New York Weekend Preview: A Festivus For The Rest Of Us!


It’s finally here! After Santa coming down 5th Avenue on thanksgiving, through the tree going up in Rockefeller Center, and through all the massive hoards of tourists, the day has finally arrived. Here are some of our recommendations on what to do to get in the spirit.

Celebrate Festivus At Slattery’s!


All Seinfeld fans know that the day before Christmas Eve is a magic holiday called Festivus, where the commercialization of the holidays is met with an Aluminum Pole and the Airing of Grievances between the family. Celebrate this special day just as the Costanza Family would, by heading to Slattery’s Midtown Pub on Saturday at 5:30pm for Seinfeld trivia contents. Or if trivia isn’t your thing, you can always compete in the Feats of Strength.

Location: 8 E. 36th Street

Tour Madison Avenue For Those Last Minute Gifts


You waited too long, and now the 2-day shipping from Amazon Prime is just too close to call. Time to get your holiday shopping done the way the pioneers did, by going to the store. Luckily, Madison Avenue is beautiful this time of year, with shops full of tinsel and lights and spreading holiday cheer. Pick up sweaters from Ralph Lauren or coats from Barbour to have the perfect gift for anyone this Christmas.

Location: Madison Avenue, Upper East Side

Get Your New Year’s Eve Plans Together


New Year’s Eve in the city may still seem a ways off, but it’ll be here before you know it. For all those celebrating in Manhattan or, heaven forbid, going to see the ball drop in Times Square, think again. There are plenty of other options on where to check plan ahead for an incredible night out from the Baccarat Hotel to Bar Sixty Five in Rockefeller Center. Check out our roundup of the best locations to see more.

Location: Various Locations