Nightlife in New York City

"The Ugly Duckling" or "Rapunzel," Presented by Galli Theater on October 4–November 30 at 2 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

"The Ugly Duckling" or "Rapunzel"

Gloria Maddox Theater

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Andersen’s fable about self-acceptance features vibrant songs; Grimm’s tale about a long-haired princess gets a German-language treatment

$39.70 $22

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"MAMMA MIA!" on Broadway (Up to 43% Off). Select Performances Through November 23.

"MAMMA MIA!"

Broadhurst Theatre

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me”

$70 $45

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"Pippin" at Music Box Theatre (Up to 39% Off). Showtimes Available Through October 5.

"Pippin"

New York City

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

$69 $49

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Pool, Ping-Pong, Cocktails, and More at Eastside Billiards & Bar (50% Off)

Eastside Billiards & Bar

New York

Savor cocktails during rounds of ping-pong or billiards at a pool hall with more than 15 Brunswick Gold Crown III tables

$35 $20

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"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center on Friday–Wednesday Through November 23 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

The world's longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

$83.25 $37

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"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater (Up to 56% Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

$68.25 $30

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” on Sunday, November 30 (Up to 52% Off)

"Great Russian Nutcracker"

Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$104.50 $52

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"Bad With Money" at The Duplex on September 4–November 6 (Up to 47% Off)

Bad With Money

The Duplex

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Actor and playwright Ben Rimalower details his addiction to spending in this disarming, darkly humorous, and graphic one-man play

$54.27 $29

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Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos for Two at Brick NYC Through November 29 (Up to 53% Off)

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

$46.50 $22

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"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on November 1–23 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

$76.99 $45

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Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on September 1–January 4 (Up to 60% Off).

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta

Daryl Roth Theatre

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

$99 $40

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Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

$39 $19

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Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

$30 $15

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Champagne Flights and Appetizers for Two, or Bottle with Apps and Desserts at The Bubble Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

The Bubble Lounge

Tribeca

Elegant champagne lounge uncorks more than 300 champagnes and sparkling wines, served with shareable hors d'oeuvres

$120 $60

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$20 for $40 Worth of European Tapas and Wine for Two at Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Bowery

100+ different bottles of wine line the walls of the intimate, Zagat-rated café serving French, Spanish, and Italian tapas

$40 $20

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Admission to Any Show for Two or Four Plus Drinks at Times Scare NYC (Up to 50% Off)

"Scaryoke"

Times Scare NYC

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Shequida—a drag queen, opera singer, and former "America's Got Talent" contestant—hosts a karaoke show for adults

$60 $30

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"Two Sides Sounding: The Unsung City" or "Mashuq Deen: Draw The Circle" on September 16 or 17 (Up to 50% Off)

"Two Sides Sounding: The Unsung City" or "Mashuq Deen: Draw The Circle"

Multiple Locations

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Urban opera pieces about injustice in NYC; one-man play about a conservative Muslim family and their transgender son

$20 $12

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist at Irving Plaza on September 5 at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist

Irving Plaza

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist collaborate using Afrika Bambaataa’s original record collection to celebrate his & Zulu Nation's 40th anniversary

$47 $23

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"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome!" Exclusive Presale at Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 1

"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!"

Theater at Madison Square Garden

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Colorful and hip kids' show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$46 $46

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Black lights illuminate your opponent as electronic music pulses in the background. You raise your paddle, and swing. The Ping-Pong match begins. This unusual scene unfolds nearly every day and night at Spin New York, a self-described "Ping-Pong social club."

Lauded in a range of media, this now-international franchise was created with a firm vision in mind. In an interview on Anderson Live, co-owner and actress Susan Saradon explains her love of Ping-Pong: "it cuts across age, body type, gender ? little girls can beat their fathers." In an NBC News segment, co-owner Jonathan Brickland adds that their mission was to marry the social nature of the sport with the atmosphere of a country club, except "more inclusive ... silly, and frivolous," and ideally with fewer golf-cart crashes.

Spin New York certainly takes this fun-focused mission seriously. The sprawling hall houses 17 Ping-Pong courts, including a central court where professional players compete in regular tournaments. These same professionals are on-hand for private instruction, though players are more than welcome to keep things casual. Meanwhile, an on-site restaurant and bar serves seasonally changing plates alongside cocktails made from fruit purees and blended Teaologie teas. From the seats or the courts, visitors may see one of the old building's original features: a giant window that looks out onto the passing subway train.

On most nights, a DJ provides a soundtrack to dining and play, although live bands are often a weekend fixture. Adding to its socially-focused mission, Spin also gathers people to support charitable causes; recently, Ms. Sarandon used her club to host a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

48 East 23rd Street
New York,
NY
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When The Hill first opened, people speculated that Heidi and Spencer Pratt of The Hills were behind the venture. That was just a rumor. The spot actually takes its name from its neighborhood, not the Los Angeles reality show. Now that the initial mystery surrounding The Hill has lifted, the pub has become a neighborhood go-to for catching the game while sipping drinks and devouring philly sliders, baskets of crispy tater tots, and pots of fondue.

