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Harbor Bar for a taste pof fresh seafood
March 27, 2017, 8:19.39 pm ET

Harbor Bar, Seafood, Bryant Park, Whole Foods, NYC

Harbor Bar, Seafood, Bryant Park, Whole Foods, NYC

Harbor Bar, Seafood, Bryant Park, Whole Foods, NYC

Harbor Bar, Seafood, Bryant Park, Whole Foods, NYC
                                                                                        Photos: Cititour.com

A Taste of Whimsy at Georgetown Cupcake
March 27, 2017, 8:02.27 pm ET

Georgetown Cupcake, SoHo, NYC

Georgetown Cupcake, SoHo, NYC

Georgtown Cupcake, SoHo, NYC

Georgtown Cupcake, SoHo, NYC

Georgtown Cupcake, SoHo, NYC
                                                                            Photos: Cititour.com

Reviews: Lynn Nottage's timely new play, ''Sweat''
March 26, 2017, 7:33.24 pm ET

Sweat, Broadway, Lynn Nottage,Donald Trump
                                                                                              Photo: Joan Marcus

Kababgi for Middle Eastern cuisine
March 26, 2017, 9:49.11 am ET

kababgi, middle eastern, mediterranean, bay ridge, brooklyn, nyc

kababgi, middle eastern, mediterranean, bay ridge, brooklyn, nyc
                                                                                             Photo: Cititour.com

Brunch at The Dutch
March 26, 2017, 6:14.59 am ET

The Dutch, Restaurant, SoHo, NYC

The Dutch, Restaurant, SoHo, NYC

The Dutch, Restaurant, SoHo, NYC

the dutch
                                                                                             Photos: Cititour.com

By Chloe sets up shop in Williamsburg
March 24, 2017, 7:17.12 pm ET

By Chloe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Williamsburg
                                                                                      Photo: By Chloe

Review: Miss Saigon is back on Broadway
March 23, 2017, 8:30.36 pm ET

Miss Saigon Review, Broadway, NYC, 2017

Miss Saigon Review, Broadway, NYC, 2017


                                                                                          Photos: Matthew Murphy

Magnolia Restaurant opens in Midtown
March 23, 2017, 8:25.32 pm ET

Magnolia Restaurant, Midtown, NYC

Magnolia Restaurant, Midtown, NYC
                                                                               Photos: Magnolia Restaurant

The new Lovage lounge offering panoramic views
March 23, 2017, 7:44.56 pm ET

Lovage Rooftop Lounge, Midtown, NYC
                                                                                                       Photo: Lovage

Gray's Papaya is now in Times Square
March 22, 2017, 7:04.46 pm ET

Gray's Papaya, Hot Dogs, Times Square, NYC

Gray's Papaya, Hot Dogs, Times Square, NYC

Gray's Papaya, Hot Dogs, Times Square, NYC

Gray's Papaya, Hot Dogs, Times Square, NYC
                                                                                  Photos: Cititour.com

5 New NYC restaurants to try
March 21, 2017, 8:56.58 pm ET

Empellon, Mexican Restaurant, Midtown, NYC
                                                                                 Photo: Empellon


Looking for a new restaurant? Why not give one of these a try?

Empellon for Mexican in Midtown

NISI Estiatoria for Greek in the West Village

Luke's Lobster at Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO

The Oyster Bar at The Roxy Hotel in Tribeca

The Chillhouse for a manicure and a latte on the LES

Check back soon for more exciting openings!


The Window Shopper goes to Pronovias for a wedding gown
March 21, 2017, 7:32.56 pm ET

Pronovias, Wedding Dresses, Midtown, NYC
                                                                                            Photo: Cititour.com

Review: How to Transcend a Happy Marriage
March 20, 2017, 7:43.35 pm ET

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, Off Broadway, NYC, starring Marisa Tomei, Robin Weigert and Lena Hall
                                                                                     Photo: Kyle Froman

A play that occasionally feels as unruly as its title, Sarah Ruhl’s “How to Transcend a Happy Marriage” now at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, is both a very funny and decidedly rueful examination about the challenges of long-term matrimony.  Read more


Corner Slice at Gotham West
March 20, 2017, 7:09.51 pm ET

corner slice, gotham west, midtown, nyc

corner slice, gotham west, midtown, nyc
                                                                                            Photos: Cititour.com

Bar a Frites at Le District
March 20, 2017, 6:52.31 pm ET

Bar a frites, Le District, Brookfield Place, NYC

Bar a frites, Le District, Brookfield Place, NYC
                                                                                            Photos: Cititour.com

