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Will Gleason

Will Gleason

Editor, Time Out New York

Will Gleason covers all aspects of going out in the city from bars and restaurants to festivals, concerts, events and local news. He has years of experience covering culture, entertainment and travel for the New York Post, Next Magazine, LOGO TV and more. He also runs Time Out New York's dating column, Undateables. (Email undateable@timeout.com to be sent out on a blind date!) 

Will has been with Time Out since 2014 and is the Editor of Time Out New York. Reach him at will.gleason@timeout.com or find him on Twitter @willsgleason or on Instagram @willsgleason.

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The best beaches in NYC

The best beaches in NYC

Get ready for another summer of fun in the sun! New York City beaches are opening for swimming and sunbathing starting Memorial Day weekend! A visit to one—if not all—of the best beaches NYC has to offer is needed when temperatures become hot and sticky. Whether you’re planning weekend getaways, a camping trip, a stay at an oceanfront Airbnb or just looking for ways to cool off or with friends, these beaches in New York are a quick subway, ferry or bus trip away. If you have a car and want to venture further out, we’ve also included off-the-beaten-track sandy shores that are less than two hours away and you can check out NYC's hidden beaches here. But first, some answers: RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do outside in NYC What is the best beach in NYC? That depends on what makes a beach worth visiting. Want pristine sand and fewer crowds, the best beach is Fort Tilden Beach. If you like a more iconic beach experience with a bit of crowding, the best beach is Rockaway Beach. What are the best non-crowded beaches in NYC? Fort Tilden is still less crowded than other beaches in NYC.

The best hiking near NYC

The best hiking near NYC

NYC may be a big bustling city, but not far beyond these skyscrapers you can find plenty of options for getting some fresh air and getting back to nature. While NYC parks are some of the best in the country, there are times when you need a little more — picturesque views, varying terrain and a change of scenery. These options for hiking near NYC offer all that and more. You’ll find hikes that range from easy to challenging, wind through forests and valleys and, most importantly, allow full-on communing with nature. These NYC-area hikes are accessible by public transportation, so all you need to do is grab your boots, backpack and hiking essentials and you’ll be ready to hit the trail. From mountains to lakes, serene paths to rocky cliffs, fabulous outdoor adventures await. You could partake in the many things to do outside in NYC or head out for a day trip or weekend getaway, but when you’re itching to get back to nature, these destinations for hiking near NYC will do the trick.

The best spas in NYC

The best spas in NYC

We know how it goes: one day you’re loving life in this fine city of ours, the next day you’ve had it with the hustle and need to get away from it all. If a weekend getaway isn’t in the cards, perhaps you can spare a few precious hours for a visit to one of the best spas in NYC. These spas dish out serious serenity in the form of massages, facials and other relaxing treatments so you can be refreshed and on the way to stress-free bliss. Spas are not just for melting away stress (though that’s certainly a welcome side effect) — these spas offer services that can soothe sore muscles, refresh tired skin or get you ready for a beach weekend or big night out. Others offer facilities where you can spend a full day unwinding (girls’ day, anyone?). Some offer or even specialize in couples massages for a romantic date option. NYC spas range from affordable to all-out luxurious. Treat yourself to a pampering at one of these spas — you deserve it.

The best weekend getaways from NYC

The best weekend getaways from NYC

Oh, NYC — we can never quit you, with your amazing restaurants, internationally-recognized bars and world-class museums. There’s simply no way to be bored in this city. The crowds, the hustle and the pace, however, can lead to some serious stress and, well, sometimes we need a break. Fortunately the location of our fine city affords easy access to many other exciting, yet more relaxed destinations. These weekend getaways from NYC offer fun, relaxation and a little something different not too far from home. Whether you’re taking a car or public transportation, these destinations are easily accessible in five hours or less. Enjoy nature, chill by a lake, take in some art or do a little shopping. From quaint towns to beachy locales, a weekend away will be just the thing to recharge. If you don’t have a whole weekend to spare, consider one of these day trips from NYC. Looking for a longer getaway? A road trip from NYC might be for you. But these weekend getaways are just right, opening up a whole new world in upstate New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and more. RECOMMENDED:– Best things to do in upstate New York– Cheap romantic getaways near NYC– Best beaches in NYC– Best day trips from New York– Most scenic train rides in America This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best gardens in NYC

The best gardens in NYC

New York City has the most beautiful gardens, despite being seen as a concrete jungle. There are small pockets where greenery not only thrives but provides a welcome respite from the hectic pace of urban life—that is, if you know where to look. Next time you want to take a minute to stop and smell the roses (or the tulips), check out NYC parks like Central Park or visit New York's various conservatories (like the one at the New York Botanical Garden). We've also included lesser-known, secret gardens in NYC that provide rare moments of solitude in a city packed with eight million people. Note that most of the stunning botanical gardens are requiring pre-reserved tickets at this time, so check their websites before heading out. RECOMMENDED: The best rooftop gardens and urban farms in NYC

