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

What exactly is the “uncanny valley” and why are there two new plays about it?

Tue Sep 23 Microtrend alert: Next month brings not one but two new plays that share an esoteric title: The Uncanny Valley, playing at the Brick Theater from Oct 8–19; and Uncanny Valley, at 59E59 from Oct 2–26

Meet the Undateables: Matt and Kelly

Tue Sep 23 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Brooklyn author Elissa Schappell on her favorite New York bar

Tue Sep 23 In an exclusive excerpt, Elissa Schappell reminisces about her favorite New York watering hole, Downtown Beirut

Our favorite moments of Robert Plant outrageousness, in advance of three local gigs

Mon Sep 22 The next Led Zeppelin reissues (IV and Houses of the Holy) are out October 28 and they're essential for fans of the group—and of good music in general

10 most New York moments on Friends

Mon Sep 22 Twenty years ago today, Friends debuted on NBC, opening its famous purple door to a decade-long parade of lovable lobsters, transponsters and Regina Phalange hijinks

City Council proposes letter-grading system for beauty establishments in New York

Mon Sep 22 Undoubtedly, New York City has some of the best hair salons and nail artisans in the country. Nevertheless, we all have a few horror stories about a mani/pedi gone wrong. 

Charlie Palmer takes on New York steak for the first time

Mon Sep 22 Auteur chef turned hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer is charging onto the New York sirloin scene in an attempt to redefine the steakhouse.

Our 15 favorite photos from the peoples climate march

Mon Sep 22 Yesterday, 400,000 earth-lovers gathered in Manhattan to march in what was easily the biggest rally for climate justice ever.

61 wonderful things opening in New York City in October

Mon Sep 22 Featuring the Village Halloween Parade, Aziz Ansari, Spa Week and more!

Cheap Monday is giving away 10,000 pairs of jeans—but there's a catch

Mon Sep 22 Swedish denim brand Cheap Monday is gearing up to celebrate its tenth anniversary in a big way

20 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Sep 22 Featurning Paolo Nutini + PHOX, New York Oyster Week, the Black Keys and more!

Troll Museum celebrates 14 years with an art show

Fri Sep 19 A crown gem of New York's oddities, the Troll Museum puts another candle on its cake this Saturday for its 14th birthday

Foolproof guide to People's Climate Walk this Sunday

Fri Sep 19 Hey friends—sorry to break it to you, but we're doing mad damage to mother earth

Survey: Just how happy are you, New York?

Fri Sep 19 Take our short (we swear) survey so we can gauge just how satisfied New Yorkers are at the moment.

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

Fri Sep 19 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

18 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Sep 19 The One LP Project–ARC First Gallery Show; Tusk Opens in theaters, OK Go DJ Set and more!

American Ballet Theatre launches a YouTube channel

Thu Sep 18 American Ballet Theatre's new YouTube channel makes it so dancers, including James Whiteside, Isabella Boylston, Alexandre Hammoudi, Devon Teuscher and Skylar Brandt, are now closer than ever

Your author-approved Brooklyn Book Festival events

Thu Sep 18 It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yeah, the holidays are still months away, but book festival season is right now.

Meet Ann-Margret and receive a free facial tonight at Kiehl's

Thu Sep 18 What does Ann-Margret and Kiehl’s have in common? Well, they both love motorcycles and tonight, you can head to Kiehl’s and actually meet the “Bye Bye Birdie” star in the flesh.

Run (or walk) for free cupcakes

Thu Sep 18 You know how you finally decide to work out and then crave something sweet immediately after?