A taste of Tuscany at Fiaschetteria Pistoia
March 19, 2017, 11:07.49 am ET


Slicing aged prosciutto with hand-powered slicing machine

Fresh pasta with boar and tomato

Pasta with beef ragout
Zucchini flan with parmesan cream
Prosciutto aged for 18 months
Prosciutto ends in olive oil
Fiaschetteria dining room
Biscotti with vino


                                                                                          Photos: Cititour.com

A chicken's life on Avenue C in Alphabet City, NYC
March 19, 2017, 10:41.18 am ET

Spotted these chickens hanging out in a public garden
on Avenue C in the snow


                                                                                             Photos: Cititour.com

Beatutiful Victorian home being allowed to rot in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NYC
March 19, 2017, 10:22.25 am ET

Delightful pastries at Maison Kayser in Union Square
March 16, 2017, 7:26.37 pm ET

Maison Kayser, Bakery, Restaurant, Union Square, NYC
                                                                                      Photo: Cititour.com

5 New NYC restaurants to try
March 15, 2017, 7:48.14 pm ET

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, Financial District, NYC
                                                            Blue Ribbon Federal Grill/Photo: Steve Hill

Looking for a new restaurant?  Why not give these a try:


Blue Ribbon Federal Grill in the Financial District


Majorelle for French on the UES

Gloria for sustainable fish in Hell's Kitchen

Fiaschetteria Pistoia for a taste of Tuscany in East Village

Suzuki for sushi in Midtown


Check back soon for more exciting restaurant openings in New York City


Inside Chef Nick Lacata's Villanelle
March 14, 2017, 8:48.32 pm ET

Villanelle, Farm to Table, Nick Lacata, Union Square, NYC

Villanelle, Farm to Table, Nick Lacata, Union Square, NYC

Villanelle, Farm to Table, Nick Lacata, Union Square, NYC

Villanelle, Farm to Table, Nick Lacata, Union Square, NYC

Villanelle, Farm to Table, Nick Lacata, Union Square, NYC
                                                                                            Photos: Signe Birck

Festive Mexican at Tortaria near Union Square
March 14, 2017, 7:40.09 pm ET

Tortaria, Mexican Restaurant, Union Square, NYC
                                                                                  Photo: Cititour.com

Review: Come From Away on Broadway
March 13, 2017, 7:05.07 pm ET

Come From Away on Broadway
                                                                                     Photo: Matthew Murphy

New York City on Blizzard Watch
March 13, 2017, 5:50.11 am ET


                                                                                                 Photo: NOAA

This page will be updated often with latest info on Blizzard of 2017

More than 50 Million in Path of Storm in Northeast

Current Radar - Radar & Satellite Imagery - NYC Weather Forecast 

MTA to Shut Down Above Ground Service at 4am

MTA Express service ending at Midnight 

Winter Underground-Only NYC Subway Service Map 

Subways using >2K Snow Melting Devices, 1.5K 3rd Rail Heaters

Broadway Shows Depend on Subways Staying Open

Access-A-Ride service cancelled for duration of storm


New Jersey Transit and Access Link Service to stop at Midnight

Pres Trump on Blizzard: Government is Fully Prepared

NY Gov Cuomo Declares State of Emergency

NJ Gov Christie Declares State of Emergency

Va Gov McCauliffe Declares State of Emergency

NASA Image of Massive Storm


                                                                                                Source: NASA

Nor'easter to shut down travel

More than 1,500 flights already cancelled

Track Flights
- Cancellations - Delays - Misery Map

Latest MTA Service Advisories - MTA Cold Weather Guide

MTA Service Changes expected

Blizzard Warning - National Weather Service

New York City Blizzard Watch - NOAA


Coastal Flooding Watch - NOAA

Up to 24 Inches of Snow

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Storm Prep Presser

NYC Public Schools Closed Tuesday

New York-Area Closings Tuesday

New York City Courts Closed Tuesday

Residents stocking up on supplies ahead of storm

Shoppers Swamping Stores

698 Spreaders, 1,600 plows ready

440,000 Pounds of Road Salt



Blizzard Preps Underway

How to Prepare

Visitors Urged to Stay Out of NYC Parks Tuesday Due to Storm

Biggest March Storms in NYC

Year-to-Year NYC Snowfall Totals

Map of Current Winter Weather Alerts


Restaurants/Places Opening Tuesday
 
Sprinkles
Blue Bottle NY 
The Jeffrey
Park Slope Food Corp
Kellari Taverna (Dinner)

Restaurants/Places Closing Tuesday

Piora 
Esperanto 
The Creek & The Cave 
Rouge Tomate Chelsea
Zabar's
Risotteria
Coffemania
Serafina Meatpacking
Serafina Ludlow
The John Dory
Kellari Taverna (Lunch)
Socarrat Paella Bar (Lunch)
Momofuku (Lunch)
Ma Peche
Ko
The Jeffrey (Until 5pm)




