WHAT’S NEW & UPCOMING IN NEW YORK CITY UPDATED MAY 22, 2023
New York City Tourism + Conventions, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs, is pleased to highlight product updates for visitors and delegates.
LGA is undergoing an $8 billion transformation to a single, structurally unified main terminal with better transportation access and first-class passenger amenities—the first complete rebuild of a US airport in over 25 years. In June 2022, Delta Air Lines opened the doors to the new Terminal C, featuring modern design elements, art installations by local New York artists, five baggage claim carousels and a new concourse with 10 gates. All remaining construction is slated for completion in 2024. LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B was aptly named the best new airport terminal in the world, based on a global customer survey by the international transport rating organization Skytrax.
In December 2022, JFK unveiled the newly revitalized Terminal 8, developed by American Airlines and British Airways, offering travelers new premium lounges, enhanced baggage systems, premium check-in space and more to be discovered. The $9.5 billion international Terminal One is expected to open in 2026, including a complete redesign of the airport’s roadways, expansion of parking lots and more.
On January 12, Newark Liberty International Airport debuted the updated $2.7 billion Terminal A, offering 33 new gates directly connected to a multilevel parking facility. EWR is also working toward a new 2.5-mile elevated guideway train system, which will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and ease traffic congestion.
The MTA now welcomes passengers to Grand Central Madison, a new Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station below the historic Grand Central Terminal. Full service into the terminal began running on January 25, allowing LIRR to reach the east side of Manhattan for the first time.
This first-of-its-kind watercraft will usher in a new era of cleaner and more efficient marine transportation. The energy-efficient vessel will operate as part of the New York Water Taxi, running on the Hudson River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, with capacity for up to 147 passengers per ride and 28 bicycles.
The High Line Moynihan Connector Civic Project aims to create an ADA-accessible pathway that will connect the High Line to a publicly accessible space at Manhattan West. The $50 million project will feature two bridges extending to the Tenth Avenue terminus of the High Line, offering safe and scenic pedestrian access to Moynihan Train Hall.
Gansevoort Peninsula will be Manhattan's first public beach, expected to open in summer 2023. Located on the shores of the Hudson River near Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, the beach will provide a relaxing area for sunbathing and leisure activities. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the beach will also feature a large sports field, picnic tables and walking paths for visitors to enjoy.
Rockefeller Center is redefining the iconic area, continuing to welcome new restaurants including the recently opened Five Acres; an enhanced experience at Top of the Rock including new ride, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, and features including the Sky Lift; the return of Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace; new shops; and the development of a Little Nell Hotel. The location will also be reopening 610 Loft & Garden and Radio Park, atop Radio City Music Hall, just in time for the spring/summer season.
In February 2022, East River State Park was renamed in honor of Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender woman of color who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and a central figure in the Stonewall Uprising. The design for a new gateway for the park was recently announced, with construction scheduled for completion in 2023.
Bronx Point is a 530,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the South Bronx, opening in phases with housing, retail, public space, and cultural programming including the soon-to-open Universal Hip Hop Museum in Q3/Q4 2024.
In 2022, construction began on the reimagination of Hudson River Park’s northernmost concrete pier (at West 57th Street). The plans call for an elevated belvedere with river views, food concession, a playground, a woodland walk and sunbathing lawn, together altering the Hell’s Kitchen recreational landscape.
Major League Soccer’s New York City Football Club (NYCFC) will build the City’s first professional soccer stadium, with 25,000 seats. The Willets Point stadium will be part of a larger mixed-use development including a 250-room hotel, affordable housing, a school, public space, retail and more.
TSX Broadway, a 550,000-square-foot hotel, theater, dining, and retail tower, has already taken center stage with the unveiling of its 18,000-square-foot podium LED screen where visitors and locals alike can upload 15-second videos casting over Times Square.
Launched in 2022, NYC Hotel Week is New York City Tourism + Conventions’ newest signature program. NYC Hotel will return in 2024 offering a 24% discount (a play on the calendar year) off the standard room rate at some of the City’s finest hotels across all five boroughs during the winter season.
Moxy Williamsburg features 216 rooms and includes a festive restaurant serving Israeli and Levantine fare, a cocktail bar, an all-day café, a serene garden courtyard and an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the Williamsburg Bridge and the city skyline.
