Eat, drink and dance your way to 2016 at Gotham West Market’s rocking New Year’s Eve bash.

December 8, 2015

What are your New Year’s Eve plans? Stress no more — Gotham West Market (600 11th Avenue, 212-582-7940) has residents covered with a gourmet party crafted just for the occasion. This event is a great option for revelers who want to stay local to dine, drink and dance the night away — like having a fabulous house party minus all the work! Delectable eats from such vendors as Uma Temakeria (sushi burritos, hand rolls and more), Indie Fresh (gluten-free goodies, soups, smoothies), The Cannibal (charcuterie), Choza Taqueria (Mexican fare) and many others will be served. Communal tables will boost the party atmosphere, ensuring a festive dinner for you and your neighbors. When you’re ready to burn off some of those calories, there’s no need to hustle out to a club — DJ Huggy Bear will be right there to man the turntables. You can boogie while you watch the ball drop on a big screen.

InstaTips: Hell’s Kitchen

December 2, 2015

With the river on one side and the city on the other, Hell’s Kitchen is eminently photogenic—the more so because, on its western edge, building codes limit the height of buildings, so it’s easy to get a wide shot of the city in the background of your subject. Even better, within the neighborhood there are many individual points of interest, from art installations and gardens to historic sites, that provide great photo opps. If you’re Instagramming your way through the neighborhood, here are a few prime spots to snap the perfect selfie.