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Will Gleason

Will Gleason

Editor, Time Out New York

Will Gleason covers all aspects of travel and going out—from bars and restaurants to festivals, concerts, events and local news. He has years of experience covering culture, entertainment and getaways for the New York Post, Next Magazine, LOGO TV and more.

Will has been with Time Out since 2014 and is the North American Content Director for Time Out. Reach him at will.gleason@timeout.com or find him on Twitter @willsgleason or on Instagram @willsgleason.

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The best Washington DC hotels

The best Washington DC hotels

Washington DC is a city of many guises. Most people, however, know it just for one: the one that's all to do with politics and school trip history. But while we’re always in the market for a nice selfie by the Lincoln Memorial, there’s a lot more going for this place than what appeared in the West Wing. From gorgeously kept parks to world-class art galleries, museums and sculpture parks, you’ll be run off your feet and more than a little in need of somewhere good to recharge.  We’ve rounded up Washington’s best places to lay your head, including one-of-a-kind historic lodgings (The Jefferson) and elevated luxury hotels (Dupont Circle Hotel). And, best of all, many of these places have seriously ace bars and lounges well worth visiting in their own right. Sound good? RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Washington D.C. Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The 23 best hotels in NYC, from Midtown to NoMad and the Upper East Side

The 23 best hotels in NYC, from Midtown to NoMad and the Upper East Side

Hospitality is something that New York prides itself on and that is pretty clearly evidenced by its best hotels. Every kind of traveler can find their perfect holiday haven in this glorious city, from sleek boutique hotels in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods to opulent luxury stays near the top NYC attractions. You’ll even find some of the best spas and restaurants tucked inside their lobbies. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Big Apple or a local craving an inner-city staycation, these properties take the cake when it comes to hospitality and hotel perks. Cue room service. RECOMMENDED: 🇺🇸 Click here to view our full guide to the best things to do in NYC🏨 Discover the best cheap hotels in NYC🌉 Explore the coolest Airbnbs in Brooklyn💗 Book one of the best boutique hotels in NYC Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities, and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

The 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2024

The 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2024

What did we do before podcasts? Who knows, because now they’re like a right arm to most of us, making journeys seem faster and chores less painful all over the globe. You know the drill. If there’s a market for it, there’s a podcast about it. But with the incredibly vast world of podcasts throwing up new options every day, how does anyone know where to begin? Well, that’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up our favourites, from political podcasts that look behind the news to comedy podcasts with your favourite funny people, and plenty of those all-important investigative whodunnits to keep you up at night. If you’re looking to dig deeper into one genre, we’d recommend trying our specialist lists on for size (you’ll find them below). But for a full list of good, addictive podcasts of every genre, read on.  RECOMMENDED:🎧 The best podcasts on Spotify😂 The best comedy podcasts 🗞️ The best news podcasts💤 The best sleep podcasts🎶 The best music podcasts

Time Out’s favorite airport lounges in the U.S.

Time Out’s favorite airport lounges in the U.S.

At Time Out, we’re all about helping you see the world on the cheap and leading you to the best travel deals whenever possible. But sometimes, even the thrifty seek a bit of luxury on vacation, a place to comfortably kick their feet up before it’s time to squeeze into that basic economy seat. I mean, who can turn down a $99 flight to Europe? Not us! For that, we love an airport lounge. These once exclusive domains for the most privileged passengers have dramatically changed since American Airlines opened the first in NY’s LaGuardia Airport in 1939. What started as an invitation-only club for folks to enjoy a pre-board cocktail has evolved into a massive network of areas for travelers to rest, work, refuel and idle before a flight. Today, there are more lounges than ever, offering all kinds of amenities (pickleball, anyone?) and greater access for all. Headed to the airport soon? We asked Time Out editors and frequent contributors to share their favorite lounges in the U.S. Whether you're lounge-curious or a pro looking for a new respite when you fly, you'll find helpful intel for your next trip below. 

The best weekend trips in the U.S. for 2024

The best weekend trips in the U.S. for 2024

We love a European vacation as much as the next person, but perhaps less so these days. Despite the many flash sales luring us abroad, there’s just too much to see and do right here in America. The rise in low-cost airlines expanding their routes throughout the U.S. has also refocused our wanderlust, nudging us toward short escapes closer to home. And with limited time and budgets, a weekend getaway in the U.S. is just the vacation we all need right now. Our picks bypass the obvious choices, say New York or L.A., in favor of smaller cities with booming art scenes, lesser-known towns with incredible restaurants and coastal spots with plenty of room to spread out on the sand. You’ll find fewer crowds and plenty of small-town charm at these unexpected destinations. Looking for someplace to go in 2024? These places should absolutely be on your travel radar this year. RECOMMENDED: The best cities to visit in the U.S.

