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Hannah Strech is Time Out's former New York Senior Digital Producer.
A three day weekend is the perfect opportunity to bid farewell to summer. While we’re sad for summer to end, Labor Day gives us a chance to celebrate with one last hurrah. It’s never too soon to start planning an amazing Labor Day getaway from NYC, so check out these options, from relaxing to adventurous. While there are plenty of day trips from NYC that can scratch the itch, the long weekend is enough time to squeeze in a weekend getaway. Looking for some culture? Head to the Hamptons. Partial to the outdoors? The Adirondacks are for you. If you’re more of a shorebird, consider Wildwood or Fire Island. Sure, you could hit up the best beaches in NYC or salute the summer at an outdoor bar or beer garden, but to squeeze every last drop out of summer, start planning one of these Labor Day getaways from NYC today. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Labor Day in NYC
Tourists flock to NYC during the warmer months for vacation, but if you’re a local—like us—you might be in-need of some cheap summer getaways. Luckily, living in NYC allows us to travel across the globe fairly easy. But what if you’re on a budget and have already worked your way through the best things to do in summer here in the city? Well, now’s the time to pack your bags and get a change of scenery. Whether want you to stay close and at one of the best hotels on the beach near NYC or rent a car and explore the east coast during one of our recommended road trips from NYC, there’s always a new place to explore without breaking the bank. RECOMMENDED: Find more weekend getaways from NYC
Hotel bars used to be the hang out spots for traveling salesmen, who are stopping in NYC for the night. But now, some of the most iconic hotels in NYC, have been reclaimed by the locals. Some bars have turned into under-the-radar art galleries, the hottest clubs in NYC and the newest gay bars in the city. New York is calling and it’s time to head back out. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best hotels in NYC
If you can’t handle the heat, stay off Fire Island, NY! In case you weren’t aware, the LGBT vacation staple—as well as one of the best New York beaches—is known for hosting outlandish ragers and bashes. There are a ton of shindigs and things to do in the summer on this car-free oasis, so we’ve whittled down the list to include the very best events and LGBT things to do during the warmer months. Oh, and in case you’re searching for excellent weekend getaways from NYC, Fire Island is a great (and quick!) escape.
Mom always deserves the best. But when you are on a budget, it may be hard to treat your mother like the queen she is. We have made things easier for you, with our guide to cheap Mother’s Day gifts, that shows her just how much you appreciate her taking your late night phone calls. So skip a bouquet from one of the many flower shops in your neighborhood, and hit up a flea market. Or you can celebrate by taking mom out to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Mother’s Day
Shopping for dad can be a complicated business. Between the ties and the ‘World’s Greatest Dad’ coffee mug from your local coffee shop, it can be a struggle. But if you are in a jam, have no fear! We scoured the Earth for the best cheap Father’s Day gifts that dad is sure to use, year round. Our list includes kitschy craft beer accessories, awesome monthly subscription boxes and the super punny dad joke book. So keep scrolling!
Searching for perfect Mother’s Day gifts? Mother’s Day is all about showing your mom some love, and while we think handmade mother’s day cards are pretty darn cute, you know you can do better. We do, of course, recommend taking your mama out for a ridiculously good meal at the best brunch spots, placing an order at one of many flower shops or booking a luxurious spa treatment for two, but you’re still going to have to buy a prezzie because that’s your mom, dammit, and she deserves it! If you need a little inspiration, we’ve picked out some beautiful, budget-friendly Mother's Day gift ideas that will convince your number one lady that you are, truly, her favorite out of all your siblings. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Mother’s Day in NYC
I love walking in New York. You’re able to see the actual city from the sidewalk, not just those highly stylized photos on your Instagram feed. I delight in stumbling onto that hidden door that’s covered with graffiti and bumper stickers on the Lower East Side or that tiny cobblestone street in Soho. But one obstacle hinders my street-level exploration of these buried gems: the damn scaffolding that lingers everywhere and never seems to leave. Before you start yelling at me, yes, I know that scaffolding serves a purpose—mainly, to support a work crew and protect pedestrians as they walk through dangerous construction sites. But the flimsy green walls and haphazard iron beams are just so hideous, and the roundabout pathways are a pain in the ass. Worst of all, it’s up for months, maybe years, and when it finally comes down, it seems like nothing has changed to justify its presence. City Council member Ben Kallos currently has a bill that would allow scaffolding to remain standing for only six months after it was first installed. For all our sakes, let’s hope this long-delayed law is somehow passed. Indeed, it seems like a crime that such a stylish city with some of the slickest architecture in the world should be endlessly covered with these green metal monstrosities.
