligent design.). 

This week's issue of Time Out New York features Drunk Uncle's guide to gifting

Wed Nov 19 Most of us will soon be buying holiday presents, so we turned to the man we thought could best teach us what (not) to do this holiday season: Bobby Moynihan

Check out "The Contenders" at MoMA

Tue Nov 18 Welcome to a season in which every new film is the best thing since sliced bread—or so we hear, over and over, in ads stoking the Oscar machine.

March Madness is coming to Barclay's

Tue Nov 18 College basketball is headed to Brooklyn.

SantaCon is headed to Bushwick

Tue Nov 18 You might be about to cry, and we're telling you why: SantaCon, the annual St. Nick-themed bar crawl, is dashing through the snow all the way to Bushwick this year

New York to replace city pay phones with powerful new digital hubs

Tue Nov 18 Recently dumped and heavy smoking New Yorkers woke up to the sad news today that they’ll have to find new sidewalk pit stops for their public cries/outdoor lighting alcoves

Get your carols and Claus at this year's Dana Holiday Lighting

Tue Nov 18 Thanksgiving is a week away, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Come December 4, it'll look pretty much entirely like Christmas after Central Park is illuminated for the 18th Annual Dana Holiday Lighting

Notes from Everybody Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch

Tue Nov 18 Four months after the July 17 death of the great Broadway battleax Elaine Stritch, more than a thousand people packed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre at 4pm yesterday for Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch, directed by George C. Wolfe