The 10 best sandwiches in NYC

The 10 best sandwiches in NYC

Sandwiches are among the world’s most inspirational foods. It would be a Sisyphean task to even begin to enumerate all possible combinations here. They are there at some of life’s happiest moments. Picnics in the park. Half-imaginary tea parties. The big game. When people talk about “sad desk lunches,” they are usually talking about salads. If you’re ever feeling blasé, find motivation in the myriad possibilities of the sandwich. If you can dream it, a sandwich can be it. Unless it’s a hotdog.   RECOMMENDED: The 25 most spectacular sandwiches in the world

As tendências que vão tomar conta das nossas cidades em 2024

As tendências que vão tomar conta das nossas cidades em 2024

Todos os dias, os jornalistas e editores da Time Out à volta do mundo ajudam os leitores a aproveitar ao máximo as cidades onde estão ou desejam estar, oferecendo recomendações dos melhores restaurantes, bares, lojas e coisas para fazer. Com os dedos no pulso da vida cultural das suas cidades, não há ninguém mais preparado para falar sobre o que está para vir. Para este novo relatório global, 25 editores de cidades da Time Out falaram sobre as tendências urbanas mais escaldantes para os próximos doze meses. Recomendado: 101 séries e filmes para ver em 2024, na edição de Janeiro da Time Out Portugal

The most exciting city trends around the world for 2024

The most exciting city trends around the world for 2024

Every day, Time Out writers and editors around the world help people make the most of the cities that they’re in, or want to be in, with recommendations for the best restaurants, bars and things to do. With their fingers on the pulse of their city’s cultural life, there’s no one better placed to speak to what’s coming up next in the world’s most exciting cities. For this new global report, we surveyed 25 international Time Out city editors about the hottest urban trends on the horizon for the next twelve months. TOP 10 CITY TRENDS FOR 2024 1. DINING OUT IS MORE SPECTACULAR THAN EVER Restaurants are adding some razzle dazzle outside the dinner plate. “You could say little flashes of glamour [are 2024’s biggest trend],” says Time Out New York food and drink editor Amber Sutherland-Namako. “From the nice little pour of bubbly they offer in special glasses at Cafe Mars to everything at over-the-top The Bazaar.” Time Out Canada editor Laura Osborne concurs, saying: “Some call it dinner and a show, but we're talking about more restaurants with open-concept kitchens.” Meanwhile, Time Out Singapore editor Rachel Yohannan points to a rise of dinner theatre in the city. 2. MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELLING BY TRAIN WITHIN CITIES With an eye on sustainability, many cities are making notable new investments in their public transportation networks. “One of the 2024’s biggest trends will be a better embrace of L.A.'s Metro system thanks to work done to improve safety and the (hopeful) opening of

The 12 best treehouse Airbnbs near NYC for a an uber-relaxing weekend Upstate

The 12 best treehouse Airbnbs near NYC for a an uber-relaxing weekend Upstate

The sound of swaying trees, the chirps of birds in the morning, and the sun peeking through the tree branches into your window. Doesn't that sound like heaven? Luckily, it's an experience you can totally live, by reliving your youth in a treehouse Airbnb. From low-fi elevated cabins to more luxurious options with hot tubs and extensive vinyl selections to play at your leisure, there's a treehouse for everyone. These treehouse Airbnbs help you recharge and rewind, whether you're looking for a complete off-grid, digital-detox trip or something between urban and rural living. De-stress and banish all your woes. Even though these Airbnbs are a step up from camping near NYC, be sure to pack your hiking boots and essentials because some of these are quite off-the-grid. Hotels, frankly, could never.  🏙 Check out these cozy cabins near NYC on Airbnb🗽Discover NYC's must see and do tourist spots 🏞 Heading Upsate? Here's where you should go Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The 15 best dim sum spots in NYC

The 15 best dim sum spots in NYC

New York City’s dim sum scene has spread far from Manhattan’s Chinatown. While Mott Street is where you can still find some of New York’s very best Chinese restaurants, the Chinatowns in Flushing and Sunset Park–and beyond–offer some of the very best dim sum in the city. Whether you’re meeting up with a big group of friends or taking family out to see the sights, sipping tea and gorging on an endless array of dim sum is one of the best ways to spend a weekend morning or afternoon in NYC.  Some dim sum restaurants use the iconic rolling carts to serve all those jiggling dumplings, pork buns and turnip cakes through chandeliered halls, while others offer counter service and even delivery for a little dim sum in bed on a Sunday morning. With spots including a hundred-year-old restaurant on Doyers and the world’s most inexpensive Michelin-starred restaurant, we’ve rounded up the very best dim sum in NYC to try right now. RECOMMENDED: Find more of the best restaurants in NYC

NYC's 36 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants

NYC's 36 best vegetarian and vegan restaurants

It has never been easier to find enticing plant-based dishes in NYC. Our vegan and vegetarian options go beyond veggie burgers, although NYC has plenty of those, too—and extends to special occasion destinations, exciting new spots and some of the best overall restaurants in the city. Sure, restaurants all over the ingredient spectrum have broadened their nutrient horizons over the years, but these are your best bets for a meat-free guarantee. RECOMMENDED: See more of the best restaurants in NYC

