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Shaye Weaver

Shaye Weaver

Editor, Time Out New York

Shaye is enthusiastic about finding and sharing off-the-beaten-path fun in NYC and sees the Big Apple as a constantly changing landscape to explore. When she’s not in the city, she’s exploring new cities, towns and villages across the U.S. and elsewhere.

She was previously the Things to Do editor at Time Out New York and in the same role at amNewYork before that. She also covered the Upper East Side for DNAinfo for two years. She got her start covering news and lifestyle at the Southampton and East Hampton Press on Long Island.

Now she leads the Time Out New York team as its editor, covering the best city in the world. She lives in Astoria with her husband Paul and cats, Zuko and Sylvie, and loves traveling, exploring the city’s neighborhoods, roller skating, fabric crafting, digging into 19th-century NYC history, and LARPing in her spare time.

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The 33 best things to do this fall in NYC

The 33 best things to do this fall in NYC

Just being in NYC in the fall is an experience in itself—for a few brief months, we all channel Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail and breathe in the crisp air filled with the smell of leaves and pretend we're in the middle of a love story for the ages (maybe we are). It's true that NYC is one of the most sought out places to experience the best that fall offers, from delightfully spooky Halloween events and festivals to gorgeous leaf-peeping opportunities and some of the best festivals. Autumn in NYC is tough to match! Keep scrolling to find out how to make this the best one yet.

Civil Rights advocate Chelsea Miller is launching her own global media platform

Civil Rights advocate Chelsea Miller is launching her own global media platform

Chelsea Miller was faced with a life-altering decision in the summer of 2020. When the pandemic hit and the George Floyd protests exploded, she could either continue to shelter at home and watch a system of abuse prevail or risk her health and step out to lend her voice to the front lines of the protests in NYC. As someone who had devoted her high school and college years to women’s rights and criminal justice advocacy, she chose the latter—and ended up co-founding the Freedom March NYC, one of the largest youth-led, civil rights organizations in the nation. The 26-year-old Columbia University grad and Brooklyn native tells us that when she went to the protests outside of the Barclays Center that May, she saw disorganization and knew she had to act. For Miller, who was just 23 at the time, it was an opportunity to strengthen the movement by centering the message and bringing everyone together. “People had to make the decision, that even with health risks, to still go outside,” she says. “I think that speaks much to what a society is. I remember being on the front lines and those are the moments that have ignited within me: it’s what community looks like, what humanity looks like, what showing up and taking care of each other looks like—it’s been in those moments.” Photograph: Jon Premosch Since then, the group has organized hundreds of marches and voter registration events and even spoke at the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington. The organization also raised $50,00

The best fall day trips from NYC

The best fall day trips from NYC

Autumn in NYC is one of the loveliest times of the year. The weather is crisp and cool, perfect for enjoying the city without melting or freezing. You can see fall foliage within the city limits or check out one of the many fall activities going on around town. Fall is also a great time for getting out of the city, and these fall day trips from NYC are just the thing to kick those seasonal cozy vibes into high gear. Whether you’re looking to go apple picking, take a hike or explore nearby Halloween events, these fall day trips are worth the journey. They’re all within three hours of the city, so you’ll be back in time to reminisce about your autumn outing over a cup of hot chocolate.

The best spots for apple and pumpkin picking near NYC

The best spots for apple and pumpkin picking near NYC

As fall approaches, the crisp air and changing leaves conjure up all sorts of cozy autumn images including hayrides, hot apple cider, leaf-peeping and the bounty of a fall harvest. Just as summer is the season of PYO fruits — strawberry picking, cherry picking and blueberry picking are all must-do summer activities — autumn is the time to pick two of the season’s most emblematic fruits: apples and pumpkins. Fortunately there are some fantastic farms where you can go apple and pumpkin picking near NYC. These farms and orchards will get you into that fuzzy fall feeling in no time. There’s nothing quite like taking a bite out of a crisp apple straight from the tree (even better, taking home a basketful for making pie), and your Halloween pumpkin will be that much more special when you pick it right off the vine. You’ll find a wide variety of apples and pumpkins at these farms, plus fun activities like hayrides, corn mazes and petting zoos. Don’t miss hot apple cider and other fresh-made treats at the farmstand. Apple picking and pumpkin picking have never been better at these NYC-area farms.