18 New York hacks to make your life easier

18 New York hacks to make your life easier

From the best days to hit up museums in NYC to making reservations at the best restaurants in NYC or scoring last-minute Broadway tickets, these only-in-New York hacks will help you up your Gotham game in all kinds of ways. 1. Stake out the cleaner spots on the subway platform’s yellow warning strips. That guy who always knows where the subway doors will open? He’s not psychic—just smart. The least filthiest areas on the yellow warning strips mark the locations where the doors most often open. 2. Switch over to OMNY to get through public transportation seamlessly  The MetroCard's days are limited and for good reason! NYC is moving over to the OMNY card—a tap-and-go credit card-like pass that can be reloaded, meaning it's faster and easier to get through turnstiles. You can also use Apple Pay, Apple Cash or other digital wallets to pay for subway fare simply by tapping your phone. It makes moving through the system a breeze! (And now those who take more than 12 single-fare trips in a seven-day period will automatically get an unlimited weekly pass.) 3. Don’t be scared of the front row at Film Forum. Since the screens are smaller at this cinema lover’s mecca, the first row inside any of its theaters actually boasts the best seats in the house. 4. Download these apps immediately. A number of smartphone apps, including Curb and Arro, make it easier to hail a cab, let you reserve a taxi for pickup up to 24 hours in advance, and allow you to pay for the ride with your smartphone. F

The best Nashville attractions

The best Nashville attractions

When most people think of Nashville, the first words that come to mind are Music City.  True, this city is one of the best places in the world to enjoy live music and revel in its history. However, it has also become a thriving hub of many other types of culture from cuisine (you’ll want to keep our list of the city’s best restaurants handy and make sure to try some Nashville hot chicken) to art (don’t miss the Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Frisk.) If you’re partial to activities, events and things to do, consider kicking off your tour of the city at the famous Country Music Hall of Fame or the Grand Ole Opry. Both sites offer essential looks at America’s proud country music heritage. Home to more than 20 colleges and universities, the Tennessee town is also drenched in a rich tradition of academia, as evidenced by the many libraries and cultural institutions you’ll see at every corner.  Sport fans will be amazed by the loudest fans in the NHL (for real), who even throw catfish on the ice when possible (true story) at Bridgestone Arena.  Basically, everyone will find something to adore in Nashville.RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Nashville

The 16 absolute best margaritas in NYC

The 16 absolute best margaritas in NYC

Sure–celebrating Cinco de Mayo satisfies any South-of-the-Border craving, but why reserve the city’s best margaritas in NYC for just one day? It's always time for tequila, especially when shaken up with a hit of spice or swirled with sweet watermelon. Hit NYC’s best Mexican restaurants for some serious agave spirits, or down them alongside some of Gotham's best tacos. Fair warning, though: You're gonna want a pitcher.   RECOMMENDED: Full guide to cocktails in NYC

The 10 best lobster rolls in NYC

The 10 best lobster rolls in NYC

Years after Rebecca Charles pushed the first Manhattan lobster roll across the marble counter at Pearl Oyster Bar, the sandwich has become a local staple, a crustacean-filled highlight among things to do in the summer in New York. From no-frills sandwich shops to the city’s best seafood restaurants, these are the best lobster rolls in NYC.

The 14 best restaurants and bars in the Bronx

The 14 best restaurants and bars in the Bronx

The Bronx is more than just home to those pinstriped Yanks. It’s home to the city’s real Little Italy and subsequently some of the best pizza in NYC, as well as exemplary interpretations of global foods representing the Boogie Down’s rich diversity. Grab a pint at one of the borough’s top-rate beer halls, and toast to the best restaurants and bars in the Bronx. RECOMMENDED: The full guide to the Bronx

The 17 best donut shops in NYC

The 17 best donut shops in NYC

If you've been hunting through the city’s best bakeries and coffee shops for the best donuts in NYC, look no further. We've compiled a handy list of where to find the most exemplary fried rings, from a spot in a Staten Island strip mall to brioche-based treats from the brick-and-mortar offshoot of a beloved online bakery. Whether for breakfast, lunch (no judgment), or dessert, these are NYC’s best outposts for doughnuts (btw here are some of the best desserts in NYC). RECOMMENDED: Full guide to best restaurants in NYC