If you know a NYC Restaurant that's opening or closing,
let us know via Twitter @cititourcom 

 

The Meatball Shop now in Hell's Kitchen
March 11, 2017, 9:01.23 am ET

Meatball Shop, Hell's Kitchen, Sidepiece, NYC
                                                                                       Photo: Cititour.com

Review: Joshua Harmon's Significant Other
March 10, 2017, 5:23.36 pm ET

Significant Other, Broadway, Starring Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith

Significant Other, Broadway, Starring Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith

Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith
                                                                                     Photos: Joan Marcus

Review: Sally Field stars in The Glass Menagerie
March 9, 2017, 7:26.35 pm ET

Sally Field stars in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway

Sally Field stars in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway
                                                                           Photos: Julieta Cervantes

BB.Q Chicken in K-Town
March 8, 2017, 7:30.57 pm ET


                                                                                           Photos: Cititour.com

Sunshine Co. perfect for a bite and cocktail
March 6, 2017, 4:14.08 pm ET


                                                                                           Photo: Cititour.com

NYC's Wildest Brunch at Green Room 42
March 5, 2017, 10:53.41 am ET

Every Sunday, NYC’s wildest new brunch features 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco drinks, delicious dishes from Chef Gabriel Israel of Green Fig and music from underwear-clad singing duo The Skivvies and special guests.  Read more
 

NYC's Wildest Brunch, Underwear-clad performers, Green Room 42, NYC


Green Room 42, Yotel, Times Square, NYC

Green Room 42, Yotel, Times Square, NYC
                                                                                    Photos: The Green Room 42

The Window Shopper: Bitter & Esters
March 5, 2017, 9:06.13 am ET

Bitter and Esters, beer making, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC

Bitter and Esters, beer making, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC

Bitter and Esters, beer making, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC
                                                                                      Photos: Bitter & Esters

El Atoradero for Mexican in Prospect Heights
March 4, 2017, 5:50.04 am ET

El Atoradero, Mexican Restaurant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC

El Atoradero, Mexican Restaurant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC

El Atoradero, Mexican Restaurant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC

El Atoradero, Mexican Restaurant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NYC
                                                                                Photos: Cititour.com

5 new New York City restaurants to try
March 2, 2017, 7:48.03 pm ET


                                                                                   Photo: Villanelle near Union Square

Heading out?  Why not give one these new NYC restaurants a try? 

Villanelle for farm-to-table cuisine near Union Square

Chouchou for contemporary Mediterranean classics on the LES

Grano for Italian sandwiches, pizza and more in Midtown

Alta Calidad for Mexican in Prospect Heights

Sidepiece for bar drinks and meatballs in Hell's Kitchen

Coming Attraction

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill coming to the Financial Distict

Stay tuned for more new openings!


Italy's Trapizzino opens first NYC location
March 2, 2017, 6:58.09 pm ET

A taste of Roma comes to Orchard Street at Trapizzino which operates seven restaurants in Italy and now its first location in New York City.  Read  more

Trapizzino, Italian Stuffed Sandwiches, Lower East Side, NYC

Trapizzino, Italian Stuffed Sandwiches, Lower East Side, NYC

Trapizzino, Italian Stuffed Sandwiches, Lower East Side, NYC
                                                                         Photos: Cititour.com

The Window Shopper goes to Yaf Sparkle
March 2, 2017, 5:42.47 pm ET

Yaf Sparkle is home to fine jewelry on the Lower East Side featuring the works of about a dozen designers, including owner Yaf Boye-Flaegel.  Read more

Yaf Sparkle, Lower East Side, NYC

Yaf Sparkle, Lower East Side, NYC

Yaf Sparkle, Lower East Side, NYC
                                                                                             Photos: Cititour.com

Review: Sweeney Todd at Barrow Street Theatre
March 1, 2017, 7:40.09 pm ET

Apparently, Stephen Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics to “You Gotta Get a Gimmick” way back in 1959, is fine and dandy with the admittedly brilliant gimmick that has led, nearly 60 years later, to the umpteenth remounting of his 1979 masterwork “Sweeney Todd” in NYC after a successful run in London. Read more

Review, Sweeney Todd, Off Broadway, NYC 2017

                                                                                                 Photo: Joan Marcus

Review: Abigail Breslin in All The Fine Boys presented by the New Group
March 1, 2017, 7:32.22 pm ET

A first-rate quartet of actors, led by Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, lend gravity and depth to “All the Fine Boys,” a slightly odd and decidedly disturbing drama written and directed by Erica Schmidt, now being presented by the New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Center.  Read more

review, all the fine boys, off broadway, nyc, 2017

review, all the fine boys, off broadway, nyc, 2017
                                                                                          Photos: Monique Carboni