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Five Reasons to See Broadway’s On Your Feet

For those who think the new musical about the rise of Gloria and Emilio Estefan sounds a little cheesy, or a touch over the top, we are here to promise that the rhythm will...

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about the Met Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is as iconic as the Louvre, London’s National Gallery and the Vatican museums. While the Met has become known for its beautiful architecture and collections, few visitors—or even lifelong...

How to Make the Perfect Gimlet

The gimlet has been around since at least the 1850s, when London doctors called for a “gin mixture” of gin, sugar, water and lime juice to help treat cholera. Transitioning from...

Hamilton: The Sold-Out Musical You Must See Right Now

This season, the buzziest Broadway musical—by a landslide—is Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, a genre-defying, rap-fueled celebration of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. In its first year, Miranda’s show has garnered legions of fans (among them...

How to Make the Perfect Martini

Legend has it that a Knickerbocker bartender named Martini di Arma di Taggia served hotel regular John D. Rockefeller an “unfamiliar concoction” in 1906. He loved the drink, and dubbed it the “martini” after...

This Opera is a Must-See—Even If You Don’t Like Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s latest production has everyone, even opera newbies, heading uptown to Lincoln Center. For the first time in a century, the company is performing Georges Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl...

Fitness App of the Month: The Prettiest Fitness Bracelet

While we respect the FitBit for its health insights and its ability to motivate us, we have never seen the FitBit as an object of beauty. Enter the Mira bracelet. The new fitness-tracking technology is...

The Impress-Your-Friends Scotch Cocktail

This season, up the ante with The Smokey Bobby, a cocktail that makes eggnog look like child’s play. It’s an elaborate riff on the traditional Bobby Burns, a mix of scotch, vermouth, and Bénédictine....

Five Reasons to See The Color Purple on Broadway Immediately

The Color Purple, a musical revival adapted from Alice Walker’s iconic novel, opened December 10 at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Starring Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson, the show is one of the buzziest...

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Bryant Park

Just one avenue over from the neon lights of Times Square, Bryant Park is one of Midtown Manhattan’s top attractions. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s surprisingly relaxing for the Concrete Jungle. And while...

The Best Fine Dining in Midtown Manhattan

Long considered merely a tourist trap, Midtown has in recent years stepped up its culinary game, becoming a restaurant destination for visitors and locals alike. Here, we’ve chosen the best fine dining restaurants in...

The Knickerbocker Turns 109

Join us in celebrating The Knickerbocker’s 109th birthday. Opened on October 23, 1906, the historic Times Square hotel opened its Beaux-Arts doors to Manhattan’s most prestigious visitors. For the next fifteen years, it was “the”...

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