Fort Greene, Brooklyn: The ultimate guide to Fort Greene

Fort Greene, Brooklyn: The ultimate guide to Fort Greene

What’s the deal with Fort Greene? Northwest Brooklyn’s Fort Greene— bounded by the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the north, Prospect Heights to the south, and neighbors Downtown Brooklyn to the west and Clinton Hill to the east—is home to prestigious and beloved cultural landmarks such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Center for Fiction and the Pratt Sculpture Park, making up a sort of creative nucleus. Along its main arteries on Fulton Street, Lafayette and Dekalb Avenues are numerous wine bars like Place des Fêtes, great casual restaurants such as Habana Outpost, flea markets and local shops like Greenlight Bookstore that give the historic neighborhood its own laid-back, community-oriented flavor among its Brownstones, walk-ups and rowhouses. It’s all centered around the sprawling, 30-acre Fort Greene Park, which acts as its public square with regular community events, markets and sporting events. It’s the coolest neighborhood now, but the area is the site of a former Revolutionary War fort. It wasn’t until the 1860s, after writer Walt Whitman called for it to be reclaimed, that Fort Greene Park was realized. With a deep history and a buzzy present, it’s clear Fort Greene is the coolest place to be in 2023. If you only do one thing Boogie the night away at Roller Wave or take in a movie or show at BAM. Go off the beaten track Learn how to make something delicate at Urban Glass. On a sunny day Hit up the GreenMarket at Fort Greene Park and do some shopping at Green in BKLYN fo

Amy Sedaris shares where she likes to be high in NYC

Amy Sedaris shares where she likes to be high in NYC

On a rainy Tuesday evening, New Yorkers lined up around the block outside Union Square Travel Agency, one of NYC’s new licensed cannabis dispensaries, to purchase their weed from none other than actor and comedian Amy Sedaris. The Village resident popped over to the dispensary on Broadway across from The Strand to serve as a guest budtender for the night. “This is the best job ever!” she exclaimed after a tour of the shop’s flower room.  Sedaris stood behind the USTA’s counter with other budtenders, who are there to help you determine what product you should purchase and what its effects are, before handing over your bag of newly purchased goods. While at the bar, we asked Sedaris where she likes to be high and she gave us her highly recommended spots.  Photograph: Dave Allocca / StarPix | Amy Sedaris as a “Guest Travel Agent,” at New York City’s Union Square Travel Agency: A Cannabis Store. Sedaris doesn’t like to get high alone, but it’s not unheard of. “I’m not always walking around the city stoned, by the way, but when I do, I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna get high and go to Saks Fifth Avenue.’ That’s a fun one to do,” she says. Specifically, she enjoys her high in the Saks Fifth Avenue shoe department. But there’s one neighborhood in particular she enjoyed while high. “Last week I went deep into Chinatown. And I haven’t been deep into Chinatown since the ’90s,” she explains. “So that was really fun.” Otherwise, she likes to go to a movie, do laundry or even roll change when

The scariest haunted houses in NYC

The scariest haunted houses in NYC

While some of us spend fall dreaming of hot apple cider, hayrides and picking apples and pumpkins, others are eagerly planning for the upcoming terror-fest that is Halloween in NYC. In addition to finding a costume (check out the best Halloween stores in the city) and choosing which Halloween events to attend, it’s time to start thinking about all the haunted houses in NYC to hit up. These haunted houses are intense with thrills and chills that will shake you to your core. You’ll experience ghouls, gore and plenty of undead action, but don’t we all love a good scream around Halloween? If you’re looking for a real-life creep-out, there are plenty of haunted places and spooky spots in the city that will give you the willies any time of year, but these haunted houses in NYC offer peak terror that’s perfect for the Halloween season. So take in a few of the best horror movies and head out to celebrate the scariest time of year.

How to have a fun Halloween with kids in NYC

How to have a fun Halloween with kids in NYC

For many people, some of the best things about fall in NYC are pumpkin spice everything, nearby leaf-peeping, apple-picking and other autumnal activities. But for a ghastly segment of the population, fall is all about Halloween. If your little ones turn into ghostly ghouls (the nice kind of course) at the first hint of fall, NYC has plenty of spooky activities to embrace the spirit of the season. Halloween with kids in NYC can be a family-friendly affair, with just enough scares to keep them on their toes. From costume contests and pumpkin carving sessions to trick or treating and spooky story times, there are plenty of kid-friendly Halloween activities around the city. Even the most haunted of haunted houses tone things down for the sake of the young ones. So gather up the frightful little folks and check out these Halloween events for kids (or just settle in with a scary movie for kids at home).

The best spots for pumpkin picking in NYC

The best spots for pumpkin picking in NYC

Fall is in the air, and that means sweater weather, apple picking, corn mazes and of course heading to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect candidate for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. Taking the kids pumpkin picking in NYC is a tradition that’s much more than just the selection of an autumnal gourd, however. These farms with pumpkin patches within an easy drive from the city offer plenty of seasonal activities and treats — think hay rides, hot apple cider, pumpkin pie and even petting zoos — that can turn your outing into a fun family day trip. So get out there and embrace the autumn spirit, and prep for all the fun Halloween activities on tap this month with a visit to one of these pumpkin picking destinations near NYC. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to where to pick your own fruits and vegetables near NYC