A Reflection of Murray Hill

As New York Times reporter Jeff Vandam explains, Murray Hill is a hard neighborhood to pin down. Quiet rows of brownstones and apartment buildings contrast with a lively pub scene geared toward the 20-somethings who have recently become more of a fixture in recent years. Like the neighborhood it calls home, The Hill has somewhat of a split personality. From afternoon to early evening, it is predominantly a sports bar, with more than 25 high-definition televisions broadcasting live games in the bar and upstairs lounge. As soon as the action wraps up, though, things start to get interesting. Candlelight replaces the flickering glow of television screens, and the bar transforms into a stylish lounge for Murray Hill?s sophisticated set.

An Upscale Pub Setting

The Hill welcomes postcollegiate fans to cheer on their alma maters in a setting that's far more refined than that of a typical sports bar. Chandeliers glimmer overhead, and leather cushions line long booths. Polychromatic planks of wood line the walls on both floors, giving guests something interesting to admire when the bartenders take a break from stirring lemon-drop martinis or pouring glasses of watermelon sangria.

416 3rd Avenue
New York,
NY
US

It starts with a buzz. When patrons approach Raines Law Room, they’re not met by a surly doorman, just a silver doorbell. After gaining entry, guests might feel as though they’ve entered another era. In true speakeasy fashion, the windowless space is filled with plush Chesterfield sofas, the only light coming from the candles and wood-burning fireplace reflecting off the tin ceiling. In the lounge, tufted sofas and chairs recall an upscale living room. In the parlor, privacy curtains shroud four seating areas equipped with wall buzzers that can summon a server. The no-standing-around policy means parties must check in for a seat; if there aren’t any available, guests can leave their cell number and come back when they receive a call that a table is ready or a new brood of chairs finally hatched. Once seated, guests rifle through the drink list, which is divided into categories such as Bright & Crisp and With a Bitter Edge. Meaghan Dorman and her team of expert mixologists carefully blend drinks such as the South Side Rickey, a concoction of gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda infused with mint plucked from the onsite garden. Raines ranked as a top 10 finalist for World’s Best Cocktail Menu at the 2012 Spirited Awards, so most patrons will probably be tempted to sample more than one spirit, meaning their visit will end as it began—with a buzz.

48 West 17th Street
New York,
NY
US

Property Location
Hudson is in the heart of New York, walking distance from Time Warner Center and Columbus Circle. This 4-star hotel is close to Broadway and Times Square.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 866 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and irons/ironing boards, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and a pool table.

Dining
Take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of exhibit space and a meeting/conference room. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

356 W 58th St
New York,
NY
US

M1-5 boasts all the amenities of an upscale lounge, including a spacious, 5,000-foot main floor, private VIP areas, HD TVs and projection screens, a stage outfitted with a high-end sound system, and running water. But there is one thing noticeably missing: a cover charge. Despite the extravagant digs, revelers can party here without the added expense of admission (except for certain private events). This is due to the establishment's more laidback, customer-first approach to clubbing, and it is in that spirit that M1-5 also offers, but doesn't mandate, reserved seating and bottle service.

The menu is a perfect complement to the easygoing vibe. It was developed by Chef John Sierp, a New York City fireman who has cooked onscreen for Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray, served as a guest judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and was featured on Food Network’s Chopped. His gourmet take on comfort food includes barbecue-chicken sliders, personal pizzas topped with pulled pork, and the staff favorite, homemade cheese-rice balls with bits of Genoa salami. And in addition to to these classic American pub eats, the menu includes Asian influenced dishes as well, such as veggie spring rolls glazed with sweet chili sauce and steamed shrimp dumplings ignited with a hot chili sauce.

52 Walker St, 1st Fl
New York,
NY
US

Inside Mason Jar NYC, Southern charm comes in edible form. Appetizers such as cornmeal-crusted fried pickles and cheesy grits evoke a down-home vibe that’s present throughout the entire menu. Racks of house-smoked baby back ribs and tender slices of beef brisket come slathered in housemade sauce and flanked by hearty sides. The barbecue sampler is a meat-coma-inducing feast that includes pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and turkey. Desserts such as the peach upside-down cake provide a satisfying end to the meal, and perhaps a nice start of a journey to the bar; the eclectic selection of craft beers and bourbons is what keeps diners long after they’ve torn through their final napkin. The beer menu at Mason Jar NYC is vast and includes Belgian ales, stouts, and ciders from brewers both large and small. But thanks to the beer flight, which includes three 3-ounce samples, customers don’t need to settle on a single choice, and instead can trade off sips of Chimay Tripel and Stone Arrogant Bastard. Whiskey lovers will be equally drawn to—and overwhelmed by—the selection of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys. But there’s plenty of time to decide in this lively eatery, where flat-screen TVs broadcast the latest games, and friends admire one another’s barbecue-stained shirts over spirits.

45 E 30th St
New York,
NY
US

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