Chef Angel Barreto shares his deep love of Korean food at Anju

Chef Angel Barreto shares his deep love of Korean food at Anju

Angel Barreto, executive chef and partner of celebrated Korean restaurant Anju in Washington, D.C., has been in love with Korean food since he was a child. First exposed to the cuisine by his military parents, who were both stationed in the country, and the Korean communities he often encountered growing up, he has long been drawn to its deep commitment to traditional techniques, purposeful flavors and impressive variety. “Most people think of Korean food as Korean barbecue, but—just like American food—there's such a large breadth and beauty to what Korean food is,” says Barreto. “And I think that's what I really love about it because you can go from Seoul to Busan, and there's a huge culture shift. It’s like going from New York to South Carolina.” After spending six years at Wolfgang Puck’s The Source, Barreto brings a sense of culinary creativity to the Dupont Circle restaurant—balancing nods to cultural history with more avant-garde boundary-pushing in his always delicious dishes. Time Out recently spoke with the rising star about some current highlights on the menu, the one dish he always returns to and where you can buy the best Korean ingredients for your own home cooking. How did your love of Korean food begin in your childhood? I grew up with military parents and both of my parents were stationed in Korea. My dad grew up in a small family, and Korea was one of the first places he went right after he joined the military. Same thing with my mom, and my mom loved Korean

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Glen Falls House

Glen Falls House

4 out of 5 stars

The most enticing thing about the rustic and charming Glen Falls House, located in the heart of the northern Catskills, is what surrounds it. That’s not a knock against the hotel itself—with a historic main house dating back to 1881 that’s been thoughtfully renovated and updated. It’s just hard to compete with 47 acres of picturesque wilderness right outside your door. (Not to mention rivers, multiple breathtaking waterfalls and an inspiring mountain view.) It’s easy to take advantage of all that wilderness while staying here thanks to miles of easily accessible hiking and biking trails that connect both to the main house as well as separate cottages and hilltop motel rooms. In the summer, guests can enjoy a pool while winter visitors can book time at a forested outdoor cedar barrel sauna. Throughout the year, welcoming bonfires cast flickering flames on the forest’s edge.  It would be easy enough to offer all of those outdoor recreation options, but the food and beverage program here is, by far, one of the most creative and interesting in the area. A regular kitchen pop-up series called The Full House Series, features weekend-long chef takeovers of Trotwood Restaurant resulting in fascinating and delicious fare. A recent weekend saw Chris DeJesus of Butcher & Bee Nashville serving inventive plates utilizing local ingredients.  The cocktails on hand are complex and excellent and the nightlife venue The Tavern may be the coolest in the northern Catskills with an impressive sou

Alan David Custom

Alan David Custom

The years of tailoring experience that can be found at Alan David Custom is evident as soon as you walk through the unassuming midtown door and enter a room full of every kind of suit you could imagine. Once you settle into a comfortable leather chair surrounded by your many sartorial options, a friendly and helpful staffer will ask you questions on preferred color, pattern and type of fabric before presenting numerous materials from the likes of Loro Piana, Zegna, Reda, Scabal and more.  After making your choices for suit fabric and lining, an on-site tailor will take over 20 precise measurements for a perfectly tailored garment. Custom suits and tuxedos start at $1,400 while overcoats start at $2,000 and dress shirts start at $220. The business promises full canvas bespoke construction, a guaranteed perfect fit and free alterations for a lifetime. Those customers interested in an additional level of tailoring can also choose to have a basted fitting for garments which adds about two-weeks of time and $100 to the suit. Alan David Horowitz, the current owner and CEO of Alan David Custom is a fourth-generation tailor—the business was originally founded by his great-grandfather who opened his first store in 1926 on the Lower East Side. All of the custom garments on offer here are hand-sewn in the New York shop as opposed to overseas production and average turnaround is 4-5 weeks with a 2-week rush program also available.

I Need That

I Need That

3 out of 5 stars

Review by Will Gleason The house in I Need That has what might be called hidden character. The curtain rises on a living room that is stuffed to the brim: Nearly every inch of Alexander Dodge’s set is covered, Hoarders-style, with objects collected over a long life. Chairs and couches are barely visible beneath boxes, books and records; broken chairs and old board games are piled on top of each other. Suddenly, as though in a garbage-dump Birth of Venus, Danny DeVito emerges fully formed from beneath a pile of blankets. A human being has been there the whole time, all but buried under all that junk.  “All of this is treasure,” Sam insists, and the value that people place on objects is at the heart of Theresa Rebeck’s slight new play. DeVito’s shut-in character is warned at the start by his daughter, Amelia—played by Devito’s real-life daughter, Lucy—that he could end up on the street unless he cleans up his place. The rest of the show, peppered with mild jokes (including a runner about the lameness of Ohio), explores whether Sam really needs the things cocooning him in his home. Rounding out the cast is his neighbor and only friend, Foster (Ray Anthony Thomas), who harbors a junk-related secret of his own. The most interesting moments of this good-natured but threadbare comedy, which Rebeck wrote during the pandemic lockdown, touch on the relationship between physical objects and memory. To Sam, each knickknack is a time machine to a meaningful moment; his inability to let go

The Callen-Lorde Community Health Awards

The Callen-Lorde Community Health Awards

Callen-Lorde, the vital local organization that’s been providing accessible LGBTQ+ health care for decades, is set to mark the 23rd annual Callen-Lorde Community Health Awards this year on the Hudson River waterfront at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. The evening, which doubles as a fundraiser for the non-profit’s ongoing community-minded efforts, will honor trailblazing baseball player Billy Bean, actress and activist Dominique Jackson and the WNBA’s New York Liberty team. The evening, which will be emceed by hilarious comedian and host Murray Hill will also feature a cocktail hour, surprise guests and captivating performances. DJ Amber Martin is set to play the after-party for those looking to stay out late. (For a good cause, of course.) You can purchase tickets here.