Are you always first in line at the latest pop-ups? Is your Instagram feed one big FOMO-inducing party? Was your last quiet night in some time back in 2008? You could be one of the people we’re looking for. Time Out is growing its newly refreshed Tastemaker community—a group of city-scouring explorers who’ll discover the latest, greatest, most fun things going on around the globe, then share their insights with the world: our editors, on social and to their own networks. As a Time Out Tastemaker, you’ll contribute tips to magazine features, have your Instagram posts shared in print and share the amazing things you’re doing in the city you love. In return, we’ll get you some exposure in Time Out and the opportunity to work closely with our editors. Does this sound like you? If so, speak up! Please note this is not a job nor is it paid. We’re offering an opportunity to make new friends, pursue your passions and get involved with a great community both online and off. We take on around 30 people per city per year so if you didn’t make it this year, you can always apply again in 2019! Loading...
I am an animal lover. Dogs, cats, rabbits, teacup pigs and even the occasional capybara. But there’s one thing about animals that I absolutely loathe: their freshly reappearing, thawing shit on the city’s springtime sidewalks—and then, of course, the brand-new poops that nefarious owners neglected to clean up during walks from this very morning. I will never blame your dog. I will blame you. RECOMMENDED: See more New York rants The great outdoors is your best friend’s toilet, and unless your doggo has been trained to pick up its own poop, then you need to do the deed. Please be courteous to your fellow human beings and bring a bag for the turds. Grocery bag, sandwich bag, lavender-scented dog-poop bag—I can keep going if you’d like, but I think you get the gist: Any bag will do. Same goes for that small (and sad) patch of grass outside of our apartment that your pup likes to frequent. Many of us will step through those weeds in order to bypass slow walkers. So, it would be really great not to step in doggie doodoo there, either. Capisce? This city is already pretty gross, so it would be nice to see a little less excrement on a day-to-day basis. Long story short, just pick it up! If you don’t, the bad karma coming your way probably means your fresh kicks are next.
Woooo!!!! You have landed yourself a second date and in NYC that’s reason enough to rejoice. Second dates are your time to shine. Luckily, there are plenty of options that will lead you to that coveted third date. Whether it’s drinks at a superb speakeasy, the best bottomless brunch NYC has to offer, or a fun trivia night; we have got you covered. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to date ideas in NYC
Temos um guia de espadinhas fáceis perto de Nova Iorque para que não se fique apenas pela cidade. Há muito para descobrir nos arredores, sem ser preciso gastar um balúrdio.
When trying to find a place to stay for the night in London, you have many choices to choose from, but none are quite as extravagent as a stay at L’Oscar. The hotel has taken over a former Baptist Church off High Holborn and you might miss it if you don’t look closely enough. The entrance is falls seamlessly into Southampton Row’s surroundings. When stepping into the marble lobby, you are overtaken by the deliciously dark interiors (designed by Jacques Garcia) and plush surroundings. You just can’t help but breathe a sigh of relief that you have made it to your destination. This opulent vibe continues throughout the building. Rooms are spacious. I stayed in a grand, deep-red and gold chamber with flitting butterflies on the walls and a skylight on my way to the restroom. My bathroom was complete with it’s own granite archway and steam room. Bathrooms come complete with original bespoke products redolent with L’Oscar’s own personal scent. The hotel restaurant, The Baptist, has taken up residence in the double-height former chapel, and it’s a setting as impressive as the experience, which borders on the theatrical with pretty dishes, a gleaming drinks trolley and plentiful staff. Make sure to order their classic Negroni and Jersey oysters. Breakfast is served in L’Oscar Café, a glossy space with golden spotlights and an illuminated onyx bar. It’s not all style over substance here, but the focus at L’Oscar is certainly on the aesthetic. Is it over the top? Sure. But it’s also ki
A new Nordstrom has opened up in the Upper East Side, but prepare yourselves, this isn't the same Nordstrom that you are used to. Nordstrom Local is a new concept from the luxury chain department, where you can't actually drop in and buy those boots from Sam Edelman you have been eyeing. This new experience is one of two hubs opening in Manhattan (the other is set to open in the West Village on Sept 27th) where customers can pick up online orders, make returns and get items altered. You can also receive styling consultations from professional stylists, get that broken heel fixed and have almost any gift wrapped with a selection of beautiful wrapping from Paper Source. The hub is also a drop-off location that has partnered with Housing Works for any of your gently used fashion items.
