New York hotels: Critics' picks

Find the best hotels in New York with these Time Out editors' picks for accommodation in New York City.

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The Book of Mormon

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will

  1. 230 W 49th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $69–$175, premium $252–$477
  3. Sun Aug 2 - Thu Dec 31
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Elastic City Festival

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  • Free

This annual free six-week festival made by and for artists and creative souls includes walks (artist-led collaborative city explorations), talks (interactive discussions with creators) and ways (intensive workshops). See elastic-city.org for specific times and locations, as well as a full list of

  1. Various locations
  2. Sun Aug 2 - Tue Aug 18
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ABC Kitchen

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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While plenty of New York restaurants have lately made the environment a priority—sourcing their ingredients locally and crafting dining rooms from salvaged materials—none have done so with quite as much visual and gastronomic panache as chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new ABC Kitchen. The

  1. ABC Carpet & Home, 35 E 18th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South, 10003
  2. Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Rooftop Films

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For more than 15 years this outdoor gathering of indoor types (sorry, film buffs) has hosted screenings in a variety of creative locales—beaches, parks, plazas, farmland and roofs (duh). This year’s series will be held at seven al fresco spots including the Industry City complex in Sunset Park.

  1. Location TBA
  2. Fri Aug 7 - Fri Aug 14
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"Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play"

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Touko Laaksonen (1920–1991), the artist better known as Tom of Finland, helped shaped the sexual desires of generations of gay men. Who knew the erotic potential of muscles, mustaches, and tight leather outfits until Tom’s exquisitely finished drawings found their audience? His images lit up

  1. Artists Space 38 Greene St, between Broome and Grand Sts, 10013
  2. Wed Aug 5 - Sat Aug 22
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Harlem Week

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  • Free

Harlem's historic community’s rich artistic heritage in on full display during this "week" (actually more like a month). It opens with showcases for Harlem’s gospel, fashion, restaurant and culture scenes at the all-day picnic Great Day in Harlem at the General Grant National Memorial. The

  1. Various locations
  2. Tue Aug 4 - Sat Aug 22
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Brooklyn Flea-Fort Greene

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Arguably the granddaddy of the borough’s slate of bazaars, the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea is in full swing for the summer. The location is jam-packed with more than 150 vendors shilling retro jewelry, tchotchkes that everthing you don’t need (but want anyway). We’re especially excited about

  1. Brooklyn Flea 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Sat Aug 8 - Sat Nov 21
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Walter Kerr Theatre (see Broadway). Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. With Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham, Lisa O’Hare. Running time: 2hrs 20mins. One intermission. A

  1. 219 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $99–$147
  3. Sun Aug 2 - Thu Dec 31
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Warm Up at MoMA PS1

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After 18 years, MoMA PS1's Warm Up is bigger than ever, with music aficionados and sun-worshipping revelers flocking to the museum's courtyard to take in the top-tier lineup of bands, DJs and producers, along with the same great taste in art, beer and food it's boasted from the beginning.

  1. MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave, 11101
  2. Sat Aug 8 - Sat Sep 5
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The High Line

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  • Free

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions There’s something uniquely New York about this aerie. Built on an abandoned railway track, the space is ingenious in its use of reclaimed industrial detritus, a necessity in footage-starved Manhattan. But what we like best is how the pathway takes you

  1. Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
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Adelle H
Adelle H

I'll be arriving in New York in may. It's my first time visiting NYC and I was thinking to stay either at Hilton or Intercontinental. They're both really nice and in my price range. I'm inclined to go to Hilton just so I won't have any surprises. Wouldn't mind to see Emma Stone at the Cabaret also.

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Kent C
Kent C

We will be heading to New York next month. It will be a very fun trip. However, we have no idea where to stay. Thanks for posting the prices of the hotels there. We are going to try and save as much money as we can. Finding a cheaper hotel would be ideal for us. http://www.cbvipg.com/