This 131-room boutique hotel is a new addition to Lower Manhattan. The property features modern design elements including a vibrant, multicolored Piet Mondrian–inspired glass facade, bespoke decor inspired by the City’s art scene and more.
The Tillary reopened its 174 rooms in March, offering views of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline, near many of the borough’s attractions and hotspots including Barclays Center, DUMBO, the Brooklyn Bridge and more.
The Gansevoort recently unveiled a multimillion-dollar, top-to-bottom renovation, nearly two decades after the hotel opened its doors in the Meatpacking District. The renovated property now includes a new lobby, rooms, check-in, corridors, rooftop and four lounge spaces along with three new food and beverage concepts debuting this fall.
Formerly known as The Roger New York, this new boutique hotel on Madison Avenue has been reimagined and elevated to luxury accommodations by architect and designer Piero Lissoni. Comprising 178 accommodations, the new property includes a seasonal, private outdoor cinema, wine bar, luxurious amenities and more.
Renaissance Hotels will debut a new 211-guest room property in the heart of Harlem above the Apollo’s Victoria Theater, which is currently undergoing an expansion.
This dual-branded Marriott property will include a 135-room Residence Inn and a 405-room SpringHill Suites offering views of the Manhattan skyline and easy access to area attractions such as MoMA PS1, Silvercup Studios and Roosevelt Island.
Located in the heart of the City, this new 661-room hotel will be the global debut and flagship for Hilton’s newest lifestyle hotel brand. The hotel is equipped with spectacular and unmatched views and is only a few steps away from quintessential NYC attractions. The hotel will also boast an outdoor terrace overlooking the City and a sky lobby bar and lounge.
Anniversaries, Expansions & Openings.
Guests can enjoy a new exhibition and active scientific and educational institution at the Gilder Center, featuring learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and access to the museum’s world-class collections. Additionally, students will have access to the museum’s resources, offering new learning opportunities and advanced public science education and scientific literacy.
The Hispanic Society Museum & Library reopened the doors of its Main Building after six years of renovations and infrastructural improvements. Since 1904, the museum has been the home to over 750,000 objects including rare books and masterpieces from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
After undergoing a physical and programmatic expansion, the Armstrong Corona Campus, formerly known as the Louis Armstrong House, will debut a new cultural center with an interactive exhibit, archival collections, a 75-seat performance venue and store, all dedicated to celebrating and preserving the life and legacy of the legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong.
Projected to open this September, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC) will be home for emerging and established artists in theater, music, opera, dance, film and media. The PAC will celebrate life and humanity and become a cultural destination in Lower Manhattan.
The Museum of the City New York celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The museum has amassed a collection of over 750,000 objects including photographs, prints, costumes, paintings and more to celebrate, document and interpret the City’s past, present and soon-to-be-announced future.
The iconic theater is expanding for the first time in its history with the Victoria Theater Redevelopment Project that will introduce two new stages, creating an arts campus in Harlem.
The nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, music and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023.
The 18th-century farmhouse and NYC landmark Lefferts Historic House Museum continues its restoration. Reopening in 2023, the museum will present free pilot exhibits and programs that engage with the legacies of Indigenous dispossession and enslavement in Brooklyn.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop music, founded in the Bronx on August 11, 1973, when Clive Campbell–better known as DJ Kool Herc–spun records at his sister’s birthday party. Throughout the year, the City will celebrate with a lineup of soon-to-be announced events celebrating hip-hop.
Located just south of Yankee Stadium, this space will pay homage to the South Bronx’s rich culture and history as the birthplace of hip-hop.
The first visitor center within the National Park System dedicated to LGBTQ+ history will open in New York City in 2024. The Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center will honor and explore the history of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and will be located at a storefront in Greenwich Village, next door to the historic Stonewall Inn.
The New-York Historical Society will incorporate a museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history. Slated to open in 2024, The American LGBTQ+ Museum will be NYC’s first museum dedicated to showcasing global, national and local LGBTQ+ history and culture.
Cultural Exhibitions & Performances
The Costume Institute’s spring 2023 exhibition examines the work of Karl Lagerfeld with Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. Highlighting the designer’s body of work spanning from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, the show will have approximately 150 pieces on display.
