Just moved to New York and shopping around for someone to shack up with in the cheapest apartment you can find? As much as we all dream of finding the perfect person to live with, everyone has their own specific flaws. That said, here are 25 types of NYC roomies that you should especially be on the lookout for. (Because, unfortunately, we can't all live with this guy.) 1. The one who walks in on you masturbating and doesn’t know where to look 2. The girl who asks you what you think of her date outfit, and who you don’t know well enough to give an honest answer to, leading to this face: 3. The one who agrees with you that your current living situation is “just short-term” 4. The guy who asks incredibly personal questions despite the fact you’ve only known each other for 38 seconds 5. The one who moves their bedbugs in with them 6. The one who’s just waiting for their “big break” in New York…and has been for the last 15 years 7. The one who’s a little vague on how they actually intend to make the rent 8. The one who breaks things and pretends it wasn’t them 9. The one that knocks on your door at 3am after having “a little accident in the kitchen” 10. The one who ends up being kinda…distracting 11. That couple who you end up having that one regrettable drunken night with, and can’t even look at for the rest of your lease term 12. The endlessly pedantic bastard 13. The one who is constantly trying to hook-up with you 14. The one who is constantly trying to hook-up w
Poe Dameron is set to go on a killing spree this summer. Actor Oscar Isaac, perhaps best known for his portrayal of the roguish space pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi), will get a change to spread his X-wings as the thoughtful and vengeful Danish prince in Hamlet at the Public Theater, in a production scheduled to run from June 20 through September 3. As New York stage lovers know, Isaac is no stranger to Shakespeare. Before he was Poe—or the title characters in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)—he played Proteus in the Bard-inspired musical Two Gentlemen of Verona (2005) and Romeo in the teen-love weepie Romeo & Juliet (2007), both under the aegis of the Public's Shakespeare in the Park. His brooding, emotional presence should be a fine match for the melancholy Dane, who is driven to bloody revenge by the ghost of his murdered father. Sam Gold (Othello) will direct the production. Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key will Hamlet's pal Horatio, and the rest of the cast looks promising: Peter Friedman (Jacuzzi) as the nattering Polonius; Gayle Rankin (Cabaret) as his much-abused daughter, Ophelia; Anatol Yusef (Boardwalk Empire's Meyer Lansky) as her brother, Laertes; Roberta Colindrez (Fun Home) and Matthew Saldívar (Peter and the Starcatcher) as the hapless Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Casting for the key roles of Claudius and Gertrude has not yet been announced. (The Public's most recent production of Haml
A rally tonight at the Stonewall National Monument will be held to protest President Trump’s recent action to rescind protections for transgender students put in place under the Obama administration. The President sided with Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday in rescinding the protections, which allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice, even though Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was in favor of keeping them. Tonight’s rally is being sponsored by over 50 local LGBT-rights organizations and will feature appearances by public advocate Letitia James, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Brad Hoylman, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other public officials. The event, which currently has over 2,500 people interested in attending on Facebook, is set to take place from 5:30-7:30pm.
Before you get adorable springtime baby animals at zoos in New York, you get this. (But we’re so close to warm weather, promise.) Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY (that’s about a three-hour drive outside the city), is currently livestreaming a video of a giraffe about to give birth. Aw! And also, ew! The giraffe’s name is April, and it will be her fourth calf. The calf will be about six feet tall when it’s born (that’s short for a giraffe). Once the baby is born, there will be a contest to name it, though basically nothing could be better than the baby camel named Alexander Camelton. Last night, two of the videos on YouTube were flagged for being “sexually explicit,” according to the zoo, but it appears to be up and running now, with nearly 50,000 viewers. Watch the live video below!
Everyone’s favorite ginger, Ed Sheeran (other than Ron Weasley of course), is playing a secret show in NYC next month in support of his new album, Divide. Ed’s album will be released on Friday, March 3 and New Yorkers have a chance to enjoy a free private concert with the singer on Monday, March 6 at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in the city. For a chance to hang out with Ed, Gothamites just need to have a SirusXM account and enter to win on their website. While I am not aware of anyone who has a SirusXM account (Spotify Premium user for life); just be sure that your account has been active since the beginning of February 2017 to be able to enter. Good luck to all the sheerios out there! I’ll just be over here twiddling my thumbs, waiting for him to call me up to grab a pint at any NYC dive bar.
The talented @damien__mitchell unmasked another beautiful mural at The Levee today: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. A post shared by The Levee (@theleveebk) on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:38am PST More artistic resistance has sprung up against Trump and his administration. This time, it's outside the Williamsburg bar, the Levee. Artist Damien Mitchell worked with the bar to paint, "The Hand That Rocked The Cradle," depicting Vladimir Putin removing a Donald Trump mask and winking. The message is pretty self-explanatory. The dive bar is no stranger to colorful murals painted on its corner, and this is its third collaboration with the street artist, who said it took between 15 and 18 hours to complete.
