Collier Sutter is Time Out's former New York Associate Editor, Things To Do.
The best places to dance in NYC
Get ready to shake your rump and bust a move at the best places to dance in NYC. While we certainly love frequenting the best clubs in NYC, there's also much love to be shown for the non-clubs providing top-notch DJ mixes to groove to. To make the hunt for the best dance club (or bar) easier for you, we’ve rounded up the top spots where you can boogie. Some are big, some are small, some are dive bars, and some are clubs—but they are all roomy and fun to get down at with your friends. When the dancing fatigue sets in, head to one of these haunts for tasty bar food and snacks to refuel. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to NYC nightlife
The best clubs and lounges in NYC
NYC currently is, and we’re confident always will be, one of the best cities in the world for clubbing and nightlife. While trends and tastes have changed over the decades, the best clubs in NYC are always in-demand. Maybe you’re needing to blow off some serious steam with an all-night party, or wanting to impress someone special with a venue that’s a little more discreet and sophisticated. Either way, if you’re looking to dance the night away, check out one of the lively music venues, dance halls, and raucous haunts that populate this list. Back in the day, the majority of the most popular clubs were concentrated in just a few neighborhoods, but now the best clubs can be found from Ridgewood to the Financial District. For more places to get down in venues other than clubs, check out the best places to dance in NYC. If you’re concerned about cover charges and bottle service, remember to pre-party at one of the best dive bars in NYC. So get out there and bust a move, and if you do it right, you can keep the party going by heading straight to one of the best brunch spots in NYC. RECOMMENDED: The best places to dance in NYC
Where to watch the Oscars in NYC
The star-studded Academy Awards are upon us and we're here for the dazzling outfits, the big wins and the performances by a soon-to-be-revealed lineup of musical artists. New York City's best bars and restaurants are the place to be for Oscar prediction ballots galore, bubbly and food specials that we'll give you the rundown on. Will Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's "Everything Everywhere All At Once" get snubbed for Best Picture? Will Austin Butler take home the Oscar for his transformative role in "Elvis?" RECOMMENDED: See the full list of nominees here. Anything can happen on March 12! RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of the Academy Awards
The best places for speed dating in NYC
Sure, speed dating in NYC might sound like a relic of the ‘90s, but hear us out. If you’ve tried Hinge, Bumble and even the more obscure (though intriguing) dating apps but still can’t seem to swipe yourself in love, it’s time to think outside the app. NYC may be a city for singles, but when you’re surrounded by romantic restaurants and perfect date ideas, it’s impossible not to long for something more than the one-night stands you find at hookup bars eventually. When you’re open to finding a deeper connection but don’t want all the pressure of a blind date or setup, dip your toes into New York’s dating pool with the city’s best speed dating events. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best date ideas in NYC
The best hair salons in NYC
Thanks to world-class hair salons, New Yorkers can always look their best and don a fresh coiffure. After all, all the trends start right here, so whether you’re going for a shag, a mullet or a more traditional style, rest assured you’ll be in style. If you’re in the market for a fresh cut, new color or the best blowouts, we’ve got your mane covered with plenty of options, from steals to splurges. Quit cutting your own bangs and get ready for good hair days ahead and from these creative salons. Want head-to-toe beauty? Don’t forget to check out New York’s best nail salons, too. RECOMMENDED: Check out the full guide to spas in NYC
The 10 best karaoke bars in NYC
Whether it be an after-work hang, a birthday party or a simply a night to belt your heart out, a karaoke bar can boost one’s mood. Lucky for all of us, New York City is chock-full of karaoke bars built for everyone, whether you’re into singing showtunes in a bear bar or croon the best the ‘80s has to offer in a private room filled with your closest friends. Here we dive into the best karaoke bars the city has to offer—get your vocal chords ready. RECOMMENDED: More of the best bars in NYC
Why Lightning in a Bottle is the California festival to hit instead of Coachella
What is Lightning in a Bottle? The Lightning in a Bottle Festival is an annual arts and music festival held over one weekend just outside of Bakersfield, California on Buena Vista Lake. When is Lightning in a Bottle? Lightning in a Bottle falls on Memorial Day weekend May 25–30, 2022. When do Lightning in a Bottle tickets go on sale? Tickets go on sale November 5, 2021 at 10am. How much are Lightning in a Bottle tickets? For the 2022 festival, GA tickets are $395 for five-day passes. For car camping, RV passes, or boutique camping prices look here. What’s the Lightning in a Bottle 2022 lineup like? This year’s lineup is massive with Glass Animals, Chet Faker, Purity Ring, Little Simz, GoldLink, Koffee, Big Freedia, Kaytranada, Empress Of, Rexx Life Raj, CHIKA, Jon Hopkins, Black Coffee, Four Tet and many more.