In one of her largest gallery exhibitions to date, celebrated contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama will host an exhibition at David Zwirner featuring new paintings, sculptures, flowers, and an Infinity Mirrored Room.
The Oceanic Portal exhibit at the Leslie-Lohman Museum showcases a diverse collection of artworks exploring the intersections of queerness and the ocean. Through various mediums and perspectives, the exhibit invites viewers to contemplate the fluidity, liberation and transformative power represented by the vastness of the ocean and its connection to LGBTQ+ identities.
Under Cover: Leyendecker and American Masculinity explores the work of J.C. Leyendecker, a prominent American illustrator, and his influence on shaping ideals of masculinity in the early 20th century. Through a collection of his iconic magazine covers, the exhibit examines Leyendecker's depictions of stylish, confident and athletic men, highlighting their impact on shaping cultural perceptions of masculinity during that time.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Queens Public Library has embarked on a yearlong celebration hosting an array of in-person and lived-streamed programs.
Vincent van Gogh’s most famous artworks, Wheat Field with Cypresses and The Starry Night, take center stage at The Met Fifth Avenue for the museum’s Van Gogh’s Cypresses exhibition, the first exhibition to focus on the trees immortalized by one of the most beloved artists of our time.
For this solo exhibition, Sarah Sze created a series of site-specific installations that weave a trail of discovery through multiple spaces of the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building.
This exhibition highlights the City’s raucous and diverse food culture all while examining the various challenges of NYC’s food systems. From sustainability to equitable access to food, the exhibition explores the ways artists and designers are creating solutions to address the global and local challenges we face when it comes to the food system.
Queens’ historic outdoor music venue is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer, and to celebrate, the stadium recently shared its most diverse and exciting list of performances yet. This year’s lineup includes music and comedy performances from some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, including The Strokes, Fall Out Boy, Kevin Hart, Steve Lacy, LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Festival, Duran Duran, Maggie Rogers, Toro y Moi, Weezer, Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsystem, Dave Matthews Band and more.
Vulnerable Landscapes highlights the Staten Island shorelines at the forefront of climate change in NYC. The site-specific exhibition examines the past while navigating the route forward.
Craft Front & Center: Exploring the Permanent Collection is the Museum of Arts and Design’s latest exhibition featuring a collection of over 3,500 objects. The exhibit also features a fresh installation of more than 60 historic works and new acquisitions dating from the golden age of the American Craft movement to the present day.
One of El Museo del Barrio’s most ambitious presentations to date features a unique, complex and culturally diverse permanent collection spanning over two decades. The exhibition presents approximately 500 artworks, including artist commissions and acquisitions, focusing on the contributions of Amerindian, African and European cultures, through rotating displays over the course of a year.
Co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art, Darrel Ellis: Regeneration offers the first comprehensive, scholarly survey of pioneering artist Darrel Ellis. The exhibition will highlight Ellis’s body of work that combines painting, printmaking, photography and drawing before his untimely passing in 1992.
Celebrating 46 years of bringing the vibrant artistry and revolutionary history of Ghana to the streets of Brooklyn, DanceAfrica will return this Memorial Day weekend as one of the nation’s largest festivals dedicated to African diasporic dance and music.
The This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York will explore how the City has served as a muse for storytelling over the past century. Through a variety of mediums such as film, music, literature and visual arts, the exhibit presents a diverse and engaging portrayal of NYC. The exhibition is organized around different settings within the City, highlighting its streets, parks, restaurants and neighborhoods, and showcasing both the significant transformations and timeless themes that have influenced the narratives surrounding New York.
On May 27, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will launch an exhibition highlighting the work of celebrated contemporary artist Ebony G. Patterson. Known for her lavishly detailed mixed media installations, Patterson will bring her signature style to NYBG in a major site-specific exhibition featuring breathtaking and provocative displays of art and nature.
This exhibition will examine and celebrate more than 50 years of Shelley Niro’s paintings, photographs, films and more. Filled with humor and references to pop culture, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the artist’s timeless cultural knowledge and generational history of her Six Nations Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is celebrating the gallery presentation return of its beloved series, New Photography for the first time since 2018. The new exhibition will explore the photographic work of seven artists united by their critical use of photography and their ties to the artistic scene in Lagos, Nigeria. This is also the museum’s first group exhibition in its history engaging in the work of living West African photographers.
