Sophie is senior associate digital content editor and contributing music editor at Time Out New York. She loves the movie Top Secret probably more than she should. Follow her on Twitter at @SophieMeve.
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Sophie is senior associate digital content editor and contributing music editor at Time Out New York. She loves the movie Top Secret probably more than she should. Follow her on Twitter at @SophieMeve.
Along with a great costume and a queue loaded with solid horror movies, a playlist of the best Halloween songs is essential to the success of any Halloween celebration. As such, we've scoured the catacombs of our favorite streamers and blown the cobwebs off our Jewel cases to compile the ultimate Halloween music soundtrack. These songs are guaranteed to get you moving, whether you're braving the horrors of an indoor gathering or perfectly content to gorge on fun-sized candy in the comfort of your own home. We promise, the list is all ‘Thriller’, no filler (not really… we didn't just put ‘Thriller’ on the list 30 times, though you'd be forgiven for doing just that). And for younger crowds, check out our list of Halloween songs for kids. Written by Brent DiCrescenzo, Christopher Tarantino, Andy Kryza, Adam Feldman, Kate Wertheimer, Andrew Frisicano, Sophie Harris, Carla Sosenko and Nick Leftley. Listen to these songs on Amazon Music RECOMMENDED:🎶 The best ’80s songs🎉 The best party songs ever made🎸 The best classic rock songs🎤 The best karaoke songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time
Alright: time to get physical and also musical. Contrary to what the very ripped personal trainer at the gym keeps screaming at you, sometimes the best motivation for working up a sweat isn’t the grunting encouragement of a stranger clutching a protein shake. Often, you just need the right song to get your blood pumping, your body moving and you mind in the zone. The perfect workout song is, to some extent, an elusive beast that heavily depends on what type of music you’re into: presumably there are people out there who work out to showtunes, and good for them. The unifying factor is enough energy to power the national grid, and a decently fast beat to help you keep the pace up. Beyond that, all bets are off, To help you on your fitness journey, we tapped our stable of music geeks – some of which are in much better shape than others – to scour their knowledge of hip-hop, pop, classic rock and for 55 high-energy motivators. Some may seem like pretty leftfield choices, but all of them should get your pulse racing. Strap on the sweatband and get ready to move. Written by Kristen Zwicker, Marley Lynch, Hank Shteamer, Gabrielle Bruney, Brent DiCrescenzo, Sophie Harris, Andy Kryza, Andrew Frisicano, Nick Leftley, Tim Lowery, Carla Sosenko, Kate Wertheimer, Steve Smith and Andrzej Łukowski. RECOMMENDED:🏃 The best running songs💪 The best motivational songs🤩 The best inspirational songs🎸 The best classic rock songs⚡️ The best songs about power
Alcohol and music go together like Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola. Is there any better shared experience than when the right song hits the jukebox at the peak of the night in a crowded bar, and everyone stops to raise a glass and sing along? In all honesty, any song can be a drinking song if it plays at the right moment, with the correct level of intoxication. But true drinking songs are something else entirely – they speak to the experience of getting buzzed in a way even teetotalers can understand and appreciate. They also transcend genre: the best drinking songs can be Irish folk tunes, shout-along punk anthems, chest-rattling hip hop party jams or sombre reflections about the morning after. And, of course, not all of them actually celebrate drunkenness – think ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ by Kendrick Lamar. But for our purposes here, we’re mostly ignoring the songs about the dark side of booze, and focusing on those that recognise that making bad decisions is an important part of life. Written by Michael Chen, Brent DiCrescenzo, Sophie Harris, Oliver Keens, Andy Kryza, Hank Shteamer, Kate Wertheimer, Zach Long and Matthew Singer. RECOMMENDED:🎉 The best party songs🎤 The best karaoke songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time😃 The best happy songs🍆 The best sexy songs
Thirty days of summer is a pretty paltry amount of time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Pride is so much more than a month of parades and celebrations. It’s life. And while we’d never balk at an excuse to celebrate everything that Pride stands for, we also believe that any time is the perfect time to crank up these gay songs and let the rainbow flag fly. That’s why we’ve assembled a 50-song playlist perfectly calibrated for Pride Month and beyond, featuring some of history’s greatest queer artists and LGBTQ+ allies who pay more than lip service. Here you’ll find party anthems, pop songs and techno songs, disco infernos and punk-rock proclamations. No need to wait for the parade. This is your all-seasons, all-time-great Pride playlist – grab the aux cable and play it loud and proud. Listen to these songs on Amazon Music RECOMMENDED:🎉 The best party songs ever made🎤 The best karaoke songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time🎸 The best classic rock songs😊 The best happy songs
