One Vanderbilt: Grand Central's New Skyscraper Neighbor
These days, it’s hard to miss One Vanderbilt, the new 1,401-foot skyscraper currently under construction next to Grand Central Terminal. The building, which will house offices and an exciting new restaurant, is on track to open in 2020.
10 Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer
This summer, do Brooklyn right. The borough will be filled with outdoor concerts, mermaid costumes, beachgoers, movies, and fantastic food and drink all season long. Here are 10 ideas to kickstart your Brooklyn summer.
Interesting Desserts You Need to Try Before Spring Ends
It's not too late to sample the offbeat dessert options that late spring in New York has to spotlight. From sweet hummus to chocolate lava cookies, each option is as unique as the season's flowers.
Best Craft Cocktails This Spring in NYC
Spring has arrived, ushering in New York's refreshing cocktail season. The city boasts an extensive list of venues, some with outdoor seating or rooftop terraces. Invite the crew and explore one of these chic city hotspots with a cool drink to celebrate spring!
How to Spend a Weekend in Brooklyn NYC
Brooklyn is one of the most talked-about places in America. A borough of New York City, this cultural mecca has undergone rapid and radical changes that have transformed certain areas from quiet residential communities to popular tourist destinations. Read on for a weekend-long itinerary in Brooklyn. We’re using Williamsburg as a launching point, as that’s where the most hotels are located.
The Best Italian Eateries in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Craving some savory spinach gnocchi or crisp, wood-fired pizza? Head to Carroll Gardens: Brooklyn’s take on Little Italy. This neighborhood of lush gardens, churches, and peaceful rows of brownstones has been home to a strong Italian-American population and, as a result, plenty of authentic cuisine from Italy and its neighbor Sicily. Read on for the best pasta, pizza, and cannolis in Carroll Gardens!
Best Cocktails in NYC This Fall
The beginning of fall is a great time to be in New York, and not the least because of the fresh set of autumn cocktails to enjoy. The best of the city's bars, including Clay, Felidia, Suzuki and others, are switching up their menus and ushering in a bevy of seasonal cocktails, so get out and enjoy!
The Best Sushi in New York City
The New York sushi circuit boasts stiff competition. Legendary sushi chefs establish their counters both small and large here, importing delectable fish, seaweed, crab, roe, and basically anything edible from under the sea.
Paddlesports Galore! Free Kayaking, Rowboat Rentals & Paddleboard Yoga in NYC
You might’ve seen New York by bus or by boat, but what about a kayak? A rowboat? What about a war canoe? All of these paddlesports and more can be found in New York’s major and minor bodies of water, from the serene Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx to the waterway to the world, the Hudson River.
NYC Holiday Gift Guide—Updated November 2019
Your holiday gift list needs ideas. New York City's incredible shopping array has them. Here’s a sampling of some great gift ideas from a variety of stores, attractions, and museum gift shops in all corners of the city. Read on for City Guide's complete 2019 holiday gift guide.
Video: The Best 10 Things to Do in NYC This Week
Looking for the best 10 things to do in NYC this week? Check out City Guide's new video roundup, full of the best New York activities.
Things to Do in NYC in September
NYC's September calendar is brimming with excitement, including tons of festivals, exhibits, and Broadway fall previews. The US Open starts the month off, plus there are blockbuster concerts, Madonna at BAM, the San Gennaro Festival, the Chile Pepper Festival, Cloisters Medieval Festival, and much more!
Things to Do in NYC in August
August is a great month to visit New York City. Sure, it's a hot season, but there are great restaurants and museums for cooling off (the subways are air conditioned, too). And with plenty of folks on vacation, you can access great New York festivals and attractions without the major crowds of other times of year.
The Best Things to Do in NYC in June
June is a great month to visit New York City. The museums gear up for the summer with fresh exhibits and outdoor venues pack their stages with the hottest music festivals and entertainment. The weather is perfect for a cruise to take in NYC's breathtaking skyline. June is also Pride Month, a celebration of the LGBTQ community, with festive events all around the city.
Food Courts in Session: New York's Must-Eat Halls
Manhattan's array of restaurant choices can be overwhelming. If you're looking to sample some of the best of the city in a single stop, check out of New York's many new food halls. These courts can accommodate a range of tastes and budgets in one easy trip, with a vibrant scene going on all around.
Holiday Dining & Beyond: Great Private Party Spaces in NYC—Updated November 2019
New York restaurants are notoriously short on space, but we've gathered up some great exceptions for holiday and special occasion dining in a private party group space as only New York can do it.
Things to Do in New York in December
The list of things to do in New York in December is long and varied. From perennial favorites like the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree to the Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden, it's a magical time of year to be in NYC! (Updated for 2019.)
