Time Out New York

Grab free books, shuck oysters and dance at Brookfield Place this summer

Portside, Brookfield Place's second seasonal waterfront pop-up, is officially open for business now through September and its on-site schedule of activities and programs looks incredibly fun. From 9am through 9pm daily, the free and open-to-the-public outpost will look like a nautical-inspired oasis complete with beautiful views of the New York...
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You now need this much money to be considered financially secure in NYC

We always knew you had to be very rich to feel comfortable living in New York... but it never occurred to us just how rich that was. According to a new survey of 500 city dwellers by financial firm Charles Schwab, locals believe that you need $1.4 million to be "financially comfortable" in the New York area and $3.4 million (that's over a million more than the national average) to be considered "wealthy." Yes, those are pretty insane numbers.

Nordstrom just opened a burger shack uptown

In today's let's-diversify-our-business-model news, Nordstrom announces that the flagship Nordstrom shop on West 57th Street by Central Park will now be home to Burger Bar, a new in-store dining experience that's gotten us pretty confused. New Yorkers will get to shop for their summer essentials while grabbing a juicy burger,...

Kids can take this NYC ferry for free starting this week!

The NY Waterway Ferry, which runs from Manhattan to New Jersey, just announced that all kids under 12 will get to ride for free now through Labor Day. Hooray!. Here's the lowdown: said kids will have to be accompanied by at least one paying adult and the promotion only applies to two children under 12 per one adult. The promotion includes all of the ferry's routes with the exception of the Metro-North ones.

The last Manhattanhenge of the year is happening next week!

Let's be honest: Manhattanhenge never gets old. There's just something about seeing the sun setting or rising in perfect alignment to the skyscrapers that define our city that feels perennially romantic, cool and beautiful. Fellow celestial event lovers should know that the last Manhattanhenge of the year (and the second...

Get ready to move your car—full alternate-side parking is back in NYC

Today is the first day that NYC's Alternate Side Parking rules are fully back in effect since they were reduced during the pandemic. During the partial suspension of ASP, drivers only needed to move their cars once a week so they weren't taking frequent trips outdoors. During this time, Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned the possibility that ASP as a whole would be reconsidered.

The NYPL just opened a new virtual branch that you can actually visit

The New York Public Library is making very good use of the Internet these days. The system just debuted a new "virtual branch" that folks can access on Instagram that will give rise to an online "bookshelf" of sorts. Once inside the custom designed interactive augmented reality effect (which you can access via Instagram Reels—more on that below), you'll be able to share your book recommendations with the general public (and get their tips as well!).

This new sculpture on The High Line will spin around all year long

New Yorkers taking walks on the High Line will be treated to a pretty cool kinetic public piece of art set to take up residence at 24th Street through May 2023. "Windy," by Moroccan artist Meriem Bennani, is a 9-foot-tall structure made of about 200 black stacked foam discs that constantly rotate at different speeds and sequences. Think of it as a tornado that you can actually observe without the fear.

Here's how midtown has made a major bounce back

If you’ve walked through Times Square lately, dodging tourists glancing upward at the New Year’s ball and mega-chain stores, dodging costumed characters eagerly seeking cash tips, elbowing commuters hustling to get to the—what’s that thing called?—oh yeah, the office, you’ve probably astutely noticed that Manhattan is far from dead, as the narrative goes.

Pecking House lands a new coop in Brooklyn this month

Overnight success is like a Broadway musical come to life. Somebody has such a great idea or invention or TikTok that the world can’t help but stand and applaud. Further accolades and, more importantly, riches, follow. It’s a lot of fun in one act, and it almost always misses the big picture.

Green-Wood Cemetery is home to a flock of feral parrots

Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place of over 600,000 New Yorkers, but the famed gravesite also has some unexpected residents: a flock of monk parakeets. Perched high above the ornate main entrance on the tallest spire of the arch, these small- to medium-sized parrots are year-round residents of the cemetery with a giant nest viewable from the ground. They chatter loudly, drawing visitors' attention immediately.

A temaki omakase restaurant is opening in Queens

A new omakase spot offers temaki galore in Flushing. Kaizen, named for the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement, opens July 1 in Queens. Led by the self-proclaimed perfectionist sushi chef Ben Chan (former executive chef at Sushi Seki and an alum of O Ya and Kissaki, plus Tim Ho Wan's Hong Kong outpost), Kaizen serves premium handrolls, donburi, Japanese salads and soups.

Watch movies outdoors and drink free coffee in Brooklyn this summer

The best coffee is free coffee, and if you need a little boost to keep your eyes open during an after-dinner flick, this summer program is for you. Gowanus-based coffee roaster Abbotsford Road Coffee Specialists and its new coffee subscription app, CoffeesUp, partnered with Brooklyn Magazine for caffeine-meets-cinephile Summer Movies Under the Stars running through July and August. Free films, free coffee, does it get better? Movies will screen at Fort Greene Park in July and then in Prospect Park in August.