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A major new outdoor summer art exhibition is coming to Queens
News A major new outdoor summer art exhibition is coming to Queens

It may be a sign of better times ahead for art in NYC.

When will hair salons reopen in NYC and what will it be like to get a haircut?
News When will hair salons reopen in NYC and what will it be like to get a haircut?

Top NYC hair salons are prepared for the day they can cut hair again.

New Yorkers share striking images of the (very strange) first week of summer in the city
News New Yorkers share striking images of the (very strange) first week of summer in the city

Surreal moments from the first week of summer in a city under lockdown.

Exclusive: A drive-in festival is coming to the parking lot of Yankee Stadium this summer
News Exclusive: A drive-in festival is coming to the parking lot of Yankee Stadium this summer

It's a drive-in movie, live-music concert and car-side dinner party all in one.

The Manhattanhenge sunset is happening this weekend
News The Manhattanhenge sunset is happening this weekend

Tomorrow's weather is clearing up!

Bemelmans Bar’s resident pianist is putting on a live virtual performance tonight
News Bemelmans Bar’s resident pianist is putting on a live virtual performance tonight

You can sip a cocktail and enjoy live music tonight from a beloved NYC bar.

Another NYC protest over George Floyd's death is happening Friday afternoon
News Another NYC protest over George Floyd's death is happening Friday afternoon

More are planned in the city over the next week.

New York City finally has a reopening date, Governor Cuomo says
News New York City finally has a reopening date, Governor Cuomo says

New York City finally has a date when it will begin reopening—June 8. During Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily press briefing on Friday, he and Mayor Bill de...

See new photos of the floating island park coming to the Hudson River
News See new photos of the floating island park coming to the Hudson River

After years of delay, Little Island is finally on the horizon.

This NYC couple has been taking themed photos every single day of quarantine
News This NYC couple has been taking themed photos every single day of quarantine

Every day is something different.

This is what outdoor dining may soon look like in NYC
News This is what outdoor dining may soon look like in NYC

How restaurants and bars hope to expand their footprint with al fresco dining.

Daily Provisions’s popular breakfast sandwiches and donuts are back for takeout
News Daily Provisions’s popular breakfast sandwiches and donuts are back for takeout

The favorite Danny Meyer all-day cafe is opening just in time.

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How to digitally borrow books from the library while it’s closed
News How to digitally borrow books from the library while it’s closed

With more time on your hands at home these days, you can finally catch up on all those books you've been meaning to read. Social distancing, though, may make it impossible to head to your local bookstore, but you can still borrow books from the library simply by being a New York City resident. Despite closing its physical locations, the New York Public Library has more than 300,000 titles you can read digitally. To gain access, NYPL's free e-reader app, SimplyE, can be downloaded for iPhone or Android. There is a limit of three books that you can borrow because there has been a surge in the app's usage now that we're all at home, according to the library. You can also search the library's collection of 800,000 digitized items, including historic prints, photographs, maps, and manuscripts and check out Mango Languages and Career Cruising with your library card. And if you don't have a library card, now's the time to sign up. You can do that on the SimplyE app, too! The Brooklyn Public Library also has titles you can borrow on its website if you have a card, and the Queens Library system, which is purchasing substantially more eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming films for this occasion, uses a number of e-reader apps. You can get a Queens Library eCard here. Happy reading!

What Time Out New York editors are reading and watching while staying home
News What Time Out New York editors are reading and watching while staying home

Like many of you over the last few weeks, editors at Time Out New York (or should we say Time In) have been turning to books, movies and TV for some comfort in these rapidly changing times. Looking for something to engage your mind while you’re stuck at home or just provide a little distraction from all the craziness? Read on for some recommendations of the things we’re loving right now.  Will Gleason, Time Out New York editor“I’ve been going the escapist route with a super lighthearted read, Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue, a novel that depicts the absolutely possible romance between the president’s son and the Prince of Wales. I’ve so far found exactly zero holes in the plot. I’m also practicing for our pod dating present by watching Netflix’s Love Is Blind and furiously taking notes on how to emotionally connect with someone while sitting on a couch, draped in a cashmere blanket, and talking at a screen. All of Dua Lipa’s new music has been on repeat.”Anna Ben Yehuda, Global content editor"I finally found the time to sit down and finish Lisa Taddeo's Three Women, the nonfiction book chronicling the sex and love lives of, well, three women from different backgrounds. Although I'm planning on starting Little Fires Everywhere tonight (Reese Witherspoon. Kerry Washington. Joshua Jackson. Hulu.), I've started re-watching my very favorite TV show: Dawson's Creek. There's just something about watching a familiar show in times of stress that soothes me. Needless to say,

You can now take a virtual tour of NYC's best street art
News You can now take a virtual tour of NYC's best street art