Don’t get us wrong—we really love city life. But sometimes day-tripping to a nearby summer music festival doesn’t quite satiate our need for escape, and that’s where these classic road trip songs come in. When the urge strikes, it’s time to hit the highway/motorway/whatever for a good, old-fashioned road trip. Of course, you can’t drive in complete silence—well, you can, but the very thought is giving us a flat tyre—so we’ve compiled our list of the best road trip songs to get your motors running and propel your journey into fifth gear. Crank up classics from the Boss, the Dead and Prince, and even some Whitesnake, as you cruise along the open road, forgetting every care in the world. RECOMMENDED:🤝 The best songs about friendship🎉 The best birthday songs of all time🎶 The best ’80s songs🎤 The best karaoke songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time
Like movies and books centered around the Big Apple, the best New York songs are by artists who understand the things that make NYC great and horrifying are one and the same. A great New York song is tapped into the rhythms of the city and well aware of the incredible wealth of human experience happening simultaneously across its expanse. They are songs of triumph and heartache, success and failure, love and loss. They celebrate that iconic skyline, but aren’t afraid to descend to the gutter. There are thousands of songs about New York, but only a select few are timeless. Here we collect our favorite odes to the Big Apple. You’ll find anthems by New York icons ranging from Lou Reed to Jay-Z. There are broadway showstoppers and dispatches from the birth of hip-hop. You’ll find disco, hardcore, pop, punk, jazz and folk penned by outsiders and lifers alike. And if sticking all those genres and personalities together on one list about the same city seems a bit scattershot, well, you’ve clearly never taken a rush-hour subway across town. Written by Sophie Harris, Adam Feldman, Steve Smith, Hank Shteamer, Marley Lynch, Andy Kryza, Sharon Steel and Jesse Serwer Listen to these songs on Amazon Music RECOMMENDED:🏙 The best songs about London, LA and Chicago🎶 The best ’80s songs🎉 The best party songs ever made🎸 The best classic rock songs🕺 The best pop songs of all time
To help peel you off the couch and get you moving, we’ve found the very best running songs to keep you going mile after mile in the gym or on the hiking trail. These tracks are ideal whether you run for pleasure, hit the street to begrudgingly fulfil a resolution, or incorporate running as the cardio portion of an energetic workout. Regardless of what’s driving you to pound the pavement, a propulsive playlist is a must. From thumping hip-hop beats to high-energy guitar jams (and even a little tough love from Britney), here’s your new favorite running mix. Written by Sara Fay, Kate Wertheimer, Andy Kryza, Andrew Frisciano, Brent DiCrescenzo and Sophie Harris. Listen to these songs on Amazon Music RECOMMENDED:🏋 The best workout songs🎸 The best classic rock songs🤩 The best inspirational songs of all time🎶 The best ’80s songs🎵 The best ’90s songs
Devoted recyclists and tree-huggers, listen up! Earth Day is nearly upon us and there are plenty of great things to do outside. We know you focused on going green for St. Patrick's Day, but it's time to trade the boozed-up shamrock shakes for an opportunity to volunteer in NYC. The city's main events include a Union Square parade followed by a free gig, and to get you into the spirit, we assembled a list of our favorite ecologically-minded Earth Day songs—and no, fortunately for you, we didn't include "Waiting on the World to Change." RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Earth Day in NYC
Relaxing in Gotham can be a tough call, which is why we love these outdoor yoga classes in NYC—many of which take place in the calming environs of leafy spots like Prospect Park. For those looking to work up a serious sweat, head to our roundup of best gyms and fitness centers, but if you're more into breathing deeply in a beautiful space and finding some inner peace, check out our picks of the best fresh air yoga sessions below. Pack a mat, grab the sunscreen, and we'll see you on the grass! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do outside in NYC
Feeling Scroogey? These stunning pictures of Christmas in New York will put a merry grin on your face. There are many things New Yorkers do better than everyone else, from guzzling coffee to jaywalking. And if there's one time of year that exemplifies this, it's the holidays. Gotham's yuletide amazingness is widely spread—and it's no wonder why. (Just look at all the Christmas lights gleaming in all the neighborhoods!) At its best, NYC is a magical, rosy-cheeked wonderland, from its ice-skating rinks and Christmas window displays to its astonishingly deep slush puddles (let's be real). So go ahead and warm your spirits with these photos of our favorite places at Christmas. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Christmas in New York
It’s no secret that we love Lena Dunham, but apparently so do you, New York—who knew? Okay, so everybody knew, and because we like to share the love, we invited you to submit your very own questions to the Girls mastermind and native New Yorker at our photo shoot. Suffice to say, it’s a match made in heaven. An example? You asked Dunham her favorite place in New York, she reveals that she once barfed at the Cloisters on a school outing. Other gems include her favorite dance track and most millennial behavior. Added bonus? You get to see Dunham twirling around in all manner of fancy frocks. Want even more? Soak up Dunham in conversation with her best friend, and feast your eyes on how our Pop Art magazine cover came together, screenprint by beautiful screenprint.
