Best Off Broadway shows for kids and families
There's no business like show business, and there's no place better for shows than New York City. The sheer range of Off Broadway show for kids proves just that. Each of these theater productions offers something unique, including blue men from another world, wild percussion, a man-eating plant and—much to kids' delight—more bubbles than you've probably ever seen before. (Of course, there are plenty of great Broadway shows for kids as well.) Note that proof of vaccination is currently required for anyone over 12 and a negative COVID test is required for kids who are younger than that. Masks must also be worn inside the theater. Be sure to check out the specific requirements for any show you plan to attend before going. RECOMMENDED: More theater for kids in NYC Have you already checked out these cool Off Broadway shows for kids? New York has plenty of other fun activities up its sleeve. Visit these family attractions with your crew, grab a bite to eat after the show at one of these fun restaurants or try to check the 101 things to do with kids in NYC off your list.
Where to go for Thanksgiving dinner 2022 in NYC
Whether you are a lifelong New Yorker, a recent transplant, or just visiting for the weekend, being in the city for Thanksgiving is a special, never-gets-old experience. Fun and festive holiday events abound, including of course the long beloved Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and there are a plethora of NYC’s best restaurants to choose from for meals over the course of the holiday weekend (and all year long). If you’re specifically looking for somewhere memorable to eat on the big day, this list is a good place to start. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Thanksgiving in NYC
NYC events in September 2022
The best NYC events in September include everything from last-minute things to do in summer to early fall celebrations including incredible art and cultural events. Utilize our events calendar for September to help you schedule all the happenings you don’t want to miss like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Bronx Night Market and new exhibits at the city’s best museums. Sure, summer is nearly over, but the perfect isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So make sure to enjoy all of the wonderful things to do outside in New York before the cold front sweeps in this October! RECOMMENDED: Full NYC events calendar for 2022
Things to do on a Sunday in New York
Forget about work in the morning: you’ve got too much partying to do today, so here are the best things to do on a Sunday in New York. Whether you’re planning a day trip from NYC, looking for an awesome festival, or finally have the time to see some of the best museum exhibitions in NYC, we’ve got the rundown for your best Sunday Funday right here. And if you blew all your cash on Saturday, stick with our picks for the best free things to do in town. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in NYC this weekend and on Saturday
Things to do in New York this Saturday
It’s the weekend, you’re in the greatest city in the world, and its time to get wild—but what are the best things to do in NYC this Saturday exactly? We’ll tell you! Hit up some of the best New York attractions and events and be sure to fit in time to check out the best museum exhibits. Strapped for cash? Fear not! We’ve picked out some of the city’s top free things to do so that you’re not broke by Sunday. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in NYC this weekend and on Sunday
Why is First Class Tattoo becoming NYC’s go-to inking destination?
In life, there are few things you can’t afford to take chances on. And if you’re looking to get something inked onto your skin that will literally last forever, you’re going to want to make the right choice. Tattoos can boost your confidence, make you feel comfortable in your skin, and can sometimes be life-changing. First Class Tattoo has quickly made its mark in the NYC industry as a go-to inking destination, here’s why. So if you’re looking to make the jump, go somewhere where the tattoo artists know what they’re doing. And at First Class Tattoo, they sure do. The NYC tattoo studio, found at 52 Canal Street, exclusively hires artists who specialize in their niche. These are artists who have extensive education – First Class’ color realism specialist has worked on their craft for 16 years; their trash polka expert for 20. In fact, artists here regularly attend workshops, and conventions, and constantly learn more about their craft so they can always do their best. This kind of craft takes years to perfect. The artists experimented for a long time to be able to pride themselves on high-quality materials (and come sponsored by some of the top tattoo supply companies around), so their tattoos look beautiful and importantly withstand the ol’ test of time. Specialties vary from trash polka to watercolor, color realism, black and gray realism, and fine line. You can check out its ever-popular Instagram page, 100k+ followers strong, for all the artists’ latest work, as well as th
Things to do in New York this Friday