The best things to do in Soho, New York

The best things to do in Soho, New York

Believe it or not, there are many other fun things to do in Soho that aren’t simply emptying your bank account at our favorite places to go shopping in New York. From its hip art galleries to the incredible New York restaurants that line the loft-filled streets, check out our top recommendations for things to do in Soho, NYC right now. (And no these activities don’t include being interviewed by strangers for TikTok–though that may very likely happen too). RECOMMENDED: The complete guide to Soho, New York

NYC events in April 2023

NYC events in April 2023

Spring has sprung! Some of the best events in NYC are set to bloom in April 2023. Aside from celebrating major holidays like Easter in New York, you'll be able to take in the gorgeous blooms at the dazzling Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Speaking of buds, take advantage of checking out the best NYC parks, while all the flowers and trees are starting to bloom. And there’s even more greenery fun for outdoorsy folks—Earth Day, of course.  RECOMMENDED: Full NYC events calendar in 2023

The best outdoor art in NYC this fall

The best outdoor art in NYC this fall

New York City is full of free outdoor art that you don't even have to go to a museum to see. Sculptures, murals and photographs can be found in its parks, sidewalks and on its buildings! Locations such as the High Line, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens and other NYC locales all have a wide variety of pieces awaiting you, from massive sculptures to eye-popping murals and graffiti. Best of all, it costs you nothing to pay a visit. Below, find the best outdoor art in NYC to brighten up any fall day. RECOMMENDED: The best art shows and exhibits in NYC

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Halloween at Time Out Market New York

Halloween at Time Out Market New York

Sure, tricks might be for kids but some BOO-zy treats are for grownups at Time Out Market New York in Brooklyn this Halloween. From Thursday, October 26 to Thursday, November 2, come haunt the Dumbo food hall to scare up two ghoulishly Instagrammable cocktails. The Ta-Kill-A-Zombie mixes tequila, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup with a green drizzle on the glass for a ghoulish delight. Witches Potion uses tequila, fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberries with agave nectar, Jones Soda Berry Lemonade and a blue sugar or salt rim for a drink you’ll truly fall in love with. There’s also an exciting slate of fun to be had from the start. Salsa dance the night away in your Halloween costume on Thursday nights (October 26 and November 2), when you could win a $200 gift card for the best costume, and get a glimpse into your future with tarot card reader Angela Lucy. DJ Guru Sanal will take over on Friday with another costume party and contest (with another chance to win a $200 gift card) that’ll accompany a screening of Scream on the projector. And on Saturday, the market presents Latin Mix with a costume party and contest as well as another chance to meet with Angela Lucy.

A Taste of The Market

A Taste of The Market

Join Time Out Market New York for a delicious four-course dinner with the makers of Argillae Vineyard as they highlight delicious food and wine pairings from its Time Out curated restaurants and Wine Cave.  The event includes one appetizer, one middle course, an entree and a dessert: Appetizer: A bao bun from Kamasu Sushi paired with Grechetto Umbria Middle Course: Pasta from Felice paired With Orvieto Umbria Superiore Main Course: A steak arepa from The Maise Project paired with Sinuoso Umbria Dessert: courtesy of Baklava Bakery paired with Principe Pallavicini Stillato

A Murder Mystery Weekend at The Pridwin

A Murder Mystery Weekend at The Pridwin

This fall, head to the remote Shelter Island for a three-day murder mystery that’ll unfold all around you at one of its historic resorts. The Pridwin, which we recently awarded five stars to, is hosting a murder mystery weekend October 20-22 that includes deluxe overnight accommodations (2 nights), welcome cocktails for two at The Terrace, three days of Murder Mystery Fun, breakfast for two each morning and dinner for two on Saturday evening— for $1,300. “As you notice glasses clinking, you’re clued into an open secret: proprietor Dutch Schultz has opened a speakeasy on the property. His girlfriend, Lu Lu, is a regular fixture on the entertainment stage, much to the chagrin of local flapper, Rosie. The night roars along nicely, until bullets crack and the law shows up. As the smoke clears, a body falls—and it doesn’t look like the Charleston did it! Now, it’s up to you to crack the case during this exciting weekend at The Pridwin.” RSVP if you dare!

Climate Science Fair

Climate Science Fair

An exciting four-day festival during Climate Week NYC will bring together bright minds about the future of climate and our communities, including scientist and inventor Bill Nye! From 10am to 6pm, between September 20 and 23, the Climate Science Fair by Emerson Collective will aim to encourage optimism and conversation with artists, students, entrepreneurs, scientists, leaders and more, who are doing cool things to better our response to climate change. For example, festival-goers will hear from an artist who is turning vacant lots into neighborhood farms and a leader who is creating the world’s first hybrid-electric airplane, plus an organization planting millions of climate-resilient trees. Bill Nye, specifically, will speak on Friday, September 22, at the High Line’s 10th Avenue Square about the optimism that exists as communities work to implement climate solutions. “Climate optimism means being clear-eyed about the challenges before us, while drawing inspiration from those—like the participants at the Climate Science Fair—working to overcome them,” said Laurene Powell Jobs, the founder and president of Emerson Collective. It’s all free and open to the public, running from 10am until 6pm along the High Line’s 14th and 17th Streets. The full lineup of activities can be found at events.emersoncollective.com/climatesciencefair.

