Monday, December 22, 2014

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Every holiday season, a six-block area of Brooklyn's Dyker Heights neighborhood is transformed into a dazzling display of Christmas lights. From 83rd Street to 86th Street between 11th Avenue and 13th Avenue, you'll see everything from inflatable Santas to motorized light shows. Prime viewing time is between 7PM and 9PM daily, through Christmas.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Le Parker Meridien's Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza

Inside the atrium at Le Parker Meridien (119 West 56th Street) you'll find the hotel's annual gingerbread house display. It'll be on view through January 4th.

While you're there, grab a bite at one of our favorite spots: The Burger Joint!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Breakup Text Art Exhibit

It's Not You, the first solo exhibition in New York by painter and photographer Allison L. Wade, is an exhibit featuring paintings of the messages the artist has sent and received at the end of various relationships. It's on display through January 10th at Rick Wester Fine Art in Chelsea.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The World's Largest Menorah

Check out the world's largest menorah which will be residing on 59th Street and 5th Avenue for the next week. It's 32 feet high! Happy Chanukah Hanukkah Hannukah (insert proper spelling here)!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Free Nutelasagna Today

Will Nutelasagna be the next cronut? Who knows!

But you can try some for yourself today -- for free -- at the Renaissance Hotel. Follow @robicellis on Twitter for more information.

It's layers of buttery lasagna noodles, cannoli custard, crunchy roasted hazelnuts, chopped Belgian chocolate and thick swirls of Nutella.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Catch A Ride On A Vintage Subway Car This Weekend

Every holiday season, the MTA brings a few vintage subway cars out of retirement and back into service. Sunday between 10AM and 5PM you can ride one up 6th Avenue between Queens Plaza and the Second Avenue subway stations. The vintage trains will hit all of the stops along the M line every 90 minutes or so -- including Herald Square, Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center.

Click here for a schedule and more details

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Washington Square Park: Christmas Tree, Lights & Caroling

Didn't want to deal with the crowds at Rockefeller Center last week? Head over to Washington Square Park tonight at 6PM for the annual tree lighting ceremony, songs, and even an appearance by Santa himself.

Click here for more information.

Monday, December 8, 2014

James Franco Book Signing At The Strand

James Franco will be signing copies of his new book Hollywood Dreaming, a story-picture-poem mashup! A signing line will start at 4:30PM although apparently Mr. Franco will be signing books for all comers.

Click here for more information.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Free Admission At Neue Galerie This Evening

Normally admission to Neue Galerie (1048 5th Avenue) is $20. But on the first Friday of every month the museum opens its doors for free. Swing by tonight from 6PM - 8PM and check out some great twentieth-century German and Austrian art.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Free Bronx Zoo & New York Aquarium Admission With A Donation

Between now and December 31st, when you bring a new, unwrapped toy to dropoff locations at The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo or Queens Zoo, you'll receive one free general admission ticket to be used at The Bronx Zoo. And if you bring a toy to the New York Aquarium or Prospect Park Zoo, you'll receive one free general admission ticket to be used at the New York Aquarium.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

This evening, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be lit for the first time this holiday season. Make your way over to the area early on and score yourself a prime viewing spot for this annual tradition.

Crowds not your thing? The tree will be on display through the first week of January.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ugly Sweater Party In The Financial District

Swing by Clinton Hall (90 Washington Avenue) in the Financial District tonight for the bar's annual Ugly Sweater Party. There will be ten Christmas ales on tap, an eggnog toast, and prizes for the best sweaters. The event is free to attend, but drinks are pay as you go.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a relaxing and delicious Thanksgiving weekend!

We'll be back with more great deals on Monday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

See Thanksgiving Parade Floats Inflated Today

You may have heard that there's a little parade taking place tomorrow. Head over to the Upper West Side this afternoon and see all of the floats inflated. Bigger-than-life versions of Dora the Explorer, Scooby Doo, and Mr. Potato Head will be slowly brought to life!

Location: 77th Street to 81st Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Enter at 77th Street and Columbus Avenue.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Jazz For Curious Listeners" At The National Jazz Museum

Jazz For Curious Listeners is a weekly program at the National Jazz Museum (104 East 126th Street) that takes an in-depth look at different aspects of jazz. Tonight, swing by at 7PM for The Wide, Wide, Wonderful World of The Apollo which will focus on what binds musicians like Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and Aretha Frankling to The Apollo.

Click here for more information.