The 22 best dessert in NYC

The 22 best dessert in NYC

Planning your dessert destinations in NYC? We’ve eaten our way through New York’s best ice cream, doughnuts, cookies, and chocolates to bring you the cream-filled crème de la crème. Satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts to end an amazing meal at one of NYC’s best restaurants, or head to a bakery to eat dessert first. Our list includes some of New York’s most famous desserts – Levain cookies, anyone? – as well as hidden gems around the five boroughs, including nutty mung bean tortoises and the world’s best vegan carrot cake. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in NYC

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Brooklyn Cyclones Sunday Rooftop Brunch

Brooklyn Cyclones Sunday Rooftop Brunch

This new boozy brunch on Coney Island is a home run! The Brooklyn Cyclones debuted a brand-new rooftop boozy brunch for the 2022 season that offers some pretty stunning views. Guests will be able to take in views of the baseball game, the ocean and Coney Island while, of course, sipping on unlimited beer, mimosas and Bloody Marys—courtesy of The Murphs Famous Bloody Mary Mix. (And at $49, the bases aren’t the only things that are a steal!) Service starts at 1:30pm (game time is 2pm) and includes breakfast breads and spreads, fruit, yogurt, Cyclones brunch sliders, hashbrown potatoes 

Cinco De Mayo at Time Out Market New York

Cinco De Mayo at Time Out Market New York

Time Out Market New York is the perfect place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year. The Market will be hosting an all-day party for the holiday with a special Margarita Madness offering from the bar—you’ll be able to get $12 margaritas or $25 fish bowls for two all day. (Available in regular, strawberry and mango.) Meanwhile, don’t miss the special live salsa party from 6pm–9pm featuring DJ Jimmy Anton, percussionist Ronnie Roc and dancer Adriel Flete! It will definitely be a Cinco De Mayo to remember. Register here.

Reggae Calypso Sunday Celebration

Reggae Calypso Sunday Celebration

The weather is finally warming up in NYC, and Time Out Market has the perfect party to celebrate! Head to the Market for a lively Reggae Calypso Sunday Celebration that’s taking over both our floors to kick off a brand-new weekly music series. DJ Danymane will be playing reggae, calypso, soca and more throughout the Market from 1pm–4pm, and you’ll be able to catch live Carnival dancers courtesy of Pure Samba Entertainment in the lobby from 12pm–12:10pm and on the fifth floor from 12:20pm–12:50pm. That’s not all! Rotating Caribbean vendors will be on hand all afternoon selling merch and apparel, and you’ll be able to take advantage of some seriously fun drink specials. Time Out Market New York bars will be selling Caribbean Rum Punch (orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, mango juice, Bacardi Silver, Malibu Rum, Plantation Rum) in both Individual ($10 from 12–4pm; $15 after) and Fish Bowl ($20 from 12–4pm; $25 after) sizes. If that’s not enough to get you up and dancing, we don’t know what is.

The Diana Hickman Band at Time Out Market

The Diana Hickman Band at Time Out Market

An edgy and dramatic artist with a reverence for the mystical, Diana Hickman blends the quirky stylings of avant pop with the deep grooves and harmonic sophistication of Soul, R&B, and Jazz.  A California native, Hickman relocated to the east coast over a decade ago to attend Boston Conservatory and then settled into a new life in New York City. Hickman has appeared at big name clubs including The Blue Note Jazz Club, The Iridium, and Brooklyn Bowl, and extensive regional tours. Hickman has distilled her stage presence to smoky smooth perfection. Her sound channels singular giants such as Kate Bush, Bjork, Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse without ever falling into a parody.

Easter Saturday Celebration

Easter Saturday Celebration

The hottest hop-pening of spring is coming to Time Out Market! Celebrate Easter this year with a family-friendly morning party on April 16th from 9am–12pm. Your $25 ticket will get you access to a matinee film, secure participation in an egg-cellent Easter egg hunt on the Market’s fifth floor and get you an Easter goodie bag with complimentary tickets to the nearby Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Your ticket also comes with a $10 event card towards a meal of your choice at one of our concessions. On top of all that, you’ll be going home with some photos with the one-and-only Easter bunny! Make this an Easter weekend to remember for the whole family.

The Whitney Hotel

The Whitney Hotel

Seamlessly blending historic charm with a refined, understated luxury, The Whitney is a stylish oasis located just on the edge of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. If you’re looking to stay somewhere in the city where you can be relaxed and comfortable while being immersed in the stately character of this New England metropolis, this is the place for you. The 65-room boutique property is named for Henry Melville Whitney, a prominent Boston industrialist who once owned the site. That attention to the area’s past can also be found in design details throughout the property, including its classic brick townhouse style that reflects the surrounding homes of Beacon Hill and the light-filled courtyard just outside of the hotel’s lobby with a peaceful garden and tranquil fountain. Designed by Boston-based Hacin + Associates, the welcoming rooms feature amenities including WRIGHT mattresses, Frette bed linens and Grown Alchemist bath products. Many of the rooms feature large windows with stunning views of the Charles River, Beacon Hill and Cambridge. (Those staying at the hotel can also take advantage of the river through the on-site “Whitney on the Water'' program which offers the option to rent sailboats or yachts. Bicycles are also available for guests to take out for the day.) The only main amenity missing is that some of the rooms don’t have fridges. Whether you’re walking down the art-filled hallways or putting up your feet next to the fireplace in the lobby, you’ll be able to