Monster: A Halloween Party at The McKittrick Hotel

Monster: A Halloween Party at The McKittrick Hotel

We all have an inner party monster that likes to come out and play. And this Halloween, you’ll have the chance to unleash it at The McKittrick Hotel. “Monster: A Halloween Party” invites the monster within you to enjoy a live spectacle at The McKittrick Hotel that will unfold as you explore a forbidden dreamscape filled with monsters, myths, and acts ranging from intimate to epic in scale, according to the venue. As with every Halloween event at The McKittrick, you’re encouraged to dress as your inner monster (whatever that looks like) or in all black. You can get some inspiration on the hotel’s website (linked below). The stage is set for monsters of all shapes and sizes—the show is produced by Emursive and conceptualized and directed by Conor Doyle and Oliver Sayer, the founders of immersive creation studio, One Hundred, as well as dance artist and choreographer, Marla Phelan, who was the associate choreographer/director for Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway touring company.  Book your tickets now for the most monstrous night of the year!

Brittany Brave at The Comedy Shop

Brittany Brave at The Comedy Shop

Don’t miss Brittany Brave while she’s in town at The Comedy Shop! Voted Miami New Times’ Best Comedian 2021 and NY Comedy Festival’s Best New Comic 2019, Brittany Brave is a comedian, actress and producer who has been seen on TBS, MTV, Roku, OnlyFans TV and more. On Tuesday night, she’ll perform her frantic, raunchy, cerebral stand-up with other comedians such as Amanda Gail, Mel Guevara, and Oscar Collazos. The 8pm is currently sold out, so be quick and book her 10pm show!

New York City Wine and Food Festival

New York City Wine and Food Festival

It’s time again for those four awesome days when feasting on the best New York City cuisine and beverages is the name of the game. The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by CapitalOne is back October 12-15. There will be a whopping 80-plus events that include more than 500 chefs from around the world to present to you tastings, classes, dinners, late-night parties, drag brunches, demonstrations from Ally Love, Marcus Samuelsson, Alex Guarnaschelli, Kardea Brown, Robert Irvine, Andrew Zimmern, Scott Conant, Jet Tila and Jeff Maur and more across the boroughs. This year, The Cookout, will celebrate hip-hop’s 50th Anniversary and be emceed by Tamron Hall, the Emmy award-winning host of the Tamron Hall Show and Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s “Way Up with Yee.”  This event will feature performances by DJ CASSIDY, DJ MICK and ’90s icons and Grammy award-winners Rev Run and Ice-T. James Beard award-winning chef JJ Johnson has picked talented, New York-based Black chefs to showcase their skills. There will also be “A Night at the Races,” hosted by Andrew Zimmern, that will feature a walk-around tasting and competing horses and “Latin Nights” on the Harbor NYC Rooftop with Latin tunes with drinks curated by Broken Shaker’s Gabe Orta, Bar Lab’s Elad Zvi and 2023 North America’s Best Bartender Christine Wiseman. Better yet, 100% of the festival’s net proceeds will support God’s Love We Deliver, the city’s only provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition coun

Wine Cave Wednesdays

Wine Cave Wednesdays

Celebrate “hump day” with great wine and bites at Time Out Market’s new Wine Cave, which will be hosting music sets by DJ Lion Dub, emceed by Lady M, every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm. If you don’t know the Market has turned one of its darling little nooks into a wine bar, replete with a few dozen varieties of vino (red, white and rosé) and a shiny red flywheel slicer shaves charcuterie for boards and sandwiches—Raclette, too! The Wine Cave also has a membership for $150, which includes 10% off and advanced notice on ticketed events; 10% any food item on Monday nights; priority seating for tasting events; and $10 Discounts on seasonal beer and wine. The first 100 people will be able to get theirs for $100. Join us on Wednesdays for a boost to your week!  

Labor Day Weekend at Time Out Market

Labor Day Weekend at Time Out Market

Celebrate the end of summer on Time Out Market New York’s Rooftop Terrace with sweeping views of the East River and Manhattan skyline as well as food and drink from the Market’s vendors. All weekend long, enjoy your pick of delicious eats such as Pat Lafrieda’s world-famous hot dogs, burgers and sweet potato tots, Jacob’s Pickles’ fried chicken and mac & cheese, ice cream from Sugar Hill Creamery and other great bites from the best of New York under one roof. Wash it all down with drink specials courtesy of El Tequileno Tequila. Of course, there will be music all weekend from DJs DJ Price is Right (Friday, 6-10pm); DJ Guru Sanaal (Saturday, 4-7pm) and a Latin Mix (Saturday, 8-11pm); DJ SOUP (Sunday, 3-6pm) and Kendollaz (7-10pm); and DJ Lion Dub (Monday 3-6pm) and live music from singer Melaner (7-10pm) It’ll be the perfect way to celebrate and have someone else do the cooking. Happy Labor Day!