When you walk through the doors this Greenpoint favorite, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into someone’s chic penthouse apartment rather than the lobby of a boutique hotel. Box House’s signature high ceilings, bright color scheme, hardwood flooring, art-clad walls and whimsical trinkets give the place an art gallery feel. The hotel’s colorful Brooklyn Lantern restaurant serves up top-notch cuisine in a quirky American Bistro-style setting, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss the crusted chicken or cocktails like the signature Whore Shoes & Hand Grenades (ha!), carefully crafted with gin, violette, triple sec, lemon and infused syrup, or the traditional French 75 made with gin, lemon, simple syrup and Prosecco. Rooms and suites in The Box House Hotel are spacious (think of an impeccably updated pre-war apartment with an immaculate bathroom), and the hotel has taken great care in dressing each room with bright, modern artwork, soft linens and old-timey décor (including vintage cameras and binoculars). Hipsters, paws off! The hotel is a bit of a hike from the subway, but the hotel offers a complimentary ride service in town and to the nearby trains, which include the 7 and G just over the Pulaski Bridge. P.S. Last, we’d like to point out that unlike most hotel gyms, this particular gym keeps in theme with the rest of the hotel. It’s covered in vintage-looking mirrors, so you really get to check yourself out from every angle as you hit that treadmill (for bett
This cozy boutique hotel on Franklin Street in Greenpoint definitely lives up to its Brooklyn zip by delivering on the cool factor. Think custom art, woodwork and eccentric décor, not to mention its trendy addres, packed with restaurants and bars. No matter what room you’ve booked, the units feel loft-like, luxurious and come complete with high ceilings, modern, colorful furnishings and comfy beds (though we have to say, the Deluxe Loft Suite does truly have a stunning bathroom with wall-to-wall stonework). Franklin Guesthouse’s ultra-attentive hotel staff are quick to make sure your needs are met and are happy to offer recommendations for where to eat or explore nearby. They’ll also help you coordinate a ride from the hotel's free car service within a mile radius or so (first come, first served). Last, but not least, we also hear they’re known to offer a complimentary upgrade or two if the opportunity presents itself. TIME OUT TIP: The hotel is just a short walk to Paulie Gees, a local pizza spot that serves up some of the best thin-crust brick-oven pizza you’ll ever have. Try the HellBoy pie, complete with spicy honey!
This quiet, off-the-beaten-path hotel find in Brooklyn delivers a similarly cozy experience to its Box House Hotel sibling (also in Greenpoint). Bright, high-ceilinged rooms, cozy decor and vibrant artwork give the space the feel of an ultra-luxurious Airbnb (no hotel stuffiness here!), plus amenities like a fully outfitted kitchen in the larger suites give you the opportunity to grab groceries and make your own meals if you’re staying for more than a night or two. If you’re looking for a hotel stay with outdoor space for partying with friends, know that some rooms offer generous balconies with city views and include tables, chairs and umbrellas. Looking to go out on the town? The hotel offers a complimentary local ride service within a mile or two of the hotel. Though the Henry Norman lacks an in-house restaurant, it’s easy to indulge a snack craving with the inexpensive drinks and treats in your room. Concierge will also let Seamless deliveries up to your room (yippee!) with your approval. Last but not least, there’s a well-maintained fitness center with treadmills and other equipment for a workout on the go, just in case you’re feeling motivated. TIME OUT TIP: Have a lazy Sunday ahead? Check out local Syrena Bakery (207 Norman Ave, 718-349-0560) just a short walk away to grab bagels, pastries and delicious Polish desserts.
