February NYC events + The Nifty Nine NYC news sources (02/04)

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. First of all, some very important information:

“There are multiple websites, disappearing slots and even attempts to game the system. Here’s our guide to what you have to do to get a dose in your arm.”


For February 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/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 The Nifty Nine NYC News Sources.

All the NYCity News You Need to Start Your Day

The New York Times – New York Today / Daily Briefings

AM / Metro New York

The New York Times – Regional New York News

Google Local News – New York

Wall Street Journal Greater New York (Region News)

Grub Street – NY Magazine’s Food and Restaurant Blog

Gothamist: News, Food, Arts and Events

The New York Times – Art and Design

amNY Online

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

Now, how about some more useful NYC info:

Best Things to do in NYC This Week – TONY

Here are 3 ideas:

1. Lunar New Year Crawl
Restaurants Online, Until Feb 28 2021

It has been a hard year for most Asian-owned businesses across NYC because of the pandemic and the racism and xenophobia surrounding it. But Lunar New Year is here—a usually joyous and festive time—so Send Chinatown Love is hosting a digital neighborhood crawl to help support Asian-owned businesses. For the entire month of February, you can use receipts from takeout/delivery at participating businesses or receipts from donations to any of these businesses to put into your “Passport to Lunar New Year.” For ever three receipts, you’re entered into a raffle for prizes.

2. Augmented reality versions of Met masterpieces
News Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) just launched a new interactive virtual art exhibit in partnership with Verizon featuring augmented reality versions of some of the most iconic masterpieces to ever be displayed at the museum. In total, The Met Unframed features a dozen one-of-a-kind digitally rendered galleries and almost 50 works of art from across the museum’s collection. “At a time when access to one of the world’s greatest art collections is limited, [this experience] brings a creatively reimagined Met experience to people wherever they are,” reads the destination’s official press release. “Visitors” will first be treated to an intricately detailed rendering of the Met’s famous Great Hall and will then be able to proceed to admiring works that include Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm, Margareta Haverman’s Vase of Flowers, Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Cypresses and Rembrandt van Rijn’s Self Portrait, among others.
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3. Social Alchemix (Live!)
Theater Experimental Online, Feb 5 2021-Feb 27 2021

NYC-based cocktail guru Wil Petre, best known for his off-Broadway work, invites you to join Social Alchemix (Live!), a game night meets storytelling meetup. The project was developed over the past two years in tandem with Social Alchemix, an actual game employing a deck of alchemical tarot-like cards, containing questions that enable players to skip the small talk and get into the good stuff. The guests of this show are asked to turn off their cell phones for the duration of the event; some can participate in the gameplay, others can just watch and listen. Petre asks “Is it possible to have a meaningful conversation with a perfect stranger in our socially distanced and lonely world?”

There are many more right HERE at Time Out New York

Explore the All-New Moynihan Train Hall with Penn Station Expert, Justin Rivers – Untapped New York

Top NYC Restaurant Meals of 2020 – Eater NY

13 Of The Most Beautiful Subway Stations In New York City – Secretnyc

Where to Find Things From All 50 States in NYC – TONY

I Ate Dinner Outside On A 43-Degree Night… Will You? – Gothamist

28 Amazing Art Exhibits Coming To New York City Between 2020 & 2021 – Secretnyc

NYC Isn’t Dead: 10 Reasons Why There’s Still So Much to Love About NYC – Thrillist

10 Extraordinary Places You Won’t Believe Are In New York City – Secretnyc

New York’s Arts Shutdown: The Economic Crisis in One Lost Weekend – The New York Times

===========================================================STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP, STAY SMART AND STAY SAFE.

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