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Prospect Park just got a massive skating complex
It’s about time Brooklyn got some wintery love. First came the McCarren Rink. Now you can lace up at Lakeside, a 26-acre (and $74 million) complex in the southeast corner of the park. Pro tip: It’s a surefire place to avoid Super Bowl crowds on February 1 and 2.
The ?70s are the new ?20s
Dare we say we?re growing a wee bit tired of the speakeasy? Sometimes you just want a damn piña colada. After you?ve taken in American Hustle (or Anchorman 2, for that matter), keep the spirit alive at the East Village?s new Golden Cadillac.
13 First Ave. (at First St.)
Neil Patrick Harris heats up Broadway
Move over, Kinky Boots: There’s a new glitter queen in town. Hedwig and the Angry Inch--in which Harris gussies up as a transgender German rocker--begins previews March 29.
Actually, half of Hollywood joins the Great White Way
Other major celebs to see on stage: Debra Messing in Outside Mullingar (January 3), Bryan Cranston in All the Way (February 10), Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun (March 8), Zach Braff in Bullets over Broadway (March 11), Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams in Cabaret (March 21) and James Franco, Chris O?Dowd and Leighton Meester in Of Mice and Men (March 22). Phew.
Miss Lily’s now offers private events
Already our go-to for a lively group dinner, the Soho Caribbean spot has started making its next-door storefront available (say, for you and 10 to 24 of your friends). A little birdie told us Pharrell already gave it a spin.
132 W. Houston St. (at Sullivan St.)
’40s and ’50s gowns descend on the Met
Well, this is a far cry from “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” This summer’s Costume Institute exhibit (opening May 8) will highlight the work of Charles James, a relatively unknown yet remarkably influential dressmaker.
1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82nd St.)
Elaine’s returns--as The Writing Room
The legendary Upper East Side haunt (frequented by everyone from Woody Allen to Andy Warhol) is back with a new name, a sleek face-lift and farm-to-table fare.
1703 Second Ave. (between 88th and 89th sts.)
Arcade Fire is taking over Barclays Center
Okay, so it’s not until August. But, of course, the three shows are already selling out quick. Swipe tickets now and act surprised when the email reminder pops up mid-summer.
Atlantic and Flatbush aves., Brooklyn
“New year, new you!”...is not something you’ll hear from us. (You’re already awesome, duh.) What we will tell you, though, is how promising 2014 is already shaping up to be here in NYC.
From Broadway shows to buttery nipples (cocktails), here are eight things we’re dying to check out.
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