Returning for its 37th season, SummerStage is hosting free and benefit performances in 13 parks across the five boroughs. Attendees can witness live performances from a range of musical genres including salsa, jazz, country, opera, Afrobeats, hip-hop and more. The annual concert series will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with concerts featuring artists from NYC.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! returns this summer with a new lineup of artists from around the world honoring the diversity of Brooklyn and the broader BRIC community. This year’s lineup includes Corinne Bailey Rae, Kelela, Liv.e, Robert Glasper, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) and many others.
The award-winning public park will host an array of free programming throughout the summer season for all ages including free performances from Tony-, Grammy-, and Emmy Award–winners and nominees; drag bingo; DJs; dance parties; Teen Night; Broadway performances and more.
The Public Theater recently unveiled that the 61st season of Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park will feature the classic drama Hamlet, directed by Tony Award–winner Kenny Leon and featuring Tony Award–nominee Ato Blankson-Wood in the title role.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Carnegie Hall’s beloved free concert series will return, bringing live music to neighborhoods across NYC. Partnering with community organizations throughout the City, the series will offer dynamic performances highlighting renowned local artists from an array of musical genres.
Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City will return for its second year, offering hundreds of free events, thousands of artists and food from all over the City to celebrate the vibrancy of NYC and those who call it home.
Africa Fashion will highlight the creative expression of the continent of Africa showcasing an array of garments along with music, visual art and more celebrating the global impact of African fashions from the 1950s to present day. The exhibition is the largest-ever presentation of the subject with more than 180 works being presented.
Annual Celebrations & Big Events
The 35th annual Fleet Week returns to NYC for a weeklong itinerary of events. The celebration honoring the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps will take place in various locations throughout Staten Island and Manhattan including Miller Field, Central Park, The Seaport and more.
Celebrate the rich diversity of the LGBTQ+ and allied community in Staten Island at the annual PrideFest. Attendees can enjoy live music, artists, craft vendors, live performances, food and more at the festival’s new location, Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.
This year, the parade is celebrating 30 years of promoting the visibility and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community in Queens. After the parade, stop by the multicultural festival to support local small businesses and enjoy performances from local talent.
This annual celebration includes a day of activities celebrating the heritage of the LGBTQ+ community in Brooklyn, including the only Twilight Parade in NYC; a 5K run/walk in Prospect Park; and a family-friendly festival and mainstage filled with performances by local and national talent, vendors and more.
MD&M East returns to the Javits Center for the first time since 2021, offering a variety of suppliers from medical device components to medical packaging for those within the medtech field.
Since 2010, the SGL (Same Gender Loving) LGBTQ+ community of Harlem has welcomed over 20,000 attendees to their annual Harlem Pride Celebration Day. This year, attendees can celebrate with giveaways, activities, programs and more.
The annual Pride March is one of the largest marches in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants and millions of sidewalk spectators each year.
Details for this year’s 1 Bronx Pride Parade are still being confirmed.
Since 1978, the top tennis stars have played in the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.
The 118th edition of the Toy Fair NY will take place at the Javits Center this fall featuring thousands of new and unique toys, games and entertainment-driven experiences from around the world.
The NY International Travel Show will return to the Javits Center this fall, offering three exciting days for the travel industry to engage with meeting and events planners, travel advisors, group travel professionals and frequent consumer travelers.
The world’s largest marathon brings more than 50,000 runners representing some 100 countries to run the 26.2 miles throughout the five boroughs.
The international sailing competition returns to the City next summer as part of its 12-race global circuit across four continents.
It was recently announced that NYC, along with the state of New Jersey, will be the host city for the Army-Navy Football Game presented by USAA in 2026. The game will be hosted at the Meadowlands Complex as part of the 25th anniversary of 9/11 and will be the 19th time the game has been played in New York or New Jersey.
FIFA has announced New York/New Jersey as a host city for the 2026 World Cup. Additional details, including which games will be held in the area, will be shared as they are announced.
The New York City Tourism + Conventions signature program runs each winter, offering 2-for-1 tickets to attractions, museums, tours and more.
Barbie fans will be transported to a 1970s Malibu California café filled with the beloved doll’s signature colors and casual, family-friendly fare including Pacific Paradise Pancakes, West Coast Wedge Salad and a California Dreamin’ Club Sandwich, all made by Master Chef finalist Chef Becky Brown. The pop-up will also be complete with photo ops inspired by Malibu Barbie including a life-size doll box, exclusive merchandise and more.