Delta Hotels by Marriott New York Times Square

Delta Hotels by Marriott New York Times Square

A brand new hotel, the first Delta Hotels by Marriott in New York City, has just opened in Times Square with a massive mural depicting the city and its inhabitants across its cozy lounge and lobby. Delta Hotels by Marriott New York Times Square, which is part of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of 31 hotel brands, is located at 340 West 40th Street in Times Square—easy access to some of the best NYC has to offer. Inside, the hotel has 310 guest rooms with a bright, neutral palette with pops of color. The mural by artist Manuel Santelices features the city’s iconic architecture and atmosphere through large, detailed watercolor illustrations.  There's a cool, state-of-the-art gym, hydration stations on each floor and a fully-stocked Delta Pantry in the lobby for Marriott's members to grab continental breakfast items, beverages and snacks 24/7. For everyone, the hotel's lobby bar George offers small bites and drinks as well as grab-and-go options. George's Nephew is a full-service, North American restaurant with cosmopolitan vibes. "The debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott in New York City marks a significant leap forward in our brand's growth journey," said Manny Rappenecker, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International. "Championing key essentials for the highest impact, this new property in the heart of Manhattan is a testament to our unwavering 'Simple Made Perfect' mission. With an unrivaled central location and a purposeful streamlined d

Paint and Sip at Time Out Market

Paint and Sip at Time Out Market

Learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a beautiful watercolor painting inside Time Out Market New York’s new wine cave. Private Picassos will be there to demonstrate basic watercolor techniques to create flowers, followed by ample time for students to experiment on their own.  Tickets are $70, which includes all art supplies and a free drink. Additional glasses and bottles of wine are available at a reduced rate for all workshop attendees. The first class is on September 20 at 7pm.

U.S. Open Fan Week

U.S. Open Fan Week

The week before the U.S. Open kicks off and makes Flushing the epicenter of the tennis world, The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center opens its doors for a week of free events. Get a peek at practice to see how hard these superstars work to perfect their game, catch some tennis legends return to the court for an exhibition match and check out the Kids Day for plenty of fun activities. Best of all, all U.S. Open concessions and sponsor booths and activities will be open during Fan Week, so you can enjoy a true U.S. Open experience. This year, to celebrate 45 years of partnership with the US Open, Wilson is donating 10,000 junior racquets to be given away to kids (adults must register for a Fan Access Pass to pick them up on-site.) Here is the following schedule: Tuesday, August 22: Legends of the Open presented by Moderna (Free) An exhibition match featuring James Blake, Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki at Louis Armstrong Stadium, from 7 to 9pm.  Wednesday, August 23: Stars of the Open Exhibition Match to Benefit Ukraine Relief (Ticketed) A match featuring some of the biggest names in tennis—Carlos Alcaraz, Elina Svitolina, Frances Tiafoe, John McEnroe, Chris Eubanks and others—to benefit Ukraine relief at Louis Armstrong Stadium from 7 to 9pm. Thursday, August 24: Flavors of the Open (Ticketed event to Benefit USTA Foundation) Returning for a second year in 2023, “Flavors of the Open’’ is a chance to experience the U.S. Open’s wide-ranging culinary offerings. Att

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NYPL will be launching its longest anti-censorship campaign in its history

NYPL will be launching its longest anti-censorship campaign in its history

The New York Public Library is making its biggest stand against banning books this week. “Books for All,” a campaign it’s hosting with the American Library Association (ALA) between October 1 and 7, will provide unlimited access to select young adult titles that have been the subject of bans and/or challenges to anyone via the Library’s SimplyE app! RECOMMENDED: Five things you didn’t know you could get for free at the library You can find a list of banned books available at NYPL here. There will be a book club launching in tandem with the campaign, kicking off with Mark Oshiro’s Each of Us a Desert. The novel, written by someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns, follows two girls on their journey in the desert, where they find home, face dangers together and fall in love. It also addresses racism. The book will be available for download to anyone, regardless of whether or not they have a NYPL library card, on October 2 through November 30. Thanks to a partnership with Macmillan Publishers, there will be unlimited access to the book, which means no wait times, through the Library’s SimplyE app. You can also pick up a physical copy of the book at branches for NYPL patrons. Select branches will also host in-person book clubs. A new book title will be announced every two months. For those who enjoy writing, there’s a national teen writing contest based around the question “What does the freedom to read mean to you?” that is now open for applicants between ages 13 and 19. Winners

