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Best of New York 2013 • Fun

Best Friend Date

  • Paint Nite NYC

    Paint Nite NYC elevates the popular BYOB drinking-and-painting concept by taking it out of fluorescent-lit studios and into charming restaurants and lounges. The $65 fee covers a canvas, paintbrushes, acrylics, an apron, an experienced art teacher specializing in wildlife, landscapes, or beach scenes—basically everything you need to walk out with a finished painting in two hours. Drying time between steps doubles as a chance to order a new round of drinks (temporary studios were recently set up in Sarabeth’s Tribeca and Revel) and catch up with friends. And if you still want to chat after the class ends, you’re in luck: You’re already at a bar.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).