Diet Zhuzh

Diet Zhuzh

Looking for something that will make you feel a bit better about that long-delayed return to the office? This queer underground party will have you associating workplace culture more with the dance floor than the watercooler. Diet Zhuzh is a riotous new event poking fun at work and brand culture in a serious party atmosphere. DJs Who Girl and Babes The DJ, along with host Anya Volz and photographer Tiny Tiger, are throwing the nightlife company retreat of your dreams.  "Diet Zhuzh is serious fun. We need humor right now. We need nightlife that is fun and thought-provoking. We need spaces where we give ourselves permission to laugh at the absurdity of life,” says DJ Who Girl. “This is the party where you can learn something about your ‘work/life balance,’ meet new people, and dance.”  Expect plenty of jokes about “circling back” and “huddling up” along with nametags identifying employees (a.k.a. partygoers) as belonging to the Dept of Taste, the Dept. of Them/Thems, the Dept. of Carrying On, etc. Best of all? In the third year of a pandemic that’s affected all of our nightlife and work lives, it’s the perfect place to form some brand-new IRL connections of your own. (Who says you can’t network on a dance floor?) For this outing, be sure to wear your most energetic neon pink and acid green look—there will be a prize for best “company uniform” of the night!

Love Local Tuesdays at Time Out Market

Love Local Tuesdays at Time Out Market

Things are getting hyper local at Time Out Market New York every Tuesday! Beginning February 22, 2022, visitors to the Market will be able to receive 20 percent off drinks all day long if they’re a resident, first responder or worker in Dumbo. (Just a heads up: the deal is not valid during Happy Hour.) That’s right—we’re showing the community a little extra love every single Tuesday. Just be sure to bring some proof of identification to take advantage of the neighborhood-focused deal.

UEFA Champions League at Time Out Market Miami

UEFA Champions League at Time Out Market Miami

Catch the UEFA Champions League at Time Out Market Miami all winter long! We’ll be showing the games at the Market on our massive LED screen from February 15–March 16. To pair with those screenings, there will be plenty of IRL specials, too! Happy hour will begin one hour earlier—at 3pm—and run until 7pm, featuring $8 cocktails, $7 wines and $6 beer.  See the full schedule below so you don’t miss a game! Tuesday, Feb. 15: ⚽ Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ⚽ Sporting Lisbon vs. Manchester City 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  Wednesday, Feb. 16:     ⚽ Inter Milan vs. Liverpool 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ⚽ RB Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich 3:00 PM-5:00 PM   Tuesday, Feb. 22:     ⚽ Chelsea vs. LOSC Lille 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ⚽ Villarreal vs. Juventus 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  Wednesday, Feb. 23:     ⚽ Atlético de Madrid vs. Manchester United 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  ⚽ Benfica vs. Ajax 3:00 PM-5:00 PM    Tuesday, March 8:     ⚽ Liverpool vs. Inter Milan 3:00 PM-5:00 PM⚽ Bayern Munich vs. RB Salzburg 3:00 PM-5:00 PM    Wednesday, March 9:     ⚽ Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain 3:00 PM-5:00 PM     ⚽ Manchester City vs. Sporting Lisbon 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  Tuesday, March 15:     ⚽ Manchester United vs. Atlético de Madrid 4:00 PM-6:00 PM⚽ Ajax vs. Benfica 4:00 PM-6:00 PM    Wednesday, March 16:       ⚽ LOSC Lille vs. Chelsea 4:00 PM-6:00 PM ⚽ Juventus vs. Villarreal 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

