This week, we're talking with triple-threat entertainer Chris Rock about his new film Top Five. The actor, writer and comedian opens up about the film’s on-location shooting in New York, and his cinematic influences, ranging from Richard Linklater to Steven Soderbergh. The newly minted auteur also riffs on aging, risky comedy, gentrification and why he has more rap cred than you probably know.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we present our first ever Time Out Love New York Awards. Over 12,000 readers voted on their go-to spots across all five boroughs, and the winners have been chosen! From Jeepney in the East Village to The Commodore in Williamsburg, find out which restaurants, bars, and music venues took home the title in each neighborhood. If you're still looking for somewhere to head after that, try out one of the best hotel restaurants in the city. Yes, you heard right. Whether its Narcissa at The Standard or Bodega Negra at the Dream Downtown, these dining establishments are well suited for both visitors and NYC natives alike.
Plus: A hip-hop version of The Nutcracker comes to Washington Heights, the Brooklyn Rock Lottery puts together Franken-bands and a politically-minded interview with comedian W. Kamau Bell. Should be enough to cure that post-Thanksgiving hangover.