In partnership with CityPickle, Wollman Rink is now the new home for the growing community of pickleball players throughout the spring and summer season. Pickleball enthusiasts can enjoy a game at any of the 14 courts available until October 9.
Fans can celebrate Harry Potter and the entire Wizarding World with the most comprehensive touring exhibit in world. Featuring favorite moments, props, costumes, characters, and locations, the exhibition delights visitors with powerful storytelling married with interactive technology to explore iconic film scenes, creatures and characters from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films as well as the Tony Award–winning Broadway production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Enjoy chocolates from some of the finest traditional and artisanal chocolates out of Brooklyn on this recently resumed tour. Guests can learn more about the history of chocolate and watch demonstrations as they explore many of the borough’s most beloved chocolate shops, including the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, The Chocolate Room, Raaka Chocolate and Li-Lac Chocolates.
Support hyper-local and community-based organizations in the historic neighborhood of Harlem with this unique and socially impactful tour. Guests will learn about many of the sustainable movements within Harlem and the people behind them such as the New York Fair Trade Coalition at the Sustainable Fashion Community Center, Simone from Green and Blue Eco Careand more.
Explore the culturally rich neighborhood of Washington Heights on a special food tour. Known as one of Manhattan’s Latino hubs, Washington Heights is home to some of the City’s best Dominican, Mexican, and Cuban food.
Explore many of the local flavors in one of the City’s most diverse neighborhoods right in the heart of Queens on a two-hour walking and tasting tour. Sample delicious favorites from around the world while learning more about the people and organizations helping the City’s street vendors continue to thrive.
Explore the driving forces changing the retail landscape and the best of retail innovation in this two-hour tour led by industry professionals.
The New York City Borough Pass is a new sightseeing pass designed to showcase the beauty of the neighborhoods and cultures across all five boroughs. The pass features a diverse roster of popular attractions, museums, performing arts venues and more across the five boroughs, including the Alice Austen House Museum, MoMA PS1, New York Botanical Garden, Van Cortlandt House Museum, Staten Island Children’s Museum and more.
The New York City Tourism + Conventions signature program runs in fall and winter, offering 2-for-1 tickets to Broadway performances. The next iteration will take place in September 2023 and will return again in January/February 2024.
The New York City Tourism + Conventions signature program runs in fall and winter, offering 2-for-1 tickets to Off-Broadway performances. The next iteration will take place in October 2023 and will return again in February 2024.
A Doll’s House (opened March 9, 2023)
Parade (opened March 16, 2023)
Sweeney Todd (opened March 26, 2023)
Life of Pi (opened March 30, 2023)
Shucked (opened April 4, 2023)
Fat Ham (opened April 12, 2023)
Camelot (opened April 13, 2023)
Peter Pan Goes Wrong (opened April 19, 2023)
The Thanksgiving Play (opened April 20, 2023)
Prima Facie (opened April 23, 2023)
Good Night, Oscar (opened April 24, 2023)
Summer, 1976 (opened April 25, 2023)
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (opened April 27, 2023)
New York, New York (opened April 26, 2023)
Grey House (opening May 30, 2023)
Once Upon a One More Time (opening June 22, 2023)
Just for Us (opening June 26, 2023)
Here Lies Love (opening July 20, 2023)
The Cottage (opening July 24, 2023)
Back to the Future: The Musical (opening August 3, 2023)
El Mago Pop (opening August 20, 2023)
Harmony (opening November 13, 2023)
The Shark Is Broken (opening Summer 2023)
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding (opening Fall 2023)
Merrily We Roll Along (opening Fall 2023)
The Wiz (preview Spring 2024)
Fuente Ovejuna (opened April 29, 2023)
Primary Trust (opening May 2023)
Bernarda’s Daughters (opened May 2, 2023)
Shadow/Land (opened May 4, 2023)
Kahn!! The Musical! (opened May 6, 2023)
Millennials Are Killing Musicals (opened May 15, 2023)
The Beautiful Lady (opened May 5, 2023)
Romeo and Juliet (opened May 14, 2023)
King James (opened May 16, 2023)
The Fears (opened May 18, 2023)
Monsoon Wedding (opening May 22, 2023)
Primary Trust (opening May 25, 2023)
Days of Wine and Roses (opening June 5, 2023)
Wet Brain (opening June 6, 2023)
The Doctor (opening June 13, 2023)
Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show (opening June 20, 2023)
Rock And Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story (opening June 21, 2023)
Triple Threat (opening June 23, 2023)
Orpheus Descending (opening July 9, 2023)
I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire (opening July 12, 2023)
Flex (opening July 20, 2023)
The New York City Tourism + Conventions signature program runs biannually, offering deals on lunches and dinners. The next iteration will take place from July 24 through August 20 and will return January/February 2024.