UEFA Champions League at Time Out Market New York

UEFA Champions League at Time Out Market New York

Catch the UEFA Champions League at Time Out Market New York all winter long! We’ll be showing the games at the Market on four large flat-screens on the first floor and on a large projector on the fifth floor rooftop from February 15–March 16. To pair with those screenings, there will be plenty of IRL specials, too! The Time Out Penalty Kick Special, the “Bicycle Kick,” will be available during penalty kicks. Meanwhile, Time Out Team Spirit Halftime Surprise will give out an Event Card at halftime to guests dressed in team colors. On game days, we’ll also be offering a special menu with two- and three-course lunch specials starting at $29. See the full schedule below so you don’t miss a game! Tuesday, Feb. 15: ⚽ Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ⚽ Sporting Lisbon vs. Manchester City 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  Wednesday, Feb. 16:     ⚽ Inter Milan vs. Liverpool 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ⚽ RB Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich 3:00 PM-5:00 PM   Tuesday, Feb. 22:     ⚽ Chelsea vs. LOSC Lille 3:00 PM-5:00 PM ⚽ Villarreal vs. Juventus 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  Wednesday, Feb. 23:     ⚽ Atlético de Madrid vs. Manchester United 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  ⚽ Benfica vs. Ajax 3:00 PM-5:00 PM    Tuesday, March 8:     ⚽ Liverpool vs. Inter Milan 3:00 PM-5:00 PM⚽ Bayern Munich vs. RB Salzburg 3:00 PM-5:00 PM    Wednesday, March 9:     ⚽ Real Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain 3:00 PM-5:00 PM     ⚽ Manchester City vs. Sporting Lisbon 3:00 PM-5:00 PM  Tuesday, March 15:     ⚽ Manchester United vs. Atlético de Madrid 4:00 PM

Game Day at Time Out Market New York

Game Day at Time Out Market New York

Looking for a fun spot to watch Super Bowl LVI? Touchdown at the Market where you’ll be able to watch the big game on screens throughout the first floor and on a large projector on the fifth floor rooftop! Our pre kick-off features Tailgate Specials with reduced pricing from 4pm–6pm including speciality drinks and beer buckets available. You’ll also be able to grab special menu items from Market eateries throughout the day including Hot Dogs from Pat LaFrieda, Mango Habanero Wings from Ivy Stark, Mini Chicken Sandwiches from Jacob’s Pickle and Fried Smashed Potatoes from Fornino. From 6pm–10pm, don’t miss the Time Out Whistle Special with half-priced speciality cocktails during every Time Out. (Don’t worry about missing those specials, our bartenders will be blowing whistles to make sure you don’t have any post-discount FOMO.) At the end of every quarter, we’ll also be giving out event cards to spend at the Market to a guest dressed in team colors. It’s the perfect Super Bowl party without the at-home cleanup!

Lonely Hearts Happy Hour

Lonely Hearts Happy Hour

Not in the mood for a heart-to-heart with a loved one this Valentine’s Day? Hit up our Lonely Hearts Happy Hour at Time Out Market New York on the big day instead. From 4pm–7pm on the fifth floor rooftop, DJ Vada will be playing break-up and love stinks songs, “anti-love” balloons and decorations will be displayed throughout the space and you’ll even be able to take a cathartic whack at our “anti-love pinata.” (Whoever you’re thinking about at the time is your business.) Also: Be sure not to miss our signature drink special, the “Yeah…Whatever,” with Misguided Spirits Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Dark and Mr. Black Cold Brew Liqueur ($8). Cheers to loving yourself!

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Five things not to miss at The Met's America-themed fashion exhibition

Five things not to miss at The Met's America-themed fashion exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute is back with part two of this year’s flagship exhibition “In America” with “An Anthology of Fashion,” and the new iteration of the show is an even more expansive look at what has defined American fashion over the years. It is a visually splendid tour through hundreds of years of this country’s history told through clothes designed and worn by its citizens. Building on last year’s spartan, intellectually rigorous presentation of garments categorized by the expression of various themes, this year’s show explodes across most of the American Wing of the museum. To help guide your visit to the blockbuster exhibition here are five things you’ll want to look out for. 1. Don’t miss the powerful garments at the start of the show When visitors enter the exhibition, they’ll immediately encounter three especially significant garments: a coat worn by George Washington (possibly to his inauguration), the Brooks Brothers jacket that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in and a coat (also designed by Brooks Brothers) that was once part of a uniform worn by an enslaved man. (Lincoln’s coat is missing some pieces that were given away to mourners at the time.) 2. The exhibition has a much more cinematic quality—thanks to famous directors Part one of the “In America” exhibition, which debuted last year, had a far more linguistic focus thanks to its framework: “A Lexicon of Fashion.” For this anthological expression of the exhibition, the garments a

Trains from NYC to the Berkshires will start running this summer!

Trains from NYC to the Berkshires will start running this summer!