The William Vale

The William Vale

4 out of 5 stars

Everything about the William Vale comes back to the views. They’re spectacular and practically unavoidable no matter where you are. When you step off the elevator on any floor, you’re met by a wall of solid glass and the sprawling expanse of Brooklyn. After walking down a short hallway to your room, you can relax on a private balcony overlooking the tiny, ant-like New Yorkers below (yes, every single room in the hotel has a balcony.) Furthermore, the hotel’s current main attraction, a rooftop bar called Westlight on the 22nd floor, offers a perspective on the New York skyline so staggering that it might make you do a double take. Just in case you somehow fail to appreciate it, the bar offers complimentary bright-yellow observation viewers. Of course, in order to achieve those envious views, the sleek, modern structure was built so high that it sometimes resembles an alien ship hovering over hipster Williamsburg. But judging by the Frette linens and Le Labo products in every room, these visitors come in peace. Other perks that come with staying at the hotel are an elevated 15,000 square-foot green space (AKA Vale Park) that you can explore, a 60-foot outdoor pool (the longest in New York) and the hotel’s flagship restaurant Leuca, a Southern Italian restaurant. The hotel is perfectly located for taking advantage of the best North Brooklyn has to offer. Brooklyn Brewery is just across the street, the boutiques and restaurants of Bedford Avenue are a short walk away and McCarren

Léon 1909

Léon 1909

If you’re looking for some of the best food on Shelter Island, look no further than this excellent, unpretentious restaurant opened by Valerie and Robert Mnuchin in Summer 2022. Oriented around a centrally located, wood-burning hearth, the restaurant has the feel of the welcoming house of a close friend. You’ll want to stay and linger both on the outdoor terrace surrounded by teak tables under a natural cupola and inside the main dining room full of warm lighting, high ceilings and comfortable leather.  The food at the restaurant is inspired by the French and Italian countryside with a focus on local and regional ingredients. Don’t miss the bibb lettuce, the succulent slow fired half chicken or the perfectly cooked Bavette Steak with crispy potatoes and chermoula. The wine list nods to tradition alongside more modern natural wines and the cocktail menu is as inviting as the elevated rustic surroundings with smart creations like the Pioggia Viola with sloe gin, mastiha, lemon tonic and rosemary. Plan on spending a long and leisurely evening here to enjoy the home-made bread, fascinating cooking process in the open hearth and the peaceful, coastal surroundings.

Hotel Moraine

Hotel Moraine

4 out of 5 stars

The North Fork of Long Island beckons visitors with a handful of outsized strengths. Chief among them: gorgeous coastal views, rich farmland, relaxing wineries and quaint towns. Hotel Moraine, perched on a dramatic bluff overlooking Long Island Sound and just a short drive from the bustling town of Greenport, is well-positioned for guests to take advantage of all of these compelling local characteristics. The resort is spread out over three acres with a handful of newly-constructed, barn-like buildings perched above the expansive sound. All 20 guest rooms at the family-friendly destination feature dramatic water views. Terrace King rooms also offer private terraces while Premium King rooms contain fireplaces. The vibe throughout the property is relaxed coastal chic with a neutral color palette, white oak beams and hand-sewn rugs. Many rooms also have large soaking tubs and walk-in showers. Overall, the vibe manages to be both elevated and cheerfully welcoming. At the center of the resort is a heated patio with two gas fire pits that overlooks a large, heated saltwater gunite swimming pool. (It’s nice enough that you can be excused for never making it to the end of the lawn to visit the actual beach.) A day at the pool can involve ordering vacation-ready foods like salads and lobster rolls. Rosé is also on hand from nearby Croteaux Vineyards which shares an owner with the property. In addition to the pool, guests can take advantage of complimentary bicycles, a fitness center,

The Chequit

The Chequit

4 out of 5 stars

If you’re a historic inn that’s over 150 years old and you don’t look a day over 150 weeks, you’ve got to be doing something right. That’s certainly the case with The Chequit, a gracious throwback property located on bucolic Shelter Island. A recent renovation of the building, along with its 19 guest rooms, has brought the resort into the 21st century while retaining enough of its original charm to feel firmly grounded in the past. It’s an excellent homebase for both couples and families looking to explore the laid-back charm of the island. Surrounded by hydrangeas in bloom and fronted by a gorgeous, massive patio, the renovated building welcomes guests with a soft, off-white color palette and welcoming custom-made furniture. Adirondack chairs and woven hanging seating areas can be found on the porch and many of the guestrooms now contain some truly envy-inducing tubs. Overall, there’s an elevated and relaxed coastal vibe. Some of the tables on the patio even boast views of the nearby harbor.  There are two distinct dining rooms on the property and one café: Weakfish, The Tavern and Height Café & Wine Bar. Weakfish and The Tavern share an eclectic menu with some surprising Asian influences—Weakfish even features a sushi bar that sits eight. You may want to skip the first course and dive right into the hearty mains on the menu, but that would be a mistake. One of the best offerings is the delicious wedge salad. Meanwhile, the Heights Café serves up coffee drinks in the morning

