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

What Off Broadway shows should Thirteen bring to PBS viewers’ living rooms?

Tue Sep 16 One of the most exciting recent developments in theater is the hi-def broadcast.  

Head to SEE Eyewear's new Boerum Hill store for treats, drinks and swag

Tue Sep 16 Brooklynites, rejoice! You can now pick up a pair of stylish specs at SEE Eyewear's new store in Boerum Hill. 

Interview: Debut novelist Chloe Krug Benjamin on lucid dreaming and NOT writing a love story

Tue Sep 16 Stellar debut novels have taken over the 2014 book scene—and one of those is Benjamin's The Anatomy of Dreams.

Score free mac and cheese from Stouffer's tomorrow

Tue Sep 16 Swap your soggy salad (yes, we all know that’s your go-to lunch) for free mac and cheese tomorrow in the Upper West Side. 

Which New Years Eve show are you? Elton John and Jack U visit NYC

Tue Sep 16 Two very different kinds of New Years Eve stadium shows were just announced, and we're guessing you're going to fall firmly into one camp or the other.

The best street eats and food trucks at the 10th annual Vendy Awards

Tue Sep 16 The Vendy Awards kick things up a notch by celebrating the city's best kitchens-on-wheels with a day-long feast and awards ceremony.

Photoville 2014 opens Thu 18 at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tue Sep 16 Now in its third year, Photoville, a festival of offerings by shutterbugs from all over the globe, sets up  in a series of re-purposed shipping containers near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Six Off Broadway musicals to see this fall

Mon Sep 15 The fall season on Broadway offers a sparse harvest indeed for devotees of musical theater

Devour unlimited oysters and booze aboard Grand Banks tomorrow night

Mon Sep 15 While you won't be setting sail on this 1940s schooner, get your sea legs ready for a five-hour bottomless oyster bar benefit

Meet the Undateables: John and Amanda

Mon Sep 15 These lovelorn New Yorkers swear they’re absolutely undateable. We pair them up to see if they’re right.

Book these top five Spa Week NYC treatments now

Mon Sep 15 The best services get snatched up first, so we recommend scooping up these popular Spa Week sessions asap.

Prog vs. punk: King Crimson and the Replacements hit NYC

Mon Sep 15 Any student of rock history is well acquainted with the punk/prog schism—the idea that the genre had grown so bloated and self-important by the late ’70s, the only sensible move left was to return rock to its primal state, frilly robes and 20-minute keyboard solos be damned

Trajal Harrell rules the Kitchen with Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church

Mon Sep 15 In his ambitious multi-year project, Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church, choreographer Trajal Harrell poses an intriguing question.

The R train is back in action

Mon Sep 15 After a 13-month shutdown, the long-absent train is up and running

24 awesome things happening in New York this week

Mon Sep 15 Lorde, Oyster Week,The NY Clown Theatre Festival 2014 and more!

Get $2 beers at LIC flea's new beer garden this weekend

Fri Sep 12 LIC Flea & Food will one-up its Brooklyn cousin with a beer garden this weekend 

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

Fri Sep 12 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

10 albums we don't want in our iTunes (in addition to the new U2)

Fri Sep 12 You might have heard that Apple—in a totally uncreepy, not-Big-Brother-ish way—added the new U2 album to everyone's iTunes library without asking

Space Ibiza New York's opening soiree starts tonight! Here's the rundown on the legendary nightclub.

Fri Sep 12 If you've been to Ibiza, chances are you've been to the award-winning nightclub Space

5 NYC transport companies we'd take if Uber drivers go on strike

Fri Sep 12 Uber drivers are voicing frustrations this week that the company's recent discount offerings have lead to decreased wages, and are forcing drivers to work extra hours to compensate