This week has been a wild ride for Panorama Festival ticket holders tracking the weather. While dark clouds and rain drops have been consistently predicted for the three-day festival, the meteorologists couldn’t settle on when those storms would hit. Before you leave the house or office to check out Solange, Frank Ocean or one of the other must-see Panorama acts, here’s where the weather stands. As you may recall, the week began with promises of rain on Friday, threatening to ruin performances from the stacked opening day line-up, which in addition to the previously mentioned Knowles and Ocean includes Tyler the Creator, MGMT and Future Islands. Luckily, we’ve made it to the big day and, while there are no guarantees, the dark skies forecasted for later in the afternoon and evening only come with a “slight chance” of rain until late, and some very sticky, heavy humidity. Muggy & murky to start, with hazy sunshine giving way to more clouds later today... #NBC4NY pic.twitter.com/VZEhuPpCvC — Storm Team 4 NY (@StormTeam4NY) July 28, 2017 Unfortunately, it seems that those ominous clouds are waiting until Saturday to dump water all over your fun, when Tame Impala, Belle & Sebastian, Nick Murphy and more are scheduled to perform. Not only are storms predicted for the morning, but there’s also currently a gale watch in effect for the New York Harbor from Saturday's early hours through the evening. Your @StormTeam4NY #weekend forecast! #NBC4NY pic.twi
There's no shortage of great things to do in New York this weekend. From Panorama Music Festival at Randalls Island Park to a glorious Selena Sing-Along at Videology in Brooklyn, events across town are pulling out all of the stops over the next few days. But some of the revelries might get a bit wet when a summertime nor’easter hits the city late on Friday night. The weather phenomenon normally takes place during the cooler months of the year, bringing heavy snowfalls to the northeastern part of the country. They typically occur when a storm brews along the Atlantic coast and is carried by winds out of the northeast (hence the playful name). Get out your umbrellas: Heavy rains are expected to hit the city late Friday night or early Saturday morning and could persist past dawn on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather is expected to clear up by Sunday, giving way for balmy temperatures in the low 80s. The latest trends are indicating that the heavy rain will push just south of the region for tonight and Saturday. pic.twitter.com/d80tf4NSDs — NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) July 28, 2017
Fri 28 Dance Yourself Clean Music Hall of Williamsburg; 10pm; $12 Acolytes of Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Robyn, Empire of the Sun, and, of course, LCD Soundsystem come together for a night of rapturous dancing to hard synth beats at this summertime bash. Animation Block Party BAM Rose Cinemas; $15/screening, VIP weekend pass $100 BAMcinématek and Rooftop Films host this cartoon festival. Head to the opening-night party at Industry City on Thursday July 27; check out “An Evening with BoJack” on Friday July 28 at BAM, at which the creators of the sardonic series BoJack Horsemanshare their inspirations; and don’t miss the NYC premiere of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children on Saturday July 29 at BAM. Wasabassco’s The Thing with 10,000 Pasties Littlefield; 8pm; $25, $20 at the door, $35 VIP In this scripted B-movie strip-show, a lurid movie monster straight out of Creature from the Black Lagoon and It Came from Outer Space stomps onto the Littlefield stage, and only the burlesque babes of Wasabassco—Chris Harder, Nasty Canasta, Sydni Deveraux and more—can stop it. Andrew Bird + Esperanza Spalding Prospect Park Bandshell; 7pm; free The Chicago song man brings his trademark violin plucks and looped whistling to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! behind last year's, Are You Serious, which trades in sophisticated arrangements of intricate, tautly wound (but oh so understated) instrumental flourishes. Grammy-winning jazz bassist/composer Esperanza Spalding opens, whose last project, the ambitious
1. The three-day Panorama Festival kicks off today. Head to Randalls Island Park to catch the best performances by everyone from Frank Ocean to Tame Impala. 2. End the week with fireworks at Coney Island. Every Friday, watch the free show at 9:30pm on the boardwalk. 3. Tonight’s movie screening at IFC Center is Gremlins. The film starts at midnight, appropriately. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
