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Back in the day: 10 great videos from New York City’s past

Thu Apr 24 See NYC as it was when Brooklyn had a baseball team, Gotham hosted the Queen Mother and people dressed up to go to Coney Island

The five best Broadway and Off Broadway shows to see this weekend

Thu Apr 24 Critics’ picks for the best of Broadway and Off Broadway playing at theaters in NYC this weekend

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

Thu Apr 24 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

Spa Week NYC 2014: Appointments are still available—but you better hurry!

Thu Apr 24 Forgot to book your Spa Week appointment? We found a few last-minute openings at these NYC spas.

Dance on Instagram: See JR as he choreographs a work for New York City Ballet

Thu Apr 24 Follow the street artist on Instagram as he creates his first dance: Les Bosquets

Can James Franco’s face improve these art historical masterpieces?

Thu Apr 24 In James Franco's solo exhibition in Chelsea, the actor-turned-meme re-enacts Cindy Sherman's classic "Film Stills." Time Out New York wonders, why stop there?

DIY doughnuts: A syringe is the weapon of choice

Thu Apr 24 You can now inject filling into your doughnuts with a syringe. Because Brooklyn.

The citizenM hotel brings an oasis of cool to Times Square

Thu Apr 24 A new boutique hotel with serious cocktails and an artsy design is turning NYC’s most reviled nabe into (dare we say it?) a destination

Meet the freaks: We take a tour of New York City's weirdest

Thu Apr 24 Get to know an immortal Manhattan wizard, a trio of creepy-as-hell drag queens and other locals doing their part to keep New York crazy.

Last-minute deals: Five sales happening in NYC this weekend

Thu Apr 24 Score great deals on clothing, home goods and apothecary items at these last-minute sales happening around New York City

Funny waiters and housewives to brawl for cash

Thu Apr 24 Employees from all walks of life sought for a contest called New York's Funniest Professional

More details and renderings of New York's +POOL revealed

Wed Apr 23 Remember when the floating pool in the East River was a distant dream? Well, it’s inching towards blissful reality.

Photo of the day: Check out this incredible balloon-eye view of New York

Wed Apr 23 This panoramic shot from just south of Central Park will take your breath away

Public embarrassment for the police: Twitter bashes the NYPD with its own virtual nightstick

Wed Apr 23 The invite to send pics with the #myNYPD hashtag prompts a wave of brutal photos from disgruntled New Yorkers via Twitter

Join the Kickstarter block party as we count down the city’s 5 best crowd-funded restaurants and bars

Wed Apr 23 In Greenpoint on May 3rd, Kickstarter is celebrating some of their most successful projects. Get the party (Kick)started!

It’s William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Where and how are you celebrating?

Wed Apr 23 As the Swan of Avon hits a milestone birthday, here are the best places to party with fellow Bard-heads and Shakes-fans

NYC Pride announces 2014 Pride March marshals

Wed Apr 23 Two actors and a full-time activist lead the charge down Fifth Avenue for Gay Pride

City stories: Cecelia Gomez, 57; Bushwick, Brooklyn

Wed Apr 23 A sidewalk interview with a cotton-candy vendor: "I painted this Jeep pink because it's an attention grabber"

Is Good To Go really ‘the Citi Bike of coffee’?

Tue Apr 22 The new eco-friendly coffee mug project just launched in DUMBO. Here’s how it works.

Buggy bites: Your guide to the NYC restaurants serving insect-spiked dishes

Tue Apr 22 Get your protein from creepy crawlers at these New York eateries

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