Dowling’s debuts a new classic New York haunt at The Carlyle

A new restaurant recently joined beloved Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel (981 Madison Ave.) and it’s aiming to be a New York City classic.  Dowling’s at The Carlyle is named after Robert Whittle Dowling, former owner of The Carlyle and an influential urban planner known for his passionate efforts over fifty years ago to revitalize the city. The restaurant is run by […]

A Marathon Cocktail Week is happening in NYC

You may or may not be able (or willing) to run 26.3 miles on a Sunday morning, but if you love local restaurants, you can participate in your own cocktail marathon. From October 24-31, #Run4Restaurants will host a cocktail celebration at independent restaurants and bars across the city, donating $2 per designated cocktail to support ROAR’s NYC Marathon team, which will benefit ROAR’s health […]

Early voting starts October 23 in NYC

Another season, another election This year, though the stakes may not feel as high, it’s still important to cast your ballot. The 2021 New York City Mayoral election is officially Tuesday, November 2, with early voting opening Saturday, October 23 and running through Sunday, October 31.  Anyone is eligible to vote early, though poll locations can be different from your […]

Cozy up with classic cocktails in a snowglobe in the sky

Winter isn’t here yet, but it’s never too soon to embrace cute seasonal experiences. This week, the art-deco inspired cocktail lounge, Ophelia, reopened its annual Snow Globe in the Sky experience, on the 26th floor of the historic Beekman Tower in Midtown East (3 Mitchell Place at 49th & 1st Avenue). Dripping with crystal and sparkling snowflakes, Ophelia’s wintery over-the-top decor […]

The Instagram Thing: Get a glimpse of nature with this restaurant’s mighty moose

The Instagram Thing is an occasional column spotlighting things you’ll want to Instagram. Our previous editions highlighted the ten-foot snake topiary at the Standard East Village, the pegasus at Serendipity3 the beef tartare at Little Mad and the bicycles at GupShup.  We seldom have the opportunity to commune with nature in New York, save for the odd brush with a […]

The Rink at Rockefeller Center opens November 6

It may still feel like summer in the city, but winter joy is on the way. Tickets to skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Center are already available, with the famous skating rink’s opening date slated for Saturday, November 6. Purchase tickets in advance at  The Rink will be open daily from 9am until midnight, and if you’ve never closed down the rink for […]

11 things New Yorkers do that are more toxic than the non-toxic gas being released in the subway this month

This week, the Department of Homeland Security let it be known that they’re releasing nontoxic gas into the New York City subways to replicate a potential biological or chemical attack. Terrifying? Yes, and New Yorkers have plenty of thoughts on the subject. Toxic? Well, hopefully not! Still, knowing that unnatural particles are being released throughout our trusted transit system may feel […]

Times Square is getting a late night dim sum spot

Late-night dumpling cravings are about to meet their match, with a new midtown dim sum restaurant that will be open far beyond the typical hours of a daytime dim sum destination Awesum Dimsum, the fast casual dim sum spot with a popular location in Gramercy, will open a second outpost at 612 Eighth Avenue, near Port Authority, this fall. The new eatery […]