Drinks for two at Sky Room
Take in panoramic views of Times Square and the Empire State Building while sipping specialty cocktails 34 floors above Midtown.
Top French dinner for two
Sit down for a comforting French dinner for two with wine at Almond NYC.
Top-rated spa package
A Time Out New York favorite, Skin Station is the perfect pampering destination on the LES.
Night out at the 40/40 Club
Mix it up, and enjoy a dinner for two plus drinks at Jay Z's 40/40 club!
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Bad Dancing World Championship Finals
Now $54, Was $35
Gazillion Bubble Show
Now $45, Was $75
NYU Skirball Center's Big Red Chair Family Series
Now $20, Was $13
50 Shades! The Musical Parody
Now $49, Was $79
Tours and attractions
Empire State Building
Try imagining New York City’s skyline without the towering spire of the Empire State Building. Impossible, right? Taking a mere 11 months to construct, the 1,454-foot-tall emblem became the city’s highest building upon completion in 1931. (When One World Trade Center is finished, it will tower over the ESB by a good 300 feet.) During your visit, pay special attention to the lobby, restored in 2009 to its original Art Deco design. You can also impress your pals with these tidbits while queuing for the observation decks: In 1945, 14 tenants were killed when a plane crashed into the 79th floor during heavy fog; a terrace on the 103rd level was once intended for use as a docking station for airships; and the topper’s three tiers of lights can illuminate up to nine colors at a time. High-speed elevators shoot visitors up 1,050 feet to the 86th-floor observatory, where you can either peer out at the city from the comfort of a glass-enclosed pavilion or brave the elements on the open-air decks. Tickets to the 102nd Floor Observatory are an additional $17. Daily 8am–10pm: The New York Skyride Visitors take a motion-picture tour over, through and below the city streets ($29; seniors, students and children 6–12 $19).
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Times Square might be a little whitewashed these days, but you can get a taste of the old freak show at this repository of the eerie and uncanny. Items on display include a six-legged cow, a 3,000-pound meteorite and the largest collection of shrunken heads in the civilized world.
Time Out event recaps
The Mac Daddy 2015
Here's what you missed at the Time Out New York Comedy Showcase last night
The first edition of Time Out New York's new monthly comedy show took place last night at Carolines, and those that braved the crappy weather in Midtown were treated to one hell of a show. Host Phil Hanley kicked things off by introducing our surprise special guest for the night - none other than the comedy legend that is Jim Norton, who let rip with some surprisingly heartfelt and touching thoughts on the matter of deep ass-cracks. Bonnie McFarlane followed with some (affectionate? Maybe?) bullying of the audience (sorry, Scottish people, we're sure she loves you really), then Ted Alexandro reduced the room to helpless giggles (who knew classical music radio stations could be so funny?) before Michelle Wolf closed out the show with one of the best awkward date text exchanges we've ever heard. See some photos of the show below, and if you didn't make it last night, there's always next month... Phil Hanley Bonnie McFarlane Ted Alexan
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