There are too many incredible things to do in New York this Friday to spend it on the couch. Whether you want to rage at one of the best parties in NYC or if you’re interested in checking out free comedy shows, you have unlimited options. That’s why we decided to make the planning process easier for you by selecting the very best events that are guaranteed to show you a good time. Forget road trips, the best way to spend your Friday night is right here in NYC. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in NYC this weekend
The best party buses near NYC
For a truly out-of-the-box fete, it’s hard to beat a party bus: NYC offers these comfy vehicles so you and your crew can blast the best party songs and sip your favorite beers while being shuttled to and fro your favorite spots. Since you don’t have to wait in lines or pay cover, it might even beat the experience at some of the rooftop bars and best clubs in NYC. Including a multicolor BYOB chicken bus, a 50-passenger behemoth and a double-decker, these are our favorite party buses in the city. RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to NYC nightlife
Bedford-Stuyvesant Neighborhood Guide
What’s the deal with Bedford-Stuyvesant?With Clinton Hill to the east and Crown Heights to the north, Bed-Stuy and its four smaller neighborhoods—Bedford, Stuyvesant Heights, Ocean Hill, and Weeksville—is a beautiful and historic neighborhood full of brownstones and lofty trees. While many know it as where big hitters like Notorious B.I.G., Aaliyah and Tracy Morgan came from, it is also the heart of Brooklyn's civil rights efforts. The neighborhood has been a major center for Brooklyn's Black population and is a hotspot for some of New York City's best small businesses that are certainly worth checking out. If you only do one thingShop Tompkins Avenue and support Black-owned businesses like Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits, Peace & Riot, Sincerely, Tommy while sipping on a drink from Brooklyn Kettle. Go off the beaten trackShop and take a class at Make Manifest, a co-creating space and curated retail market filled with goods handmade in the shop, locally and sourced from around the world. It regularly holds crafting workshops and events for women. On a sunny dayTake the New York Like a Native Bed-Stuy Walking Tour, where you'll learn about the history of the neighborhood. On a rainy dayGrab a coffee and work at Stone Fruit Espresso + Kitchen. Don't forget to peruse its beautiful indoor plant offerings. Get culturedSee what's on at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art and stop by the Richard Beavers and Bishop galleries. Chill outGrab some lunch to go from Peaches and have a pi
25 ways to still have an amazing fall in New York
If you ask any New Yorker what their favorite season is in the city, there’s a good chance they’ll say fall. There’s something magical about that time in the city when the air gets crisp, the temperature dips just enough that you can start wearing your favorite outfits and the leaves turn vibrant colors. However, there’s no doubt this fall is going to be very, very different from past ones in the city. Major cultural institutions are launching “virtual” fall seasons. Restaurants will only be allowing 25 percent of their normal crowds in to warm themselves by the fire. Broadway’s still dark. Luckily, those necessary changes don’t mean that there isn’t a ton of amazing things to do in the city this season. Here are 25 ways you can still make the most of fall in New York. RECOMMENDED: Discover more of the best things to do in New York
25 quotes about New York that fill us with immeasurable pride
New York isn’t going anywhere. While others may be predicting the city’s demise, we know the five boroughs are here to stay. (And we would know! We’re constantly writing about it every single day!) However, it’s hard to capture in a few short words just what makes this metropolis so special. Luckily, plenty of famous luminaries have given it a go—from famous writers to politicians, activists and many, many fictional characters. Like these quotes about the city? You can also find them at Time Out Market New York, currently open on the DUMBO waterfront. They’re emblazoned on plexiglass partitions attached to tables throughout the spaces as an extra little show of our hometown pride. 1. “London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” —Dorothy Parker, writer and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table (1893-1967) 2. “When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.”—Fran Lebowitz, author, thinker and actor (from a 1978 People magazine interview) 3. “If Louis was right, and you only get one great love, New York may just be mine. And I can’t have nobody talking shit about my boyfriend.”—Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City (1998) 4. “I don't like cities. But I like New York. Other places make me feel like a dork.”—Madonna “I Love New York” Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) 5. “Even if it ain't all it seems,
Best of 2019: Our staff on the year's top plays, restaurants and more
Looking for the best of 2019—that is, the things that really blew away our staffers over the past 12 months? Look no further. Welcome to our first-ever Golden Pigeon Awards. Discover the best new hangout in Bushwick, the Broadway shows you need to see, can’t-miss art exhibits, one of the best New York movies in quite a while and more. Bonus: There’s still time to experience all of these essentials for yourself.
