A Britney Spears musical is opening on Broadway in May!

Following a sold-out and extended 2021-2022 run at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., the much-anticipated Britney Spears jukebox musical Once Upon a One More Time will officially open at the Marquis Theatre at 210 West 46th Street by Seventh Avenue in the spring of 2023. The Broadway production will kick off previews on May 13, … Read more

This new book festival will raise money for at-risk LGBTQ+ people

A new literary festival founded on the belief that “storytelling helps heal humanity’s wounds” will bring an all-star cast of LGBTQ+ authors to NYC’s PENN 1 in January. The Road to Freedom Literary Festival on January 12 spotlights five renowned writers who will share inspiring stories from their lives and readings of their works. Proceeds of … Read more

Austin to get tallest apartment building outside NYC

Bless their heart — Texas is fixin’ to rival New York City’s skyline.  The Lone Star State — where everything is bigger — is looking to erect a superlative-worthy skyscraper set to measure among the tallest in the US.  This month, developer Wilson Capital announced plans to break ground on an 80-story, 1,035-foot supertall in … Read more

NYC is hiring a ‘rat czar’ that’ll be paid up to $170,000 a year

Talk about an odd job: the Mayor’s Office is currently looking for a “rat czar” to, according to an official job posting, “fight the real enemy—New York City’s relentless rat population.” Technically called a Director of Rodent Mitigation, the new employee will be paid an annual salary of between $120,000 and $170,000 and will be … Read more

National animal rescue The Gentle Barn to buy New York farm

Just say “hay!” A national animal rescue group is buying a Westchester County farm to provide a home and permanent sanctuary for retired carriage horses and other neglected farm animals. The nonprofit group, The Gentle Barn, kicked off its local expansion plans for the hamlet of South Salem after Ryder, a Central Park carriage horse, … Read more

Tribeca doctor among nine cuffed in New York City drug selling scheme

A New York City doctor is among nine people who are charged for allegedly conspiring to distribute tens of thousands of prescription pills, including opioids and other controlled substances, in Manhattan and Staten Island, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Dr. Noel Smith was charged with 30 counts of criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance … Read more