The Time Out New York blog

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

Meet the Undateables: Peter and Caskey

Mon Sep 29 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Join Time Out New York for a trivia night at The Stand

Mon Sep 29 We’re getting into the business of quiz-ness! 

Beware: MacArthur Park is overrun with rats

Mon Sep 29 The Midtown park is dealing with a severe rat infestation.

See Neil Diamond's first ever Brooklyn show today for free

Mon Sep 29 Last week, solitary man Neil Diamond announced a secret show in his native Brooklyn (supposedly his first ever Kings County gig). 

The best new movies on Netflix in October 2014

Mon Sep 29 As you prepare to be driven indoors to your warm blankets and hot mugs of tea, why not familiarize yourself with one of the finest (virtual) comforts of all—the latest Netflix titles. 

Get your morning coffee from a Michelin-starred toque at Maman

Mon Sep 29 Michelin-starred chef Armand Arnal (France’s La Chassagnette) brings Southern France to Soho with pint-sized French café Maman.

Our 10 favorite moments from The Global Citizen Festival

Mon Sep 29 On Saturday over sixty thousand supporters rocked out for a good cause at Central Park's Great Lawn for this year's Global Citizen Festival. 

Where to drink free coffee today

Mon Sep 29 Get buzzed this morning, this afternoon, and—what the hell why not?—this evening if you feel like it.

22 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Sep 29 Elastic City Walk Festival, The Haunted Pumpkin Garden, United Solo Theatre Festival and more!

A street art mural is unveiled after being hidden from view for five years

Fri Sep 26 Old is new again on the wall at the corner of Bowery, spiritual epicenter of New York street art since the early 1980s

The official guide to the 2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Fri Sep 26 The only thing we like more than dining in New York is spending four whole days eating our way around the world!

Cats on cats on cats: First permanent cat cafe might come to NYC

Fri Sep 26 Remember that wonderful time in April when Purina One opened a pop-up cat cafe in NYC and made furball fans everywhere melt with delight? Well that, our feline-loving friends, could be permanent!

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies head for Broadway; what else do we want from London?

Fri Sep 26 Hilary Mantel's doorstop Tudor novels Wolf Hall and Bring Upthe Bodies have been adapted into hot-ticket plays in London, thanks to the Royal Shakespeare Company

Walk through a room made entirely of sandpaper tonight

Fri Sep 26 Artist Traci Talasco has transformed BAC Gallery into an interactive environment constructed entirely from sandpaper.

Get a tattoo in Williamsburg for just $40 today

Fri Sep 26 Williamsburg’s Black Square Tattoo is celebrating its one-year anniversary with discounted ink until 11pm today.

Word on the Street: 14 crazy things we overheard in NYC this week

Fri Sep 26 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

A first look at dreamy French bookshop Albertine

Fri Sep 26 Francophiles, rejoice: Opening tomorrow, the 27th, this new Upper East Side specialty bookstore will be your one-stop shop for all the Proust, Houellebecq and Colette you could ever want

Weekend flea alert: Brooklyn Flea Record Fair and Court Square Flea return

Fri Sep 26 Work hard, flea hard. Fall flea season is here and you deserve to reward yourself with not just one, but two weekend fleas.

Meet and eat with Danny Bowien, Brooks Headley and David Kinch in Roberta’s backyard

Fri Sep 26 In a whirlwind of cult-favorite chefs and backyard barbecuing, Del Posto, Mission Chinese, Blanca and California’s Manresa are crashing Roberta’s garden on October 7

Clown funeral to take place Sunday in Williamsburg, because Williamsburg

Fri Sep 26 Clowns. The very name alone instills fear in the hearts of millions.