If you’re coming for a quick trip to Gotham and are in need of a comfortable place to rest your head for the night look no further than the Executive Le Soleil, right in the heart of Midtown. This quietly tucked away gem is a great choice for the savvy business travel to a couple looking for a romantic staycation. Within steps of the Empire State Building, this boutique hotel carries elegance and charm with contemporary amenities. Suites are appointed with separate living and sleeping areas, while guestrooms are accented in rich fabrics with modern chrome, glass finishes, and Italian marble bathrooms. In-room amenities include a spacious work desk, mini-bar, audio docking station, Keurig coffee maker, and electronic safe. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The property also has a fitness room, business center, laundry and dry cleaning services. But the New Yorker goes to the restaurant: Trademark Taste + Grind. This restaurant has a retro coffee shop, tasty cuisine and creative cocktails all rolled into one. Begin your meal with the burrata + knots appetizer, before you order the chef’s special entree. This entree changes every week, so don’t miss out! Top the meal off with their famous Trademark chocolate chip cookies and an ice cold glass of milk. The most wholesome meal you will have during your stay. That is till breakfast comes around. Time Out Tip: Make you reservations (and make them early!) at Turntable Chicken Jazz. This low key restaurant has fab
When one visits New York the location of your hotel is absolutely key. You don’t want somewhere too far from the prime parts of the city, but also not too congested with foot traffic. The Archer Hotel New York, fits this bill. Close enough to Madison Square Garden and a major train stop, but positioned on a fairly non-congested block in Midtown. Recently renovated, the 22-floor Archer Hotel is quite the charmer. The tiled floor and warm surroundings welcome guests as they make their way up to their rooms. One thing to note the rooms are much smaller than you would think BUT a cozy small. The ceiling to floor windows give you uninhibited views of Midtown (guests are able to book and Empire State Building view if they so choose). Rooms are equipped with the most comfortable mattresses that welcome you to completely sprawl out on (or cuddle with that special someone). Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your room for a morning caffeine fix? Have no fear, all rooms have a Nespresso machine at your disposal. Some of the rooms have exposed brick and soft earthy features that add to the relaxing ambience of the hotel. Most of the neighborhood is littered with tourist-trap restaurants, so a fancy dinner with style is just what the doctor ordered. The newly opened Charlie Palmer steak house in the hotel lobby, is a breath of fresh air compared to traditional steak houses. The well light restaurant is surrounded in navy blue and cream finishings with modern artwork on the walls and
Greenwich Village is considered one of NYC’s most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan. Mostly known as the Village, this free spirited ‘hood is home to the sophisticated Hotel Hugo for visitors coming to the big city or Gothamites in need of a staycation. This hotel is tucked on the corner of Greenwich and Spring St, away from the bustle that happens in SoHo. Hugo certainly personifies the contemporary luxury and bohemian chic; the lobby gives off a woodsy vibe, filled with earth tones, rich leathers, soft velvet and polished woods that give a calming effect to Hugo’s guests as they check in or are returning from night out at one of Manhattan’s hottest lounges. Plus the full greenery background behind the front desk only adds to this oasis feel. One of the strongest points of this hotel is the prime location: quiet enough, but still in one of the top nabes of Manhattan. From the hotel rooftop, guests can take in downtown views of the Freedom Tower and the Hudson River. Once you drop your bags in your room, you can collapse onto the white linen-ed bed and snuggle up to the soft down pillows (or to bae if it’s a romantic getaway). The room is surrounded with polished wood furnishings and rustic artwork. In the center of the suite is the divine bed, that will drift you off to the most comfortable sleep. When you wake up, you don’t even need to phone room service to have them deliver a cup of joe; you room is already equipped with a Keurig coffee maker. So relax, and press snooze