The best drive-in movie theaters in NYC
Drive-in movie theaters in NYC may seem to belong to a different era, but after last year when we were all forced outside, the nostalgic entertainment form has made its way back into the spotlight. Drive-ins across the city popped up and though New York City isn't known for sprawling parking lots, New Yorkers flocked to big screens set up at diner parking lots on the East River waterfront and more. For your next date night or outing with friends, order takeout from your favorite restaurant, pack a picnic full of snacks, and enjoy a flick at one of these new drive-in theater locations in and around the concrete jungle. RECCOMENDED: 12 spots to catch a movie outside in NYC this summer
The best NYC walks to take this spring
If this past year has taught New Yorkers anything, it’s the power of a lengthy walk. New York City is surely best seen by foot, but as this past year wore on, walking also came to represent an escapist activity for New Yorker who, for months hunkered down in their notoriously cramped apartments. Leisurely jaunts became a form of self-love, safe socializing, and a chance to support a local business or two on the way. Since our Time Out New York editors are spread out all across the five boroughs, we rounded up our favorite leisurely routes, to offer you new perspectives for your next outing. Whether you’re looking for a secret waterfall-laden path in Central Park or “small-town” neighborhood blocks in Brooklyn—here’s where to walk. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do outside this winter in NYC
20 ways to make yourself better this January
There’s no denying it: it’s going to be a rough winter. There’s been plenty of recent developments hinting at a light at the end of the tunnel, but New Yorkers are still going to have to get through the next few months. But don’t fret! There are plenty of ways to still take care of both your physical and mental health during these crazy times. (Obsessively reading the news? Not one of them.) Here are 20 of our favorite wellness activities in NYC right now. RECOMMENDED: How to practice wellness in NYC this January
NYC stores and boutiques that have permanently closed
New York is home to world-class stores big and small—most of which aren't just for glitzy window shopping. But since March, retailers across the city have grappled with the effects from the pandemic. In many ways, shops across the city have reworked their entire in-person experiences to keep afloat. But, for some flagship stores and indie shops, changes to their business models wasn't enough without the usual onslaught of mass tourists and commuters. These are the NYC stores that have now shuttered for good, with little time for New Yorkers to support with one last shop.
Best white elephant gift ideas under $30
White elephant gift exchanges are supposed to make holiday shopping easier, but in reality, finding great white elephant gift ideas can be equally tricky. For the game also known as Yankee Swap, everyone brings one wrapped present and draws straws to see who gets to choose the first gift. After the first player unwraps their gift, each following player can choose to steal one of the previous presents or open a new one. The best white elephant gift ideas are fun, silly and something that everyone invited wants to steal—not so easy to come up with, after all. That’s where this list of cheap Christmas gifts under $30 comes in. Go the gag gift route with funny Christmas gifts like pop culture Chia Pets or opt for small stocking stuffer ideas like trendy enamel pins. These white elephant gift ideas are so good, you might just have to steal your own gift—hey, we're not judging. RECOMMENDED: See the full holiday gift guide
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The Rockaway Hotel
This boutique-style Rockaway Hotel boasts a short, one-minute walk to the ocean. The luxurious and design-forward 84,000 square-foot hotel has 53 guest rooms and eight long-stay residences each with Atlantic Ocean or Jamaica Bay views. The locale, which sits on 108th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, has a spa on-site, and the ultimate dining “getaway,” without needing to leave NYC. An oasis in the city, The Rockaway Hotel feels like a beachy, remote retreat even though it's just over an hour's subway ride from midtown. Decorated in natural blue and tan tones, the hotel evokes relaxation from the moment you step inside. Be sure to book a spa appointment (facials, massages and an aloe/seaweed wrap are all options), a reservation for cocktails on the rooftop and a cabana by the pool. Also check the hotel's event calendar for movie nights, live music and wellness classes.