Though shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic, many of New York's museums and galleries are allowing viewers to commune with art through virtual tours and web-only viewing rooms. But what if street art is more your thing? As it happens, you're covered there, too, thanks to Google Arts & Culture, which offers an online experience called 9 Amazing Street Art Murals in New York, featuring work by the genre's heaviest hitters. The tour utilizes Google street view to take you to see NYC's most vivid murals with a full 360-degree line of sight. Prolific Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, for instance, is represented by three murals: A double portrait of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Crown Heights; another in Bushwick pairing Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat wearing boxing gloves; and a rendering of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, which climbs up the side of a condo tower in Jersey City. Photograph: Ali Garber A street art tour wouldn't be complete without Banksy, and his Hammer Boy on the Upper West Side (a spray-painted silhouette of a kid wielding a sledgehammer against an actual FDNY standpipe) is here, as is Keith Haring's famous Crack Is Wack mural at Harlem River Drive and 128th Street. Other notable street art destinations include the Big Pun Memorial Mural by Tats Cru in the Bronx, the Bowery Graffiti Wall on Houston Street, Freeman's Alley on the Lower East Side and the Graffiti Hall of Fame in Harlem. So if you're jonesing for street art murals, look no further.

NYC’s best breweries are now delivering beers to your door
News NYC’s best breweries are now delivering beers to your door

Amid government mandates and social distancing, bars and restaurants have had to decide whether to temporarily shutter or shift their business model toward delivery and to-go options while putting their health at risk (let alone the financial stakes). But there may be a silver lining for the city's beer nerds, who might’ve panic-shopped with fears that the only options left to ride out this coronavirus pandemic meant they'd be drinking Budweiser and other mass-market brands (for what it’s worth, we really do love Coronas and have them stocked up in our fridge, never mind the misinformed widespread panic that there is somehow any connection to the virus). Now, some of the city’s best craft breweries have come to the rescue by adding delivery options for beers in packs or, in some cases, loosies (aka individually sold cans).  If you love the craft beer movement and its breweries as much as us, and want to continue supporting (and imbibing) throughout the current crisis, you’ll be excited to learn that some of the city’s most celebrated breweries, such as Grimm Taproom, Other Half Brewing, Threes Brewery, Evil Twin Brewery and Rockaway Brewing Co. have adapted to offer to-go, pick-up and, in some cases, beer via Caviar and Grubhub, among other delivery services.  Our very own Time Out Director of Digital Content for North America (and self-proclaimed “beer nerd,”) is excited about the development: “Special releases and fancy brews should now be more accessible, because you no lo

Here's what you can and can't do in NYC right now
News Here's what you can and can't do in NYC right now

Last Friday, in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, Governor Cuomo mandated that 100 percent of nonessential employees must stay at home and that all nonessential gatherings of any size, for any reason, were banned. However, there are still some things that New Yorkers are able to do while the state is on "pause," including grocery shopping, ordering take-out and delivery from restaurants, walking dogs and solitary exercise. We've rounded up some questions that you may still have on the order, to clear up any confusion beyond those everyday basics.  Is public transportation in NYC going to shut down? No, though you should still be staying home as much as possible. Services are still running, mainly for those on the frontline (healthcare providers and pharmacists). The MTA did announce a suspension of some service this week, which includes a reduction of overall subway service by 25 percent.  Buses will still be operating at 75 percent across the city with a few changes in protocol. Starting last Monday, New York City buses running locally require all riders to board through the rear door only in a bid to keep bus drivers safe. (This doesn't apply to those with limited mobility who may need to use other entrances.) Riders on express buses, which usually bring riders from the edge of NYC into Manhattan's center, can enter through either the front or rear, but are required to sit at least three rows behind the driver. You can find the full rundown of any other service

The best ways you can help New York City's struggling music venues
News The best ways you can help New York City's struggling music venues

Musicheads: The New York City music scene is surely in trouble. Since the state forced all NYC venues to shut their doors last week for safe social distancing, countless staff members who keep each nightlife venue afloat, including bar backs, security guards, resident DJs, late-night cooks, cleaners, talent bookers, general managers, are finding themselves without work right now. From epic dance clubs to indie venues known for breaking out baby bands, New York has it all. Virtual concerts are fun in the meantime from home, but if you’ve made memories at any of the following music havens and want to help ensure they’ll be able to open their doors again, we’ve compiled a tidy list of where to donate funds for each. Alphaville You can buy a gift certificate to redeem for future drinks, and 70% of proceeds will go to their out-of-work staff, you can also donate directly to their team where 100% of sales will go to staff. Arlene's Grocery Send donations to their Arlene’s Grocery Staff Relief Fund GoFundMe. Baby's All Right  All funds from Baby's season pass  "Baby Chain" for $200, will go towards their staff relief fund. On their Instagram, Baby's stated that the season pass is also "good forever".  Bossa Nova Civic Club You can directly support the staff via their Venmo account (bossanovacivicclub). Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Send donations to their Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Staff GoFundMe.  Bowery Electric Send donations to their The Bowery Electric Staff Fund