New York City isn’t all rock & roll: Ever since its mid-century revival, folk music has held a central place in the city’s musical history. Greenwich Village’s best coffee shops in the ’60s offered a homebase for innovators like Pete Seeger and Odetta and fostered a new wave of soon-to-be icons, including Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and Peter, Paul and Mary. Five decades later, the scene is more dispersed but no less robust, as evidenced by massive events like the Brooklyn Folk Festival and prolific local promoters like Paper Swan. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in rootsy, rustic Americana, check out our list of the best bars in NYC that host folk music. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best live music venues in NYC
By Time Out contributors. Edited by Sophie Harris New York is the greatest city in the world, but is it the ideal place to live for everybody? With a slightly awkward grin, we're gonna say not necessarily. There are some aspects of everyday life here in Gotham that can be a little, uh, challenging if you're not cut out for the city, from the subway trains to its unique aromas. Here are the telltale signs that maybe you're not gonna make it in NYC. 1. You complain about the smell every summer. Go move near an open meadow or a forest if you can’t take it, weak-nose!2. You think your art is so important that you shouldn’t have to have a day job, and yet you can’t support yourself with your art revenue. Portland, Oregon, awaits you!3. You’re afraid to go outside looking less than great. If you can’t go to Key Food or Duane Reade without makeup and cute shoes, you need to move somewhere with giant air-conditioned malls. 4. You think you have a right to privacy. There's a shack in the woods with your name on it. 5. You haven’t learned how to use the subway within 30 days of moving here. If you don’t by then, you likely won’t. This is trial by fire, people!6. You're not a natural adventurer (see above). There are five boroughs filled with amazing stuff that you’ll never find unless you’re prepared to get out there and explore. 7. You have severe claustrophobia. Why torture yourself in a crowded city, in crowded subway cars, on crowded streets, on crowded elevators? 8. You're sidewal
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris You know it, we know it: NYC is the greatest city in the world, and one of America’s most open-minded places to live (check out these stories of New York niceness if you want proof). But say or do any of these things, and you’re on your own, kiddo. Do you want more great stories about things to do, where to eat, what to watch, and where to party? Obviously you do, follow Time Out New York on Facebook for the good stuff. RECOMMENDED: The New York guide to life 1. Call NYC dirty. It's a city, not a strip mall! 2. Say you “basically grew up in NYC” when you’re actually from Westchester/north New Jersey/southern Connnecticut. 3. Stop your taxicab/car/bus/pedicab/food cart/bike/truck in the middle of the pedestrian crosswalk, thus flowing pedestrians into traffic. 4. Board the subway car before people have exited. 5. Leave your laundry in the dryer at the Laundromat and not return until long after it's stopped tumbling. 6. Visit New York and think it’s all Times Square and tall buildings. 7. Say that New Yorkers are rude. No, YOU'RE rude. 8. Hear an announcement or read a sign that states your train is rerouted/having work done/dead to you late nights or this weekend. 9. Inform us that the city was better (or more New York) in another decade or time. 10. Tell us how much bigger your apartment is than ours, how much less it costs and that you have laundry in the building and an elevator, and really just stop
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this city can be tough. These things will definitely happen to you when you move to NYC, so you may as well take 'em with a pinch/truckload of salt. The good news is it gets better! The longer you're here for, the easier it is to navigate our streets, learn our subway etiquette and discover the best things to do for free. Better yet? We're going to share with you our essential tips for living in Gotham. Ready? Here goes.RECOMMENDED: The New York guide to life 1. Look for the slightly clean areas on the edge of the subway platformThat’s the place where the doors of the train line up, so if you stand there, you’ll be the first in (after people get off, of course) and most likely to get a seat.2. Buy advance tickets to club/nightlife events whenever possibleIt’s amazing and stupid how many people don’t do this and end up standing in infinite lines (and often don’t even get in), while ticket holders breeze right past them. You can often buy tickets on Resident Advisor or Ticketmaster right up until the time of the event. It’s as good as "being on the list."3. Get tastier, cheaper coffeeSerious java drinker? More than 100 independent coffee shops all over Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens have partnered up with the Cups App (cupsapp.com), so you can get unlimited coffee for $120 per month—and your local indie coffee shop stays in business. 4