Winter Spa at The William Vale
Detox from the week at William Vale’s relaunched Winter Spa that’s as cozy—and pampering— as it sounds. With TerraGlamping’s Hudson Valley inspired tents and holistic FAR infrared technology Shape House, the 4th floor terrace of the hotel is where you should kick back. Ever heard of a sauna blanket? FAR infrared technology provides a deep, penetrating heat that warms the body from the inside out, to sweat it all out, reduced stress and strengthened immune health and glowing skin. Chill out while watching any show or your choosing or throwing on tunes instead. 55 minute sessions run $85 per person (Couple's Sweat are $170).
A quality haircut can feel transformative, but what if while you got your new styling, the experience also felt like a toe-tapping disco party? Enter: CutLoose, a retro Greenpoint hair salon with disco-laden DJ sets reverberating in the colorful space from owner and stylist Siobhan Benson. Clients in the salon can jam out (from their chairs) to the likes of Madonna and Pet Shop Boys, playing on premium subwoofers during their hair service. As for your choice of cut, throw any reference from any era and they nail it from 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to modern looks. Coming for color? Their colorist's work is just as poppy and vibrant as the salon. CutLoose first opened in a smaller space in 2017 and has now moved down the street to a 1,500 square warehouse decked out in surrealist and Memphis-inspired furniture and tropical plants in every corner. Leaning into procuring a safe, socially distanced haircut experience, the team has a total of six lush purple styling chairs currently inside, and weather permitting, guests can have hair treatments outside. Temperature checks are required at the door, you can book appointments here.
Treehouse Social Club
Treehouse Social Club is a funky, tropical playground in the middle of the East Village. One step inside the glamorous space feels blithely like home. After you're welcomed into the retro salon, you swap your coat for a floral, silk robe of your choice and are sat in a green harp seat to chat hair. After 10 minutes inside, you may find yourself requesting punk pixies and feathery shags, after admiring the staff’s exciting looks. The pandemic didn’t stop New York hairstylist and owner Mischa G from opening up the gorgeous gut-renovated shop in October 2020. The team, which includes colorist Douglas Cornwall, aims for the social club to become just that—a social place where the LGBTQ+ community and beyond can gather do’s and stay for something thrill-y. With a sprawling backyard oasis space attached to the lot, Mischa hopes to bring in future art shows, drag performances, karaoke and gay discos to the patio. But for now, the salon is already filled with color and life—Mischa enlisted a visual artist to create murals to pay homage to legendary drag queens, trans icons. Don’t miss the Dolly Parton bathroom downstairs either. Planning a day to get your hair done can feel like the biggest outing of the week lately—and spending that day, comfortable as ever in Treehouse Social Club, is as good as it gets.
For All Things Good
Bed-Stuy’s For All Things Good is on top of their tortilla game. At the start of the pandemic—while many attempted to master the art of sourdough in their kitchens—co-owner Matt Diaz turned his into a makeshift molino in an effort to find the perfect consistency for his masa. Months later, his new dining destination on the corner Franklin Ave has refined the process. They place their masa on a comal—a black cast-iron griddle used to cook tortilla—and cook each one until the tortilla perfectly puffs. The café imports its corn from Oaxaca, Mexico, which is then nixtamalized and ground with water to form fresh masa in-house. Alongside that carefully made tortilla, you’ll find dishes like mushroom tlayuditas, hibiscus and chipotle salsa tetelas and squash blossom quesadillas. The (vegetarian-forward) dishes highlight produce you’d find on a native Mexican farm such as squash, beans and avocado, with the addition of mushrooms and cheese. They've also made the noticeable choice to go taco-less on their daytime menu. “When there’s nothing super familiar to someone on the menu, like tacos, it makes people look at the whole menu and not just one thing they know they already like,” explains Diaz and co-owner Carlos Macias. “We wanted to focus on other representations of masa, and a version of Mexican cuisine.” Since opening, the café has extended their hours and now offer tacos at night. Patrons can also purchase homemade tortillas in packs to bring home. While we all can't travel to O
Sitting in Palmetto BK’s banquet seating, feels like a day at a seaside spa in middle of Bushwick. With bright white walls, palm-tree-filled murals, hanging plants, and a record player spinning at all times—the laid-back atmosphere is a welcomed respite. Go for the Jakarta-Colada to escape colder days or pick a unique bottle off their menu of natural wines.