Right in between some of the most bustling avenues in the city, the Iroquois hotel is a stylish, boutique hotel that prides itself on luxury amenities. If you are looking for a unique experience that’s in the center of everything, yet soundproof enough to feel a world away, than the Iroquois is the place for you. This luxury hotel has a quaint lobby that actually encourages lingering. As you enter find a cozy library where you can catch up on that bestseller you've been meaning to finish, all the while while sipping on a hot cider from the lobby bar. When you take your elevator up to your room, be prepared for solid New York-style space and tons of storage. The bed is large, and with a nightly turndown service it makes the room a little bit more homey. Keep in mind that these are not the most extravagant rooms, but it most certainly gets the job done and will leave you well rested in the morning. Besides, the huss and fuss of an extravagant room get in the way of all the excitement that Manhattan has to offer. But the crowning jewels of the Iroquois are most definitely the onsite restaurant and hotel cocktail bar: the Triomphe and Lantern’s Keep. Triomphe has been consistently named one of the best French restaurants in the city, with an extensive wine collection that has been expertly paired with every item on the menu (dessert included). Entrees have been carefully curated on this superb menu using all local ingredients for his works of art. And when I say art, I mean art;
A hidden place within the elegant avenues of New York's Upper East Side is currently in the spotlight. The Lowell Hotel is a serene establishment that is tucked away within a residential block and surrounded by some of the top fashion stores in the world. This 74-room hotel is 17 floors full of creature comforts, refined artwork and posh furnishings, and is consistently named one of the best hotels in the world. The minute you walk into the lobby of the Lowell Hotel you are immediately hit with the smell of fresh orchids and hydrangeas. The enticing scent only gets better with the complimentary hot chocolate and cookies offered to guests while checking in (best way to beat off the New York winter chills). The Italian marble lobby is currently under renovation but is still quite extravagant, with no expense spared by the current owners. This boutique hotel has been decorated by famed interior designer, Michael Smith. He is best known for decorating the Obama’s private residences in the White House and being BFF’s with the family. When you get up to your private residence, be thankful you don’t have to deal with the typical flimsy hotel key card; you actually get an wrought iron key to unlock your oasis. One also may luck out and get one of the few rooms with an actual wood burning fireplace, a rarity in NYC. Just make sure to call down to the front desk to have them light it, while you are lounging in your sitting room, drinking fresh made Keurig coffee and wrapped in your com
Street sophistication are the first words that come into mind when one walks into the lobby off the Quin Hotel at 57th and 6th. Surrounding the lobby are hand painted D'Angelico Guitars by 13 of the most recent artists who have exhibited at the Quin through the Quin Arts Program. Bringing together street art and tasteful elegance creates a luxury lifestyle hotel blocks away from Central Park. Much like the lobby, all the rooms have walls adorned with colorful artwork from well known street artists in NYC. The artwork compliments the spaciousness and Swedish furniture around the room. All the beds in the hotel are DUX beds which are a nice place to be reposed for the evening. But one of the best things about the rooms is the rain shower in the bathroom. If you're tired from a workout in the hotel gym or after walking around Central Park all day, a rain shower is just what the doctor ordered for those tired muscles. If you are able to swing getting one of the premiere suites at the Quin, do it. All suites come with their own private balcony that give you a great view straight into Central Park through 6th Ave. Also if you’re feeling fancy pick up your hotel phone and give a call directly to a personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman and/or Tiffany & Co. Talk about shopping with convenience. New York has some of the best restaurants in the world. But if you are looking for a restaurant with a low key finesse, check out The Wayfarer, right off the lobby. This refined American cuisin
With so many historic hotels in the Midtown East 'hood, it’s hard to pick just one to stay in. Nestled between Lexington and 3rd Aves, The Kimberly Hotel should make your list. This boutique hotel specifically caters to the business peeps of the world, but with world class amenities and the prime location, it’s something you just can’t beat. One of the best things about the Kimberly is that this particular hotel is known for all the rooms being luxury suites. A rare thing in the city of Manhattan, but the Kimberly pulls it off. While the ornate decor (when you get to your room, there is a beyond-awesome bronze door knocker of an eagle) may not be everyone’s style, the luxury has been experienced by Hollywood and political royalty (Presidents Reagan and Carter are previous guests). When climbing into bed (you do legit have to climb or jump for how high the bed is raised) you are wrapped in a cocoon of soft cotton comforters and feather down pillows. And when you wake up to take on the city, make sure to take your morning caffeine out on you private terrace and take in the Manhattan skyline. While NYC does have some of the best restaurants around, some of those are right within your reach. The Kimberly offers 3 spectacular options for its guests: Bistango for Italian cuisine, Upstairs for drinks with a view, and the Empire Steakhouse for an old school meal. Bistango, located in the back corner of the hotel lobby, has delicious entrees for either romantic dinner or a homey fami
