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

A brief history of Mötley Crüe's flying drum sets

Wed Aug 27 We wouldn't necessarily recommend that everyone subject themselves to Mötley Crüe's Final Tour, which visits Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center, Alice Cooper in tow, this weekend

Calling all Friends fanatics: A real-life Central Perk is coming to NYC

Wed Aug 27 Awful service aside—seriously Rachel, get it together—Central Perk, the coffeeshop hang of the beloved Friends crew, has become a TV icon since the show's debut twenty years ago. 

Five must-see Electric Zoo acts

Wed Aug 27 House, dubstep and techno, oh my! Electric Zoo, New York's biggest EDM festival, descends on Randall's Island this weekend and we don't have to tell you that the lineup is bananas. 

The sexiest literary event in New York returns for fall

Wed Aug 27 Get out your corsets and feather boas—the Poetry Brothel is back. 

Win free kicks courtesy of #ReebokHDS

Wed Aug 27 There’s no better delivery than a shoe delivery (OK—maybe a pizza), but what if those fresh kicks were delivered to your doorstep for free?

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 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.