If you’ve never had the good fortune to experience the unyielding tempo of the Big Apple at night, you’ve missed New York City in its truest form—bright lights, eclectic nightlife, and provocative fashion. From twirling street performers to fine cuisine at 3am, “the city that never sleeps” certainly lives up to its name.
Here, we examine New York from dusk to dawn. These pieces will give you a deeper understanding of what happens in the hours between 7pm and 7am, when spirits are high and the possibilities seem endless.
What happens at a late-night party without alcohol? Why is it so hard to find a great diner? Who are the city’s masked crusaders taking crime fighting into their own hands? And, once and for all, are the most fabulous drag queens at Lucky Cheng’s or Lips NYC?
We’ve got the answers to all of those questions, and so much more. This is New York, after dark.
Real-Life Superheroes Defend New York City’s Streets
Every night in New York, a handful of civilians take to the streets to fight crime.
Where Have All the Diners Gone?
New York diners have seen a 60 percent decline in the past 25 years due to
rising rent costs and discerning millennial palates.
At This Sober New York Rave, Movement Is Medicine
By 7pm, the dance floor at Brooklyn nightclub House of Yes is already heaving.
What Is the Best Drag Show in NYC?
Fit for royalty—here are New York City’s best drag and cabaret shows.
The Enchanting Witches of New York
Even in a diverse city like New York, the word “witch” can be problematic.
Should New York City Shut Down Its 24-Hour Subway?
A proposed plan to shut down the city’s 24-hour service strikes
a nerve with New Yorkers.
These Nightclubs Are Better Than Bed Could Ever Be
Put on your dancing shoes—we’re introducing you to
the best nightclubs in New York City.
Sex, Liberation, and Controversy: It’s Rocky Horror NYC
The raucous show accompanying Rocky Horror’s midnight screenings
in Manhattan continues to delight thousands.
Karaoke Culture in NYC Is Unmatched
Life in New York City is certainly worth singing about.
’90s Rave Fashion in New York City: A Beautiful Disaster
When it comes to fashion, New York has always been ahead of its time.
Have a Ball in NYC Without Bars or Booze
DIY food crawls, free museum nights, and more—alcohol-free fun
can hardly be called dry here.
The Best Gay Bars in New York City
From history-making spots to the new kids on the block, here are the best
gay bars in New York City.
Axe-Throwing Is Part of the Fun at This NYC Bar
Everything one would need for the optimal axe-throwing experience
is provided at this Brooklyn bar.