Time Out New York's Battle of the Burger presented by Amstel Light
Taste NYC's best burgers at the ultimate grill-off on August 19 in the Seaport District. Your ticket includes unlimited beer from Amstel Light and Amstel Radler, plus live music and more!
Time Out New York Comedy Showcase
Join us on July 29 and see the man with the most recognizable voice in stand-up, Gilbert Gottfried.
National Tequila Day
Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 at the at the newly unveiled ballroom at the Martha Washington Hotel.
Time Out Live at Riis Park Beach Bazaar
Beach fun, free-flowing booze, copious eats and killer music? Your weekend is made. Get your All Access Pass now!
Rooftop Film Club
The Rooftop Film Club will be screening a season of contemporary classics, cult and new releases this July and we've got exclusive tickets!
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Book your tickets to the new, Tony Award winning Broadway rendition of Disney’s classic animated film Aladdin!
Gazillion Bubble Show
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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.
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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