The best things to do for Lunar New Year

The best things to do for Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year) is here to lift us up with new beginnings, beautiful art and delicious food. The celebration includes bursting firecrackers, lion dances and delicious cuisine, including at Chinatown‘s Chinese New Year Parade, one of the best events in February. Don’t miss filling your belly with amazing cuisine from one of the best Chinese restaurants in … Read more

Upcoming Broadway shows headed to NYC

Upcoming Broadway shows headed to NYC

Seeing a show on Broadway can require some planning in advance—and sometimes a leap of faith. You can wait until the shows have opened and try to see only the very best Broadway shows, but at that point, it is often harder to get tickets and good seats. So it’s a good idea to keep an eye … Read more

A guide to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

A guide to the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

The Dyker Heights Christmas Lights 2022 display has become one of the best New York attractions during the holiday season. The Brooklyn neighborhood is home to the most over-the-top Christmas light decorations with life-sized Santas, sleighs, snowmen and some houses even bump Christmas carols from loudspeakers. Crowds of all ages flock to the Kings County neighborhood to wander down the multiple blocks … Read more

Weed 101: Everything to know about cannabis in NYC

Weed 101: Everything to know about cannabis in NYC

We declare 2023 the year of weed. Legal marijuana is about to burst onto the scene. The licenses have been doled out and business owners are gearing up to open dispensaries. It’s a new, green era. It took over 17 months to see any signs of change from when recreational use was legalized in New York … Read more

Review: Some Like It Hot is cooking with gas on Broadway

Review: Some Like It Hot is cooking with gas on Broadway

Broadway review by Adam Feldman  Some Like It Hot is a well-aimed throwback: a jubilant, oldfangled, crowd-pleasing musical comedy. Like many recent Broadway tuners, it is adapted from a well-loved movie—in this case, Billy Wilder’s classic 1959 sex-and-sax farce about a pair of Prohibition-era musicians, on the run from the mob, who pose as women in … Read more

Best Christmas things to do in NYC

Best Christmas things to do in NYC

Only with Queen Mariah’s blessing do we begin celebrating the holidays. In preparation, we’ve gathered the best things to do for Christmas and the holidays in NYC. From uptown to downtown, the city boasts holiday offerings like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, light festivals, and the best holiday markets NYC has to offer. Whether you channel your inner grinch or … Read more

New York Nico’s mom-and-pop holiday gift guide

New York Nico’s mom-and-pop holiday gift guide

It’s not often documentarians take the spotlight. Almost always behind the camera, their voices and appearances are often a mystery. Instead, filmmakers become known for the people they profile. Nicolas Heller, a.k.a New York Nico, a 33-year-old filmmaker and documentarian, has become inextricably linked with the New York City personalities he captures for his Instagram account, @newyorknico: Tiger Hood, BigTime … Read more

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC 2022 guide

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC 2022 guide

Before America gets turnt on turkey and settles in to watch some football, all eyes turn to Manhattan during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, cheerleaders, clowns, marching bands, Broadway performances and celebs is one of the best NYC events in November. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Thanksgiving in NYC When … Read more

A New Yorker shares what it’s really like to compete on a holiday baking show

A New Yorker shares what it’s really like to compete on a holiday baking show

Astoria fitness instructor Bryan Rivera found himself elbow-deep in sugar and spice and everything nice earlier this year when he competed in the fourth season of Holiday Wars on Food Network. Inside a studio in Utah this past January, Rivera and 26 other cake and sugar artists hurriedly concocted creative Christmas cookies, cakes and baked goods like … Read more