- March 18, 2002
- Sober St. Patrick's Day Activities
Seeing green is a lot better than feeling green, but staying straight doesn't have to mean opting out. Below, our St. Paddy's Day answers to First Night.
- March 11, 2002
- New-Music Events
Venture beyond Beethoven and Brahms, and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you hear -- and the relatively modest ticket prices.
- March 4, 2002
- Screen Gems
The better the movie, the more painful it is to see it in a shoebox. Here are five of the largest, plushest houses in town -- for brighter explosions, bigger heroes, and an enveloping experience. Visit one this weekend, or save our list for summer-blockbuster season.
- February 18, 2002
- Chocolate Desserts
A Valentine's staple, chocolate is said to be a natural opiate that simulates the feeling of being in love. These sweets are calculated to rev up romance -- or at least make you so happy that you won't know the difference.
- February 11, 2002
- Ice-Skating Rinks
It is skating season, the thermometer notwithstanding. Avoid the hordes dodging the Zamboni at Wollman Rink, Rockefeller Center, and Chelsea Piers while you figure-eight your way around these lesser-known frozen assets.
- January 21, 2002
- January DVD releases
Hibernation is not without its benefits, particularly for those of us who received DVD players for the holidays. Below, five ace reasons to stay out of the cold.
- January 14, 2002
- Decent Exposure
One of Mayor Bloomberg's first moves was the announcement that he's dismantling Rudy's decency commission, something we think bodes extremely well for New York nightlife. Celebrate by supporting these exuberant examples of show-and-tell (some of which might even pass for art).
- January 7, 2002
- Winter Salads
You vowed to be good and eat your veggies in 2002, right? These crunchy, tasty salads will help your resolve -- no crummy winter tomatoes required.
- December 24, 2001
- Chinese-Food-and-a-Movie Evenings
Since time immemorial, the Chosen People have observed one December 25 custom: mu-shu chicken and a trip to the talkies. For every family subset, here's a way to have yourself a haimish little Christmas night.
- December 17, 2001
- New York Books
We all have that friend -- the one who'll eat, sleep, or read anything New York. Just in time for Christmas, five new titles for that obsessive urbanite's stocking.