15 insane videos and photos of the flooding in NYC

15 insane videos and photos of the flooding in NYC

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency in NYC due to excessive flooding—a harrowing reality for New Yorkers trying to commute today. Already, as of noon on Friday, more than 5 inches have already fallen in parts of NYC, prompting a citywide flash flood warning. At a press conference today, Mayor Eric Adams said we could see as much as 8 inches fall by the end of the day. Terminal A at LaGuardia Airport has been closed due to flooding, as have many roads across the city, such as the FDR Drive in Manhattan, the Cross Island Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway. The MTA has also suspended multiple lines because of the flooding. Metro-North Harlem and New Haven services are also suspended. It is a mess, and there will be no let-up until tomorrow. New Yorkers are capturing the insanity that is unfolding around them on the streets, in the subway stations and at the airport. These are the most insane among them right now: View this post on Instagram A post shared by WhatIsNewYork (@whatisnewyork) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out New York (@timeoutnewyork) Grand Central Parkway by LGA is a lake pic.twitter.com/lZrp9TKELZ — David Gelles (@dgelles) September 29, 2023 View from Williamsburg bridge, FDR is at a full standstill, multiple cars trapped in oily waters. pic.twitter.com/QL4wqUKlnl — Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) September 29, 2023 New York City emergency officials have issued a travel adviso

This interactive map shows where peak fall foliage is in New York

This interactive map shows where peak fall foliage is in New York

It’s not really autumn until New York State’s I Love New York fall foliage map is live! The interactive shows the current seasonal colors around New York, including in the Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Catskills and Chautauqua-Allegheny. RECOMMENDED: Where to see fall foliage in NYC  It’s updated each Wednesday and is featured on the I LOVE NY Instagram page: View this post on Instagram A post shared by I LOVE NEW YORK (@iloveny) I LOVE NY makes its predictions based on field reports from volunteer observers called “leaf peepers.” You can sign up to be one here. New York’s Parks Department has its own local foliage report, which you can check out here, follows certain tree species (maple, Sweetgum and Black Gum, Ginkgo, Zelkova and Oak) that have particularly gorgeous colors in the fall. Once the tree species is in its glory, a checkmark will appear and the image will brighten on the site. You can check the tracker itself or follow @nycparks on Twitter to learn when they’re in their autumn color! Happy viewing!

The Empire State Building will light up with the Hogwarts House colors tonight

The Empire State Building will light up with the Hogwarts House colors tonight

Whether you’re Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, you’ll see your Hogwarts house represented in lights at the top of the Empire State Building tonight. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harry Potter, in partnership with Scholastic, the Empire State Building lights will shine in the colors of the houses—red, green, yellow and blue—tonight starting as the sun sets. RECOMMENDED: Choose from thousands of free pumpkins at Governors Island in October Before the lighting today, the Empire State Building is hosting a magical pop-up cart with free special anniversary edition copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and bottled Butterbeer for fans who visit the 86th Floor Observatory. You can also celebrate the anniversary by visiting the largest Harry Potter store in the world in the Flatiron District and grab some butter beer there or head to the immersive Harry Potter exhibition in Herald Square.

Nightlife hot spots in Williamsburg and Chelsea were most popular with Lyft users

Nightlife hot spots in Williamsburg and Chelsea were most popular with Lyft users

The best nightlife venues and restaurants in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn were the main draw for New Yorkers taking Lyft this past year.  Rideshare platform Lyft shared data with us for rides taken between July 2022 and 2023 and we saw that the most popular spots among Lyft users in NYC were located downtown or in Brooklyn—most being hot restaurants or music venues, which checks out! New Yorkers love good food and dancing until the wee hours. East Williamsburg/Bushwick’s Elsewhere (1), 3 Dollar Bill (2), Chelsea’s Eagle (5) Gowanus’ Public Records (9), the Meatpacking’s Brass Monkey (10) and Ridgewood’s Nowadays (6) were among the top 10 Lyft destinations in NYC that people took a Lyft to last year. Why these spots? Because they are among the best clubs in NYC, obviously. NYC is after all one of the best cities in the world for clubbing and nightlife, so it is no surprise. Years ago, the majority of the most popular clubs were concentrated in just a few neighborhoods, but now the best clubs can be found from Ridgewood to the Financial District and points in between. The famed Peter Luger Steak House in Williamsburg (3), which just updated its menu for the first time in a decade, was the restaurant the most Lyft customers went to in the last year. Who could blame them with its porterhouse for two or the crisp apple strudel? Chelsea’s dramatic and Asian-inspired, clubby bistro Tao Downtown (8) followed, showing New Yorkers used Lyft a lot in their fine dining adventures. These