As many pet owners in New York can tell you, it can be hard to find a reliable cat-sitter in the city. Turns out, the best option was right in front of this entire time. The Brooklyn Cat Café in Brooklyn Heights has turned to some unusual caretakers for their new herd of orphaned cats: rats! The unusual pairings reportedly began two years ago. At that time—in a story that’s equal parts The Fault in our Stars and Babe—a four-week-old kitten named Ebony at the cat café caught cat leukemia. Since the disease is contagious, the kitty had to be kept in isolation from her fellow felines. As a substitute companion, the staff introduced Ebony to Ivory, a friendly rat who could not catch the disease. The two soon became life-long best friends. OK, stop reading now for a nice story. Good morning, Ivory & Mike! We are open until 7 pm today. #catcafebk #adoptdontshop #ivorytherat #kitten #strangerthingskittens #tuxedokitten #catlife #dailyfluff #kittensofinstagram #ratsofinstagram #brooklyn #nyc #bbawc A post shared by Brooklyn Cat Cafe 🐱☕️ (@catcafebk) on Nov 4, 2016 at 8:28am PDT You’re still here? Oh, well. Ebony soon succumbed to her fatal illness and Ivory followed her to the grave months later. Though the unlikely pair of animal friends may be dead, the tradition of pairing rats with cats at the café remains alive. Currently, you can stop by and see two rats, Remy and Emile, keeping watch over the newborn kittens. So head over to see a cat babysat
New York City praises the quality of its tap water as "world-renowned," but a new trove of data tells a bit of a different story. Earlier this week, nonprofit organization Environmental Working Group released a database detailing the toxic chemicals that are present in drinking water systems across the country. The data, sourced from the Health Department and an assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency, shows that New York's drinking water doesn't quite meet health guidelines. Six different contaminants that are connected to cancer were detected at levels that exceed guidelines established by public health authorities. None of those toxins, which include chloroform, bromodichloromethane and dichloroacetic acid, exceed legal limits but nonetheless pose slight health risks for New Yorkers. The health guideline for chloroform, for example, is one part per billion, which the EWG claims poses a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. The level for the chemical in New York City's water is 30.9 parts per billion, so that's a bit concerning. At the end of the day, New York's drinking water gives us the world's best bagels and pizza, so it can't be that bad, right?
In April, the new Kosciuszko Bridge opened, providing a new connection between Brooklyn and Queens over Newtown Creek and rendering the adjacent 78-year-old structure of the same name all but useless. Months earlier, the internet was abuzz with the prospect that the old bridge would be demolished by way of explosives, but that excitement was slightly misguided. The first phase of the bridge's demolition took place on Tuesday, and there wasn't an explosion in sight. Instead, the center span of the crossing was separated and lowered onto a barge and schlepped to a recycling facility in New Jersey. Even without the proverbial "boom," the feat of moving a giant hunk of infrastructure is still pretty cool. One YouTuber captured the event by way of a 27-second time-lapse, and it's certainly worth a watch. The demolition of the bridge isn't done yet, and lovers of explosions will get exactly what they're hoping for in coming months. The second phase of demolition is slated for August or September and includes the implosion of the of the two remaining approach sections, according to the Newtown Creek Alliance.
New Yorkers can get just about anything delivered on-demand. Aside from typical requests such as last-minute flowers, froyo and Chipotle burritos, the fashion realm has decided jump on the same-day delivery bandwagon too. And this is a huge win for any Gothamite who gets anxiety from shopping in NYC. Fans of Rent the Runway—a high-end dress rental brand, which also offers accessories for you to rock on loan—just launched a same-day delivery option to remedy any fashion emergencies. Ladies, we've all been there: Spill hot coffee all over your crotch? Rip your dress on the way to work? Forgot to pack a sexy getup for your hot date after work? Thanks to Rent the Runway, you never have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions—or being a messy eater—ever again. All you have to do is go to the Rent the Runway website, select the Same-Day NYC tab, choose one of the many designer dresses, jumpsuits and accessories available, and the loot will be delivered to you anywhere in Manhattan before 5pm that day. The only catch is that you must order before noon to get same-day delivery—and, oh, there's a $9.95 delivery fee. However, since you can rent more than 2,000 damn cute designer dresses, tops, jewels and handbags for as low as $30, we think this is still a pretty decent deal. Plus, it saves you the time and energy of making a trek to a fast-fashion chain store. Call us lazy, but prefer to use the term “efficient.”