Monday, November 24, 2014

$2 Cones At Big Gay Ice Cream

We know it's rainy out. But 70 degrees the week of Thanksgiving calls for one of our favorite ice cream deals in the city. Swing by either location of Big Gay Ice Cream (61 Grove Street and 125 E. 7th Street) between 2PM and 5PM today or any weekday for $2 mini cones!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Free Beer and Chocolate At Other Half Brewery

Tonight from 5PM-10PM swing by Other Half Brewery (195 Centre Street) in Brooklyn for a free beer tasting along with chocolate from Raaka Chocolate.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grand Central Holiday Fair Now Open

Now through Christmas Eve, make your way up to Grand Central Station for their annual holiday market. Seventy six vendors have set up shop this year for all of your holiday gift needs!

Click here for hours and more information.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Get A Free Burger Or Noodle Dish At Xi'an Famous Foods On Saturday

Like Xi'an Famous Foods on Facebook and then swing by the grand opening of their new Upper East Side location tomorrow from 11AM-9PM for a free burger or noodle dish.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Buy One Get One Free At Starbucks

Celebrate the holiday season at Starbucks this week. Now through Sunday, swing by any participating location from 2PM-5PM today for a "two for one" drink special on holiday beverages including: Peppermint Mocha, Gingerbread Latte, Egg Nog Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte and Skinny Peppermint Mocha.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

BBQ At Good Company In Williamsburg

It's the last 60 degree day of the year! Why not swing by Good Company (10 Hope Street) in Williamsburg for a special barbecue from Sam Mason -- a former wd-50 chef and the man behind Oddfellows Ice Cream. Tickets are $10 in advance and include dinner (a plate of food) and drink.

Click here for more information.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Canstruction Art Exhibit: Sculptures From Cans

Now through November 20th, swing by the Brookfield Place (220 Vessy Street) and check out Canstruction -- a free annual art exhibit featuring sculptures made from canned goods. The exhibit is open daily from 10AM-6PM. After the exhibit closes, the cans will be donated to City Harvest.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Now Open

Winter Village at Bryant Park opened for the winter season last week! The ice skating rink will be open for locals and tourists to skate for free through March. Although it's the city's only free ice skating rink, skate rentals will run you $15 -- still one of the cheaper options for showing off your triple axle.

Click here for hours and more information.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

50 Cent Wings and $2.00 Sliders At Five Napkin Burger

Swing by the Union Square Five Napkin Burger location today and every weekday from 4PM-7PM and 10PM-midnight, when sliders are $2.00, draft beers are $4.00, and wings are just $0.50 cents.

Monday, November 3, 2014

10 Cent Wings At Croxley Ales For Monday Night Football

Catch the Giants vs. Colts tonight for Monday Night Football and enjoy 10 cent wings at Croxley Ales (28 Avenue B).

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cheer On Runners At The NYC Marathon This Sunday

It's almost marathon time! Get up early on Sunday and go cheer on your fellow New Yorkers and runners from around the world as they dash through the five boroughs.

Click here more details and to find out whether the course passes through your hood!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Village Halloween Parade Tomorrow Evening

If you don't mind crowds (okay... crowds might be an understatement), head down to the West Village for one of NYC's biggest spectacles of the year -- the Halloween Parade!

Click here for information about this year's festivities which kick off at 7PM.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Free Poetry Slam At Lincoln Center Tomorrow

Swing by Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium tomorrow at 7:30PM for the NYC Youth Poet Laureate Final Competition.

The NYC Youth Poet Laureate Program is a civic engagement-themed teen competition designed to energize youth to vote through spoken word poetry. Twelve semifinalists, ages 16 – 19, will be competing this evening.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1989 Prices At Sac's In Astoria

Sac's Place (2541 Broadway) in Astoria is celebrating it's 25th anniversary by throwing back prices to 1989 tonight. Swing by for some of their delicious pizza and pasta.

Click here for more information.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Meet Amy Poehler At Barnes & Nobel

Tonight at Barnes & Noble in Union Square (33 East 17th Street) Amy Poehler will be signing copies of her new book: Yes, Please. A limited number of wristbands will be given out starting at 10AM this morning.