A whimsical sculpture of Le Petit Prince now sits on Fifth Avenue

A whimsical sculpture of Le Petit Prince now sits on Fifth Avenue

Right outside the historic Villa Albertine’s garden wall, sits a 4-foot-tall bronze sculpture of the Little Prince from the much beloved French children’s book, Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The new artwork by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas and the American Society of Le Souvenir Français with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation honors the 80th anniversary of the 1943 book and the lives it has touched across the decades. The sculpture was carved from clay and cast in bronze in one single piece at the sculptor’s studio in Normandy, France and was just unveiled at the Villa Albertine’s Payne Whitney Mansion at 972 Fifth Avenue. RECOMMENDED: This magnificent ‘Field of Light’ installation will brighten up Manhattan’s East Side this winter “The Little Prince—a beloved cultural icon across the world and the perfect embodiment of France’s shared history with the U.S—will be right at home on Manhattan’s famous Fifth Avenue,” said Laurent Bili, Ambassador of France to the USA. “80 years after the publication of this timeless classic, we are delighted to welcome the Little Prince to Villa Albertine, where thousands of visitors come every month to attend literary events and browse the shelves of Albertine Books. Now when they arrive, they will be greeted by this monument to cultural exchanges, creativity, and exploration—values that underpin everything that we do. The French Embassy constantly strives to highlight remarkable stories like this one that celebrat

A new ‘Local Eats’ segment from News 12 New York and Time Out New York is set to air this month

A new ‘Local Eats’ segment from News 12 New York and Time Out New York is set to air this month

Dining out in New York City is about to get even more exciting! A new monthly segment from News 12 New York and Time Out New York, called “Local Eats,” will help you decide where to eat and what to order, as well as tell the stories of local restaurants their chefs and more. News 12 New York will produce and air the segment beginning in September—and it's hosted by yours truly (Shaye Weaver, Editor of Time Out New York)! Also airing each weekend, there will be a “Weekend Top Picks” list with picks from Time Out New York’s Food Critic Amber Sutherland-Namako that will help viewers decide where to dine out, as part of the “Local Eats” partnership. The first of the series launches this weekend on News 12 New York. “As partners, we share our mission to celebrate local chefs and restaurants and we are looking forward to sharing our recommendations and insights across our own digital channels and News 12 New York channels,” says Will Gleason, Content Director, Americas at Time Out New York.  Audrey Gruber, VP News & Assistant GM for News 12, says that Time Out New York "does a wonderful job serving up where to go and what to eat through their editorial lens," so it's a "natural fit" for News 12 New York’s audience who want to know what local restaurants to support. Like you, we’re craving the best food NYC has to offer, so we can’t wait to tell you all about it on News 12 New York, so stay tuned!

Time Out launches a new global video collaboration program ‘City Explorers’

Time Out launches a new global video collaboration program ‘City Explorers’

Time Out is launching a fun video series featuring … you! This new “City Explorers” program will hand over the social media spotlight to a collaborator from the city each month. Through two videos made in Time Out’s style, each month’s collaborator will show people how to have a great time in the city and show off new, unique and diverse parts of the city and communities that don’t always get the attention they deserve.  The videos that you create with Time Out editors will be posted to both Time Out’s and the collaborators’ Instagram channels.  As a collaborator, you would get two collaborator tags and access to Time Out’s 600k+ audience of New Yorkers and 1 million Londoners as well as being listed and badged as an official “Time Out City Explorer.” Interested? Send an email to us about why you think you’d be a good fit with a link to your IG/TikTok accounts to to.video@timeout.com.

ニューヨークに「ビースティ ボーイズ スクエア」が誕生

ニューヨークに「ビースティ ボーイズ スクエア」が誕生

ニューヨーク市が、ロウアーイーストサイドのラドローストリートとリヴィントンストリートの交差点を「ビースティ ボーイズ スクエア」と命名することを正式に承認してから約1年。2023年9月9日、この新名称とヒップホップ誕生50周年を祝う除幕式とブロックパーティーが開催され、市関係者や市議会議員のクリス・マルテらとともに、ビースティー・ボーイズのマイク・ダイアモンド(マイクD)とアダム・ホロヴィッツ(アドロック)が参加した。 この場所は、同グループの2ndアルバム「Paul's Boutique」の見開きジャケットにフィーチャーされたことでよく知られている。また、同作に収録された楽曲の歌詞にはニューヨークを代表するアーティスト、地名、スポットなどへの言及があることから、ニューヨーク文化が最も色濃く反映されたアルバムとみなされることが多い。 この象徴的な場所の名称をグループの名前を冠したものにするために、ほぼ10年にわたる働きかけがあった。きっかけは、2012年にメンバーの一人、アダム・ヤウク(MCA)の死去。尽力したのは、音楽とヒップホップの支持者で、ブルックリンの「クリストファー ウォレス ウェイ」やスタテン島の「ウータン クラン ディストリクト」の命名にも関わった、ルロイ・マッカーシーだ。 ニュースサイト「DNAinfo」の報道によると、彼の当初の要請は2014年に却下されている。命名に必要な全ての要件を満たしていないとして、ロウアーイーストサイドのコミュニティー委員会が反対票を投じたのだ。それから5年間、マッカーシーがこの提案を再び委員会に持ち込むことは禁止されたが、2022年にようやく要請が認められていた。 関連記事 『NYC’s new Beastie Boys Square will be unveiled at a block party this weekend(原文)』 『ニューヨークの蒸留所がバスキアをフィーチャーしたバーボンを発売』 『ニューヨークにインスタントラーメン専門店がオープン』 『ニューヨークの名物料理12選』 『東京、ベーグル10選』 『東京で行くべきレコードショップ』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら  

