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: 4/4
  • 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. Fri May 29 - Thu Dec 31
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Smorgasburg

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  • Free

The epicurean extravaganza returns to the great outdoors, with Saturdays in East River State Park and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park. More than 75 vendors from Kings County and beyond sell food and drink as varied as oysters, artisanal sodas, gluten-free baked goods and caramel apples.

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Nov 22
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LIC Flea & Food

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  • Free

Vintage lovers will enjoy this open-air bazaar, which organizers hope will become Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea. Take a train or ferry (a free bus shuttles visitors to and from the East River Ferry Terminal) to the market, and browse Harold and Maude vintage duds ($5–$250), Deepcuts

  1. LIC Flea 5-25 46th Ave , between Vernon Blvd and 5th St , 1101
  2. Sat May 30 - Sun Oct 25
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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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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. Fri May 29 - Thu Dec 31
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OutdoorFest

  • Critics choice

New Yorkers are spending more time in the open air than we used to (thank you, bike lanes), but it’s still good to have a little push out the door. That’s exactly what OutdoorFest, a ten-day lineup of activities, classes and volunteering opportunities, aims to do: get apartment dwellers to

  1. Various locations
  2. Fri May 29 - Sun Jun 7
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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 has reopened. The location is jam-packed with more than 150 vendors shilling everything from retro jewelry to tchotchkes that you don’t need (but want anyway). We’re especially excited about new spots

  1. Brooklyn Flea 176 Lafayette Ave, between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves
  2. Sat May 30 - Sat Nov 21
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"Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life."

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Examine the influences of plants and wildlife in Kahlo’s work while surrounded by flora and fauna yourself. Twelve original paintings, including her lesser-known still lifes, will be on display, as well as a revocation of her home garden at her Casa Azul in Mexico.

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Fri May 29 - Sun Nov 1
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Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"

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

A process-oriented Los Angeles artist who works in a variety of media, Sam Falls has transformed Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons into a playground for his interactive art. Exploring the passage of time through light and color, Falls displays several sculptural works that are activated by

  1. Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons MetroTech Center Commons, Myrtle Ave, between Flatbush Ave and Jay St
  2. Fri May 29
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Ed Sheeran

  • Price band: 3/4
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Ed Sheeran's stock has risen just a wee bit during the past few years—a couple of platinum albums here, a sprinkling of Grammy nominations there. Earlier this year, the ginger-mopped British folk-pop star played the Grammys with a no-big-deal assortment of players including John Mayer, Questlove

  1. Forest Hills Tennis Stadium 1 Tennis Place, Burns St., 11375
  2. Fri May 29 - Sun May 31
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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/