New Year’s Eve 2017 in NYC guide
After a rocky 2017, there’s a lot of pressure to have a good time on New Year’s Eve 2018. NYC’s biggest celebration takes place in Times Square, but our guide also includes all the best parties, raucous concerts and free things to do, like watching a New Year's Eve fireworks display in one of the best NYC parks, if you're willing to brave the cold and the crowds. Don’t just settle for an intimate evening at home with your two cats and one of the flicks from our best movies of all time list—a night of fantastical revelry in NYC awaits!
When is New Year’s Eve?
New Year’s Eve takes place on the last day of the year—December 31, 2017.
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Smack in the middle of one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel, China Glatt in Borough Park offers a massive menu reflecting a mix of cultures. Dinner guests can choose not only from kosher Chinese food, but also from American fare and sushi. While you might not guess it, the sushi, mostly fish rolls and tempura, is very good. You won’t find shrimp tempura on offer at the kosher spot, and the crab meat is actually kani, imitation crab, but the Combo Dragon ($10.95), with kani, spicy salmon, cucumber and avocado, is sweet and refreshing. Curious diners can order the Celebration roll ($13.95) with the tagline “It’s your occasion…make it a celebration!”: It includes kani, sweet potato, spicy salmon on top and a generous sprinkle of crunchy tempura flakes. The Chinese fare itself is typical of American Chinese food restaurants. Definitely ask for a vegetable egg roll ($3.50), just one per order, that arrives hot and crunchy with fresh cabbage on the inside. The cheeky menu touts Blai Zing Beef ($22.95), “the dish that stole the show,” featuring slices of beef breaded and sauteed with vegetables (baby corn, water chestnuts, broccoli, jagged-cut carrots) in a sweet and spicy sauce (not nearly as spicy as the pepper icon would have you believe), with rice. Not much attention is paid to the dessert menu, which lists basics like a chocolate bundt cake ($6.95) with ice cream, but the dairy-free ice cream is very good and “creamy.” The space is presented as a
Venue says: “Buy 1 get 1 free Kosher Sushi Roll or Appetizer Sunday, Monday or Wednesday - Just mention you saw us on Time Out!”