With summer kinda, sorta starting to wind down; it’s time to start thinking about that fall getaway. Yesterday, Amtrak officially announced that it will be offering non-stop services from NYC’s Penn Station to DC’s Union Station starting the first day of fall, aka Monday, September 23rd. The new route, dubbed the Acela Nonstop, will have times leaving NYC starting at 6:35am to arrive in Washington D.C. about 3 hours later. We're proud to announce the launch of Acela Nonstop, a new offering with direct service between Washington Union Station (WAS) and New York Penn Station (NYP), beginning Monday, Sept. 23, with tickets now available! https://t.co/RnGvHyLtjc pic.twitter.com/qxHQ7cMGv6 — Amtrak (@Amtrak) July 25, 2019 But is it actually worth the hype? The current and continuous Acela route to DC will only be a mere 15 minutes longer and the ticket prices will be exactly the same, compared to the new nonstop service. Plus, this new service will just be available on weekdays. While we all welcome more opportunities to get out of the city quicker than anyone else and are grateful that Amtrak added a new service for those who will use it on a regular basis; New Yorkers would probably be more excited if this service was offered all week long. Don’t @ me.
“Whoever said orange was the new pink, was seriously disturbed,” said one of the queens of Instagram, Reese Witherspoon. And you definitely won’t find any orange in the new Boodle’s Experience in the Lower East Side. British gin company, Boodles, has opened a pop up experience for the next 3 months at Showfields, a new department store in SoHo focused on more experiential shopping. Gin enthusiasts can sip on delectable Boodles cocktails and try their brand new pink gin. Yes, you heard that right. Pink. Gin. Move over Aperol Spritz, this rhubarb & strawberry gin will be your new summer drink. But the best part of the pop-up is that after you sip on your millennial pink drink is that you are able to take a turn on the space's very own slide! Just make sure to slide and drink responsibly. Boodles Gin Pop Up Bar Photograph: Boodles Gin Boodles Gin Pop Up Bar Photograph: Boodles Gin The experience will be open to customers until October 2019 and will be open everyday, for full hours of operation make sure to follow @BoodlesGin and @Showfields. Fingers cross that a couple NYC bars will catch onto the trend and start serving perfectly pink cocktails. Boodles Gin Pop Up Bar Photograph: Boodles Gin
Happy election day, New Yorkers! The day that many have been anxiously waiting for is finally upon us. Unfortunately, New York is one of the 13 states across the country that do not have an early voting period. So it's no surprise that long wait times are currently happening at polling places across the city. Luckily, whether you're taking that completely legal two-hour lunch break, or casually dipping out of work early to vote, one thing may make those lines go a little bit faster. Free pizza delivered to your polling place! Pizza to the Polls is bringing free slices of pizza to all the awesome people who are waiting to vote across the country. Sixteen pizzas were already delivered this morning to a polling place in Crown Heights. But don’t worry, more pies are on their way! 16 pizzas on their way!✌(-‿ -)✌ | ^ — Pizza to the Polls (@PizzaToThePolls) November 6, 2018 Somebody told us they might need pizzas at 750 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA via https://t.co/kYNBswPn7A — Pizza to the Polls (@PizzaToThePolls) November 6, 2018 The organization states: “Americans are hungry for democracy and are turning out in record numbers to vote. But that means long lines and sometimes empty stomachs, which might discourage these brave patriots from performing their civic duty.” Want pizza at your polling place? All you need to do is reach out to the nonprofit via Twitter or Instagram, or report a long poll line via the organization's website. Pizzas are delivered free of charge
Contrary to the temperature outside, spring is actually here in NYC. And while the city might not be blooming in color yet, some New Yorkers have decided to add a little color to the city. A new spring art installation called MONOCHROME by Cj Hendry is making its debut in Brooklyn this weekend. Hendry built the home entirely from scratch, and sits in the middle of a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Greenpoint. Each of the seven rooms are drenched in one singular color, ranging from welcoming blues to bright yellows. Basically, we have your next Instagram post planned for you. Photograph: Andy Romer Photograph: Andy Romer MONOCHROME is open to the public from Thursday, April 5, to Sunday, April 8, from 10am to 5pm at 276 Greenpoint Avenue. To sweeten the pot just a bit, this experience is absolutely free. Just follow the yellow brick road, I mean, the yellow dots, outside the building to installation. Vote for your favorite NYC venues in Time Out’s 2018 Love New York Awards.