New Yorkers will be able to ride the rails straight to the Berkshires this summer! For many years, the best option for New Yorkers wanting to travel to Western Massachusetts by train was to travel to a nearby station—such as the one in Hudson—and have a very sympathetic friend or family member drive the final leg of the journey. Now, it will be possible to take a train right into the heart of the Berkshires. Beginning service on July 8 and running though the end of the summer (and again in 2023!), the Berkshire Flyer is a new seasonal passenger rail service announced by Amtrak on Monday. It will operate on weekends during the summer months, including a Friday afternoon departure from Penn Station to Pittsfield, MA. Return trips to the city will be available on Sunday afternoons. The new service was made possible thanks to access granted to tracks owned by CSX Transportation. “We’re appreciative of the support and cooperation of CSX for the Berkshire Flyer service, which will offer a more comfortable and convenient transportation option, that’s also more environmentally friendly, for people traveling between New York City and Berkshire County, along with easy access to musical performances at Tanglewood,” Amtrak President and Chief Executive Stephen Gardner said in the statement. Currently, the new direct service is considered a pilot program and will be evaluated to see if it will continue past 2023. Can’t wait to book your summer trip? Tickets for the line will be available

Angelika is launching a free membership program this Friday

Angelika is launching a free membership program this Friday

Angelika Film Center which owns multiple NYC theaters including their flagship destination at 18 W. Houston St., is set to launch a new free membership program this Friday. To celebrate, they’re running a concurrent program this week and next offering free companion tickets to screenings of The Duke starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren! That latter offering is called the “Bring A Friend Back To The Movies” initiative and is a partnership with Sony Pictures Classics. It will be providing one complimentary ticket to anyone who purchases a ticket directly from the Angelika site, app or in theater to The Duke now through next week. Bring a friend! Better yet, bring your grandma! “We are thrilled that the Angelika has joined forces with us for The Duke to ‘Bring A Friend Back To The Movies,’” said Sony Pictures Classics’ co-president Tom Bernard. “The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on theaters and the moviegoing experience, but with people being able to get vaccinated and boosted, as well as increased health and safety protocols at theaters like the Angelika, going to the movies is as safe or safer than going to a bar or a crowded restaurant.” Meanwhile, the brand-new Angelika Membership program launches this Friday, April 29, and it definitely sounds like something worth taking advantage of. Free to join, it will offer exclusive rewards and benefits, free surprise screenings every month, free popcorn on your birthday, select free streaming on the Angelika’s streami

Piazza-style outdoor dining is returning to the Bronx this summer

Piazza-style outdoor dining is returning to the Bronx this summer

One of the coolest recent examples of outdoor dining in the city is coming back this summer to the Bronx’s Little Italy.  Piazza di Belmont is set to return to Arthur Avenue for the third year starting next month from East 186th St. to Crescent Ave. The popular thoroughfare will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 3pm to 9pm on Sundays. (The street will still be open to cars during the daytime on weekends to accommodate shoppers visiting the retail stores on the street, but outdoor dining will still be available.) In 2022, the street will be completely closed to traffic for weekend al fresco dining from Friday, May 6 until Sunday, September 25. Restaurants with outdoor dining available on the piazza include Zero Otto Nove, Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Emilia’s Restaurant, Mario’s Restaurant, San Gennaro Ristorante, Estrellita Poblana III and Gurra Café. The bar Azgardz of New York will also have outdoor dining available, as well as the Arthur Avenue Retail Market.   Photograph: Courtesy The Belmont 4 One new addition to the weekly event will be regular performances from The Belmont 4, a local acapella group that will perform outside restaurants during the opening weekend in May as well as on the last weekend of every month. Diners can expect to hear doo-wop, Italian classics and popular songs from the ‘50s to the present from the performers. (They’ll also take requests!) The singing group will perform Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm

This cool new vegan café and plant store is now open in The Bronx

This cool new vegan café and plant store is now open in The Bronx

There’s a brand-new way to get your green fix in The Bronx! A new combination vegan restaurant and plant store opened on Wednesday in the Bruckner Building at 2417 Third Avenue. Mae Mae Café is now offering plant-forward dishes on a Latin-inspired menu, including Mushroom Mole Tacos (White onion, cilantro, sesame seeds, corn tortilla), Huitlacoche Quesadilla (Corn, lime, onion, radish, vegan queso blanco, coconut crema) and a Crispy Tortilla Salad (Romaine lettuce, black beans, watermelon radish, lime, onion, cilantro vinaigrette.) Who said eating your greens had to be boring? The café is operated by the catering and hospitality company Great Performances and ingredients in the dishes are sourced directly from their organic Katchkie Farm in upstate New York. You can check out the full menu here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mae Mae Cafe (@maemaeplantcafe) “Opening this neighborhood café was always part of our plan when we moved Great Performances to The Bronx in 2019,” said Liz Neumark, founder of Great Performances in a statement. “As we settled in and got to know our new community, we decided it should be plant-based to symbolize our long-standing advocacy of delicious, affordable and healthy eating in an area with few choices. Adding the plant store and Katchkie Farm CSA is our way of bringing more green to Mott Haven.” After you empty your plate of plants, you can fill your shopping cart with them. An array of plants are available for sal