Independent Venue Week at Trans-Pecos
As restaurants have reopened through the summer for outdoor dining, NYC venues are still reeling from the loss of not reopening, many without the luxury of outside space to seat socially distanced to bring in revenue. Fortunately, avant music venue Trans-Pecos, an inclusive space and staple in Ridgewood since 2005, is using its spacious backyard to fundraise for fellow New York venues and clubs. “We're doing our best to keep the music, art and food community together,” explains Trans-Pecos' Lindsey Gardner. “We're grateful to have the outdoor space during this time, even at 25% capacity we're able to serve 50 patrons. Knowing that other music venues in our community don't have the same luxury and remain closed, we've decided to partner with several of them during Independent Venue Week.” For the 2020 edition of Independent Venue Week (October 26 to 30), several Brooklyn and Queens venues, Baby's All Right, Sultan Room, The Broadway and Our Wicked Lady, and Market Hotel, have joined with Trans-Pecos to curate together five nights of streamed gigs. The five venues, will each have a respective night where the live performances will be projected in Trans-Pecos backyard. The visiting venue will curate their night with food and merch. Proceeds will go toward each venue's out-of-work staff, as well as the chefs and the artists involved. Here are streaming ticket links and lineup below: Oct 26 (Our Wicked Lady): Thick, Haybaby, Brian Don, Niteowl, Adrian is Hungry, food by Traze Pizz
This haunted house art show is a Halloween edition from Rubulad, the underground, semisecret party collective that has spent the past decade hosting hush-hush throwdowns at venues all over New York—from Sugar Hill Supper Club to an old glass factory in Williamsburg. Their spontaneity has stayed alive over the years as one of Brooklyn's longest-running DIY community art events, and now they’re back with a “fun house from hell”. The outdoor, socially distanced art show will turn a Bushwick green spaces into stages for festivities for eight kooky nights. Each night will bring a combination of art and performance art from over 20 artists including Ricardo Rivera, Veronica Dougherty, Heather Schimpf, Miles Angers-on and many others. Go all out with a costume if you feel like it and, y’know, become an art installation yourself. Tickets are for time slots only, between 6-10pm. All guests are required to wear a mask.
Hatchets & Hops
There aren’t many bars in New York where you receive an axe upon walking in—and it’s entirely legal. Hatchet and Hops, a Buffalo-based company, has opened a new location in a 3,000 square foot building in Williamsburg. For the uninitiated, the game plays out like a game of darts (throwing sharp objects at a board for points!), but axe-throwing certainly ups the ante. Each thrower gets their own dedicated axe during their session and an instructor will standby your station to offer safety instructions and slick tips on how to nail the bulls eye. Shockingly, you can also sip on booze, wine and cider while you play too, yep crushing local brewery beers while hurling sharp, heavy objects. All visitors and instructors are required to wear masks for the duration of their session, but can take them off once seated at their tables.
Stand Up NY in the Park
This small but mighty comedy institution on the Upper West Side, first opened in 1986 promoting big names including Robin Williams and Jerry Seinfeld. To keep up with the times, the comedy club has now taken it's legacy (and stage) to New York's sprawling green spaces. Stand Up NY is currently doing three dozen comedic performances a week across NYC's parks.
Candlelight live music picnics at The William Vale
Into classical music or miss the feel of live music all together? The William Vale has teamed up with Fever Originals to put on open-air picnics by candlelight every Sunday this fall. Classical music will be performanced by the Highline String Quartet, and you can expect jazzy scores from Westworld, Game of Thrones, Succession and Cinema Paradiso. This is a full on eating affair too while you listen, with food picks on the menu such as Mister Dips Double Dip Burger. The picnics will take place in Vale Park (with flameless candles set up) and each group (the max is 6 guests) will get blankets to cozy up. You can get tickets for any Sunday now through October 25, for 6-8pm performances or 9-11pm. Doors open one hour before.