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie HarrisWe admit it—we love spring so much that it makes us want to skip down the street and throw our arms around the nearest blossom tree. Not so long ago, we were looking at how New Yorkers were dealing with the cold (tactics included with ski wear and denial). But right now, we're in that weird transition zone, where it's too nice and sunny out (thank God) to be winter, but it's not quite warm enough to be truly spring. So how do you dress for a sweet 45-degree day like this one? Here's our roundup of what we're seeing on the streets. RECOMMENDED: Find more of the best things to do in spring 1. The shivering fashionista She's been waiting all winter to wear that little spring dress, and she’ll be damned if something as trivial as temperatures barely above freezing are going to stop her. 2. The suspicious mindHe won't hand in the fur coat till it's 60 degrees or above, no matter how blue that sky is. 3. The seasonal mullet wearerWinter on the bottom (Uggs, thick socks), spring on top (T-shirt, denim jacket). There’s also the rarer reverse mullet: winter on top (scarf, hat), spring on the bottom (sandals, no socks). Just choose a look and stick with it already! 4. Blindingly white sneakers Because snow-free strolling means brand new Converse, but aargh, the dazzle! For all of five seconds, at least, before they step in a giant black puddle of slush. 5. The layers masterThe perfectly lined jacket, light sweater, just-right spring scar
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Yes, NYC, Old Man Winter has gotten serious. Your smartphone weather app is telling you it Feels Like the Arctic, and your morning commute was like an assault course. In fact, just looking at your Instagram photos from this morning makes us uncomfortable. In honor of all of our efforts in braving this frigid weather, we present our roundup of New Yorkers' approaches to dealing with the cold. We salute you, Gotham! 1. The bundler-upperThe person who's wearing three hats, a massive shawl, earmuffs and sunglasses. No trace of actual human body is visible. 2. The accidental flasherRipped knees in your jeans don't feel so cool in two degrees, huh? 3. The number cruncher"This morning it was 20, then by lunchtime it went up to 22, but then it fell back down again by 4pm.… Wait, now it's 18?!?" ENOUGH! It's just frickin' freezing, okay? Say it once if you have to, then get on with it. 4. The one in denial Ladies, your resilience to wear open-toe heels paired with bare-skin legs during this deep freeze is ballsy, but it is also freaking RIDICULOUS. 5. The "That’s it, I’m moving to L.A." drama queen Yes, we know you haven’t been able to wear your crop top in six months. And no, we don’t care, just move to L.A. already! Eat avocados and cry onto your tiny dog! 6. The ski bumHe pulls his thermal underwear, goggles, giant mittens, neon-colored parka, etc. out of the box labeled “ski stuff” under his bed and wears it brazenly in the ci
By Time Out contributors. Edited by Sophie Harris Who knew that riding the subway could provoke such intense reactions from New Yorkers? Okay, so everyone knew. In the interests of everyone feeling better, we've listed the things that drive us craziest and ranked them from mild to severe. Now we can vent our rage in an orderly, streamlined and efficient fashion. Everything the subway experience is not. Gah! Annoyance rating: MILD 1. Hearing our fellow rider's music through their headphones. 2. Stepping in something mysterious and sticky. 3. Someone elbowing onto a crowded train and then spending a few stations huffing and puffing that there's no spare seat for them. 4. When a fellow passenger holding onto the pole constantly bumps into your foot, not because the train is moving but because they’re an animated talker. Spatial awareness is important. 5. Someone who thinks their shopping bags deserve a seat of their own. 6. Drunk young people yell-talking. 7. That guy with the giant backpack standing in the doorway as the driver repeatedly tries to close the doors. 8. Being packed in tight enough that it’s a struggle to pull your phone out of your pocket. 9. Germaphobes who refuse to hold the pole and instead go flying around the car bumping into people at every stop. Annoyance rating: MEDIUM 10. Hearing our fellow rider's music through their headphones playing the first 55 seconds of “Chandelier” over and over. 11. Stepping in something mysterious and squishy. 12. A stranger