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New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science dates back to the 1964 Worlds Fair. The 100,000-square-foot all-ages science museum truly has something for every type of science nerd. Browse more than 450 exhibits to learn about technology, sports, marine biology and climate change, and don’t miss the surprisingly engaging award-winning display on math. Rotating pop culture exhibits on topics ranging from Angry Birds to female robots in media make every visit unique. A 3-D theater showing an ever-changing roster of documentaries on science-related topics (think: extreme weather, engineering, robotics) offers a well-deserved break during a day of exploring this enormous museum. A throw back to biology class While the museum’s vast range of exhibits are packed with more than enough artifacts and interactive items to keep you engaged during a day’s visit, if you prefer the theater to a museum, consider scheduling your visit around NYSCI’s live demonstrations. Observe the dissection of a cow’s eye, learn what actually makes airplanes fly, watch a dull household item get repurposed into something you probably never imagined and more at these hourly demos. Leave feeling a little more educated and inspired. Additional weekly events like Make It Fridays allow for hands-on lessons and activities with materials ranging from thread to wires. Shoot into outer space…outdoorsAn additional 60,000 square feet of outdoor space includes exhibits for museumgoers ready to get active, like an interactive science pl
This East Williamsburg restaurant fuses Korean flavors with classic Korean Soul food to create Michelin Bib Gourmand-quality grub. And yes, it's as good as it sounds. But if you ask us? We’re most excited by the Jjajang bowl, which sees earthy, fermented bean sauce layered over sticky rice, topped with radish and your choice of protein. It's a great representation of the menu, inspired by a cuisine familiar to the Korean community. Alongside this, there are classic Gentle Perch dishes such as galbi marinated beef burgers and crispy fried chicken sandwiches which have garnered a cult following. And of course, no dinner is complete without a cocktail – so make sure to try out the signature house cocktails (happy hour is every day from 4pm until 7:30pm).
ME Chicken Rice
Sometimes it’s the simplest of flavors that have the most impact. ME Chicken Rice ios somewhere that really illustrates that way of thinking. Cooking up simple yet delicious street food, this restaurant is sure to warm your insides with aromatic chicken rice that’s on par with the stuff you’ll find in Asia. The most popular option is humbly known as number one (there are just five main dishes on the menu), and it’s a hearty blend of boneless chicken cooked until juicy, placed on top of ginger rice, with sides of slow-cooked liver and gizzards, and chili-ginger sauce. Enjoy this with your choice of appetizers or opt for a budget-friendly combo. As for drinks? You can keep it classic with a Thai ice tea or coffee, as well as the usual classic sodas.
Lanterne is an innovative candle lab in Chinatown that's perfect for private events, group hangouts, and special occasions. In its own words, this place fosters community and creativity through the art of candle making. Unleash your creativity by making a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself. All of the materials you need will be provided, so you can choose everything from the vessel to the scents, colors, and any personalized touches. Plus, you're welcome to bring your own beer, wine, and seltzers. Each session takes 45 minutes, plus two additional hours to cool and set. In that time you can explore the neighborhood. Can't return the same day? Lanterne can hold onto your candle or ship it to you for $8 per candle.
The Tiny Cupboard
Founded by Amy Wong and Matt Rosenblum, The Tiny Cupboard is an underground performance space located on the border of East Bushwick and Bed-Stuy. It’s a tiny art studio, comedy church and large rooftop—all used as performance spaces. There’s a lot going on, too. The Headliner series gives the platform to a big name for a 45-minute set, plus we like the sound of the House Special nights, which welcome a combo of house favorites and the best in up-and-coming talent. Keep an eye out for podcast specials, workshops, and some very decent open mic nights, too.
