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

In this week’s issue of Time Out New York, we get pumped for New Year’s with Skrillex and Diplo

We’ve got another double issue coming your way today, packed with everything you need to make this New Year’s Eve unforgettable

Artisanal aged cheese is literally underground in Crown Heights

Tue 23 New Yorkers have a knack for finding space in a seemingly space-less city: Underwest Donuts nestle into a carwash on West Side Highway, The Garret took over the teeny tiny attic above a Five Guys burger shop, and now there’s a cheese cellar below a former brewery in Crown Heights

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

Tue 23 We bring you the most ridiculous chatter that New Yorkers overhear on the streets, the subways and everywhere in between

The 5 most overlooked films of 2014

Tue 23 It’s never been easier for a great film to fall through the cracks

Sip champagne and espresso while gift shopping at the MM.LaFleur x Shiseido holiday pop-up

Tue 23 While some may already have all their gifts nestled safely under the tree, others are just now starting to kick their Christmas shopping into high gear

Get festive with holiday movies at Videology today

Tue 23 Chances are you've already been listening to your holiday music mix on repeat

You can still see The Interview this week...sort of

Tue 23 If you're bummed about all the major theater chains deciding to abandon The Interview following threats made by probably-not-North-Korean-but-hey-that-makes-for-a-scarier-news-story-so-let's-roll-with-it hackers, don't despair: You can see it this Friday. Kind of.

Danny Bowien reopened Mission Chinese on East Broadway this weekend

Tue 23 Forget sugar cookies and cocoa—this year’s holiday treat was a quiet reopening from Mission Chinese Food over the weekend

Free live music, film screening and art at Sugarcube this January

Mon 22 This January, you can hang out inside a giant, pop-art creation full of live music, film screenings, dance parties and craft workshops

Fifty Shades of Grey will debut at the Berlin Film Festival

Mon 22 Kinky news arrives this morning with the announcement that Fifty Shades of Grey will make its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival

Five concerts to see on Christmas (and Christmas Eve!)

Mon 22 Concerts on Christmas? Unthinkable! Well, not really.

Gilt is offering free same-day delivery in NYC today for last-minute shoppers

Mon 22 You had the best intentions to finish your holiday shopping this weekend, and...that didn't happen

Time’s Square beating-heart installation is unlikely to be still on Valentine’s Day

Mon 22 Before you rush off to CVS to get that dumb little something for that special someone on Valentine’s Day, consider taking a trip to Times Square, instead

Check out these cool slo-mo videos of NYC holiday shopping scenes

Mon 22 When it comes to Christmas in New York, we usually associate a lot of hustle and bustle as we fight through the shopping crowds and search for the perfect holiday gifts

61 wonderful things opening in New York City this January

Mon 22 Featuring the Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day Swim, Royal Danish Ballet, Into the Woods and more!

25 things you will see on Christmas Eve in NYC

Mon 22 If you’re out doing last minute shopping at holiday markets, checking out the Christmas window displays or just trying to get home while avoiding the throng of tourists around the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, these are some of the sights you’re sure to see

20 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon 22 Mariah Carey, Macy's Santaland, the Matzo Ball and more

The highs and lows of Disney’s Into the Woods

Fri Dec 19 With a screenplay by Lapine himself, the Into the Woods movie is remarkably faithful to the original.

You can now do some holiday (window) shopping with Google Maps

Fri Dec 19 If New York is famous for anything around Christmas time, it's our ornate holiday window displays

Coney Island to host New Year’s Eve party with Parachute Jump ball drop and fireworks

Fri Dec 19 Looking to attend a big spectacle this New Year’s Eve but horrified by the thought of pushing your way through the throngs in Times Square?

MoMA to recall the African-American exodus from the Jim Crow South

Fri Dec 19 The Museum of Modern Art recently announced an upcoming exhibition titled “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’ and Other Visions of the Great Movement North”

Exchange a blanket for free beer at these Brooklyn bars

Fri Dec 19 The holidays have the power to turn even the Scroogiest New Yorker into a Holiday Cheermesiter

Get tickets to the NBA All-Star practice and celebrity game in NYC now

Fri Dec 19 Knicks and Nets fans rejoice! For the first time since 1998, the NBA All-Star game returns to New York City this February at Madison Square Garden.

Del Posto's Mark Ladner just opened a gluten-free pasta pop-up

Fri Dec 19 After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Del Posto's Mark Ladner took his gluten-free pasta bowls on the road, hauling a converted Airstream camper to cities like Boston and Philadelphia

15 super-cool things to do this weekend

Fri Dec 19 Holiday Lights Tour, Harry and the Potters, Make Music Winter and more

Threes Brewing hosts Delaney Barbecue, The Meat Hook and Roberta’s

Thu Dec 18 Last week Gowanus got a massive brewery-bar from Sycamore cofounder Justin Israelson, tech entrepreneur Joshua Stylman and lawyer Andrew Unterberg

Dash hideously at the Ugly Sweater Run 5K this Saturday

Thu Dec 18 At the Ugly Sweater Run in support of nonprofit organization Save the Children, tacky is not just encouraged, it's necessary

Make a duck face with One World Trade at Albany Plaza's "selfie kiosk"

Thu Dec 18 If you were born before 1992, you may remember this ancient thing people used to take photos of themselves called a "photo booth"

The MTA takes straphangers on a trip back to the subway of 1966

Thu Dec 18 Mad Men won't be airing its final episodes until spring, but thanks to MTA Arts for Transit, you don't have to wait until then if you're jonesing for a midcentury fix

Calling all fried-chicken fans: Pies 'n' Thighs is coming to Manhattan

Thu Dec 18 New Yorkers have a soft spot for fried chicken—so imagine the excitement when we heard one of Brooklyn's most beloved havens for frizzled fowl is spreading its wings and expanding to Manhattan

Brooklyn rent prices grew at triple the rate of Manhattan in 2014

Thu Dec 18 Real estate site Zumper recently ran an analysis on median rent prices for one-bedroom apartments in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and what they discovered was pretty mind-blowing, if not all that surprising

Watch trailers for two of 2015's most exciting indies

Thu Dec 18 The year in cinema is just about over, and it may have ended with the industry ceding control of Hollywood to a group of North Korean hackers

Ticket Alert! Just-announced NYC shows you don’t wanna miss

Thu Dec 18 Featuring Alvvays, Ex Hex, Iggy Azalea and more!

Sue Torres churns out tapas at Espoleta, open now in the Bowery

Wed Dec 17 Pizza master Giulio Adriani (Olio Pizza e Piu) revamped his Italian slice parlor, Espoleta, to churn out Spanish tapas with Mexican inflections like stewed-goat empanadas

Some possible weekend itineraries for Nicki Minaj's alter egos once she moves to NYC

Wed Dec 17 Buried in the middle of a totally charming (and quite revealing) interview that Nicki Minaj conducted last night with hip-hop journalist Elliot Wilson was news that the reigning queen of rap plans to move back to New York