Happy Monday NYC!!! All Time Low and George Ezra are in concert. Plus, Games for Change Festival kicks off and Beauty and The Beast is screening at Yotel NYC.
Happy Monday NYC! We hope you find this week ful-“filling” as NYC Restaurant Week begins today! Plus, enjoy a benefit concert by Muse or various theatrical performances.
The Met takes over Monday!!! The Met Opera Summer Recital Series comes to Central Park and Swan Lake hits the stage. Plus, a new exhibit opens at The MoMa or shop the Alice + Olivia sample sale.
The music scene is on fire. Chaka Khan, Metallica Tyrese, Brandy and more are in concert. Plus, celebrate Japanese culture at Central Park.
I Puritani opens and the Met Opera and Ice Festival is back at Central Park. Plus, The 70’s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert hits the Beacon Theater and Patti LaBelle in concert.
See the premiere of The Undertaking at BAM and all things photography at Photoville. Or,head to Central Park for a thrilling competition.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Chicago, the musical in Central Park. Plus, see Ant Man under the stars or Chris Durate at B.B. King.
Happy Fun Day NYC!!! Shop the Paul Ataker Sample or stop by a festival in the park.
Today on Citybuzz… concerts are in full swing. Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson and The Lumineers hit the stage. Plus, the Hillsong Conference begins.
Tons of fun things to do this weekend. Opening on the Great White Way… Cats! Plus, see Daddy Yankee and Don Omar in concert or head to Central Park for Water Fight NYC.
Today on Citybuzz… catch Trainwerck airing at Hudson River Park. Or see Bily Joel, Ryan Adams and the Shining in concert.
Gear up for the weekend. Tons of concerts to stop by. See Weezer, Panic! At the Disco and Blink 182 in concert. Plus, head to Brooklyn for Smorgasburg!
Hump Day!!! Busy day for the stage. B.o.B. in concert, The New York Philharmonic hits Centeral Park and the Rockettes are back at Radio City Music Hall.
Techies, internet week begins today! Plus, Summer Stage starts now. See Cage the Elephant on stage and head to the Javits Center for ICFF.
Here comes the weekend! See why what’s old is gold, ice is cool and the court sizzles!
Start your week off right! Celebrate Chanukah on ice, taste some yummy treats, plus a b-ball game.
Celebrate the holidays in Central Park, hit a new spot for lunch, or cheer on the Rangers tonight.
There’s nothing quite like an early fall outdoor concert… plus another celeb book signing and a pair of chances to see Josh Groban.
Happy Hump Day! Head to Broadway, snag a wardrobe upgrade, or see the horse show!
Dance the week away or see a show outside tonight in NYC.
Summer Restaurant Week has arrived! A new pick each day, plus extend your weekend beach time and catch a concert outside.
Put on those dancing shoes, laugh out loud, and work out while sight seeing!
You never know what’s going down when Aziz Ansari is in town… meet the funny guy at Barnes & Noble (and more fab NYC happenings)
Hump Dayyy! A festival in town and literature makes a huge scene.
Did the groundhog see his shadow, NYC? Celebrate either way with a wine tasting, hang outside at Soul on Ice, sports, and more tonight.
Ready for the weekend? Have some outdoor fun at Winter Jam, help Lexington Candy Shop celebrate 90 years, or head to the movies!
What are you doing this New Year’s Eve, NYC?? We’ve got some great ideas for how to ring in 2015.
Friday Aug. 20, Rihanna performs free in Central Park 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Anyone who lives in NYC knows that Central Park is the place to go for amazing free concerts in the summer. From SummerStage to GMA’s Summer Concert Series, there’s a plethora of options both day and night in Central Park.
In July, the SummerStage will feature the highly anticipated performances The Metropolitan Opera: Summer Recital Series as well as the critically acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company. The SummerStage also plays host to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in July as world music like Istanbulive II.
GMA’s star-studded stage lives up to its reputation this month with performances from Mary J. Blige, The GO-GO’s, Sheryl Crow and the Black Eyed Peas. All these concerts are free and open to the public, but there is always a long, long wait, so plan to get there early… very early.
There’s only one restaurant in New York City where you’ll never hear a bad word from former New York Times Restaurant Critic Frank Bruni; it’s Jean Georges. This celebrity chef has made a name for himself with star-studded favorites Spice Market and Mercer Kitchen, but his self-titled Jean Georges is the creme de la creme of his culinary empire.
“In my job I get a lot of calls and emails saying, ‘Well you know I had heard that X restaurant was great’ or ‘you had said that Y restaurant was great,'” Frank Bruni said to citybuzz of his tenure at the New York Times. “So I get a lot of complaints, and a lot of feedback that’s positive as well, and that’s a restaurant, Jean Georges, that I almost never, ever field a complaint about.”
These are words that every chef would like to hear, especially since it’s a commentary from not only one of the most respected food critics in the business, but also of the overwhelmingly happy clientele at Jean Georges.
What makes this place so great? The four star restaurant prepares every meal to perfection, and that is not a cliche here. Every dish steals the show from perfectly seasoned scallops to signature dishes like the checkerboard hamachi and yellowfin tun and roasted squab with a corn pancake and an elegant splash of foie gras. The Trump Hotel restaurant (Hey, if it passed The Donald’s seal of approval, you know it must be incredible) has cleaned up nearly every award in the book: 4 Stars from the Times, 3 Michelen Stars (one of only four NYC restaurants with that Michelen rating), and chef Jean Georges Vongerichten has won 2 James Beard awards for this restaurant alone.
Or, as Frank Bruni simply put it, “Among food lovers who go to the city’s four star restaurants, I think Jean-Georges in the Trump Hotel in Columbus Circle is a restaurant that almost never disappoints.”
*** Frank Bruni is the former restaurant critic for The New York Times and is now working for the Times Magazine. Bruni is also a best-selling author, with works including the politically themed Ambling Into History and his recent memoir Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater.
On the 35th Floor of the magnificent Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the MObar offers an intimate atmosphere for drinks and light dishes, along with some killer glimpses of the hotels’ slick, urban surroundings. In addition to having 20 wines by the glass, the bar serves a variety of cocktails, some of which are blended with house infused liquors. Stop by Mobar and enjoy a unique experience in the heart of New York City.
This hotel features tastefully furnished studios and one and two bedroom suites, complete with everything from full kitchens to individual climate controls. It can be a live-in suite, offering full hotel amenities including a 24-hour doorman, attended elevators, valet, full security, as well as full linen and nightly turn-down service.
World-renowned for luxury (and cost), the Mandarin Oriental is a sure way to spoil yourself. Located on Columbus Circle, and known for amazing views and a to-die-for spa, the Mandarin Oriental is one of the most prestigious hotels in the city. It’s a recipient of the prestigious Mobil Five-Star award for 2007, and is located on floors 35-54 of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle (right on the Southwestern corner of Central Park).
Experience the exclusive ambiance, private setting, and unparalleled personal service that distinguish The Sherry-Netherland, a landmark Central Park hotel. Topped by an elaborate Gothic minaret, The Sherry adds a note of drama and history to the Manhattan skyline. Featuring European-style service–including full concierge assistance, elevator attendants, and valet parking–to the spacious accommodations, a stay at The Sherry has been an expression of privilege since 1927.
New York’s most prestigious address returns in all its original magnificence. This iconic Beaux-Arts masterpiece, at the crossroads between the fabled Central Park and the legacy of Fifth Avenue, is considered to be a cornerstone of New York