Click here for more information.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tomorrow: Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Tomorrow is the The 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in the East Village. It's from 12PM-3PM and you can get more information here. Now let's look at some photos of cute dogs!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

An Autumn Night @ Union Square Greenmarket Tomorrow

Are the Union Square Greenmarket hours not conducive with your work schedule? Well than you'll want to swing by from 4PM-8PM tomorrow night for An Autumn Night. Farmers will be selling their farm fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, and a curated roster of restaurants will be on hand serving prepared foods. There will also be hard cider for sale!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brooklyn Restaurant Week Deals

We've always preferred Brooklyn's Restaurant Week (officially known as Dine In Brooklyn) over that in Manhattan. For starters it's cheaper + many of the participating restaurants offer more expansive menus. This year, lunch costs just $15 (for 2 people!) and dinner will run you $25.00 between (today, tomorrow, and next Monday-Thursday).

Our favorite spots include: Peaches Kitchen & BarApplewood, and Blue Ribbon.

Click here for a list of participating vendors... and grab a reservation while you still can!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Free CMJ Shows This Week

The CMJ Music Marathon, one of the country's biggest musical showcases, kicks off tonight. And Oh My Rockness has compiled a list of the festival's best free shows. Check it out here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Orange Is The New Black" Book Signing With Crazy Eyes and Piper

This afternoon, Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes!) from Orange Is The New Black will sign copies of the show's new cookbook at Barnes & Noble's 5th Avenue store (555 5th Avenue). Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9AM and the event takes place at 12:30PM.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rare Photos Taken By Stevie Nicks On Display In Soho

Now through the end of the month, swing by the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho (116 Price Street) and check out a collection of rare photographs taken by Stevie Nicks between 1975 and 1987.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

$5 Old Fashioneds & Cheeseburgers in Williamsburg

Weekdays from 5:30PM-7:00PM swing by Williamsburg's Rye (247 South 1st Street) for $5 cheeseburgers and $5 Old Fashioneds!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Free Workshops At J. Crew In Williamsburg

J. Crew's new Williamsburg store (234 Wythe Ave) is offering DIY workshops on Saturdays.

This upcoming Saturday, there will be a make your own mini-piƱata box class from 10AM-12PM. And the following two weeks will include a class about how to make flower arrangements (10/18) and screen printing (10/25). Space is limited. RSVP with your name and class you'd like to attended to

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sign Up For The NYC Cupcake Run And Save $10

The NYC Cupcake Run is one of our favorite events of the year! The 2nd annual event is taking place in Astoria Park on Saturday, October 18th. Participants will aim to complete a 5K will stopping at three check points to eat a cupcake along the route!

Admission includes: An official NYC Cupcake Run t-shirt, three cupcakes, a gift bag, race bib, lunch and a drink at the after party + much more! Click here to reserve your spot now.

And if you register by October 10th at 11:59PM -- space permitting -- you can save $10 off your single ticket purchase with discount code: NYC.

Cupcakes! Running! What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Slice Out Hunger: $1 Slices From NYC's Best Pizza Spots

Tonight, Scott's Pizza Tours hosts its 6th annual Slice Out Hunger fundraiser at St. Anthony's Church (154 Sullivan Street). Starting at 6PM, dozens of New York's most famous pizza places -- from Di Fara to Lombardi's -- will be selling slices for just $1.00. The best part is that all proceeds are donated to the Food Bank For New York City.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Two For One Off Broadway Tickets

Now through Sunday it's Off Broadway Week. Get 2 for 1 tickets to dozens of shows including Avenue Q, Blue Man Group, Stomp and more!

Click here for more information.

Friday, October 3, 2014

5th Annual Grub Street Food Festival On Sunday

Grub Street is teaming up with the folks behind the Hester Street Fair to throw a massive block party with dozens of food vendors Sunday.

You can click here for more information.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Open House New York: Behind The Scenes At Off-Limit Venues

Reservations opened yesterday for Openhousenewyork! You can check out dozens of sites normally off-limits to the general public over Columbus Day Weekend from cemeteries and churches to wineries and distilleries. A $5 reservation fee applies to all locations which accept reservations.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Free Insomnia Cookies In Chelsea

A new location of Insomnia Cookies just opened in Chelsea at 304 West 14th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue. Swing by between now and next Monday and redeem this coupon for a free cookie.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Brooklyn Largest Street Festival This Sunday

Join more hundreds of thousands off people at Brooklyn's largest street festival this Sunday from 12PM-6PM. On Atlantic Avenue (from 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill to Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights) the 2014 Atlantic Antic will feature live music stages + hundreds of vendors, pony rides, and a smorgasbord of national and international edible delights. Click here for more info.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cheap Fall For Dance Tickets Available

The Fall For Dance Festival is celebrating its 11th anniversary with $15 dance performances at the New York City Center for 10 nights in October. There are still tickets available for some dates... but act fast or they'll be snatched up!

Click here for more information.