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

International films and free food roll out at South Street Seaport

Thu Jul 24 Just when you thought outdoor movie season was beginning to wind down, the Seaport Film and Food Festival kicks it up

Watch the sexy new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer

Thu Jul 24 Worldwide readers of E.L. James' bestseller, start your ovaries: The trailer for Universal's forthcoming adaptation dropped this morning

It's National Tequila Day! Here's where to go tonight

Thu Jul 24 We’ve put together a list of the city's best Mexican food spots and our favorite non-douchey rooftop bars

TONY exclusive! Solo star Ben Rimalower gets into (his) debt in the new show Bad with Money

Wed Jul 23 TONY has learned that Ben Rimalower will return to The Duplex on September 4 for a two-month run of a brand-new show

Is New York really America's most miserable city?

Wed Jul 23 A new report has the stats to back it up. We beg to differ

Forty years on, Massimo Vignelli's innovative subway map still pisses off New Yorkers; designer Max Roberts gives it a reboot by bending it into shape

Wed Jul 23 Back in the 1970s, designer Massimo Vignelli introduced his now iconic map of the New York City subway; Fast forward to 2014 and another designer, Max Roberts, has decided to take a shot at straightening out its flaws

Luzzo's will serve free artisanal pizza from its mobile brick oven

Wed Jul 23 Neapolitan pizzaiolo Michele Iuliano (Ovest Pizzoteca, Luzzo's BK) is taking his wood-fired, Southern Italian rounds to the streets

10 non-douchey rooftop bars

Wed Jul 23 Nothing ruins a night out or a nice bit of day drinking like an obnoxious crowd

Are you ready for a J.Crew in Williamsburg?

Wed Jul 23 It's a good week for people who love to complain about the gentrification of Williamsburg

Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts you don’t want to miss

Wed Jul 23 Ready your clicking fingers, folks—tix for all these sweet shows go on sale on Friday

Report: Major film studios totally suck when it comes to LGBT inclusiveness

Tue Jul 22 Guess what? The Hangover Part III was one of the most LGBT-inclusive major films of 2013—as ranked by the watchdogs at GLAAD, no less!

Enjoy a night of pampering at Summer Soiree for some midweek relief

Tue Jul 22 There’s no better midweek relief than a ladies night out—and iAdventure.com has a hump day treat for you and your girls

What great theater shows are we missing in London (but could catch in hi-def)?

Tue Jul 22 At the risk of sounding massively ungrateful about having a job that requires me to sit on my ass and watch plays and musicals, it gets really dull in the summer

Eat NYC's best burgers at our Battle of the Burger cook-off

Tue Jul 22 The competition for New York's best burger is red-hot

BAM hosting a 24-hour movie marathon in September

Tue Jul 22 September 5, you could be invited to Harvey Theater for a 24-hour movie marathon (yes, overnight) in support of kids and arts education

Edan Lepucki on the apocalypse, Stephen Colbert and her debut novel

Tue Jul 22 Sherman Alexie and Stephen Colbert plugged Edan Lepucki’s California on The Colbert Report—and completely changed the publishing life of her first book

Someone put white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

Tue Jul 22 Someone—assuredly a very naughty boy or girl—has put white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge over the night

Party like it's 1954 for Veselka's 60th anniversary

Tue Jul 22 The round-the-clock Ukranian diner is going back in time—well, at least the prices are

Word on the Street: 12 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Mon Jul 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.