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris It's an internationally agreed-upon fact that summer, wherever you are, is pretty awesome. But after careful scientific review, we're gonna stake our claim as the world's most wonderful city for summer. We have tested New York's best and weirdest ice cream, gone on the city's best summer dates, and, year after year, soaked up all the delights Gotham has to offer in the summertime. We decided it's official: NYC is the greatest city in the world for summer. Here's why! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC 1. Opportunities to stuff your face with ice cream are limitless: It's hot! Have some ice cream. You just biked all the way to the Cloisters! Have some ice cream. Your favorite character just got killed off on that TV show! Have some ice cream. You want some ice cream! HAVE SOME ICE CREAM.2. Grilling outdoors gets ridiculous, in a good way. With all that BBQ smoke, the city's parks look like some kind of glorious ’80s soft-rock video.3. Shakespeare in the Park happens! Line up wicked early, see an incredible performance for free in the world's most beautiful park and cement your status as a true New Yorker.4. You get to drink on boats. This basically means you’re on vacation, even if just for an hour.5. Rockaway Beach: The dream is real. We live in an amazing city and we have an incredible beach a quick train ride away, where you'll find live music, surfing and absurdly good fish tacos. 6. Not only do w
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris New York City, as we all know, is the concrete jungle where dreams are made of and as such is populated by very cool people doing very cool things (see: Karen O chatting to Julian Casablancas, or our Lena Dunham Pop Art photo shoot). And hell, we're down with that! But you know what? We're also down with snacking on mall food and going to the deli in our jammies. We like delivery and we like pop music, and we're not ashamed of it. Okay, maybe just a bit. Here are our guiltiest pleasures of living in NYC. Tell us yours (if you dare) in the comments below. RECOMMENDED: The New York guide to life 1. Gigs at the Barclays Center. Immaculate sound! Great views! A total lack of character! Who cares? Not us!2. Scarfing a Sbarro slice when you could be feasting on one of Gotham's finest gourmet pies. It was right there on the corner…3. Seeing Jersey Boys on Broadway. There are so many amazing, thoughtful, inspiring shows all over town, we know! But this one’s, like, really hummable.4. Not doing your own laundry. Yeah, there's a laundromat on the corner and machines in your building's basement, but drop-off service is where it's at. (Apart from anything else: folded underwear! Socks that have been matched up in a manner that doesn't suggest their owner is deranged! It’s like magic! Sad, domestic magic.)5. Booking an Uber in the middle of a price-surge without a second thought, because walking three blocks in the rain to get to the bar
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Hey, did we ever tell you how much we love our city? Far be it from us to show off (ahem, 50 reasons why New York is the greatest city in the world), but we figured that what with it being January and a little chilly and all, you could probably do with some cockle-warming reminders of Gotham's total awesomeness in the winter. And what better way to affirm that than with a healthy seasonal smackdown with Chicago? We've stepped up to the challenge before with our confidently titled and 100-percent-accurate reasons New York kicks Chicago's ass, and now it's time to step up to the boxing ring of truth once more. Are you ready, Chicago? Sorry, we couldn't hear you through the steel-plated snood and bearskin-lined onesie you're wearing. Let's do it! RECOMMENDED: The New York guide to life 1. Tourists from all over the world come to New York in winter because they want to. No one goes to Chicago in the winter unless their plane has been rerouted.2. We don’t let a little thing like weather affect our innate fashion sense. (Also: We have an innate fashion sense.)3. When our pizza arrives, it's not an ice-cold frisbee that requires reheating. Did we say frisbee? We meant four-inch-deep cheese-cement block. 4. Have you seen Central Park in the snow? 5. While PS1's summer Warm Up series may be dark, we do still have the Sunday Sessions concert series inside of MoMA's lovely (and warm) geodesic dome all winter.6. Our musicians have perf
