Top Ten Things to Do in August

The Chapelle Show Ever since his triumphant Netflix comeback, comic Dave Chappelle has been lighting up stages and screens. But his resurgence started earlier, with a 10-show limited engagement at Radio City Music Hall in 2014. This summer, he’ll take on another limited residency at Radio City, accompanied by special guests ranging from The Roots [...]

Summertime Madness

A Crazy Number of Noise-Makers are Headed for New York Whether you’re in the thick of vacation or staycation season or not, August has marquee names and exciting newcomers taking the stages all across New York and surrounding areas. Our featured musical act YES headlines Ford Theater at Coney Island August 11 and August 12 [...]

Concert Spotlight: Interview with YES

Rock Pioneers Play On Progressive rock pioneer YES was among other greats at this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, alongside Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Nile Rodgers. The art-rock band plays the Ford Theater at Coney Island August 11 (followed by August 12 at PNC Bank [...]

Fun, Games, and Good Drinks

Have a Ball at These Bars Made for Gamers Ideal for a fun date or alternative night on the town with friends, game-focused bars are increasingly sprouting up around the city. Pair your beer with some healthy competition at these joints and it’s sure to be a winning occasion. SPiN (48 E. 23rd St.) The casual [...]

Fast Casual

Grab-and-Go Never Tasted So Good Thanks to an increasing number of top chefs embracing the timeliness of fast food and upgrading it with quality ingredients and creative recipes, mealtime quick fixes have never been more delicious and health-conscious while still maintaining their affordable appeal. Here are Manhattan’s best. GRK (41 Lexington Ave., 111 Fulton St.)Greek [...]

Chef Spotlight: Interview with Mario Gentile

The Chef Invites You to Join His Upscale Pizza Party Adoro Lei, means “I adore her” in Italian – and that’s exactly how you’ll feel about the Hudson Square neighborhood spot after your first bite. With a focus on elevated Italian fare, Chef Mario Gentile is winning over diners with his interpretations of classic favorites. [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Tina Charles

The Guiding Torch of the Lady Liberty New York Liberty center Tina Charles returned to her hometown in 2014 after starting her career with the Connecticut Sun when she was drafted as the first overall pick in 2010. Since being back, Charles, both a rebound and scoring champion, saw the best season of her career [...]

Nailing Your Netflix Look

Incorporate These Characters’ Wears into Your Everyday Wardrobe The emulation of characters from pop culture has long been the way that trends are formed and perpetuated. Now that Netflix has risen as a fixture in western entertainment, shows like House of Cards, Master of None and Stranger Things have become true norths for us not [...]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

80’s Vintage Chic for Today’s Dame Vintage style is nothing new. Culturally we have a propensity to look back and capitalize on what worked way back when. With the success of Netflix’s Stranger Things and Glow, the whimsy and electricity of the 80’s have made a potent comeback. Style icons like Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar [...]

A Play on Words

Best Book Nominated and Still on Stage In many ways, a Broadway musical is like a well-oiled machine, made up of many moving parts coming together to create the thrilling pieces of theatre that attracts visitors from near and far. And while it’s often the score that audiences remember as they leave, humming their favorite [...]

Broadway Spotlight: Interview with Steven Levenson

Tony-Winning “Dear Evan Hansen” Scribe The Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen scribe Steven Levenson is having a golden year, with his first musical snagging six Tonys out of nine total nominations and another play, If I Forget, being staged simultaneously. The 33-year-old playwright grew up in Bethesda, MD and world-premiered Dear Evan Hansen in 2015 at [...]

By New York, For New York

Celebrating Gotham Art New York is not only the home of major art museums, but of generations of artists who were and continue to be inspired by their kaleidoscopic surroundings. This month, we highlight three shows that focus on the city’s art and artists, from kindergarten-age painters to a still-influential Jazz Age icon. Coney Art [...]