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  • Haven Rooftop celebrates second anniversary in style

    Haven Rooftop celebrates second anniversary in style

    A rainy Tuesday in New York City may not have led many New Yorkers to outdoor happy hours, but the covered rooftop at Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street) was certainly the place to be for young professionals, older professionals, and those ready to start the party before the...
  • Come out and play in Brooklyn: 4 Great bars for groups

    Come out and play in Brooklyn: 4 Great bars for groups

    If it's space you want for your groupies, Brooklyn's got it in spades. And to be sure, there are plenty of spacious bars, but for a truly fun time out, you'll want some place that offers group activity as well. Here are four great venues where you can kick back, relax and breathe while also...
  • Where to learn foreign languages in New York

    Where to learn foreign languages in New York

    Learning a language is a uniquely fulfilling experience in many respects. Not only does it make travel far more enriching, but it can also simply be a fun and engaging way to pass your free time. Perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of learning French for years, or maybe you’re an advanced...
  • New York comedy clubs offer everything but the kitchen sink

    New York comedy clubs offer everything but the kitchen sink

    Do you want top notch comedy mixed with gut busting laughter? Standing out from the humdrum venues, these New York comedy clubs will stimulate your funny bone and keep you coming back for more. The Comedy Cellar Are you a comedy sampler? On Monday, you want the clean comedy of Ellen DeGeneres and by...
  • John Hiatt and Robert Cray: Perfect together in New Brunswick

    John Hiatt and Robert Cray: Perfect together in New Brunswick

    Blues rock icons John Hiatt and Robert Cray have paired for a summer tour that pulls into New Brunswick’s State Theatre on Saturday, July 19. Hiatt is a Grammy-nominated performer who has released 21 albums in a 35-year recording career. Cray holds five Grammy awards in a musical career that rivals...
  • New York Restaurant Week starts July 21

    New York Restaurant Week starts July 21

    What started out as a week of prix-fixe meals at top New York City dining establishments has become almost a month-long celebration of New York's best restaurants. Monday, New York City Restaurant Week announced the whopping 314 restaurants that will be participating in this season's gluttonous...
  • New York Knicks rout Charlotte Hornets 95-73 in Summer League play

    New York Knicks rout Charlotte Hornets 95-73 in Summer League play

    The New York Knicks might not be poised for much regular-season success in the upcoming NBA season, but so far in the Summer League, the franchise can lay claim to being the cream of the crop in Las Vegas. On Monday afternoon, the Knicks extended their winning streak to three games as they easily...
  • Top 5 Literary Events: Week of July 14

    Top 5 Literary Events: Week of July 14

    Whether you're reading on the beach, taking out a paperback in line for a free concert, or curling up with a book in the A/C, summer is great time to read. Many authors travel the world over the summer, be sure to check out these awesome literary events this week in NYC: Tuesday, July 15 Real...
  • Catch Gogol Bordello, Cage The Elephant and Modest Mouse at Starland Ballroom

    Catch Gogol Bordello, Cage The Elephant and Modest Mouse at Starland Ballroom

    Located just 40 miles outside of Manhattan, the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey is one of the Garden State's largest concert clubs. Originally operating as the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in the 1980s and 90s, Starland officially opened for business in 2003 with a performance by David Lee Roth...
  • 3 Must-visit Manhattan eateries for mac and cheese lovers

    3 Must-visit Manhattan eateries for mac and cheese lovers

    Cheese is one of the better things in life, and when melted on pasta it can provide you with an experience that is, at best, transcendent, and at worst, still pretty delicious. As with many other classic foods, mac and cheese has gone through a number of transformations in the American culinary...
  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys EP release party at Rockwood Music Hall NYC

    Sleepy Man Banjo Boys EP release party at Rockwood Music Hall NYC

    The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will be taking the stage this Thursday to celebrate the release of their newest album, the EP By My Side. The show will kick off at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on July 18. Doors for the release party open at 6:30 p.m. and the Boys will take the stage at seven...
  • Queens offers a mix of music shops for vinyl records, instruments, more

    Queens offers a mix of music shops for vinyl records, instruments, more

    Digital downloads might have taken over as the current way to purchase music, but there is an old-school trend on the rise that takes us back to an era of vinyl records and CDs when DJs actually beat matched music. Gone are the days of Tower Records and other music store juggernauts that sold...
  • 4 Delicious, inexpensive eats in Sunnyside, Queens

    4 Delicious, inexpensive eats in Sunnyside, Queens

    Sunnyside is one of the few well-kept New York secrets. In addition to its residential perks of safety and quiet, it happens to have a robust food scene one might expect from a far more bustling area. Though prices are rising as people realize how great this little neighborhood truly is, there are...
  • The Floacist, one half of Floetry, hits SOB's in NYC July 20

    The Floacist, one half of Floetry, hits SOB's in NYC July 20

    Neo-soul fans are in for a treat when The Floacist hits the SOB's stage Sunday, July 20. Perhaps best known as fifty percent of Floetry, Natalie "the floacist" Stewart is known for her deeply soulful lyrics, soft-spoken delivery, and introspective ruminations about love. She has worked with artists...
  • Brooklyn Music Festival arrives in August

    Brooklyn Music Festival arrives in August

    On Sunday, August 17, Brooklyn's Coney Island neighborhood will host the Brooklyn Music Festival, featuring the musical stylings of eight different bands: (i am) isis, SPANGLISH FLY, the Elektrik Company, the Paisley Fields, Habibi, Erick Right, Vybz Evolution Band featuring Springs, and Ty Black...
  • End of the Weak: NYC's longest-running hip-hop open-mic event

    End of the Weak: NYC's longest-running hip-hop open-mic event

    As the birthplace of hip-hop, New York City is no stranger to overwhelming amounts of rappers, producers, deejays, break-dancers, graf artists and hip-hop heads. Artists come and go, record sales dwindle, parks get turned into high-rise condos and every day another reminder of the golden era of hip...
  • MKTO and Patent Pending to perform at Irving Plaza on August 7

    MKTO and Patent Pending to perform at Irving Plaza on August 7

    Los Angeles-based pop duo MKTO will be performing at Irving Plaza on Aug. 7. Joining them will be Long Island pop-punk band Patent Pending. The brainchild of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, MKTO recently released their self-titled debut album via Columbia Records. Though MKTO was released on January...
  • Band of Horses trot into Port Chester on July 24

    Band of Horses trot into Port Chester on July 24

    Band of Horses will touch down at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on July 24 as part of the heralded band’s two-week East Coast run of festival and headlining dates. The Ben Bridwell-fronted rock quintet is supporting its latest album, Acoustic at the Ryman, which consists of stripped down...
  • The Bouncing Souls coming home to Summerstage

    The Bouncing Souls coming home to Summerstage

    The last time the Bouncing Souls played Asbury Park, it was for a four-night 2013 “Home for the Holidays” Christmas week run at the Stone Pony. Now, the New Jersey punk institution – from New Brunswick by way of Basking Ridge – is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a “Home for the Summer” gig...
  • Four tasty taco joints prove there's good Mexican in Manhattan

    Four tasty taco joints prove there's good Mexican in Manhattan

    When it comes to Mexican food, Manhattan's reputation isn't exactly stellar. But, look hard enough, and there are certainly a few places that will prove the skeptics wrong. Here are four places that dish out some serious tacos. Tres Carnes Strictly speaking, Tres Carnes isn't Mexican. In fact, it's...
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