February NYC events + The Nifty Nine NYC news sources (02/16)

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

G. Black History Month at NYPL
Things to do Online, Until Feb 28 2021

The New York Public Library is commemorating Black History Month with more than 100 online events and programs, virtual exhibitions, information and educational tools, and reading recommendations to amplify Black voices, history and experiences.

At The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, check out “Civil Rights Legacies: Martin, Malcolm, Gwen, and Julian” on February 4 at 6:30pm; “Between the Lines: Four Hundred Souls” with Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on February 9 at 7pm; Dr. Michelle Commander will host an event on February 16 for the launch of her book “Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition”; and “Subversion & The Art of Slavery Abolition” an online exhibit for those interested in archival materials and how abolitionists engaged with the arts to agitate for enslaved people’s liberty.

The Library also has a variety of virtual events planned featuring guest speakers, performances, and materials from its archives. Check out its website for a full schedule.

H. 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.

These are the participating businesses:
– 46 Mott
– Kam Hing Coffee Shop
– Yue Wong
– Bodhi Kosher
– 3 Times
– Kuih Cafe
– 47 Division
– Dreamers Coffee
– Lanzhou Ramen
– Go Noodle Nine Moon
– Wonton Noodle Garden
– Boc Boc Chicken Delicious
– Noodle House
– Sik Gaek
– 4 Choice Lunch Box
– NY Go Go
– Chef Papa NY
– Playdate
– Hahm Ji Bach
– Dynamite Seafood
– FZ Noodles Inc
– Shunfa Bakery
– Melonpanna
– Wing Hing
– Parlay
– Prince Tea House
– Made the Cut
– Pho 60
– Delicacy Passion Patisserie

I. African/American: Making the Nation’s Table
Things to do Online, Until Feb 25 2021

The Museum of Food and Drink is hosting a month of programs for Black History Month featuring chefs, mixologists, and culinary historians, cook-along demos, virtual reality short films, and conversations with the food and beverage industry’s leading experts—all through Zoom.

There will be six programs you can tune into, including “MIGRATION STORIES: Sustaining Gullah Geechee Cooking across Land and Sea” (February 3, 8-9pm); “BLACK SMOKE: The History of African American Barbecue” (February 10, 8-9pm); “GROWING RICE: A Migration Story from Seed to Plate” (February 16, 8-9pm); “UNCLE NEAREST: Untold Stories Behind the Whiskey Still” (February 17, 8-9:30pm); COASTAL ROOTS: Tracing the Ancestral History of Farming and Cooking in Georgia (February 23, 8-9pm); and THE LEGACY OF FOOD ACTIVISM: A Storytelling Event (February 25, 8-9:30pm).

Many more things to do this week right HERE at Time Out New York


Restaurant Week To Go: UWS Participants – I Love The Upper West Side

Best Outdoor Restaurants and Bars in NYC: Places to Eat for Winter – Thrillist

Museums Are Still Open in New York. Here’s What’s on View (for Now). – The New York Times

See the Art by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and Other Art Stars That Might Actually Make You Want to Go to New York’s Penn Station – news.artnet.com

Good news sports fans: New York arenas can open to fans beginning Feb. 23 | amNewYork

20 Restaurants for Cozy Outdoor Dining in Manhattan – ny.eater.com

The Setups for Outdoor Winter Dining Are Lavish. But Are They Safe? – The New York Times

Eight ways Pixar’s ‘Soul’ gets NYC right – TONY

Bryant Park Just Opened A Brand New ‘Curling Cafe’ – Secretnyc



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