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

The best new movies on Netflix in August 2014

Fri Aug 1 Thank heavens for NETFLIX!

This vegan cook-off is going balls out on Sunday

Fri Aug 1 The Skint is back with another Vegan Cook-off this weekend at Littlefield and the star of the menu is...balls

Dine alfresco on Sundays at The Cleveland’s backyard cookouts

Fri Aug 1 Combining communal Sunday suppers with summery backyard barbecues, Max Sussman (Roberta’s) has invited guest chefs—including his brother Eli—to join him for weekly dinners in the backyard garden at The Cleveland

Will NYC improvisers actually wear these Improv Class jeans?

Fri Aug 1 Talk about niche marketing. Online shop ModCloth is selling an article of clothing called Improv Class jeans.

12 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Aug 1 Featuring Guardians of the Galaxy, PotterCon, SummerStreets and more!

The New York real estate agent to English dictionary

Fri Aug 1 Hunting for affordable NYC apartments is an unpleasant task at the best of times, but it’s so much worse the moment you actually have to deal with the classically awful New York real estate agent

La Selva pops up at Antoinette this weekend

Thu Jul 31 Head to Williamsburg this weekend to shop La Selva’s latest collection and pop-up event at vintage boutique, Antoinette

House of Yes is opening a new venue in Bushwick this fall

Thu Jul 31 DIY spaces may be a thing of the past in Brooklyn, but at least some of them are returning, paperwork in hand, as fully-legal venues

Cab With Me app launches early to help stranded G Train riders

Thu Jul 31 Hey Uber and Halio fans—there’s a new travel service app coming out and it’s launching early to help stranded G Train riders during this shitty shutdown

Word on the Street: 11 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Thu Jul 31 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

The Welcome to Boog City Festival Returns This Weekend

Thu Jul 31 We’re not sure what a boog is, but for five days the Eighth Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival is bringing an amazing array of readings, theater, and music to New York

Things to do in Long Island City during the G train shutdown

Thu Jul 31 Your glorious part of town has been cut off from Brooklyn thanks to the G train's stoppage, but that won't stop us digging some of the best and most choice places that LIC has to offer

Ticket alert: Fashion Rocks at Barclays Center Brooklyn

Thu Jul 31 When fashion and music meet, it's usually in the guise of an egomaniacal pop star's ill-advised clothing line—yeah, we mean you, Kanye

Harry Potter turns 34 today! Celebrate at one of these Potter-centric events in NYC

Thu Jul 31 Harry Potter’s birthday, which the no-longer-boy wizard shares with author J.K. Rowling, is today

Dominique Ansel will run an ice cream truck in the Hamptons this weekend

Thu Jul 31 Dominique Ansel, the madcap pastry chef behind the cronut craze and insane desserts like frozen s’mores, will dole out canned sundaes from his pop-up ice cream parlor in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 2

Things to do in Greenpoint during the G train shutdown

Wed Jul 30 For four more aggravatingly long weeks, there will be no (zilch, nil, none at all) service to Greenpoint Ave. via the G train

Drink 5-cent cocktails at this very happy hour on the High Line

Wed Jul 30 Typically getting nickeled and dimed is the worst, or so say most grandpas. But for cocktails, we’ll gladly dig coins from the corners of our pockets

Where the Bears Are returns with a third season of furry fun

Wed Jul 30 Grrr! Woof! The gay bears of the very popular web series Where the Bears Are are back on your various screens on August 11 for their third season of comedy-mystery shenanigans

In this week's issue of Time Out New York, we bow to indie-pop Queen St. Vincent

Wed Jul 30  The stage-diving singer talks about her hair color choices, and lists the NYC spots she can't get enough of