Aman New York’s Jazz Club reimagines a quintessential NYC concept in a speakeasy style, featuring nightly live jazz performances as well as other genres, DJs and an inventive cocktail menu inspired by flavors from across the globe.
New York City’s best kept secret is a clandestine fine dining restaurant serving Chinese-inspired dishes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant’s signature dishes, such as the black bean spare ribs, glazed Maine lobster longevity noodles and stir-fried lamb with cumin and chiles, draw from multiple regions in China.
This Oaxacan-inspired eatery is dedicated to enhancing the gastronomic selection in the Bronx and surrounding areas, with a menu featuring traditional and modern dishes plus handcrafted cocktails.
Top Chef star and Bronx native Kwame Onwuachi opened Tatiana restaurant at Lincoln Center’s new David Geffen Hall. Recently named the top restaurant in New York City by The New York Times, Tatiana serves Afro Caribbean fare, infused with New York influences. Menu items include braised oxtail, egusi soup dumplings and truffle-spiked chopped cheese.
Located on Sixth Avenue, this unique and intentionally designed meeting and event space has the capacity to hold up to 630 people, with its largest meeting allowing up to 360 guests. The space also includes a 270-degree digital screen and digital signage for branding opportunities.
Brooklyn’s famed Barclays Center has welcomed its first vegan vendor with the fast-casual Pure Grit BBQ restaurant, with a menu offering jackfruit nachos, smoked Impossible cut brisket and fried tofu bites.
Witch Topokki, a new Korean street food restaurant in Flushing, offers a diverse range of mouthwatering dishes and a unique dining experience for its customers.
Tangram Food Hall joins the entertainment and shopping center located in the heart of downtown Flushing, featuring a specially curated selection of international vendors. The Food Hall brings an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés such as CoocooCachoo, Cruncheese, Na Tart and more.
The team behind Public Records, a multipurpose creative venue known for its vegan fare and live music events, has expanded the space with a brand-new bar and lounge called UPSTAIRS. Reservations are now available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Decades Pizza, a new pizzeria from self-professed pizza obsessives Zach Hughes and Paul Cacici, brings together classic and contemporary flavors with a focus on quality ingredients and innovative combinations.
SILO is the latest addition to the Williamsburg nightlife scene, seeking to infuse the party culture of Tel Aviv into Brooklyn. With a sleek and modern interior design, state-of-the-art sound system and a diverse lineup of local and international DJs, SILO promises a unique experience for partygoers looking to dance the night away.
The Red Pavilion is a teahouse by day and neo-noir nightclub by night that combines playful Asian motifs with art deco details and cinematic lighting. The venue showcases Chinese culture and traditional Chinese medicine through an exceptional menu of food, drinks and entertainment, offering an immersive experience with unforgettable flair.
The recently opened ZaRa Forest restaurant offers authentic Turkish cuisine in the heart of Mariners Harbor. The restaurant provides a tranquil dining experience with a menu that features various seafood, meat and vegetarian options.
Pearl Alley is an impressive private event venue with three bars and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide incredible views of the Brooklyn Bridge. With a customizable menu offering expertly crafted cocktails, beer, wine and more, Pearl Alley ensures a personalized dining experience for every type of event.
Curated under the guidance and mentorship of The James Beard Foundation, Market 57 at Pier 57 offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of food, drink and shopping options in the heart of Chelsea. Visitors can expect to find a diverse range of cuisines, from street food to artisanal delights, as well as local designers and artists showcasing their unique goods.
The iconic institution has officially reopened under the refreshed leadership of Chef Jack Logue and Skylark partner David Rabin, all while maintaining the classic NYC feel that patrons have come to know and love.
