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

Our six favorite #BeFreeNYC selfies

Fri Oct 17 Our favorite three selfie photographers have won a pair of tickets to the New York Comedy Festival.

Is Al Pacino doing the new David Mamet play on Broadway really "better than oral sex"?

Fri Oct 17 Stoking the hype machine for his next Broadway outing, master playwright David Mamet describes China Doll

#BeFreeNYC: Dominique Ansel's favorite free thing in New York City

Fri Oct 17 The final recommendation in our week of free comes from chef Dominique Ansel, creator of the cronut.

Amazon now delivers groceries for free to residents of Brooklyn

Fri Oct 17 Park Slope certainly isn't lacking in grocery options (Hello, Park Slope Coop, Union Market and others), and now residents of the 'hood have an even more convenient way to fill their fridges

#BeFreeNYC: Maria Bamford's favorite free thing in New York City

Fri Oct 17 We're letting notable New Yorkers tell you about their favorite free things to do each day. First up today: actress and comedian Maria Bamford.

Check out fall foliage on these four Hudson cruises

Fri Oct 17 The leaves are changing, the bugs are retreating, and crisp autumn air is rollin‘ in

Stuff yourself silly with steak and beer at Humboldt & Jackson tonight

Fri Oct 17 As much as we love free coffee and complimentary bar bites, we’re just as happy forking over cash for all-you-can-eat spreads. 

The five best free things to do in NYC Friday

Fri Oct 17 There’s still time to seize the day without emptying that bank account

15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Oct 17 Featuring Birdman, Judas Priest, Lower East Side Pickle Day and more!

Get a free facial at Kiehl's today to culminate our week of free

Fri Oct 17 If all the free partying and ice cream eating has your skin feeling a little worse for the wear, stop by any Kiehl’s store in Manhattan today for a free facial

An artist's house is not a home: It's a bunch of drawings

Thu Oct 16 Korean artist Do Ho Suh is well-recognized name in the art world, whose work takes him around the world. Home, though, doesn't seem to be far from his mind.

Social Soup Experiment This Saturday on the High Line

Thu Oct 16 As Ben Franklin and his kite remind us, great experiments combine persistence and (slight) insanity. 

Meet Cecilia Chiang, Ruth Reichl and Danny Bowien at Food Film Fest screenings this weekend

Thu Oct 16 Before 1961, you couldn’t find good dim sum or pork buns, not to mention Peking duck

This new pic of Emma Stone makes us want to go back to Broadway's Cabaret

Thu Oct 16 All due respect to our excellent colleague, Adam Feldman, but I wasn't totally thrilled by Michelle Williams's hysterical kewpie doll act in the Roundabout Theatre Company's re-revival of Cabaret

Eat the ultimate Mexican meal at Empellón's Push Project dinner with Rick Bayless

Thu Oct 16 For the fifth installment of guest-chef series, Push Project, Empellón empire builder Alex Stupak (Empellón Taqueria, Empellón Cocina) is bringing in Top Chef alum and master of Mexican cuisine Rick Bayless to his cocina on November 13

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

Thu Oct 16 Featuring FKA twigs, Nick Lowe, The Who and more!

#BeFreeNYC: Lev Grossman's favorite free thing in New York City

Thu Oct 16 We're letting notable New Yorkers tell you about their favorite free things to do each day. Today: Brooklyn writer Lev Grossman

Cool Halloween party alert! Terrible Records at the Wythe Hotel

Thu Oct 16 The very-groovy Wythe Hotel is teaming up with the equally-groovy Terrible Records for a sweet-sounding shindig on Halloween Night

Get a free pint of beer today at Finback Brewery Tasting Room in Queens

Thu Oct 16 Grab a free glass of beer on us tonight at Finback Brewery Tasting Room.

Read short stories and essays from the new Best American anthologies

Thu Oct 16 It's right there in the books' titles: BEST