This weekend at Panorama take a break from dancing your ass off to some of the world's biggest and most exciting music acts and explore some mind-bending interactive art installations by New York City–based artists. The Randalls Island fest is bringing back its one-of-a-kind digital art experience and large, 360-degree virtual-reality theater, The Lab, and it's promising to be as trippy cool as ever. Conveniently located near the Pavilion stage and a craft beer tent (see the map below), don't miss these Lab installations: Dream Machine by Emilie Baltz Finally, sound you can can smell and see! Created by Baltz, a multi-talented experiential artist, food designer, cookbook author and educator, Dream Machine is a "multi-player, olfactory organ performance" that tickles four different senses in the experience through smell, sound, touch and light. Future Portrait by PRISM Tom Rossano and Elliot Blanchard's Brooklyn-based production company and creative studio is behind this inventive project, which uses the motion of visitors to create dynamic animation that can be remixed and shared. Heartfelt by Ekene Ijeoma Get closer to your fellow festival-goers with this project from artist and designer Ijeoma, which calls on visitors to hold hands and allow their bodies to be used as conductors for electricity that powers lights and play sounds. Right Passage by Windmill Factory Step right up into a sublime new world with this room scale installation. Visitors are invited to
It's happened. The wildly inflated cost of just being in the city has spread wast to the tip of Long Island. What could get you a halfway decent pad anywhere else in the country affords you an NYC fifth floor walk-up where the kitchen, bathroom and living room are all one grim space. It's pretty hard to stay in the city without giving away all your money, and now the trend is hitting New York's beaches. Cheaphotels.com compiled the 20 most expensive summer beach destinations in the United States. The travel site looked at the average rates for the cheapest beach-accessible hotel rooms this August. Montauk, the easternmost point of Long Island's South Shore, takes the number-one spot with a $312-a-night minimum. Anyone who has tried to crash for a weekend with seven people crammed into their friend's three-bedroom on Napeague Stretch knows that it's expensive (if not impossible) to book a room in Montauk. The town hosts a seasonal crowd of surfers, celebs and investment banking interns looking to spend their weekend getting trashed at The Sloppy Tuna. With multiple casual bars like The Point and nighttime destinations like Surf Lodge, Montauk is certainly the rowdiest of the Hamptons towns. But being crowned the most expensive beach spot in the entire country seems more than a little surprising for Montauk, given that the North Atlantic is still positively freezing compared to its southern counterparts. Plus, the beach town does not have nearly as famous vistas as say, Sant
Naturally, meat is the focus of this 320-seat West Village bistro (boucherie is French for "butcher shop"). A dedicated butcher counter sources cuts from big-name purveyors (Pat LaFrieda) and smaller local farms to be used in composed dishes from Pastis alum Jerome Dihui: an herb-crusted rack of venison, a for-two côte de boeuf with bone marrow, and a dry-aged burger topped with caramelized onions and aged Gruyère. Beyond the beef, you can find French classics like escargots gratiné (roasted snails in garlic butter and béchamel) and moules a la Normande (mussels in cream with mushrooms and bacon), as well as house-made pastas, like ricotta cavatelli with braised rabbit and root vegetables. The sprawling space takes cues from the Belle Époque, with framed mirrors, mosaic floors and a large wooden bar overseen by bartender Anthony Bohlinger (Maison Premiere, Seamstress), who turns out French-riffing cocktails (a mescal-and-Suze Franco-Mexican War) and absinthe drips.
Venue says: “French classic, timeless bistro favorites, and our new seasonal menu! Boucherie Restaurant Week starts on July 24th.”