Bronx Night Market Virtual Happy Hour
Bronx Night Market, known as the largest celebration of cuisine and culture in the Bronx, is throwing it’s first-ever virtual fete to recreate that same sense of community, until they can re-open. They'll be doing so through tunes and new recipes you'll be inspired to try at home after hearing from their favorite vendors. You can log in to zoom every Friday at 6pm with a cocktail in-hand and sit back for juicy discussions between the Bronx Night Market team and food vendors to talk food culture across the city, and what it takes to make something delicious (and healthy) out of your current pantry-staples. You’ll get intel on their favorite musical artists through a playlist (that will surely make you feel like you're at the actual market), and learn more on how you can support Bronx-local businesses or city-wide food vendors still offering delivery of food and goods to New Yorkers.
When will movie theaters reopen? They may look vastly different
A cool movie theater is hard to beat on a hot, humid day. But, much like the rest of NYC, theaters are currently closed, and not set to reopen until phase four of New York’s reopening plan. Questions are swirling on the future of seeing a flick on the big screen. Will there be alternate-row seating? Will masks be made available for patrons? How will folks feel comfortable sitting in a theater? We reached out to New York’s film leaders and theaters to hear what opening doors to customers may look like. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cobble Hill Cinemas (@cobblehillcinemas) on Apr 2, 2020 at 3:13pm PDT When can New Yorkers expect to go to the movies again? Theaters shouldn't be warming up the popcorn poppers anytime soon. Vice President of National Association of Theatre Owners, Patrick Corcoran, says that while he hopes to have most theaters in other parts of the United States open by late June/early July, for New York, there are no dates set. “It will depend on the course of the pandemic and when public health official give the go-ahead on the reopening phases. The late June, early July target is within the realm of possibility.” As of right now, movie theaters are currently in phase four, but Corcoran thinks they should more appropriately be included in phase three. Local independent movie theater Nitehawk Cinema thinks reopening in July seems like a stretch for NYC movie theaters. Its founder, Matthew Viragh, says that's due to lack of time to
New York launches vaccine app that tells you when you’re eligible
Millions of Americans are slated to get the COVID-19 vaccine—but the question on everyone's mind is, "when is it my turn in line?" This week, New York announced a brand new "Am I Eligible" app to help New Yorkers determine their eligibility, and connect users with administration centers for information and to schedule appointments, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. "While we're trying to control COVID with one hand, we're trying to defeat it with the other and the vaccine is the weapon that will win this war," Cuomo said. "Getting this vaccine out is going to be the single greatest operation government has ever had to accomplish and we're taking bold actions to ensure it is delivered swiftly and equitably for all New Yorkers.” “Not only are all health care workers—the heroes who have taken care of us throughout this entire pandemic—now eligible to receive their first dose, but we are taking steps to ensure providers expedite vaccinations, resources are in place to vaccinate the general public, and bad actors looking to game the system are held accountable," he added. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can visit the "Am I Eligible" tool and complete a quick set of questions to determine if you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are, the tool will offer a list of providers near you that you can contact to lock in an appointment. New Yorkers can return to the app at any time to recheck their eligibility. So far, New York is currently in Phase 1A of the federal gov
See inside Penn Station’s spacious new passenger hall set to open on Friday
