It's Friday, and the start of the weekend is in sight. So ditch the suit and tie or pencil skirt, and head out to one of these events.
From George Washington hosting an epic goodbye party at Fraunces Tavern to the late Chumley's hosting, well, everybody during Prohibition, New York has always recognized the spirit of drinking and its place in history. Whether you're taking a vacation or working overtime this holiday weekend, here's ... More >>
From the Seaport to Staten Island, we'll be checking in with restaurants all over the city that were hit by Sandy and updating you on their struggles and recoveries. Email us to tell us more about your reopening or rebuilding efforts. Puglia by the Sea sat right on the water in Staten Island, and a ... More >>
Where to watch the big game
Not long ago, the museum cafeteria was where you lunched on sad ham-and-cheese sandwiches while resting your weary feet after gallivanting through crowded exhibits. No more. New York City boasts not only some of the best museums in the world, but also some of the top museum eateries, offering up e ... More >>
The Brick Theater's 'Game Play' festival hits Wall Street
Founded in 1906, Barbetta was the first restaurant in the city to serve Northern Italian cuisine, and was considered one of the greatest restaurants of its age. Though it has now fallen into obscurity, will it still make our 10 best list? It's easy enough to make a comparison of contemporary ... More >>
Fraunces Tavern: staying power. After months of renovations, Fraunces Tavern, the bar where George Washington said goodbye to his troops in 1783, reopened last night, the Daily News reports. The bar's original ceiling beams have been uncovered, and much of its new furniture has been made from ... More >>
lseult/flickrFrauncs Tavern will see a new day, with new management.Yesterday, it looked as though Fraunces Tavern, which bills itself as the city's oldest restaurant and also its preeminent destination for Colonial-themed dining, was going to close its doors thanks to the bad economy. But it ... More >>
lseult/flickrFraunces TavernFraunces Tavern has been around since 1762. The Chamber of Commerce was formed there, and George Washington was a loyal patron. But almost 250 years of history is apparently no match for a crap economy: This Saturday, the restaurant will shut its doors, possibly fo ... More >>
Leaf peeper map of NYS What little there is left, we have here, and we're at peak leaf (according to the News, we owe that information to the city's official foliage monitor, Cori Carl). Local foliage tours are here.
Would-be Talk of the Townies build an online village of their own