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie HarrisRejoice, New York! Spring is here, in all of its 60-degree glory! And while we've already established that New York is the greatest city in the world for spring (we mean, come on! Look at these beautiful photos of the city in bloom!), we wanted to share with you the very special magic thing that spring does in NYC: this season turns us into better New Yorkers. Seriously, everything's better—from our newfound good behavior and better-looking-ness to our nicer apartments and general cleverness. Here's our scientific evidence. RECOMMENDED: Find more of the best things to do in spring1. We become a bit more studious, soaking up a good book on the Great Lawn just as eagerly as those warm, sunny rays. 2. We hold doors open, like decent, courteous people—instead of charging headlong into the nearest coffeeshop as fast as possible to escape the whipping winds. 3. We're flirtier. Romance is in the air and, hey, it's even warm enough for us to flash some ankle. Risqué. 4. Spring cleaning. We finally get around to throwing out all those sweaters/magazines/"art" objects and living our best life. Yes! 5. FLOWERS! Flowers on the kitchen table! Flowers in your hair! Flowers, like, everywhere. We're into it. 6. We're better pet owners. No more W.A.L.K.-shirking. 7. Athletic people are so excited by the warmer weather that they start wearing their sexier outfits, but since it's not actually all that warm, those outfits remain unsweaty. Be
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Valentine's Day in New York is no small thing—everything in the city gets the heart-shaped treatment, from window displays to special themed menus (we'll admit our heart skipped a beat when we saw the Kim 'n' Kanye dinner at Brucie restaurant). In honor of the big day, we present our list of couples you'll spot in Gotham this Valentine's Day. RECOMMENDED: Find more Valentine's Day ideas in NYC RECOMMENDED: The New York guide to life 1. The "oh, we don't care about Valentine's Day" coupleThey're in sweatpants buying grilled-cheese fixins at the deli, and are clearly perfectly happy to avoid the holiday hype. Somehow this makes them the cutest couple you'll see all day. 2. The teenagersThey'll make out in the subway, they'll make out in the bar, and you can bet they'll make out at the table next to you because they're on a fancy date with the money they made from their weekend jobs. 3. The "we do Valentine's Day a different night" coupleYou'll spot them dressed up for dinner at Tavern on the Green the week before or after February 14, when reservations are easier to get and they don't have to pay for a prix-fixe menu. Very pragmatic. 4. The bickerersThey're arguing on the subway about whose fault it is that they're late for their dinner reservation, and somehow you wind up watching the fight spiral out of control until they're taking jabs at each other's parents. Ah, that good old Valentine's Day meltdown. 5. The yogisThey'v
By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris Thanksgiving gives even the most cynical New Yorker a welcome check-in on the reasons we truly love our city. You don't have to look hard, of course—Gotham is the city that dreams built, and you can see it in our beautiful buildings and the stories of New York niceness that we've all experienced. But sometimes it's the little things that really warm your dressed-in-black New York heart. What did we miss? Tell us what you are thankful for in the comments below. RECOMMENDED: The New York guide to life RECOMMENDED: A full guide to Thanksgiving in NYC New Yorkers should be thankful… 1. For our city's new mascot, Pizza Rat, which managed to scurry his way into our collective unconscious. 2. For Manhattan's newest subway station, Hudson Yards - 34th St, which looks like the fanciest regional airport on all of Space Mountain. 3. When we're in a rush (which is every day) and our MetroCard goes through in one swipe. Zing!4. Every now and again, a bartender’s free pour will be so vigorous that you only need to buy one drink all night. God bless you all, drunk New York bartenders. 5. Adele's new album is the best late-fall, walking-through-the-city soundtrack any of us could ask for.6. For the fact our city looks more beautiful and twinkly than any other city in the world in the holidays.7. Pizza by the slice. The greatest thing since, well, sliced bread. 8. Those moments where a regular cab shows up mere seconds before your Uber in the