Cad & The Dandy

Cad & The Dandy

If you’re looking for a luxe—but also relaxed and comfortable—tailoring experience, then Cad & The Dandy is an excellent option. Located in midtown on 57th Street, C&TD was founded by James Sleater and Ian Meiers in London and is the youngest tailoring house on Saville Row. In 2018, the company opened a penthouse suite in NYC where New Yorkers can now take advantage of bespoke British tailoring for suits, shirts (the price for bespoke shirts starts at $260 and takes about four weeks) and more.  C&TD specializes in creating suits and formal wear that you may wear to a destination wedding, rehearsal dinner or extended celebration. They’re also one of the few tailors on this side of the Atlantic that specialize in morning suits and white tie for those looking for an even more formal outfit.  Every aspect of the suits they create are customized for the wearer. Clients make a tailoring appointment online and then show up for their appointment in a glam penthouse with soaring windows. On one wall, books containing over 10,000 fabric swatches are then referenced to create the most customized piece of clothing desired.  After the initial fitting, clients return roughly three weeks later for an intermediate toile fitting followed by a final sitting. A full bar is also available for guests to sip on a curated cocktail selection while planning the perfect outfit. Whether you’re looking for an outfit for your big day or want a suit to really impress at work, C&TD offers a great selectio

The Darcy

The Darcy

4 out of 5 stars

The bright and fun Darcy Hotel offers a winking take on the district’s sometimes staid and colonial vibe. Guests will encounter classic framed silhouettes in bright colors, wingback chairs with modern flair and soaring American Colonial ceilings paired with eclectic artwork. It's the closest a space could come to being accurately described as embodying "D.C. Whimsy." That upbeat spirit is also carried through into the hotel’s food and beverage options and event activations. From free afternoon cocktail tastings to an on-site Bluestone Lane Café with a welcoming terrace, the common areas feel pleasantly lively and energetic. When it comes to on-site dining, Gerrard Street Kitchen serves globally-inspired cuisine from Chef Bader Ali including a sushi bar. The sleek and elegant space features inviting dark blue banquettes perfect for sliding into as an escape from hectic D.C. for a relaxing dinner. The Chicken Tagine is excellent with craveable, perfectly seasoned chicken and the Tiger Roll is a delicious, well-proportioned option from the sushi bar.  The 226 guest rooms and suites at the Darcy have stylish and elevated decor with luxurious linens, views of the DC skyline and sofas. Those traveling with pets will be able to take advantage of pet-friendly options and an on-site fitness center is equipped with Peloton bikes, treadmills and free weights. Guests looking to stay active while also exploring the surrounding area can check out any of the hotel's complimentary bikes, kid

The Morrow

The Morrow

4 out of 5 stars

The Morrow is an airy and upscale hotel that provides a great homebase for exploring one of D.C.’s most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods: NoMa. Built on the site of the former Central Armature Works, a 100-year-old electrical manufacturing business, the space pairs modern, forward-looking design with touches that reference the vibrant creativity and artistic history of the surrounding area. It’s the perfect blend of exciting and chill. From the moment you step into the soaring lobby, you can feel the calmness of the surroundings with muted palettes and soft furniture. The 203 rooms and suites feel luxurious with Italian linens, Le Labo bath products, comfy robes and some truly stunning tubs. Some rooms also offer expansive views of the surrounding area, and a few extra special ones even look out on the iconic dome of the U.S. Capital. (Now that’s a killer view.) Speaking of noteworthy amenities, the on-site fitness center is shared with an adjoining residential building resulting in a space that’s miles above your average hotel gym. Think: ice-cold towels, a yoga studio and an actually usable amount of machines to start. There are plenty of small, thoughtful touches that elevate a stay here to be more than you might expect including free fruit and towels put out for morning joggers, a curated pillow menu and activities like sunrise yoga or paint and sip.  The hotel’s on-site dining is spearheaded by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli with international in

