"Old New York, New New York; honey, at least you're still in New York." Although Samantha Jones reminds us that despite its adaptive nature, we should still appreciate being New Yorkers, we can't help feeling a little nostalgic when we see classics fade. Just recently the city has had to say goodbye to icons like Pearl Paint, Kim’s Video, and Rizzoli. Thankfully, New York Magazine agrees that we should savor the staples while they're still here and has helped point out a few things we should see before they leave in a new article. We've amassed the must-sees from the long list, so click through and figure out what your tour of old school New York will look like.
Tonight, the Pratt Institute honors David Yurman and Irs Apfel, Hugo Boss hosts its 2014 Prize event at the Guggenheim and more! As always, for full event details and more information, check out our calendar.
It was a huge night for the art world on Wednesday as the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted its last gala and studio party at its Madison Avenue location before the much-anticipated move downtown. The event, presented by Louis Vuitton, drew a creative but equally fashionable crowd, with guests including everyone from models Hilary Rhoda and Riley Keough to artists Jeff Koons and Chuck Close. The dinner and dance party at the Breuer building honored the 98 living artists who have had survey exhibitions at the location and featured a live performance by Elvis Costello and DJ set by Zen Freeman. In a stunning series of projections, the party also celebrated the new views of the Meatpacking District building. Click through for an inside look at the Whitney's epic event!
Want all of the delicious Thanksgiving dishes without the stress of burning the turkey, cleaning the rug an aunt just spilled red wine on, or worrying about how to politely ask your relatives to get out when dinner is over? We certainly do. That's why this year, we'll be dining out at some of our favorite NYC restaurants instead of doing the cooking ourselves. Check out our list of the best places to get Thanksgiving dinner and let the fam know where you'll be heading.
When cleaning out your closet, deciding what to keep or throw away can be difficult for anyone in need of a wardrobe change. We like to keep our closets as compact and curated as possible, but some sorrowful items always tend to stay around and take up unnecessary space. On the other hand, sometimes we throw out items that inevitably come back into style. If you need some tips on what to toss or treasure this season, we've got you covered. From saying goodbye to the faded black to holding on to the classic bag, click through for our tips!
Last night, the 2nd Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala took place at The Plaza Hotel's grand ballroom in New York City. The evening honored Ben Affleck, The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Austin Hearst, T.J. Maxx, and more. Jennifer Garner served as the evening's host as a Save the Children artist ambassador and trustee. Through Ben's acceptance speech, the couple complimented and joked with each other on the podium. The event also featured a performance by Trisha Yearwood, featuring her two songs, "PrizeFighter" and "How Do I Live." The gala benefited the organization's efforts to help end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths with early childhood education. In total, the event raised $1.38 million; the last four minutes of the gala there was a fundraiser that raised $174,000. For more from last night, check out our slideshow.
Tonight’s 5th Annual WishNYC: A Toast to Wishes is the place to be for young urban professionals who want to make a difference in a sick child’s life. The event will raise funds and awareness in support of Make-A-Wish Metro New York. Enjoy a premium open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, live performances by nationally recognized DJs, a red carpet with full press media coverage, large premium silent auction, raffles and a few surprises not to be missed. Visit www.toasttowishes.com to purchase tickets or donate to this great cause. For more information, please contact Gail Monaco at email@example.com
No matter how old we get, first dates are always inevitably awkward. If you're reading this and don't think first dates are awkward, you're probably an alien, sorry to break it to you. Either way, these eight bars offering fun activities can help make any date more casual and less stressful. Click through, find a spot, and get back to worrying about what you're going to wear.
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As New Yorkers, we're almost always on the hunt for our next apartment. Here at GofG, we decided to take a break from looking at listings for reasonably-priced studio apartments, since they're non-existent, and started checking out the most expensive listings we could find on StreetEasy, just for the masochistic fun of it. Click through our slideshow to see what people are willing to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for in this top-notch city (and start planning room designs for your future dream apartment).