February NYC events + The nifty nine NYC news sources (02/25)

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

“If you’re looking for the best things to do in NYC this week or even today, there are tons of fun options (so long as you can social distance and wear a mask). Start by checking out the incredible photography at “Love Letters for Harlem” or finding the giant art inside Chelsea Market. Then, sit in for a night of Britney Spears-themed drag bingo or an intimate burlesque show at Club Cumming. ” Here are just a few:

7. Year of the Ox mural in Chinatown
News Art

“I love that the Lunar New Year comes with a new animal each time,” says public artist BKFoxx while discussing her new ox-themed mural found in Chinatown. “It’s so much cooler than our basic New Year’s on January 1.” This isn’t the artist’s first display of artistic affection towards the Chinese New Year—which, in 2021, is celebrated through February 26. In fact, BKFoxx has been marking the occasion via murals since 2017. In 2020, for the Year of the Rat, she painted “One Man’s Trash (Is a Mouse’s Treasure),” depicting a bunch of items of no apparent use that she collected before getting to work. This year’s piece, dubbed “Onward,” is located at Dr. Sun Yat Middle School 131 on Eldrige and Hester Streets and is the result of a collaboration with East Village Walls, a community group dedicated to the curation of street art in lower Manhattan. “They have a projects in the Lower East Side/Chinatown and do a lot of work with the community,” explains BKFoxx.

8. Act & Sip NYC
Things to do Russell Acting Studio, Midtown West Feb 25 2021-Mar 6 2021

If you’re not a paint and sip kind of person, try Act & Sip, a beer-fueled acting workshop in an Off-Broadway Theater with expert instructors. They pair students off with partners and hand over the pages to a scene from a well-known iconic NYC sitcom or movie, offering tips along the way to help performers conquer stage fright and discover their inner actor. This event is perfect for bachelorette parties, after-work outings, or just a fun night with friends to get on stage with a little help from liquid courage. You don’t need any experience, but you must be 21 or older and BYOB.

9. Black Seed Pizza
News Eating

Having secured their place among the top bagel shops in NYC, Black Seed Bagels is now venturing into making another iconic food—pizza. Black Seed Pizza, a culinary collab with chef Bobby Hellen (formerly of GG’s), launched on February 11 at Black Seed’s East Village location (176 First Avenue) with five different Sicilian-style pan pizzas: cheese, tomato, and white, alongside signature pies including a Green Pie and Bob’s Pie. Pizzas are available in two sizes: square (12” x 12”, which feeds two to three people) for $21-28 and round (9” diameter, which feeds one person) for $12-15 . The organic Hudson Valley dough, which is also offered in a gluten-free option, made with 100-year-old sourdough starter is fermented for 36 hours before it’s baked. The sauce comes from organic Bianco DiNapoli San Marzano-style tomatoes from California. All of it is baked in a wood-fired oven.

10. Spotlight on Orchids at NYBG
Things to do New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Until Apr 4 2021

The New York Botanical Garden is forgoing its Orchid Show this year but is doing a limited Spotlight on Orchids across select galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, including intimate displays of orchids in brilliant white and striking colors set against the foliage of aroids, ferns, and bromeliads—planted as they might be found in nature and blending gracefully with their surroundings, NYBG says. You’ll get to discover unusual orchids and artful floral creations by Botanical Garden horticulturists that combine expressive orchids with rocks, tree trunks, vines, and other found materials.

NYBG’s Orchid Show will return in 2022. Until then, you can purchase a Garden Pass + Conservatory ticket, which includes access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and outdoor gardens and collections.

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


Things To Do At Home – The New York Times

19 Standout Vegan Dishes to Try in NYC Right Now – ny.eater.com

Best Free Museum Days and Discount Hours in NYC – TONY

Noodle Classics From All Over China Now Available In Midtown – Gothamist

21 Amazing Things New Yorkers Are Putting On Their 2021 Bucket Lists – Secretnyc

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

NYC Outdoor Dining: Bracing for Winter – grubstreet.com

28th Annual Canstruction New York exhibition goes virtual | amNewYork

Moynihan Train Hall Brings Art to Penn Station – The New York Times

NYC Restaurant Reopening Guide – NYC Business



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