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

15 beautiful photos from Dîner en Blanc that will give you major Instagram envy

Tue Aug 26 Last night, Battery Park was a sea of white during the fourth annual Dîner en Blanc celebration

Five shows to see during Broadway Week’s excellent two-for-one sale

Tue Aug 26 As we noted two weeks ago, Broadway Week starts on Monday. Right now you can buy two tickets to several shows for the price of one.

8 ways to celebrate New York City's birthday

Tue Aug 26 Exactly 350 years ago today, 150 British sailors landed in what is now Gravesend Bay in Brooklyn. Just a couple weeks later, the settlers changed the land's name from New Amsterdam to...you guessed it—New York!

Watch the US Open and play table tennis at the Refinery Hotel

Tue Aug 26 If you can’t get to the US Open to nosh on Mario Carbone’s sandwiches or peruse the restaurants near the stadium—and you’d rather not crowd into a sports bar with loudspeaker-level audio—head to the Garment District

That's so raven: Ravens return to New York City

Tue Aug 26 Ravens have returned to New York City after a notable absence

Manhattan's first Bitcoin ATM is now operating

Mon Aug 25 Manhattan’s first Bitcoin ATM recently opened in the West Village and we can’t help but wonder—is this the future of currency? 

Get a sneak peak of Berg’n, the new beer hall and food court in Crown Heights

Mon Aug 25 Next week you'll be able to gorge yourself Smorgasburg-style—without wading through hipter-ridden Williamsburg—at Berg'n, a new food court from the outdoor market masters behind Brooklyn Flea.

59 wonderful things opening in New York City in September

Mon Aug 25 Dance in the street at the West Indian American Day Carnival, check out sets from Skrillex and DJ Shadow and much more.

Rest in peace, Richard Attenborough

Mon Aug 25 Over the weekend, sad news arrived that Richard Attenborough—feisty British actor, producer and award-winning director—died at age 90.

20 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Aug 25 US Open, Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament,Deep Space:Justin Strauss + Eric Duncan, and more!

12 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Aug 22 Check out Arcade Fire, Afropunk Fest and more

An upstate bike ride with free craft beer

Fri Aug 22 In the city, commuting via bike during rush hour is treacherous and weekend rides through the park are cramped with tourists. But offer unlimited beer after a woodsy jaunt upstate? Sign us up! 

FringeNYC Encores Series announced: Catch the crème de la Fringe—next month!

Fri Aug 22 If you’ve been following our superhuman coverage of this year’s Fringe Festival, you’ll know there are more shows than anyone could possibly see

Bar reporter Robert Simonson talks about theater folk, cocktails and his newfangled book about The Old-Fashioned

Fri Aug 22 Some drama critics quit the racket to turn political pundit (Frank Rich). Others switch sides, taking jobs at nonprofit institutions (Jeremy McCarter and The Public Theater).

Book Uber rides through the Time Out app

Fri Aug 22 Now, thanks to our friends over at Uber, discovering more of New York just got easier.

Casting call: Is Heather Graham leaving the new Neil LaBute play good news?

Fri Aug 22 This week Heather Graham abandoned the Off Broadway production of Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot (previews start Sept 4) for a “passion project”—a film called Half Magic that she stars in with Josh Lucas

Drink beer all afternoon at this block party in Clinton Hill

Thu Aug 21 Outdoor beer festivals are starting to fade away with the end of summer but this block party, hosted by the New York City Brewers Guild, will keep the warm-weather vibes going past Labor Day

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

Thu Aug 21 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

Yuji Ramen to reopen at Okonomi in Williamsburg on Monday

Thu Aug 21 Noodle pop-up Yuji Ramen, which closed its counters at Whole Foods last month, is set to return Monday, August 25. 

Dirty Dancing celebrates its 27th anniversary with free streaming on YEAH!

Thu Aug 21 Do you need a Dirty Dancing marathon in your life? Fans can watch Jennifer Grey dance up a storm with Patrick Swayze in a free presentation of the film on AMC's YEAH!