Time Out Market Bar
Everything you love about New York City's best bars can be found at Time Out Market: cocktails worthy of a hidden speakeasy, panoramic views of the skyline and happy hours to end your (work-from-home) day. Just like our curation of eateries, we've put in just as much thought when it comes to building our bar. Some of the city's best bartenders were behind us on Day One with Instagrammable libations and today, the creativity keeps flowing with drinks like the Smokin' Cherry Mule and Southsider. We dare you to order just one. Signature Cocktails ($14) New York SourAmador Double Barrel Whiskey, Lemon, Simple, Aquafaba and Reserve Port Hibiscus ChillCasamigos Reposado, Combier Orange, Lime and Hibiscus Syrup Sangria SpritzBertoux Brandy, Mulling Spice, Red Wine Blend and Club Soda Smokin' Cherry MuleAgave De Cortes Mezcal, Black Cherry, Amaro, Lemon and Ginger Beer SouthsiderSpring 44 Vodka, Aloe, Mint and Cucumber My Kind of Old FashionedHigh West Double Rye, Bertoux Brandy, Maple and Bitters Coconut CarouselOwney's Rum, Dark Rum, Orange, Pineapple, Coconut and Nutmeg Strawberry BelliniGrey Goose Vodka, Strawberry, Basil and ProseccoBeer Selection ($8) Brooklyn Brewery, Bronx Brewery, Stella Artois ($9), Modelo Especial ($9), Asahi Brewery, Estrella Damm, Mikkeller Brewery ($12), Five Boroughs Brewery Wine List SparklingLambrusco, Otello Ceci, Emilia, Italy ($12, $54)Mumm Napa, Blanc De Blancs, Napa, CA ($13, $56)Bedell Sparkling Rosé, Long Island, NY ($15, $58)Prosecco, La Mar
The Rooftop at Time Out Market
We curated every last detail at the Time Out Market: the food, the cultural experiences, the drinks, the space—everything including the breathtaking view, which is the perfect backdrop for the “best in New York City” experience. At The Rooftop at Time Out Market you can discover impressive bites from culinary rockstars while relaxing on sea foam seats on the outdoor terrace. Post up for acts selected by our team, complementing the entertainment of the breathtaking, sweeping views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, perfectly framed by the grand windows. Signature Cocktails ($14) New York SourAmador Double Barrel Whiskey, Lemon, Simple, Aquafaba and Reserve Port Hibiscus ChillCasamigos Reposado, Combier Orange, Lime and Hibiscus Syrup Sangria SpritzBertoux Brandy, Mulling Spice, Red Wine Blend and Club Soda Smokin' Cherry MuleAgave De Cortes Mezcal, Black Cherry, Amaro, Lemon and Ginger Beer SouthsiderSpring 44 Vodka, Aloe, Mint and Cucumber My Kind of Old FashionedHigh West Double Rye, Bertoux Brandy, Maple and Bitters Coconut CarouselOwney's Rum, Dark Rum, Orange, Pineapple, Coconut and Nutmeg Strawberry BelliniGrey Goose Vodka, Strawberry, Basil and ProseccoBeer Selection ($8) Brooklyn Brewery, Bronx Brewery, Stella Artois ($9), Modelo Especial ($9), Asahi Brewery, Estrella Damm, Mikkeller Brewery ($12), Five Boroughs Brewery Wine List SparklingLambrusco, Otello Ceci, Emilia, Italy ($12, $54)Mumm Napa, Blanc De Blancs, Napa, CA ($13, $56)Bedell Sparkling Rosé
One of our favorite parts of the New York food scene is how food cultures evolve and blend in this deliciously diverse city. Chef-owner Akhtar Nawab felt distinct similarities between the cuisines of Mexico and India—his parents’ native country. Having grown up learning to cook with his mother as his culinary inspiration, for Alta Calidad he created a marriage of the two cuisines with exciting flavors and satisfying standout dishes. Located in Prospect Heights, the bright and airy space is ideal for both lunches and brunches, only to transform into a dimly-lit intimate neighborhood locale at night. On a recent Wednesday night, every seat at every wooden table and the petit bar was full as diners clinked their mezcal cocktails. Before we dive too deep into the food, we obviously have to talk about the guac. Whole fried corn tortillas are served with a bowl of perfectly spicy guacamole and a rusty smoky salsa that will force you to order more chips to make sure you take down every last drop. Past starters including the predictably delicious queso fundido (a cast iron of melted cheese with fried yucca chips), lie their tasty tacos. Freshly griddle corn tortillas are filled with charred steak and tomatillo salsa or crispy shrimp tempura with chorizo. Both were authentic in flavor profiles yet a unique expression of the chef’s mission to bring a new perspective to Mexican cuisine. The mains continue this expression with Mexican Coca-Cola lamb ribs or a chicken-fried steak torta
Patsy Grimaldi—the flour-dusted legend behind Grimaldi's, which has since changed hands—busts out of retirement to reclaim his pie shop's first location, along with its original coal oven. Your whole brood is more than welcome—pizza has, after all, been in Patsy's family for eight generations. The menu spotlights iconic red-sauce fare, including classic pies (Margherita, Marinara, Calzone and White Pizza) and meatballs, as well as New York Cheesecake, cannolis and other tasty desserts.