What to Do in NYC in November
If you're looking for things to do in New York City in November, we've got the inside scoop on the best exhibits, sightseeing, fun for kids, concerts, nightlife, and more, as NYC gets ready for all the holiday and winter excitement. We're especially looking forward to the return of ice skating, the Rockettes, holiday markets, the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, and, of course, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Best Things to Do in NYC in October
With exhibits, sightseeing, fun for kids, concerts, and nightlife, there's tons going on in New York in October and we've got the best of it. (It's a great month for visiting, with the leaves turning, mellow weather, and lots and lots of activities.)
The Best Steakhouses in Midtown
Midtown Manhattan offers some of the finest steakhouses in greater New York City. Here are some of the top picks when you want a great porterhouse, rib eye, NY strip, or filet mignon.
Big Savings: Coupons and Discounts in NYC
The best coupons and savings for sightseeing, attractions, museums, retail stores, transportation, and more in NYC. Updated for October 2019.
What Are the Best Boat Rides in New York City?
Beyond the simple pleasures of getting out on the water, a boat ride in NYC leads past crucial points in U.S. history, engineering, and architecture. You’ll also see the city’s still-thriving maritime industry at work and enjoy the greatest skyline views in the world.
A Quick Guide to Times Square
Visit before or after the Broadway rush is on and you’ll know instantly why the Times Square crossroads is nicknamed “The Center of the Universe.” Read on for our picks for great attractions, bites, and beers a the Crossroads of the World.
We Interviewed a New York Restaurant Instagram Influencer: Here's What She Had to Say
Ever wonder what it's like to be an Instagram Influencer living in NYC? We sat down with Ana Colliton, the blogger behind @BitesoftheBest, in Zibetto Espresso Bar to watch her in action. Here is what she had to say about Instagram's algorithm, making content, her inspiration, and more.
Where to Pick Up Food for Your Central Park Picnic
New York City doesn’t get much better than a sunny day in Central Park. Here are several options for your picnic, whether you’re looking for a DIY feel, a grill-out day with restaurant steaks, or a concierge picnic service.
5 Unique Ice Cream Stops to Try in NYC
A natural when it’s hot out—but even before the summer starts, dessert fans flock to these way-outside-the-cone iced treat venues in NYC. Far from ordinary, these sweets are artisanal and highly Instagrammable, which helps explain their popularity.
Artisanal Coffee & Cocktails at New Starbucks Reserve Roastery New York
It’s all the coffee you can handle, and then some. The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in the Meatpacking District is much more than a typical Starbucks cafe. Opened in December 2018, this three-level coffee emporium is outfitted with two coffee bars, a cocktail bar, a bakery, and a retail shop.
8 Unique Pizza Toppings You Can Try Only in NYC
Unique topping options are one reason New York is famous for its pizza. From sushi to chocolate to pasta, the city's pizzerias have creative ideas for memorable pies.
Military Savings in NYC
Being a part of the military has its perks, and these six military and veterans discounts in NYC are just some of them. From free admission to the top of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building to a discounted full churrasco dining experience at a Brazilian steakhouse, if you’re part of the active or retired military community, you’ll want to take advantage of these amazing citywide savings. Besides, if anyone deserves it, it’s got to be you.
Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Weekend - November 22-November 24
There's no denying that Manhattan is the sparkle in New York City's eye, but that doesn't mean you have to dump out your wallet to hang out there. City Guide's compiled all the best free things to do in Manhattan this weekend, and for those wanting to explore the city's most famous borough on the cheap, this is your go-to guide.
Sports Events in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
NYC is home to the Knicks, the Yankees, the Jets, the Rangers, the Mets, the Nets, and the Islanders, so you can bet that there are sporting events happening in the city no matter the season. (There's also soccer, minor league baseball, marathons, and all kinds of college teams.) Find out what sports events in New York City are happening this weekend on City Guide's roundup and then snag some tickets for a game you'll never forget.
Random Live Music in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
From jazz and blues to punk and rock to electronic and pop, every kind of live music venue exists in NYC. City Guide's roundup of weekend random live music shows in New York City will cover all the ground for you, making sure you don't miss out on a single show of other music.
Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
There's always something going on in the world's captial, and City Guide has rounded up the best random happenings in New York City this weekend for those looking to do something a little out of the ordinary. You never know what you'll find going on in the city's many neighborhoods on the weekend, but you'll definitely find something, however miscellaneous it may be.
Pop and Rock Shows in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
All of musical greats make their way through the Big Apple at one point or another, making NYC one of the best locations for catching pop and rock shows. Whether you like the big names or go more for the rising talent of the music industry, be sure to snag tickets to these weekend New York City pop and rock shows compiled by City Guide.
Nightlife in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
New York City is the ideal metropolis for night owls wanting to stay out late long past the setting of the sun. From evening shows and late night performances to bustling bars and packed nightclubs, find exactly what you're looking for on City Guide's weekend nightlife guide to New York City.
Museum Events in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
The Met, the MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, and the Museum of Natural History ? these are just a sampling of the many great museums open to the city. If you're wanting to spend some time exploring these cultural gems, then City Guide's guide to museum events in New York City this weekend will be your best companion.
Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
While New York City is often thought of as a playground for adults, there's still plenty of fun activities with children. From museum specials to readings to musical performances, City Guide's collection of weekend events for kids in New York City will have your little ones never wanting to leave the concrete jungle.
Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows on Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't miss a thing.
Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
Who doesn't enjoy a hearty laugh? You'll get your fill of chuckles and then some at any of the comedy club shows on this weekend roundup from City Guide. Attending comedy shows in New York City is a must for anyone wanting to enjoy everything the city has to offer, and you might even catch a famous name performing a set at The Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, or The Stand if you're lucky!
Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City's most famed establishments, including the likes of Blue Note Jazz Club, the Jazz Standard, the Village Vanguard and Terra Blues.
Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - November 22-November 24
The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world famous, and it's among the comprehensive weekend opera listings you can find on City Guide's calendar. In addition to the famous season of the Met Opera, we’ve also got all the great classical performances going on in the city, from string quartets to piano recitals to full orchestras. Get inspired for your next musical outing to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, or even one of the Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks.
No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - November 17-November 24
Say no to cover charges the next time you're in New York City and looking for live music. From bars to clubs to museum shows, you can catch all kinds of great music without having to pay for a ticket. City Guide's calendar has all the no cover live music in NYC this week rounded up below.
Improv Shows in NYC This Week - November 17-November 24
In New York City wanting to let loose? Stop by any of NYC's famed improv shows to get your giggle on. The People's Improv Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Magnet Theater all have shows happening regularly within the city, along with a host of other improv establishments rounded up on City Guide's calendar for this week in improv.
Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week - November 17-November 24
Downtown NYC has long been a capital of live music. With venues like the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and Terra Blues, fans of rock, jazz, and more have long been drawn here. City Guide's roundup of live music in clubs and bars will connect you with tunes at dozens of great downtown venues.
Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Brooklyn This Week - November 17-November 24
Brooklyn is as happening as cities get, with live music in the bars and clubs from Williamsburg to Park Slope to downtown. With a younger crowd taking to the always trending burough, you can bet that great shows can be found all over Brooklyn. Whether you're more into a rock scene or music that's an eclectic mix, check out places like Brooklyn Steel, Barbes, and the Pine Box Rock Shop all around Brooklyn.
Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week - November 17-November 24
Live music completely changes the atmosphere of any venue, and there's no city that gets that quite like New York does. Midtown is filled to the brim with live music in clubs and bars, and no matter what your style is, there's sure to be a venue that's right up your alley on City Guide's weekly calendar. From Midtown West to Midtown East, check out the rock, jazz, pop, and blues awaiting in our clubs and bars.
Broadway Songs: Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week - November 17-November 24
Cabaret is an experience all of its own, and New York City has some of the best cabaret clubs in the world. Feinstein's/54 Below, Don't Tell Mama, and Caf? Carlyle make up only a few of the many nightclubs in New York City that take their inspiration from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Find the full schedule of NYC's weekly cabaret shows in City Guide's calendar.
Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - November 17-November 24
You'll find the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Avenue, Central Park Zoo, and Seredipity 3 in the Upper East Side, along with a plethora of other activities, eateries, and landmarks. City Guide's list of things to do on the Upper East Side this week will keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained during your visit to this beloved NYC borough.
Things to Do in Midtown This Week - November 17-November 24
You haven't really experienced New York City until you've explored midtown, from its many museums and galleries to restaurants, bakeries, and bars. Searching for things to do in midtown this week? You needn't look any further, because this City Guide list will fill you in on all of midtown's best happenings.
Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - November 17-November 24
You can never run out of things to do in New York City, and that includes things that are free of charge! Pinch some pennies with City Guide's list of free things to do in NYC this week. You may just be surprised at how little it'll cost you to have a great time in the world's greatest city, with music, museums, and other free events awaiting.
Things to Do in the Theater District This Week - November 17-November 24
Planning on catching a Broadway show in New York City's Theater District during your visit to the Big Apple? If so, make sure you check out City Guide's list of things to do in the Theater District this week for all the best of this famed midtown area. Museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars can all be found in the heart of the city.
Things to Do in Greenwich Village This Week - November 17-November 24
Home to Washington Square Park, the Stonewall Inn, and NYU, Greenwich Village always has a lot going on, which is exactly why this guide for things to do in Greenwich Village this week will come in handy. City Guide has rounded up some of the most entertaining, delicious, and memorable things to do in this scenic neighborhood no matter your budget.
Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week - November 17-November 24
On a budget? Not to worry. City Guide's weekly roundup of free things to do in Brooklyn will keep your entertained without breaking the bank. From catching a free outdoor movie screening to exploring breathtaking Prospect Park, there's something in this weekly roundup for everyone wanting to travel without burning a hole in their wallet.
Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - November 17-November 24
City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups are only the beginning of the rich offerings you can find here. From Downtown to Midtown to Uptown, check out City Guide's suggestions for great free events in Manhattan.