Even though we are having an unseasonably warm fall this year, the last weekend in October means some of our favorite outdoor hangouts will be shutting down until next spring. Governors Island will be closing on Halloween, and will reopen next year on May 1. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Governors Island, NYC Get your great outdoors fix before the winter makes us want to us hibernate until the nice weather returns. The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns is still open this weekend and temperatures are forecasted to be up in the high 60’s. Tickets are still available. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
For those of us who despise everything to do with Halloween in NYC and are just planning on staying home to avoid human interaction (just like every weekend, who are we kidding?), it might be time for a change of couch scenery. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Halloween in NYC In honor of the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere, The Gregory hotel is having an especially spooky staycation package with your all your favorite things; yummy snacks, comfy surroundings and Stranger Things. Grab your gang pronto and escape to Hawkins, Indiana. This ex-stream-ly Cozy package comes with a Netflix package, Stranger Things–inspired snacks and beverages (including canned wine and Healthy Skoop’s Sleep Protein), a wall tapestry emulating Joyce Byers’s living room and ample swag inspired by the show. The offer is subject to availably from Friday, October 27 all the way through August 30, 2018. And yes, Eggos are included. Obviously. Photograph: Courtesy The Gregory Hotel Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
Made in America 2017 has come and gone, thus taking with it the last days of summer. But what a way to go out. The two-day festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway brought with it tons of fun and surprises—including an ultra rainy day on Saturday that left everyone moshing and dancing around in giant mudpits in front of the stages. On Sunday, festival creator JAY-Z closed out the event with a surprise venue change that had the crowd running from the Rocky Stage to the Liberty Stage to catch his encore featuring Philly rapper Meek Mill. We were there to see it all go down—and ogle some of the great fashion. Check out some of our favorite moments in our roundup of photos below. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Made in America 2017 All photos by Kelsey Dubinsky The Chainsmokers A R I Z O N A Migos J.Cole J.Cole Kapslap
Made in America completed an awesome sixth year on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and we aren’t really sure how next year can top it. Saturday was rough, weather wise. But thankfully the sun was shining bright on day two. Sunday brought us Run the Jewels, A R I Z O N A, Chainsmokers, Jorja Smith, Marshmello and JAY-Z. With this all-star lineup, it was hard to pick the five best things that happened on the final day of Made in America. But we made it happen. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Made in America 1. The rides gave you the best views of the grounds. Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky Going to a music festival gives you the chance to be a kid again, and indulge in some things that you don’t get to do every day—like ride the giant ferris wheel and vertigo ride at Made in America. Besides providing a sense of nostalgia for days gone by, these rides afforded an excellent view of the grounds. The only downside? The massive lines! 2. The Chainsmokers’ cartoons Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky Many of us have a love-hate relationship with this NYC DJ duo. Say what you will about them, but you can’t deny that they put on a great performance. The whole point of their show was to create a connection and energy with the crowd, and that’s exactly what they did as they played through an energetic set featuring tunes from their latest album, Memories, Do Not Open. Their set on the Rocky Stage was accompanied by a large screen featuring cartoon scenarios, which narrated their entire set and were