It was a shock when Nolita’s Israeli institution shuttered this May. Now, chef Einat Admony has resurrected her Mediterranean darling in her former Bar Bolonat space. Signature plates (e.g. the lamburger) remain alongside some fresh additions like a red snapper with okra tempura.
FELICE's restaurants, and specifically, pasta always impress us so we extended an invite to join Time Out Market New York. Learn how our market curation works here, but basically we tasted the food, reviewed the restaurants and, ultimately, recommended FELICE for a coveted spot. Here’s why: This 60-seat trattoria in the Financial District’s Gild Hall Hotel is the third location from the team behind Felice Wine Bar and Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar. Diners tuck into signature Tuscan dishes, while the wine-bottle-lined walls, wine-jug chandeliers and tufted leather banquettes echo its uptown siblings' aesthetic. The Tuscan offering are plenty enough that you can choose your own adventure: light and vegetable forward or comforting and carb-heavy. Toast topped with kale and anchovies or burrata over roasted cauliflower make for vibrant starters that sing with acidic olive oil. Even the bread basket reads very Italian with tender slices of olive loaf, perfect for scraping your plates clean. Moving on to the filling pastas, there really isn’t a wrong option. Tender fettuccini in a rich and hearty veal bolognese is just as good of a choice as their creamy cacio e pepe or fluffy potato gnocchi. Each bowl was perfectly al dente while showcasing stunning sauces that read as both rustic and refined, giving the elevated sense of comfort we crave out of a spot like this. Whether you’re looking for a fun date night spot or a casual comforting meal, Felice brings all the cozy vibes and carbs
Pizza is arguably the most competitive food category in New York, but Juliana's rules the city’s pie scene, so, naturally, we invited it to hold court at Time Out Market New York. Learn how our market curation works here, but basically we tasted its food, reviewed the restaurant and, ultimately, recommended Juliana's for a coveted spot. Here’s why: Patsy Grimaldi is nothing short of a New York icon. After learning how to make pizza from his uncle who owned Patsy’s Pizzeria, he went on to open Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. The pizza mogul sold his shop to retire in the late 90’s, but came out of retirement at the age of 81 in 2012 when Grimaldi’s new owners moved the restaurant next door, leaving his original shop vacant. So be it the story of how Juliana’s was born, Patsy’s next chapter in his book of ‘za. The parlor still draws a crowd and there’s a clear reason why: It’s some of the best pizza in town (and that’s a strong statement in the city of Gotham). Be sure to plan ahead because there is always a line looping outside the front door with hungry diners eyeing down seated patrons to eat faster. But when you do make your way through the front door, who is standing there but Patsy Grimaldi, the octogenarian pizzaiolo himself, ready to escort you to your table. While we can talk about the nostalgia of their stellar egg creams or the fact that their pasta fagioli tastes just like Nonna used to make, we’d rather spend our time talking about the flawless pies. All eyes ar
Have breakfast for dinner with Clinton Street Bakery’s indulgent carbonara recipe
"Bacon, eggs and a little spaghetti. What's better than that?" We wouldn't argue with chef Neil Kleinberg of Clinton St. Baking Company because, after all, he's turned brunch into a meal we could eat anytime of day. As we all continue to abide by stay-at-home orders, we're also starting to lose track of time. When was the last time you got out of your sweats? And washed your hair? Don't even think about it. How about breakfast for dinner? We're all for it, especially when it's Kleinberg's easy-to-make recipe for spaghetti-bacon-eggs. But until we can hit up one of the best brunches in NYC or order the fluffy blueberry pancakes from Kleinberg's kitchens, all our cravings are met with this rich, comforting dish—morning, day and night. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Market New York (@timeoutmarketnewyork) on Apr 30, 2020 at 1:33pm PDT Spaghetti-Bacon-Eggs (a.k.a. pasta carbonara)1 serving Here’s what you’ll need: ½ yellow onion 2 garlic cloves 2 bacon slices 2–3 eggs 1 cup Parmesan 1 serving pasta (we're not judging what "one serving" means to you) Here’s how to make it: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Dice onion, garlic and bacon, then whisk together eggs and half of the Parmesan. Add a splash of olive oil to make whisking easier. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Meanwhile, cook the bacon on low heat until it starts to crisp. Then add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Ad