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NYC delivery guide

The best grocery delivery in NYC
Shopping The best grocery delivery in NYC

We're all short on time, so why wouldn’t you take advantage of grocery delivery? On the list of things that put New Yorkers on edge, grocery shopping is on par with being anywhere near Times Square. But of course, you can’t live on Seamless forever—that's why we've reviewed the best grocery store and delivery services in the city. Some are free, some arrive in less than an hour, some have late-night delivery and some even offer alcohol delivery in NYC, but all of them will help reduce your daily stress level.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to shopping in NYC

The best alcohol delivery in NYC
Shopping The best alcohol delivery in NYC

Shopping for groceries is a chore, especially when you're carrying around cases of beer and bottles of wine to your fourth floor walkup. So why bother carrying them all the way from the store to your apartment when there are so many delivery services that can get that done for you? New Yorkers order so many things direct to their homes that 'the city that never sleeps' might as well be renamed 'the city that never schleps'. Seriously, there’s no end to what you can get dropped off at your door: groceries, flowers and even cleaning services in NYC are all readily available at the click of a mouse or tap of an app. You'll still have to show your ID to the delivery person and chill your champagne but the last thing you'll have to worry about is running out of booze.

The best pizza delivery in NYC
Restaurants The best pizza delivery in NYC

There are few pleasures greater than New York pizza—except, that is, the ease and convenience of New York pizza delivery. Available by mobile app, desktop ordering or one of the city’s growing number of delivery services, you can get piping-hot za from these delivery restaurants at the push of a literal button. Here is the best pizza delivery in New York City.

The best wine delivery in NYC
Bars The best wine delivery in NYC

If you're like us and you've found yourself spending quite a lot of time inside these days, you might have wine on the brain. And whether you're looking to stock up on a glass you tried at one of best the wine bars in NYC, or, one that you keeping seeing all over your Instagram, we've got you covered. Some of the coolest wine shops deliver straight to your door—and with options at every price point, no less. What's better than getting uncorked and watching latest videos streaming on Netflix. Now that's a Friday night!

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What to watch next

40 best movies on Hulu
Movies 40 best movies on Hulu

Stream Oscar winners, docs, stylized fright fests and much more. 

Barack and Michelle Obama's commencement speeches
News Barack and Michelle Obama's commencement speeches

It's not just seniors who want to hear from the former POTUS and FLOTUS

All the original shows coming to HBO Max
News All the original shows coming to HBO Max

It launches May 27. 

35 best movies on Netflix right now
Movies 35 best movies on Netflix right now

Take in Oscar winners, indies, intriguing docs and much more. 

Michelle Obama's documentary is on Netflix
News Michelle Obama's documentary is on Netflix

Watch a documentary about her Becoming book tour starting May 6.

Best animal live cams
Museums Best animal live cams

Critter cuteness in real time awaits.  

What's coming to Netflix in May
News What's coming to Netflix in May

A new month is upon us and, with it, a batch of fresh content.

Stream all the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals
News Stream all the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals

Catch megahits such as ‘Cats’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ on YouTube. 

SXSW films will be on Amazon Prime for free
News SXSW films will be on Amazon Prime for free

SXSW and Amazon announced a new 10-day digital film festival.

Friends is coming back to streaming on May 27
News Friends is coming back to streaming on May 27

It will be available on the new streaming service HBO Max. 

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Virtual tours of beautiful places

Weekly virtual tours of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings
News Weekly virtual tours of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings

#WrightVirtualVisits takes fans on short tours of famous buildings around the country. 

Beautiful pictures of the moon to rock your world
News Beautiful pictures of the moon to rock your world

They're the result of years upon years of study. 

This miniature gallery in Boston exhibits only tiny art
News This miniature gallery in Boston exhibits only tiny art

They say good things come in small packages. 

This aquarium's live cam is relaxing and mesmerizing
News This aquarium's live cam is relaxing and mesmerizing

Get a view of angelfishes, wrasses, tangs and butterflyfishes making their way through the water.  

Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight
Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight

Don't miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. 

Take a space tour with NASA
News Take a space tour with NASA

Check out the International Space Station or step into the Armstrong Flight Research Center. 

Wai for Old Faithful to erupt via live stream
News Wai for Old Faithful to erupt via live stream

It's actually super exciting. 