The Darcy

The Darcy

4 out of 5 stars

The bright and fun Darcy Hotel offers a winking take on the district’s sometimes staid and colonial vibe. Guests will encounter classic framed silhouettes in bright colors, wingback chairs with modern flair and soaring American Colonial ceilings paired with eclectic artwork. It's the closest a space could come to being accurately described as embodying "D.C. Whimsy." That upbeat spirit is also carried through into the hotel’s food and beverage options and event activations. From free afternoon cocktail tastings to an on-site Bluestone Lane Café with a welcoming terrace, the common areas feel pleasantly lively and energetic. When it comes to on-site dining, Gerrard Street Kitchen serves globally-inspired cuisine from Chef Bader Ali including a sushi bar. The sleek and elegant space features inviting dark blue banquettes perfect for sliding into as an escape from hectic D.C. for a relaxing dinner. The Chicken Tagine is excellent with craveable, perfectly seasoned chicken and the Tiger Roll is a delicious, well-proportioned option from the sushi bar.  The 226 guest rooms and suites at the Darcy have stylish and elevated decor with luxurious linens, views of the DC skyline and sofas. Those traveling with pets will be able to take advantage of pet-friendly options and an on-site fitness center is equipped with Peloton bikes, treadmills and free weights. Guests looking to stay active while also exploring the surrounding area can check out any of the hotel's complimentary bikes, kid

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Estas serán las tendencias que triunfarán este 2024 en todo el mundo

Estas serán las tendencias que triunfarán este 2024 en todo el mundo

Cada día, los escritores y editores de Time Out de todo el mundo viven y recomiendan experiencias, bares, restaurantes y planes para que todo el mundo disfrute de la ciudad donde vive y de los lugares donde viaja. No hay nadie mejor que ellos, pues, para percibir qué es lo que más cautivará a los ciudadanos de las diversas ciudades del mundo este año. Hemos preguntado a 25 editores internacionales de Time Out cuáles serán las tendencias más populares en los próximos doce meses, y esto es lo que nos han dicho: LAS 10 MEJORES TENDENCIAS DE 2024 1. Cenar fuera será más espectacular que nunca Los restaurantes mirarán más allá de los platos: “Podríamos decir que la tendencia será añadir pequeños toques de glamour”, dice la editora de Comer y Beber de Time Out New York, Amber Sutherland-Namako. Desde unas burbujas que sirven en el Cafe Mars en unos vasos especiales hasta los platos de The Bazaar”. La editora de Time Out Canada, Laura Osborne, está de acuerdo: "Algunos llaman cena-espectáculo, pero estamos hablando de más restaurantes con un concepto de cocina muy abierto". Mientras, la editora de Time Out Singapore, Rachel Yohannan, opina que habrá un auge de cenas interactivas y teatrales en la ciudad. 2. Más kilómetros en tren entre ciudades Con la mirada puesta en la sostenibilidad, muchas ciudades están invirtiendo en sus redes de transporte público. "Una de las tendencias más importantes de 2024 será el impulso al sistema de metro de Los Ángeles, gracias al trabajo realizado p

Aquestes seran les tendències que triomfaran aquest 2024 arreu del món

Aquestes seran les tendències que triomfaran aquest 2024 arreu del món

Cada dia, els escriptors i editors de Time Out d'arreu del món viuen i recomanen experiències, bars, restaurants i coses per fer perquè tothom gaudeixi de la ciutat on viu i dels llocs on viatja. No hi ha ningú millor que ells, doncs, per percebre què és el que més captivarà als ciutadans de les diverses ciutats del món aquest 2024. Hem preguntat a 25 editors internacionals de Time Out quines seran les tendències més populars els pròxims dotze mesos, i això és el que ens han dit: LES 10 MILLORS TENDÈNCIES DEL 2024 1. Sopar a fora serà més espectacular que mai Els restaurants miraran més enllà dels plats: “Podríem dir que la tendència serà afegir petits tocs de glamur”, diu l’editora de Menjar i Beure de Time Out New York, Amber Sutherland-Namako. Des d’unes bombolles que serveixen al Cafe Mars en uns gots especials fins als plats de The Bazaar”. L’editora de Time Out Canada, Laura Osborne, hi està d’acord: “Alguns en diuen sopar-espectacle, però estem parlant de més restaurants amb un concepte de cuina molt obert”. Mentrestant, l'editora de Time Out Singapore, Rachel Yohannan, opina que hi haurà un auge de sopars interactius i teatrals a la ciutat. 2. Més kilòmetres en tren entre ciutats Amb la mirada posada en la sostenibilitat, moltes ciutats estan invertint en les seves xarxes de transport públic. "Una de les tendències més importants del 2024 serà l’impuls al sistema de metro de Los Angeles, gràcies a la feina feta per millorar la seguretat i l'obertura d’un nou transport

I took the first JetBlue direct flight from JFK to Belize—here's what it was like

I took the first JetBlue direct flight from JFK to Belize—here's what it was like

Traveling from Queens to a tropical paradise in under five hours? You better Belize it! JetBlue launched a brand-new direct flight from NYC to Belize City this month, and Time Out was one of first few to be able to take advantage of new “runway to reef” service.  On the morning of the inaugural flight, I could hear the joyful gate celebration taking place halfway down the terminal. At the end of the concourse, an arch with balloons had been erected, Belizean food was being handed out and a lively Garifuna musical performance was taking place to mark the auspicious first day of the new service. (JetBlue is now the only airline offering direct service from JFK to the Central American hotspot.) Photograph: Will GleasonRibbon cutting at JFK “We’re thrilled to add Belize to our growing network and offer our customers more choices to experience unique and popular destinations,” said David Jehn, JetBlue’s VP of network planning and airline partnerships, in a statement directly following the celebration. “Adding nonstop service to Belize enhances our presence in Latin America and the Caribbean and demonstrates our commitment to introducing our low fares and great service to more destinations and customers.” After taking in my first-ever pre-9am live drum performance, it was time to board the plane for the quick four-and-a-half-hour flight. JetBlue is operating an Airbus A320 aircraft on the new international route with spacious legroom and free Wifi. Every seat back pocket on the p