Time Out Market New York launches $12 lunch deal with Bessou, Alta Calidad and more
Dumbo isn’t the easiest place to find affordable lunch options, what with all the tourist traps taking advantage of the crowds. With that in mind, we’ve launched our own lunch specials at Time Out Market New York. It's one of the best deals in the neighborhood for both those that are new to the area and those who’ve loved it for a long time. From Monday through Friday, 11am until 3pm, participating vendors will offer a signature dish with a complimentary soft drink (and some with other bonuses), for $12. Here’s what we’re offering: Bessou What’s the deal? Japanese chickpea curry rice bowl with a side of chicken karaage. Mr. Taka Ramen What’s the deal? Spicy Tantan Men (soupless ramen) with wavy, flat noodles, ground pork, scallions, leeks sesame and spicy oil. The dish also comes with a house salad or soba noodles as a side. Photograph: Courtesy Time Out Market New York Alta Calidad Taqueria What’s the deal? A quesadilla-roti (corn or flour) with chips and salsa. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alta Calidad Taqueria (@actqloves) on Dec 3, 2019 at 2:13pm PST Pat LaFrieda What’s the deal? Signature slider and fries. Clinton St. Baking Company What’s the deal? A “B.E.L.T”: Double smoked bacon, free range eggs, lettuce, tomato and mayo, on sourdough toast. Avocaderia What’s the deal? Rotating salads and toasts that will change daily. Mondays will bring a seasonal salad, Tuesdays it's “Portobello Road,” Wednesdays are the “M
21 most anticipated Fall 2019 restaurant openings in NYC
We can feel fall is around the corner when everyone starts planning an upstate trip to go apple picking, pulling out their turtlenecks from the back of the closet and setting a calendar reminder to order that pumpkin spice latte (don’t worry, we won’t shame you). For those of us who obsessively stay up-to-date on dining out offerings, autumn is about the plethora of restaurants slated to open throughout the season. From a new Peruvian Nikkei restaurant by Llama Inn’s Erik Ramirez to an upcoming Thai diner by the Michelin-starred Uncle Boons team, this is our fall preview of the best new restaurant openings in NYC, the buzziest spots that should be on your radar for 2019 and beyond. Here, our Food and Drink team, Bao Ong and Emma Orlow, are cutting through the noise, by breaking it down with the 21 hottest openings they’re excited to try this fall. Canal Street Oysters will be run by restaurateur brothers, Anthony and Tom Martignetti Photograph: Evan Sung Thai Diner Why we’re excited: Uncle Boons and its more casual to-go spot, Uncle Boons Sister, are two of our favorite Downtown restaurants. Now, husband-and-wife team Matt Danzer and Ann Redding are launching a Thai spin on the American diner in the former site of the short-lived The Sosta. While many new restaurants opening up are evoking diner nostalgia (see: MeMe's Diner, Gertie, Golden Diner) given their pedigree for excellent dishes, we have a feeling this one will be a stand out. Look out for those Thai disco
There are thousands of dead bodies buried beneath NYC’s parks
If you've passed through some of Manhattan's best parks, you've probably walked over thousands of dead bodies. Washington Square Park, Union Square, Madison Square Park and Bryant Park are all built over Potter’s fields, an arcane form of a mass grave that was once used to entomb poor people. We met up with Greg Young and Tom Meyers of The Bowery Boys: New York City History podcast, who broke down the history of burial grounds in Manhattan and the parks that now sit on top of them. Watch the video above to discover the spooky side of some of NYC’s most popular public spaces. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
Cash Cab has returned to New York City
The New York-centric game show Cash Cab makes its triumphant return to the Discovery Channel this week, five years after the series’s original run came to an end. Comedian Ben Bailey is back in the driver’s seat as host, quizzing unsuspecting New Yorkers on trivia questions that either result in cold, hard cash or an early boot from the cab. We teamed up with the show to surprise two friends of Time Out New York with an appearance in the Cash Cab. The victims in question were Michael Urie and Drew Droege, who are currently in the middle of a run of the delightful show Bright Colors and Bold Patterns at SoHo Playhouse. Bailey quizzed them on New York City trivia—and they did pretty well! Check out the full video of their ride above, and tune in to Discovery on Mondays at 10pm for more Cash Cab goodness. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
Restaurant Week is back for summer 2019 with Bombay Bread Bar, Empellón and more