William Guo, Haoran Chen and Jeff Liu formed a three-way partnership to launch a new cocktail bar in Long Island City. Located at the back of a converted garage, 929 features a dark, sleek design, a vinyl collection and a turntable, while the no-frills takeout counter, Gulp, is located at the front of the space.
This new Spanish wine bar is owned by Joe Campanale and Ilyssa Satter of LaLou fame. It boasts a 30-seat interior, a 40-seat outdoor patio and serves Spanish meats, cheeses and conservas, along with a variety of tapas and larger dishes to share.
This wine bar offers a variety of beverages, including 20 wines by the glass and over 100 by the bottle, wine-infused cocktails, sangrias and specialty spirits. The menu boasts a selection of curated charcuterie boards, small plates and paninis that pair expertly with their beverages.
Margot is a charming neighborhood restaurant from Three Top Hospitality group, run by Chef Alexia Duchêne, Halley Chambers and Kip Green. The seasonal menu showcases a selection of seafood, vegetables and pasta, with nightly specials and large-format dishes to share. The beverage program features natural wine and creative cocktails.
Formerly known as Indie Food & Wine, The Independent Café has returned to the Lincoln Center campus at its new location in the David Rubenstein Atrium, offering the same fan-favorite dishes it is known for.
An immersive production of The Great Gatsby will debut at The Gatsby Mansion in the Park Central Hotel on June 2, offering guests and locals the opportunity to step into Jay Gatsby's world, attending his extravagant parties and interacting with iconic characters from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel in a fully renovated 16,000-square-foot space.
After closing in 2022, it was recently announced that the iconic Loeb Boat House restaurant in Central Park will reopen this summer, operated by Legends Hospitality.
After a 32-year absence, Alaïa made a comeback to New York City with a new store on Mercer Street, located near its original boutique. The space features a collection of artwork and furniture celebrating the American art and design scene.
A new 9,000-square-foot Gucci store has opened its doors, featuring a wide range of fashion items for men and women, as well as luggage and beauty products. The interior of the store is designed with 1970s-inspired decor, including modular furniture, mirrored surfaces and jade-green carpeting.
Tied to its 70th anniversary, Lladró opened a new retail space in New York City, highlighting the brand’s most innovative collections.
The popular affordable women’s fashion brands, Charlotte Russe and Mandee, have debuted at Staten Island’s shopping destination, Empire Outlets. Both brands offer a diverse selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and footwear for younger and mature shoppers alike.
Tiffany & Co. opened its highly anticipated renovated flagship on Fifth Avenue on April 28. Dubbed “The Landmark,” the retail destination combines the brand’s rich history alongside innovative design, spanning 10 floors and featuring an array of experiences such as The Blue Box Café by Daniel Boulud. The store serves as a testament to Tiffany's iconic presence in the heart of Manhattan and offers customers an unforgettable journey through the world of luxury and style.
Brooklyn Made is a new retail store located in Industry City selling a variety of Brooklyn-themed merchandise, including art, apparel, beauty products, houseware, jewelry and packaged foods. The store aims to promote small businesses, particularly those owned by BIPOC makers, designers and entrepreneurs, and features products from 55 selected vendors.
New York–based fashion brand Aimé Leon Dore reopened its flagship store in Soho following a renovation that boasts an expanded retail space, a stylish café, as well as a new rooftop terrace which doubles as a unique and scenic space for shoppers and a venue to hold intimate events.
The beloved department store, Century 21, has made its comeback in Lower Manhattan. The store has undergone an exciting transformation, boasting a vibrant new design, a curated selection of trendy brands and an array of delightful shopping experiences. Visitors can explore the revamped space, indulge in the offerings of the food hall and discover a dedicated wellness section, all while immersing themselves in the iconic Century 21 shopping experience once again.
Primark, the popular affordable Irish fashion company, is set to open its fourth location in New York City at the Queens Center Mall this year. This opening follows Primark's recent expansion in the New York metro area, with stores located on Jamaica Avenue in Queens and City Point in Brooklyn.
New York City’s economic recovery continued in 2022 with over 56 million travelers arriving in the City—a 72.5% increase over 2021. This activity marks the return of 85% of the City’s record 2019 visitation levels. The City remains on track to welcome 63.3 million visitors in 2023.
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