After three years of construction at Penn Station, the century-old Farley Post Office building has officially transformed into a new passenger hall for travelers—right across Eighth Avenue from the existing Penn Station structure. While any additions seem like a major upgrade for travelers passing through the Western Hemisphere’s busiest train station, the long-awaited, $1.6 billion Moynihan Train Hall features a spacious, light-filled atrium with a 92-foot-high glass skylight and soaring ceilings honoring the design of the original Penn Station. The new 255,000-square-foot Train Hall expands Penn Station's concourse space by 50%, which is more spacious than Grand Central’s main concourse (gasp!). The second-story mezzanine will be home to dining and retail, a one-acre sky-lit atrium, a signature clock, cutting-edge technology, clear wayfinding, full accessibility, and museum-caliber public art, expanded waiting areas, free public WiFi throughout the transit center, and a dedicated lounge for nursing mothers. RECOMMENDED: Three 'astonishing' works of art are inside the new Moynihan Train Hall Photograph: Courtesy the Governor's Office The main hall, which once served as the Post Office's mail sorting room, is reminiscent of the original Penn Station's vaulted concourse and uses the same marble (from the same Tennessee quarries) as that at Grand Central Terminal. Its clock, which is suspended from the central truss, is meant to evoke nostalgia for the golden age of rail t
You can visit a life-size gingerbread house an hour from NYC
So you've hit up Dyker Heights and you're looking for more sparkling holiday lights destinations to get into the festive spirit. How about a real-life gingerbread house? This Ronkonkoma, Long Island house has been a holiday landmark in the area for years and is know for its gum drop rooftop lights and candy decorations. The couple behind it all, Peter Tomasello and his husband Drew Jordan, have been jazzing up their house for over five years now. They haven't stopped at just house decor either. The entire property is a magical gingerbread land—a village in their backyard has mini houses, a giant mechanical cupcake assembly line and an interactive candy factory. On Facebook, the couple announced the displays will run this year from December 1 to January 1. If you plan to visit the attraction this season, masks are required and capacity will be monitored to avoid crowds. "The Ronkonkoma Gingerbread House is an extremely difficult display to run under these unfortunate circumstances. We spent months trying to figure out a way to be as safe as possible and still deliver a unique and magical experience," the Facebook post explained. Look out for this year’s brand new additions which include scenes of a life-size mechanical cupcake assembly line and a new scene featuring Minions. “The backyard display has been completely redesigned and features the all new Sammy's candy factory," they also added. The experience is free for all, but the couple encourages families to donate to the
Jupiter and Saturn's Great Conjunction will be visible from NYC tonight
While we wait for Santa’s flying sleigh to zoom through the sky later this week, there is a rare celestial conjunction happening—one that hasn’t happened in 400 years. At sunset on December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be closer together in the night sky than ever before in our lifetime. The phenomenon is called a "great conjunction"—when astronomical objects appear to meet up with each other from Earth’s vantage point. Yes, they might actually be more than 400 million miles apart from each other, but the planetary pair will appear to be a tenth of a degree from each other to the naked eye. All week leading up to this big celestial rendezvous, the two planets have been getting closer and closer together, and unlike the incredible Northern Lights spotting in New York, you don’t have to leave the NYC area to see the big showing tonight. “Even if you are in light-polluted NYC, you can see this event because Jupiter and Saturn are two of the brightest objects in the Sky,” explains Dr. Jackie Faherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. "The best advice I can give is to get out there right at sunset. Look toward the west and wait for the brightest object to come up. They will be setting fast (before 7pm EST for NYC) so don't wait!" At dusk, the planets are highest in the sky, Faherty adds. Rendering Kendra Snyder/AMNH NASA offers tips for star-gazers who would like to see this phenomenon for themselves: Find a spot with an unobstructed view of the sk
See gorgeous photos of NYC's biggest snowstorm in years