12 things real New Yorkers don’t know but are too afraid to ask

12 things real New Yorkers don’t know but are too afraid to ask

Even if you've lived in New York your entire life, there are a few things that somehow manage to slip through the cracks. And just like that co-worker whose name you totally don't know, it's way too late to ask now. Here are some answers to a few of those most pressing questions from public transportation to famous museums. 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. 1. What’s with the different color street signs? Back in ancient days (the 1970s) signage was pretty lackadaisical—Queens signs had blue letters on white, white on green for Brooklyn, while Staten Island and Manhattan chose green on yellow. Then the 80’s came, and conformity took hold: white lettering on green—the highway standard—became the decree, with white on brown reserved only for designated historic streets. Keep an eye out though, every once in a while you might still spot an old sign, or a green sign with the Statue of Liberty which dates from Lady Liberty turning 100 years old in 1986. 2. What’s the deal with that giant countdown clock in Union Square? Ah yes, the “Metronome.” That giant board of digital numbers on Union Square South has confused tourists and locals alike since it was installed in 1999. The first seven digits explain what time it by counting from midnight (military style), while the last eight digits explain how long until it is midnight again, while the mi

10 gorgeous photos of cherry blossoms in NYC right now

10 gorgeous photos of cherry blossoms in NYC right now

One of NYC’s most beloved harbingers of spring, the city’s many beautiful pink cherry blossoms, have once again erupted in gorgeous displays across the five boroughs. The pink trees have already started to bloom in Central Park and at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Just be sure to stop by and see them soon! The trees generally boom for about a week before dropping their petals to the ground.  Cherry blossom season is on its way! 🌸 Get to know some of the cherry blossoms you'll discover in our parks. Okame cherry trees are the first to bloom, earlier than the more famous Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees. Let us know if you see any cherry blossoms! #SignsofSpringNYC pic.twitter.com/JJuzGylqmL — NYC Parks (@NYCParks) March 17, 2022 Looking for where else you might be able to check out some of the trees? Here are the best places to see cherry blossoms in NYC. After that, if you’re still looking for a floral fix, plan a trip to the 2022 Macy’s Flower Show or the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Spring is here! 🌸🌸🌸#SignsofSpringNYC #CentralParkBloomWatch pic.twitter.com/iyAo3IpAxj — Gigi A (@gigi_nyc) March 19, 2022 Happy first day of Spring 🌸🌸🌸Central Park, NYC pic.twitter.com/uclFHboKhb — NewYorkCityKopp (@KellyrKopp) March 20, 2022 You know spring is near when Cherry Blossoms begin to bloom. I captured this earlier today in NYC. pic.twitter.com/ELXQEqX1me — Nicholas Isabella (@NycStormChaser) March 14, 2022 More cherry blossoms are on the way! 🌸

Queens Night Market returns for the season next month!

Queens Night Market returns for the season next month!

NYC’s best night market is coming back for 2022! Queens Night Market will be returning for the seventh year starting April 16. The wonderfully diverse, weekly food fest, which serves up a delightful taste of all that Queens has to offer, will be doing two “sneak preview” nights on April 16 and April 23. Tickets for those two Saturdays, which are currently available on the official Queens Night Market site, are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. “Because of the unexpectedly large turnout on opening night our first few years,” the market says in a statement. “We are selling limited $5 tickets to sneak preview nights on April 16 and April 23 in order to minimize traffic, congestion and the impact on the surrounding community.”  From May 7 on, admission to the night market will be free. Wondering what you can expect this year at the food festival? Well, you’ll still be able to get amazing food at an affordable price point. There will once again be a $5 and $6 price cap per item at the market, even with rising food costs. Since the market first opened in 2015, the festival has highlighted cuisine from around 90 countries and averaged 15,000 attendees every Saturday last year alone. This season you can expect to encounter Afghan mantu and chapli kababs, Indonesian kue pancong and ote ote, Portuguese pastéis de nata, Filipino balut, dinuguan, and lugaw, Romanian Kürtőskalács, Indian tandoori kebabs, Mexican huaraches, Indian tandoori BBQ, Haitian diri ak djon djon and more! There wi