While the weather may not have been ideal for an end-of-summer music festival, it didn’t stop thousands of individuals from hitting Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the first day of Made in America 2017. Now in its sixth year, the festival drew acts such as Solange, Vic Mensa, J. Cole, Cash Cash, and Stormzy to Philadelphia’s grandest thoroughfare. We already made our 10 predictions for what would happen at the festival; but out of all the amazing acts, here are the five best things that happened—ranging from the top artists to some randomness in and around the festival. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Made in America 1. Francis from Francis and the Lights Photograph: Hannah Streck If you haven’t had a chance to check out any of Francis and the Lights’s music videos on YouTube, you are seriously missing out. This Cali native moved us when he collaborated with Bon Iver and Kanye West on the break-up song we didn’t know you needed, "Friends". He then continued to surprise us when he paired up with Chance the Rapper for the love song we knew we needed, "May I Have This Dance". Francis took the Liberty Stage and gave one of the most passionate performances of the festival on Saturday. His moves had such fluidity and individuality that it felt like watching a masterpiece in the making. Plus, it didn’t hurt when he ran through the crowd, from one side of the stage to the other—sans security. 2. The hype for Migos Photograph: Kelsey Dubinsky It’s not hard to see why this Atlanta rap tr
While there is not much room for a community garden in midtown, one the best hotels in NYC has decided create a different type of garden on its rooftop. The New York Hilton Midtown has just checked in a buzzing 450,000 guests to it’s fifth floor rooftop. These guests won’t take up tons of room, and they will be working 24 hours a day. Oh, did we mention that these guests are honey bees? A post shared by New York Hilton Midtown (@nyhiltonmidtown) on Aug 29, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT Arriving yesterday morning, these new residents will be in charge of making honey for the hotel's guests and kitchen. The insects are expected to produce to upwards of 300 pounds of the sweet stuff annually. Beekeeping became legal in Manhattan in 2010 and the city has seen a 35 percent increase in apiaries (aka beehives) from last year. Talk about a sweet hobby.
There are a number of constants in any New Yorker's life. Crazy trains, some pretty spectacular music venues and the ability to score a “decent” slice of pizza at all hours of the day are a few of them. And now we have another option that is a game-changer for pizza aficionados in the city: a two-foot-long slice. The Pizza Barn in Yonkers has had such an item (the Super Slice) on its menu for a while, but did you know you can get some pretty amazing toppings other than the originals (Hawaiian style for life!)? Dig into the the mac and cheese slice or the cheeseburger and fries, and relish in the glory of a slice of pizza bigger than your head. #cheeseburger #fries #superslice 👌🍔🍔🍔🍔#2footlong @foooodieee @nyceeeeeats @eatfamous A post shared by PizzaBarn (@pizzabarnyonkers) on Feb 17, 2017 at 3:27pm PST When you get a bunch of pizzas brought to your office and they're each 2 feet long slices with mac n cheese or penne alla vodka as toppings.... Not a bad way to start your Monday 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 A post shared by Travel & Eat (@burgundyplum) on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:02pm PST While this order can give a Gothamite leftovers for a couple days, we wouldn't judge if you consumed the whole thing in a single sitting.
The weather may be in a state of flux, but taking a free fitness class in the great outdoors sounds way better than heading to the gym after work. Every Wednesday, between now and August 30, Gothamites will be able to join in on a mix of classes ranging from yoga, pilates and body sculpting. This series is part of a partnership between the Garment District Alliance and MOMENTUM Wellness Group called Broadway Sweat. Classes will be taking place at 6pm on Broadway between 36th and 37th Streets. Photograph: Courtesy Alexandre Ayer/Garment District Alliance All ages are welcome, and yoga mats will be provided. As an added treat, free lemonade will also be available from noon-2pm at 37th Street & Broadway. For a list of classes make sure to check out the full schedule here.