New York is officially a snowy wonderland! NYC woke up to the first massive snow storm in years today, and New Yorkers are reveling in it. Shutterbugs across the five boroughs have brought out their cameras and phones to capture their beautiful neighborhoods covered in white, powdery flurry. The heaviest snowfall came overnight, as of 8am today the National Weather Service recorded 10 inches at Central Park! While the snowfall is surely is surely a sight to see, keep in mind if you choose to do restaurant delivery this week, streets might not be completely plowed, be extra kind (double in tips!) to your food carrier. See magical photos from many different corners of New York below. In the roundup, you'll find a snowy Apollo Theatre in Harlem, a snow-filled shoreline in Staten Island, a pristine blanket of white over historic homes in Forest Hills Gardens, a mound of flakes outside Greenpoint's G train station and more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Elena (@pictures_of_newyork) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marzena Manganaro (@marzenka_) View this post on Instagram A post shared by NYC | Katja Sherlock (@nyc) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rowmel (@rowmel_) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rob Flaherty (@robflaherty) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jackie (@jacquelineclairphoto) View this post on Ins
A major snow storm is predicted to hit NYC this week
While the weather outside is currently slushy, a major snowstorm is on deck for New York City today. The Weather Channel warns a powerful nor'easter is expected to make landfall by 2pm on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to be one of the more impactful winter storms in the last couple of years. The National Weather Service warns travel during Winter Storm Gail is expected to be “difficult to impossible” as heavy snow and wind gusts reach 45 mph. The National Weather Service also predicts the storm will bring heavy snowfall ranging between 8 and 14 inches, so get your snow boots out of hibernation. While heavy snow is predicted to happen overnight into Thursday, the storm storm advisory runs until Thursday at 1 pm. Wednesday night into Thursday is going to be a mess. All this snow, plus strong winds, will lead to power outages. Please plan ahead. #NJwx #NYwx #CTwx pic.twitter.com/SnqlEF3wIA — Storm Team 4 NY (@StormTeam4NY) December 14, 2020 More than 2 feet of snow could fall in some areas with a different threat expected farther south. And the storm is arriving at a pivotal time amid the pandemic: https://t.co/YHrBVcTEt0 — AccuWeather (@accuweather) December 14, 2020 But beyond messy, snow-piled streets, even an inch of snow could significantly affect restaurants this winter season. RECOMMENDED: NYC shares new rules for outdoor dining this winter Last week, the Sanitation Department, which handles snow removal for the city, announced that if over one inch of snow i
Here’s what you need to know about quarantining for the holidays in NYC
As the holiday season is upon us, some folks are preparing to travel, even with Governor Cuomo advising people to stay home entirely this year. But if you are packing your bags anyway, here is everything you need to know about how and what quarantining means this time around when entering New York. What are the current quarantine rules in New York for travelers as of December 2020? If you're coming into New York from a state that has significant community spread (or any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country) you must quarantine for 14 days. Are there any states exempt? Yes, the quarantine guidance does not apply to travelers from border states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Can you "test out" of the 14 day quarantine? Yes, you can potentially test out early. Ahead of the holidays, Gov. Cuomo revised New York’s quarantine rules, giving travelers an option to test out of the two-week quarantine period, by showing two negative tests. First you must obtain a COVID test within three days of your arrival to New York. Once in New York, travelers must quarantine for three days. On your day four of quarantine, you can get another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler is allowed to stop quarantining early with proof receipt of their second negative diagnostic test. What are travelers forms? What if I don’t fill them out? To help ensure travelers are following the state's travel restrictions, a State Department of Health