Behold: a totally empty Disneyland
News Behold: a totally empty Disneyland

You've never seen Disneyland quite like this.

Get your steps in by virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail
News Get your steps in by virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail

Virtually make your way from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Soak up Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirorred Room’ online
News Soak up Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirorred Room’ online

The Broad is finally letting you spend as much time with its signature piece as you’d like.

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Learn something new

Try the recipe for Mrs. Maisel's famous brisket
News Try the recipe for Mrs. Maisel's famous brisket

Whenever Midge makes her brisket, everything turns out just fine. 

Museums are sharing their #CreepiestObject
News Museums are sharing their #CreepiestObject

And people are loving it. 

The top recipes every state is searching for
News The top recipes every state is searching for

You can tell a lot about what's going on in someone's life based on their search history.

Become a DJ using beats from the Library of Congress
News Become a DJ using beats from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has just launched a new app that allows users to create music using its audio collections. 

Want to grow your own modern-day Victory Garden?
News Want to grow your own modern-day Victory Garden?

You don't need a lot of space to grow a garden. 

Help save the coral reef from your couch
News Help save the coral reef from your couch

Calling all gamers and citizen scientists, you can now help NASA map the world's vast corals. 

Take a virtual pasta-making class hosted in Italy
News Take a virtual pasta-making class hosted in Italy

There's also a live opera performance! 

How to cut your hair at home
News How to cut your hair at home

Some of New York's best salons and experts have decided to lend a helping hand. 

DoubleTree’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe!
News DoubleTree’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe!

The celebrity of desserts is now available for at-home bakers to make.

Sign up: Yale’s super-popular happiness class
News Sign up: Yale’s super-popular happiness class

The Science of Well Being is now online, for free, no matter where you are in the world.  

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Keep the kids entertained

Mattel's new action figures honor frontline workers
News Mattel's new action figures honor frontline workers

You know what they say: not all superheroes wear capes. 

Tour locations from Harry Potter IRL
News Tour locations from Harry Potter IRL

Attention Potterheads: Diagon Alley is real! Well, sort of.

Online learning with Sesame Street
Things to do Online learning with Sesame Street

Need a good read? Your favorite Muppets can help with that.

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” virtual exhibit
News “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” virtual exhibit

You can tour the British Library exhibit without leaving your home. 

6 Disney recipes to try at home
Restaurants 6 Disney recipes to try at home

Bring the magic home.  

Try this Harry Potter escape room
News Try this Harry Potter escape room

Virtually wander through Hogwarts. 

Online games and activities for Potterheads
News Online games and activities for Potterheads

A new Harry Potter at Home online hub with hundreds of games, how-tos and activities. 

Drawing classes from Disney
News Drawing classes from Disney

All kids need to do is grab a piece of paper, sharpen a pencil and hop online. 

Goodnight with Dolly
Things to do Goodnight with Dolly

Let Dolly Parton, the Queen of Country ready your little one to sleep.

Spotify Kids is now a thing
News Spotify Kids is now a thing

It's that much easier for a family to manage music streaming at home. 

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Stories to make you smile

Watch 200 goats escape and roam the streets
News Watch 200 goats escape and roam the streets

A herd of goats escaped their day job and roamed the streets of San Jose. 

Send a free pint of ice cream to anyone you want
News Send a free pint of ice cream to anyone you want

It won't even cost you a dime. 

JetBlue is giving away free flights to healthcare workers
News JetBlue is giving away free flights to healthcare workers

Nominate all the healthcare workers you know! 

Coors Light is sending people 500,000 free beers
News Coors Light is sending people 500,000 free beers

We've got 93-year-old Olive Veronesi to thank for that.

Coral reefs and marine animals in Hawaii are thriving
News Coral reefs and marine animals in Hawaii are thriving

With people stuck at home, wild animals are currently living their best lives. 

This creamery is offering free milk in a "Kindness Cooler"
News This creamery is offering free milk in a "Kindness Cooler"

In the past two months, they've given out over 400 gallons of milk per day. 

Colorful balloons are cheering up cities across the U.S.
News Colorful balloons are cheering up cities across the U.S.

At this point, we're all in need of some good news. 

A bar owner pulls $3,714 from walls to support her staff
News A bar owner pulls $3,714 from walls to support her staff

'We just felt this sense of urgency to get these dollars down and into the hands of people who need it." 

Meet Big Poppa: the lockdown hero we need
News Meet Big Poppa: the lockdown hero we need

The 3-and-a-half-year-old English bulldog has quickly become our quarantine mascot. 

This farm is live-streaming super-cute baby goats
News This farm is live-streaming super-cute baby goats

An Indiana farm is live-streaming footage of some of their 200 alpine and Nigerian dwarf dairy goats.

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