Antonio Diaz, star of El Mago Pop, shares his most magical NYC spots

Antonio Diaz, star of El Mago Pop, shares his most magical NYC spots

The celebrity illusionist Antonio Diaz, AKA “El Mago Pop,” has achieved a remarkable level of success in his native Spain. He’s not only the highest grossing European illusionist—he’s also Spain’s highest grossing performer across all art forms. Now, he’s bringing his blockbuster, mind-bending show to New York audiences for the first time with his Broadway debut at the Barrymore Theatre on August 20. “I'm living a dream, please don't wake me up,” Diaz tells Time Out New York. “Performing on Broadway was one of my childhood dreams. I never imagined what's happening these days: being the youngest illusionist to have my solo show on Broadway.” We caught up with the master magician before his show officially opens this weekend to get the lowdown on his favorite, most magical spots in NYC. (No teleportation required.) El Mago Pop opens at The Barrymore Theatre on August 20. Tannen's Magic Shop “Opened in 1925, [this] is New York City's longest running magic store. This small shop holds many tricks from some of the world's most famous magicians and is even home to some unique Houdini artifacts. The greatest magicians of the last hundred years have relied on that same company to purchase their tricks and have walked Tannen's sales floor in search of their next big idea. I love to stroll and breathe in inspiration surrounded by magic.” The High Line “The history surrounding the High Line makes me feel like I'm in a place that's more than just a park. Built on [a] historic elevated ra

Year in Review: The five best art exhibits we saw in 2022

Year in Review: The five best art exhibits we saw in 2022

In NYC, we're spoiled with blockbuster art exhibitions, a vast gallery scene and prodigious public art. When looking back over 2022, considering the hundreds of visual art shows to grace the city this year, there are five that we'll be talking about long after December 31.  It was tough to narrow down the list to just a few of the best, and there are many honorable mentions we must shout out first, including The Whitney’s “no existe un mundo poshuracán“ exploring Puerto Rican Art after Hurricane Maria, the staggeringly hyperrealistic NOTaMUSEUM pop-up and the takeover by jaguar sculptures around town, to name a few. Now, without further ado, here are Time Out New York's top five art exhibits of the year.  RECOMMENDED: Here's what coming to The Met in 2023, including a major Van Gogh exhibit Photograph: Artothek / Bridgeman Images| Gustav Klimt, Water Serpents II, 1904-07, private collection 5. “Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion” "Goblin mode" may be the Oxford dictionary's word of the year, but in NYC, the word of the year was "immersive." It seemed like everything was immersive this year, from art to theater to holiday experiences. One immersive art exhibit stood out from the rest, though. Gustav Klimt's floral paintings practically drip down the walls at the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, the city's oldest savings bank, which has been transformed into a center for immersive art experiences called Hall des Lumières.  The architecture of the space—massive columns and soaring

Watch the Radio City Rockettes’ intense training regimen

Watch the Radio City Rockettes’ intense training regimen

    The Radio City Rockettes are one of the city’s most iconic symbols of the holiday season, a mind-blowingly talented group of dancers and bona fide athletes who rehearse six days a week for hours at a time. Erik Alden, managing director of Time Out Live, is neither of those things. But one thing he is? He’s game. So we sent him to the Rockettes’ rehearsal studio on the top floor of Radio City to warm up with dancers from the show and learn part of a number from this year’s Christmas Spectacular (running through January 1). Here are his big takeaways:  Bendy is beautiful “Before we started dancing, we had what they called a light stretch warm-up but what I would probably call a full workout. Their big thing is stretching their legs because so much of the movement is centered there, but there was also a big focus on the core. I’m definitely not as bendy as them. I was feeling some deep pain in areas I wasn’t even familiar with, and once we started doing planks, things got really dicey.” RECOMMENDED: Christmas in New York   Photograph: Teddy Wolff   Getting high is hard “I had no idea that the kicks were actually that high. When I heard ‘high kicks,’ I was thinking waist-high, but their feet go so high in the air they call them ‘eye-high kicks.’ I did not make it that high. I also didn’t realize that when they locked arms while kicking, they’re not actually touching each other. I couldn’t do that. I still needed to balance on them. It was actually easier to do the kicks the