A first look at The Met’s new major exhibit about artist frenemies Manet and Degas

A first look at The Met’s new major exhibit about artist frenemies Manet and Degas

When genius meets genius, there’s often an explosion of creativity and inspiration but sometimes it leaves relationships in shambles. Enter Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas—two of modern art’s biggest players—who were actual “frenemies” to the very end. In fact, the relationship was so fraught that Manet once ripped a beautiful Degas painting in half! Drama among artists is what we live for, so this fall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition, “Manet/Degas” will be the one to see. Starting September 24, it is the first art show to put the French impressionists’ relationship on blast and expose the sort of dialogue they had together through their art.  Across 160 paintings and works on paper, “Manet/Degas” unfolds a tale of two wealthy French artists who were undeniably inspired by each other but just couldn’t keep it together. “Manet and Degas produced some of the most provocative and admired images in Western art,” said Max Hollein, The Met’s Marina Kellen French Director and CEO. “Anchored by the unparalleled holdings of their work in the collections of The Met and the Musée d’Orsay, in addition to incredible loans from more than 50 other institutions and individual collectors, this exhibition offers a riveting new perspective on the storied pair of artists.” RECOMMENDED: NYC art exhibitions we’re most excited about in fall 2023 Two peas in a pod Manet and Degas were born just two years apart in the 1830s and had similar wealthy upbringings—Manet’s father was a seni

A drone show will light up the NYC skyline this weekend

A drone show will light up the NYC skyline this weekend

You’ll want to look up to the sky tonight in NYC. Global collective Projecting Change will put on a light show above the East River with 1,000 drones on Friday and Saturday nights to kick off Climate Week. RECOMMENDED: Catch the Empire State Building sparkle in red, white and green after sunset tonight You can see the series of drone shows after sunset along the East River near the UN building, viewable from either side of the river, depending on the weather. You can monitor any changes to the shows on social media (X, formerly Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). The drones are meant to “inspire, educate, unify, and activate” about the climate crisis and other important environmental campaigns, according to the Projecting Change. The shows coincide with the 78th United Nations General Assembly and the UN-Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit and SDG Summit and are meant to send “a strong message to world leaders.” “Art has the power to shift cultures. We urgently need to drive change at scale—to redesign our human systems to be in alignment with nature, and respect all life,” said Projecting Change CEO Christopher Lejeune. “Our children’s survival and all future generations of life on Earth depend on it.” At the end of each show, you can scan a QR code in the sky to see the Drone Show’s associated campaigns and take part in a unique contest hosted by TMRW, an initiative that aims to empower humanity towards an inclusive and sustainable future through the use of AI to imag

Amtrak announces lower Night Owl fares between NYC and Boston

Amtrak announces lower Night Owl fares between NYC and Boston

If you don’t mind traveling at night, these new Amtrak train tickets are for you. This week, Amtrak announced new “Night Owl” fares on select Northeast Corridor (NEC) routes between Boston and New York. Now, Off-Peak hour trains traveling between Washington, D.C. and New York and now New York to Boston (departing between 7pm and 7am) will feature low fares for coach tickets. This deal has been available for most Northeast Corridor city pairs between New York and Washington, D.C., but now Boston is in the mix. RECOMMENDED: I took a 22-hour Amtrak to Orlando and it changed my mind about taking the train In addition, the time frame for departures has increased by two hours, meaning if you are catching a concert, play or game, you can get home at a lower rate if you leave earlier and later. Here are some sample one-way coach fares: Philadelphia – Baltimore/BWI: $5 New York – Newark/Newark Liberty: $5 Washington – Baltimore/BWI: $5 Boston – Providence: $5 New York – Philadelphia: $10 Philadelphia – Washington: $10 Providence – New Haven: $10 Boston – New Haven: $15 New York – Baltimore/BWI: $15 Washington – Newark/Newark Liberty: $15 New York – Washington: $20 Boston – New York: $20 Happy traveling!