December NYC Events + Top Ten NYC Corona Culture (12/18)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.

Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being. Stay Safe.

For December we are going to try a different format – “Top 10 Corona Culture” – updated info and video especially suited to these difficult times OR NYC related visual info (Instagram and YouTube) OR all the NYC news you need to start your day.

We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.

Today it’s Top 10 NYC Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

Before we go any further you must look at these marvelous photos of New York City in the snowstorm, courtesy of TONY and some great Instagrammers:

See gorgeous photos of NYC’s biggest snowstorm in years – TONY

“New Yorkers woke up to a winter wonderland today.”

 

 

 

 

1. How to to get a rapid COVID test in NYCTONY

“CityMD sites will now close 90 minutes earlier every day—here’s where else you can go for a quick, reliable test.”

2. What’s Open in NYC | The Official Guide to New York City – nycgo.com

“Businesses across all five boroughs are working toward a common goal: to welcome back guests, employees and the community at large while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Use this hub as a starting point for what’s open right now or opening soon, and make sure to follow up directly with any venue to confirm hours and protocols before you visit.”

3. Where to see The Nutcracker ballet in NYC in 2020TONY

“Find a version of the holiday classic that is right for you with our 2020 guide to The Nutcracker ballet in NYC”

4. The best live theater to stream online this weekTONY

“Theaters are closed for now, but you can find great stage stars and events streaming online today

The pandemic crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down for at least the rest of 2020, and the ban on large gatherings in New York currently extends to all other performance spaces as well. So the show must go online—and streaming video makes that possible. Here are some of the best theater, opera, dance and cabaret events from across the country (and around the world) that you can watch today without leaving home, many of which will help you support artists and worthy charities. Scroll past the day-by-day listings to find events that have already premiered but can still be seen for a limited time. We update this page on a weekly basis.”

5. -85 NYC restaurants with heaters for outdoor dining6sqft

“Though indoor dining is permitted at 25-percent capacity in New York City, a lot of people still don’t feel 100-percent comfortable with the idea. Luckily, the city made its outdoor dining program permanent and year-round and gave restaurants the go-ahead to install outdoor heat lamps. If you’re looking for one of these spots to dine al fresco without shivering, we’ve begun a running list throughout the city.”

6. The best NYC-themed gifts for the holidaysTONY

“Is the New Yorker in your life tough to buy for? Here’s some NYC gifts that will make even the most jaded New York City resident smile.

If you want to know what to buy a New Yorker, our NYC gifts for the holidays are a good place to fill out your list. Of course, the ultimate gift would be an in-unit washing machine and dryer (a New Yorker can dream!), but that’s a pipe dream. Sure, an envelope comprising a gift card for them to blow at either one of the best restaurants in town or on a pair of tickets to see one of the hottest shows on Broadway would slay this holiday, but our NYC-themed suggestions are a bit more creative than that. Anyway, here’s our NYC shopping list including items that show off some of the best New York attractions.”

7. Manhattan’s only production brewery is now open in Soho6sqft

“A massive new brewery and restaurant opened in Soho last week, becoming the only production brewery in Manhattan. Located at 12 Vandam Street, Torch & Crown Brewing Company measures 9,000 square feet over three levels and boasts soaring ceilings, ivy-covered walls, and enough seating for 250 people inside and 180 people in their heated outdoor space.”

Winter is right around the corner, and that means rooftops will start to turn into wintery wonderlands (especially with outdoor dining continuing all year round)—and the Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth is the first to pop up!

“Sanford Biggers, Félix Fénéon and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s history of itself

“For the cosmetics mogul and philanthropist Leonard Lauder, the city, with its museums, public transit and parks, is an explorer’s delight.”

“Get to a nearby park and get in shape (safely).”

Bonus#2: When the Bronx was a Forest: Stroll Through the Centuries – NYT

“Yankee Stadium was the site of a salt marsh. Concourse Plaza was a valley. Our critic walks with Eric Sanderson, a conservation ecologist.”

We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here December 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info. 

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Stay home for a bit more – Mask up and stay safe

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