The Empire State Building's newly renovated 102nd floor observatory is now open

The Empire State Building's newly renovated 102nd floor observatory is now open

One of the city’s most sky-high attractions is once again welcoming visitors. The (quite literal) crown jewel of the Empire State Building, the Top Deck, is now open to the public. The newly renovated 102nd floor observatory is reached via a glass elevator from the 86th floor observatory. (No, you will not be leaving with ownership of a whimsical chocolate factory.) Once you arrive at the tip-top of the iconic skyscraper, you'll be greeted with a spectacular view of the city and beyond. Like, way beyond. In fact, on a clear day, the observatory says you can see up to 80 miles into the distance. (That’s far enough to see six different states!) The panoramic view can be seen out of 24 windows spread all the way around the architecturally significant space. If it's been a while since you've been to the Empire State Building, it may be time for a return visit. After a huge renovation, the building is now home to three different floors of observatories, as well as a new museum, with everything from facts on the famous building to a giant King Kong you can pose with. (There seems to be a trend of that lately.) You can find more information on the experience here. Tickets start at $72 for adults to enter the one-of-a-kind space and $66 for children. That may seem a bit steep but if you’ve spent the last five months staring out or your apartment window at a parking lot, a change in perspective may be sorely in order. Most popular on Time Out - The Metropolitan Opera streams full Verd

You can visit a hidden lavender field on Governors Island

You can visit a hidden lavender field on Governors Island

There isn’t exactly a shortage of reasons to head to Governors Island for a weekend "escape" from the city, but here’s one more: It has the city’s only lavender field. That’s right, in addition to more high profile attractions like new luxury spa QC NY, novel beach club Gitano, glamping and bike rentals, you can also spend a relaxing day on the island picking your own bouquet from a waterfront field of gently swaying lavender. It’s exactly the sort of relaxing, soul-calming activity that this crazy year calls for. (In fact, once you get there, you may not want to leave.) The field is overseen by Earth Matter NY, a city organization dedicated to promoting composting in the city. Launched in 2017, The Lavender Field doesn’t just provide a peaceful oasis for New Yorkers, it also acts as a pollinator attractor. The blooms provide much needed sustenance for the island’s population of honey bees. The best way to explore the destination is by participating in the NYC Lavender Festival, which this year takes place June 18 and 19 from 11am to 5pm. You'll get to tour the field, participate in workshops and harvesting opportunities in addition to fun family activities. Basically, it's the ideal destination for a summer weekend in New York. You can register for the various offerings right here. Heading to the island soon and looking to locate the field? You’ll find it a short walk from the Brooklyn ferry terminal on the Southeast side of the island, just across from St. Cornelius Chapel

8 gross things you’ll experience in New York as summer arrives

8 gross things you’ll experience in New York as summer arrives

As life-affirming as outdoor movie screenings and al fresco meals truly are, let’s not forget that—like a delicious summer brunch served on a vintage boat that makes you hopelessly seasick—the summer-in-NYC good is almost always accompanied by the summer-in-NYC bad. These are the gross, stomach-churning things coming our way whether we like it or not, summer after summer. 1. Sweaty, overcrowded subway platforms Think train delays and full platforms in the winter are bad? Try getting packed into a space hotter than one of those sweat lodges Oprah used to be obsessed with. At least the sweat covering everyone’s skin provides a natural lubricant for squeezing into the last spot available on the train. 2. The garbage smell As the weather heats up, the thin layer of urine, garbage juice and pigeon poop that lightly coats our city’s streets begins to be gently cooked by the sun like a delicious skillet of huevos en purgatorio. As a result, the semen trees of spring soon curdle into a pervading scent more akin to a suburban waste treatment plant. Thank goodness, we spend most of our summers on roofs. 3. Beach surprises It may seem like you’re a world away when you hit up of one of New York’s best beaches for the first time, but, unfortunately, Coney Island and The Rockaways are firmly within the five boroughs. That means the water there is not exactly as clear as one would encounter in the Bahamas. You’re always just one backstroke away from a candy wrapper, plastic bag or worse. 4.

18 smells every New Yorker will recognize

18 smells every New Yorker will recognize

New York is an especially odoriferous place in August with the sun beating down on pretty much every odd thing that makes its way onto the city streets. As we enter the hottest stretch of the year, you’ll most likely encounter a majority of these smells while going about your day. Think of them as accents scents of Eau de NYC. 1. Garbage The signature scent of many New York intersections. Also found wafting through the air like a light breeze when garbage trucks drive past. 2. Horse Poop Found in many Central Park thoroughfares. 3. Burnt Street Meat A combination of soft pretzels, dark meat and a number of unidentifiable sauces burnt to a crisp on a food cart and carried across the sidewalk in an enticing yet somewhat disconcerting cloud. 4. Stinky Subway Car Could be a dead animal, vomit, a guy sitting in one of the corner seats or BO from the person holding the pole next to you. 5. Laundry Fabric softener aroma gently emerging up from the basement of an apartment building as you pass. The comfort-smell jackpot, especially in the winter, when it is often accompanied by a warm breeze. 6. Damp Subway Platform That lovely wet concrete and stagnant water scent that can be found after a rain. 7. Nuts 4 Nuts Carts The sweet smell of caramelized, sugar-coated peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc. Hard to resist, even if they’re all stuck in together in one big mound. 8. Exhaust The smell of hot automotive exhaust while cars are backed up at a light or waiting to get into the tunnel. 9. V

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