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In this week's issue of Time Out New York, we'll show you why being alone in NYC is freakin' awesome

By Dana Varinsky
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Feeling lonely? Well this week, we're here to convince you to embrace the notion that flying solo can be totally great. There's no better city than New York to enjoy your alone time—NYC offers a myriad of ways to have fun on your own, without feeling like a loser. This week, we're bringing you 15 awesome things that are best done sans company, from grabbing last-minute discount tickets to a Broadway show to biking along Ocean Parkway. The best part? Hanging out with yourself means there's no need to coordinate complicated schedules or make any plans in advance.

Whether or not you're as into being alone as we are, there's plenty of stuff going this week, starting with the Tribeca Film Festival. We've got a comprehensive guide to the fest, with a list of the very best movies to check out, including a remastered screening of Goodfellas and the Sundance hit Slow West. Plus, we review Ralph Lauren's polo-themed Midtown bar and chef Marcus Samuelsson's new rotisserie chicken joint in Harlem. We also study up on Wolf Hall so you don't have to and find you the best running clothes for your new springtime workouts. Plus, we answer all your questions about Brooklyn black-metal group Liturgy, and explain why you absolutely must see Broadway's newest dark comedy, Hand to God.

So get out and get busy, New York—no buddy system needed. 

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