Restaurant Week is back for summer 2019, this year from July 22nd through August 16th. With over 400 participating dining destinations, the bi-annual event offers a chance to eat your way through the city without breaking the bank. While Restaurant Week is a chance to try some of New York’s fine dining destinations, we selected some of our favorite spots where not only will you be sure to be able to try a few different things from the menu, but have fun while you’re doing it, too. At all of the following spots, you can expect limited-time, pre-fixe menus that give you plenty of wiggle room for experimentation. At all the following participating restaurants, deals run as follows: Mon-Fri: Lunch - $26 Mon-Fri: Dinner - $42 Sun: Brunch/Lunch - $26 Sun: Dinner - $42 The Bombay Bread Bar Cuisine: Indian Why go: Chef Floyd Cardoz is one of New York’s most exciting chefs. At Cardoz’s most colorful venture yet, breads come alongside a whimsical atmosphere designed by Wes Anderson’s set designer. Sadly, The Bombay Bread Bar is closing this September. So this Restaurant Week may be your last to check it out the special space. Menu highlights: The chickpea-battered cauliflower roast (with mint chutney), the lamb curry (mint, lentils, cracked wheat), a choice of side like the Bombay dal fry, and the gajar halwa tart (toasted cashews, raisin-rose whipped cream). Empellón Cuisine: Modern Mexican Why go: The midtown location of Alex Stupak’s Empellón empire, is perhaps his crown je
Time Out Market Drink of the Day: Ghost Donkey
The Time Out Market has three bars—we hate having to walk too far for a drink. And whether you're kicking back around our stage's local musical acts and comedy shows, or downstairs in the thick of the hungry throng, you'll probably want to imbibe while you do it. That's why we're collaborating with our Time Out Bar Award winner, Ignacio “Nacho” Jimenez from Ghost Donkey. Jimenez' drink, Lil' Loco—Dorothy Parker gin, Kümmel liqueur, tomatillo-serrano sherbet, lime and celery—has the same high energy that sent us flying at his celebrated tequila and mezcal bar near the Bowery. You know the green light at the end of The Great Gatsby, that's simultaneously a metaphor for Gatsby's love of Daisy, his obsession with money and the American Dream? This glowing orb of a cocktail beckons us in a similar way. For those days when when you look back and realize you've only consumed a roster of different carbs all day, the green cocktail offers something light and fresh to cut the richness of poor meal planning. A crunchy tomatillo garnish and celery mixed-in allows us to feign to our stomaches that we're consuming a liquid salad, while actually enjoying a perfectly sweet and tart alcoholic bev. At Time Out, we cover the New York bar scene with as much scrutiny and passion as we do our restaurants. That’s because we know that a truly spectacular watering hole is a rare and treasured thing. What we love about the Time Out Market, among many things, is the ability to mix and match. Pair
We can't believe its...FabaButter?
What the hell is FabaButter? We don't blame you for having no idea. The dairy-free product, made by a new Brooklyn company called Fora Foods, hasn't been released on store shelves yet, but it's already made a quiet debut at some of our favorite restaurants. It's made with coconut fat and aquafaba (that juice in canned chickpeas) for mouthfeel and emulsion. The vegan butter alternative is also more environmentally-friendly especially because aquafaba is a by-product that's often washed down the drain. Chefs like Michelin-star recipient Brad Farmerie at Saxon + Parole uses Fora Foods in the vegan pavlova, arancini, rilletes, and Garden Charcuterie plate. At Maman, fababutter is in the gooey chocolate chip cookies stuffed with macadamia nuts and pretzels it has come to be known for. At Petee's Pie, it's in a vegan apple pie. But if you're looking to get your hands on some for your morning toast, it'll be awhile. For now, take pride in knowing the secret ingredient that's growing in New York's plant-based dining scene. Looking for more vegan-friendly options? Head to our guide for the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in NYC. Photograph: Courtesy Saxon + Parole/ Noah Fecks
Time Out Market Dish of the Day: Breads Bakery’s Chocolate Babka
Sure, Seinfeld launched babka into popularity after its notorious episode, but Breads Bakery put it on the map—and into our thankful mouths—when it opened in Union Square six years ago. Today, its chocolaty, gooey rolls of joy are considered not only the best babkas around town, but also some of the best pastries, full stop. We’re excited to have its crowd favorite, alongside other flaky, buttery treats like croissants, strudels and chocolate chip cookies, here at the market. The baked goods are best relished with an espresso (pulled by expert baristas) or a cortado or a cappuccino—yadda, yadda, yadda. Time Out Market New York, the best of the city under one roof is now open at 55 Water Street, Brooklyn.