ニューヨークで中小企業や公共交通を救うため、オンラインショッピング取引を対象とした新しい税金が導入される可能性が出てきた。 今年最大のショッピングシーズンである今の時期は、オンラインショッピングにとっても最大のピーク。アマゾンやウォルマートなどの大手企業が、昨年に引き続き好調だ。さらに、新型コロナウイルスの大流行が、もともと安定していたビジネスモデルを急激に後押している。しかし、オンラインで何かを注文するたびに、追加料金を支払わなければならなかったらどうなるのだろうか。 ニューヨーク州では、オンラインショッピングの注文1件当たり3ドル（約312円）の注文手数料を課す法案が審議中だ。この法案は、ブルックリンの州議会議員であるロバート・キャロルが提案したもので、より多くの消費者に地元での買い物を促すのが狙い。 キャロルは「この法案は、人々が地元で買い物をするように促し、それを奨励するものです。また、配送にはコストがかかり、トラックによる輸送が必要。近所でも毎日配送車を見ますし、大量のダンボールとプラスチックを消費しているのです。そういったことを認識してもらう機会にもなります」と述べている。 ニューヨーク市では、毎日推定180万個の小包が配達されている。新しい法案ではそのうち、生活必需品ではない商品に対して追加料金が上乗せされることになり、食品、医薬品、おむつは対象外となる。 この追加料金は、ニューヨーク市民が地元の小さな商店で買い物をすることを奨励するものだが、街の象徴であり観光名所であるブルーミングデールズやメーシーズのような大型小売店も、今年は客足が大幅に減少したため、この法案の恩恵を受ける可能性がある。 ニューヨークではこの半年間だけでも、フィナンシャル・ディストリクトのセンチュリー21やハドソンヤードのニーマン・マーカスなど主要な店が、観光客や通勤客が減少したことによる営業不振で閉店したのを目の当たりにしてきた。 キャロルは、さらにこの法案は小売業者の支援するだけでなく、得られた収入によって苦境にあるニューヨーク州都市交通局（MTA）を救済できると示唆。ニューヨーク州が今年の膨大な予算不足を解決するためにも、オンラインショッピングを考慮に入れるべきだと指摘している。この法案が実現すれば、年間10億ドル（約1,042億円）以上が調達できる見込みで、「ニューヨーク市のバスや地下鉄の運営費を賄うことができる」と述べている。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『ロンドン市、LGBTQ+ヴェニューへ緊急支援金を提供』 『ニューヨーク、プラスチック製レジ袋を禁止する法律を施行』 『ニューヨーク市、小売店にも歩道を開放』 『ニューヨークの賃貸物件、実は20％が空き家』 『大統領選に湧くアメリカ、その最中に4州で大麻解禁へ』
New York proposes $3 tax on online deliveries to save small businesses and the MTA
There could soon be a NYC tax that could help save small businesses and the MTA. In the biggest shopping season of the year, which has turned into the biggest online shopping season, giants such as Amazon and Walmart are continuing to dominate. The pandemic has provided an exponential boost to their already steady business models, but, what if every time you ordered something to your doorstep online, you had to pay a surcharge in New York City? Legislation to tack on a $3 per order fee is on the table—a bill proposed by Brooklyn Assemblyman Robert Carroll to urge more consumers to shop local. "It's to nudge people to shop local and incentivize that," Carroll said, "It's also to say 'hey, there's a cost to online delivery, there are multiple trucks, delivery trucks on my block every single day, there are tons of cardboard and plastic." On average, an estimated 1.8 million packages are delivered daily to apartments and homes in the city. The fee would be slapped onto non-essential goods—that means ordering food, medicines, and diapers would be excluded from the surcharge. While the surcharge is to encourage New Yorkers to shop local at the city’s mom-and-pop stores, large retail flagships that are part of New Yorkers DNA and tourism, such as Bloomingdales and Macy’s, could also benefit since they've lost so much foot traffic this year. Over the last six months alone, New York has already witnessed major New York retailers go under, including Century 21 in the Financial District
ブルックリンにあるホテル、ウィリアム・ヴェイル（William Vale）は、今年もニューヨークのパノラマビューが楽しめるルーフトップにスケートリンクをオープンした。 冬を迎えたニューヨークには、街中にアイススケートリンクがオープンしているが、23階相当の高さにあるこのヴァーレ・リンク（Vale Rink）は、スケート体験を文字通り新しい高みに引き上げるものだ。 ニューヨークで最初にルーフトップにオープンしたアイススケートリンクはピア17だが、2020年は残念ながら営業中止。今年ヴァーレ・リンクがオープンしてくれたのは、幸運なことといえる。 同リンクは、ホリデーシーズンに合わせて営業を開始。定員削減のため事前予約が必要で、オンラインでチケットを確保できる。また、リンクとその周辺では、マスクの着用が必要だ。 高い場所から眺めるマンハッタンの美しい景色に加えて、この場所が素晴らしいのは、リンクの質。使われているのは、合成アイスリンク技術を専門とするグライス社の合成氷。電力や無駄な水を必要としないため、はるかに環境に優しい。 また、必要以上に滑りやすい（そして、冷たい）普通の氷よりも、安定したスケーティングが可能なため、転倒が少なくなり、もし転んだとしても、ジーンズの裏側がぬれることはない。つまり、初心者が滑りやすいリンクなのだ。 パーカー、帽子、手袋を身にまとい、2020年をスタイリッシュに駆け抜けよう。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『ニューヨークの特大クリスマスツリー、今年も無事点灯』 『東京、ルーフトップバー7選』 『東京、ルーフトップガーデン7選』 『ルーフトップレストランも備えた丸の内テラスが11月5日にオープン』 『東京、アイススケートリンク』
10 amazing photos of this year’s Dyker Heights Christmas lights
Dyker Heights is aglow! Residents across the Kings County neighborhood are back in the holiday spirit this year, spreading joy through over-the-top decorations and life-size, illuminated Santas. During the first week of December, homes spanning three avenues and several streets in the Brooklyn nabe have already switched on their dazzling lights. Grab your parkas, mittens and masks to experience one of the best things to do this December. And even better: It's one that's both outdoors and socially distanced. While there are no official Dyker Heights rules and regulations, be respectful of the neighborhood. As crowds are a problem during the pandemic, officers will be on site to ensure masks are being worn, and social distancing guidelines are being followed. Check out some marvelous photos below of some residences that are already leaning into this New York tradition. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wen Huang (@wenman2) View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝗘𝗿𝗶𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗼 (@omgerind) View this post on Instagram A post shared by @californian_beast1 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Paola Lazzarin (@paola_lazzarin) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vinny Nicastro (@vinnyschristmasdecorators) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mr Justin (@jts7jt) View this post on Instagram