Whether it’s because of tiny apartment kitchens or not wanting to lug groceries on the subway, New Yorkers aren’t known for their cooking abilities. Like Carrie Bradshaw, we’re more likely to subsist on takeout and use our ovens for storage (probably not for Manolos, though). Sure, a home-cooked meal doesn’t seem quite as sexy as dinner at one of New York City’s best restaurants—especially when your culinary abilities amount to reheating day-old pizza. Get the best of both worlds by enrolling in a cooking class at one of these beloved New York restaurants and specialty shops. The food is just as good as anything you’d order off a menu, and you'll learn how to recreate it in the comfort of your own home. Who knows? You might just find yourself (gasp) turning on your oven in the near future. EatalyThe gargantuan Flatiron food hall—part market, part restaurant, part tourist attraction—has long been known as the go-to destination for all things Italian. Those who are as hungry for knowledge as they are for prosciutto should take a class at Eataly’s La Scuola; topics range from Back to Basics: Wine 101 to Flash Lab: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. You’ll even find four- and five-course dinners hosted by resident chefs and sommeliers on the schedule from time to time. Momofuku Milk BarPastry chef Christina Tosi built her reputation on outlandish, over-the-top creations like crack pie and cereal milk ice cream. Try your hand at whipping up some of Milk Bar’s most well-known treats—li
It's no surprise that the New York Botanical Garden is not only one of the top New York attractions but one of the few touristy spots locals actually love. RECOMMENDED: New York Botanical Garden guide Of course, it's the beauty of the multiple gardens on the premises as well as annual shows such as the "Holiday Train Show" and the "Orchid Show" which draw in the crowds, but trivia-addicts and folks with a green thumb will appreciate that the Bronx, NY landmark is also deeply rooted in history and awesome fun-facts! Before you go—and we reckon it will be soon, since this is one of the best things to do in spring—make sure to take a look at these 20 awesome tidbits of information (provided by the NYBG) to get a better sense of how iconic and amazing this attraction actually is. 1. The tallest tree at NYBG is a 155-foot tall Liriodendron tulipifera, located in the Azalea Garden. 2. Puffed rice was invented at The New York Botanical Garden by botanist Alexander Pierce Anderson in 1901. 3. Garden scientists collaborated with Thomas Edison on the development of rubber tires made from goldenrod in the 1920s and 1930s. 4. The Garden has been teaching educators since 1917. 5. 17,000 panes of glass cover the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s 1-acre site. 6. The tulip tree, also known as the “mother tree,” is the most distinctive part of NYBG with two double rows of twenty-four tulip trees standing tall outside of the Library building. 7. Since the inception of the program, NYBG’
As strange as it sounds, the construction of a new tunnel underneath the Hudson River could end up obstructing the view from the High Line for years. The tunnel, which would help ease congestion for Amtrak, would require a temporary construction site and large ventilation shaft between West 29th and 30th street throughout its construction. DNAinfo reports that New Jersey Transit Chief Planner Jeremy Colangelo-Bryan detailed the plans at a Community Board 4 meeting on Tuesday. The ventilation shaft would block views of the Hudson from the popular elevated park for up to seven years, potentially from 2019 to 2026. The lengthy project would also work to repair the existing Northeast Corridor tunnel under the river.
★★★☆☆ Sometimes the absence of shame feels like a win. Kid Victory is a musical—yes, a musical—about a teenage boy who has been abducted, drugged and raped by an older man. But the show manages to navigate its subject’s minefield of potential mortification. Much credit for that belongs to Brandon Flynn, the sensitive but never maudlin young actor who plays Luke, a 17-year-old Kansan trying to readjust to small-town life after a year chained to a basement wall by an ex–history teacher named Michael (Jeffry Denman, just creepy enough). Kudos also go to librettist Greg Pierce and composer John Kander, who nimbly thread a narrow needle. But what is the needle’s point? From its opening number on, Kid Victory implies that Luke’s stifling Christian community feels, to him, like a different kind of dungeon from the one he has escaped. But the show's depiction of that world—including Luke’s fussy mother (Karen Ziemba) and recessive father (Daniel Jenkins)—doesn’t convey a sense of repression with much force. The songs, which run from neovaudeville (à la Kander’s Chicago) to more modern styles (including a pretty ballad for Laura Darrell as Luke’s would-be girlfriend), often seem truncated or extraneous, and Luke himself does not sing a note. If Kid Victory doesn’t embarrass itself as a musical, neither does it offer, in the end, compelling reasons for being one. Vineyard Theatre (Off Broadway). Book and lyrics by Greg Pierce. Music by John Kander. Directed by Liesl Tommy. With Bran