Time Out Market Dish of the Day: Jacobs Pickles’ fried chicken sandwich
When Jacob’s Pickles opened on the Upper West Side in 2011, it was one of the first truly cool restaurants in a neighborhood better known for its sleepy dining scene than hip eateries and bars. The back-to-basics menu was one we could get behind (goodbye, stale chicken wings and greasy fries). The Southern-focused spot specializes in comfort foods: Nashville hot chicken, biscuits, mac and cheese and, of course, pickles. Now we have a taste of down-home cooking with one of their best dishes: the fried chicken sandwich. In their first-ever expansion to Brooklyn, Jacob's Pickles brings what they do best: a pillowy biscuit plays well with the crispy chicken, a richness that is cut by the acidity of their sour pickles. It's our dish of the day!
Time Out Market Dish of the Day: Ivy Stark’s Unicorn Bowl
If there is an Iron Throne of New York’s Mexican cuisine, this Stark has a claim to it. In this city we adore our taquerias and Mexican food trucks, though, for many of us, the first time we picked up a refined taco off elegant dish ware was at an Ivy Stark restaurant—and we’ve been chasing the dragon ever since. Stark brings the élan she perfected at Dos Caminos and Rosa Mexicano to her signature Time Out Market eatery serving elevated Mexican favorites. The dishes are so shareable they’re are guaranteed to make you new friends at a communal table. While upstairs at the Time Out Market, Stark pays homage to her roots with a modern cantina experience in our gorgeous teal rooftop space, downstairs she's also in the thick of it, with an entirely new concept making Mexican bites more flexible to dietary restrictions, with a vegan-friendly stall known as BKLYN Wild. It’s not easy tinkering with the classics, but chef Ivy Stark keeps proving us wrong with her refreshing take on some of our favorite cuisines. The unicorn bowl, found at BKLYN Wild, is prepared with purple sweet potatoes (ube), pomegranate, coconut yogurt, pepitas and mint is one of the most healthful (and colorful) options at the market. Yeah, it might be super on-trend, but that's because this is the kind of food we actually like to eat. The ube is perfectly sweet and filling. It'll make you and your Instagram feed light up in full saturation, while leaving you feeling revved up for a big walk across the Brooklyn
One of NYC's best public art installations is at Time Out Market
As the weather is warming up and you start heading out to the best outdoor restaurants and bars, don't forget to check out some of New York's public art installations. While we love our city's plethora of museums, there's nothing better than getting to check out top art for free. Thankfully, we've teamed up with artist Tom Fruin at our upcoming Time Out Market. Fruin made Dumbo pop long before Dumbo—as the global destination—popped. His studio for many years remained in the neighborhood, and many pieces, like his iconic Watertower on Jay St. and signage for St. Ann's Warehouse are also nearby. “I do consider myself an emissary of Dumbo,” admits Fruin, who, after more than 20 years in the neighborhood, recently moved his studio to Gowanus to take on larger projects. “I do miss it.” To celebrate the opening of Time Out Market New York, Fruin has set up Maxikiosco, a house constructed of his signature vibrant glass, at our western entrance; it's the first public art installation to be in our market space. The installation at the Time Out Market allows visitors to step through and experience shimmering light in a bold spectrum of vivid colors. It also makes for some pretty killer pics. (Trust us. We shot the duo behind High Maintenance last year at one of the artist's installations at North Brooklyn Farms). And while the piece has some pretty obvious photographable moments, we'll let you in one an insider's tip: text 718-415-7841 to see Fruin's installation twinkle. We promise