Take the Time Out Index survey and tell us what life is like in NYC

Take the Time Out Index survey and tell us what life is like in NYC

The global Time Out Index is back! You may remember that last year NYC was voted the "most exciting" city in the world and ranked second for "discovering new things" in our annual survey of what life is like in the world's cities. Now, we're back to take the temperature of the Big Apple once again. We’ve just launched the Time Out Index 2022, our fifth annual poll of city-dwellers around the world, and we want to find out all about life in New York post-pandemic. What’s the restaurant scene like? The bars? How easy is it to date? To make friends? What do you think of the art and nightlife? Plus where, dare we say it, is the coolest part of town? How have things started to change in New York now we can all detect the sweet smell of normality? For those of us who live in cities, that hint of a return to the good times is a big relief. Doing stuff is why we’re here, after all. We came for the food, for the culture, for the nightlife. We came to find new friends or because our friends were already here. And many of us stuck around throughout the pandemic for all those very legit reasons, too. The survey only takes five minutes, and at the end we’ll tell you exactly how much you love your city. As ever, we’ll be using all your responses to come up with our annual rankings of the world’s best cities and coolest neighborhoods. So go ahead, do your city some justice—and take part in the ultimate stock take of city living in 2022. You can share your thoughts in the Time Out Index 2022

New Yorkers can save almost $40K a year by living with a partner

New Yorkers can save almost $40K a year by living with a partner

Add this to the list of why being single in New York is tough. A new study by Streeteasy analyzes how much couples in the city can save on rent by cohabitating in a one-bedroom—based on current rental prices from Q4 2021. The results may have you re-downloading a dating app or five. RECOMMENDED: The best date ideas in NYC According to the study, couples who live together in New York can save a staggering $14,400 per year, per person by renting a one-bedroom. (That’s a lot of gold pizza!) That number was reached based on the median citywide one-bedroom rental price: $2,400. That means the average couple in the city would save $28,800 a year by sharing a one-bedroom. If you break it down by borough, the picture is even bleaker for single Manhattanites. Cohabitations savings jump up to $19,500 per person there—or a whopping $39,000 total. In Queens, the number lands at $11,700 per person while it’s $13,200 in Brooklyn.  Want a more detailed breakdown on how much money you could potentially save by shacking up in a one-bedroom with a loved one in your neighborhood? Check out this full interactive map on Streeteasy’s site which breaks it down on a much more granular level. Still, there’s plenty to do to celebrate your singledom in the city right now! Here are some of our favorite way to do so right now.

Subwaydle is an addictive, subway-inspired take on Wordle

Subwaydle is an addictive, subway-inspired take on Wordle

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few W-E-E-K-S, you’ve probably heard of Wordle, the highly addictive daily puzzle that involves doing your best to guess a random five-letter word in a set number of tries. Since taking the world by storm, the game has been purchased by The New York Times, which is about the closest a brain teaser can come to having a Cinderella story. While the Times has announced that the uber-popular daily word game will remain outside of a paywall and ad-free for now, there’s no guarantee it will stay that way in the future. Luckily, a new digital puzzle game has garnered attention this week from outlets including Kotaku, Second Ave. Sagas and more that transfers the format of Wordle to the world of the NYC subway. (It's only slightly more difficult than deciphering the meaning of a delayed train announcement.) Subwaydle, is a browser game where you’re given six chances to guess a subway trip with two different transfers. Similar to Wordle’s requirement that every guess be a real word, Subwaydle requires every guess to be an actual subway ride one could take underground in NYC—that is, of course, if all the trains are running as they should. If a train line isn’t part of the route it’s displayed as gray, if it is in the route but currently in the wrong spot it will be shaded yellow and if it’s both the right line and the right spot it will show up as green. A quick stop at a subway bar is not included on any trip. The game was invented b

Grab speciality pancakes all month long at Clinton St. Baking Company in DUMBO

Grab speciality pancakes all month long at Clinton St. Baking Company in DUMBO

Many people think of February in NYC as the month of love, but it may soon be better known as the month of pancakes. (We know what you’re thinking: “What’s you the difference?”)  Starting today, you’ll be able to snag specialty pancakes all month long at Clinton St. Baking Company at Time Out Market New York. What exactly does that mean? Well, in addition to the classic menu offerings, Clinton St. will be offering one special pancakes flavor every single week. In short, you should be hitting up the Market for breakfast on a weekly basis this month to avoid any FOMO. The speciality pancake offerings, which will be available Mondays through Fridays for dine-in or takeout, will cost $18. Here are all the mouthwatering flavor offerings you have to look forward to: Raspberry Jam Pancakes (February 1–4)Real raspberry jam, fresh raspberries, toasted almond butter, vanilla whipped cream Mexican Chocolate Pancakes (February 7–11)Crunchy bananas, cinnamon-chili-chocolate sauce, dulche de leche whipped cream   Fresh Coconut Pancakes (February 14–18)Caramelized pineapple, bruleed bananas, roasted macadamia nuts, warm maple butter Maple Bourbon Pecan Pancakes (February 21–28)Candied and salted organic Texas pecans, coffee cake crumble, maple bourbon butter, caramel whipped cream Will see you at Clinton St. all this month for some very elevated starts to the day. (Save us some syrup!)