Entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Founded in 1861, BAM is the country’s oldest performing-arts center. With several neighboring venues located in the Fort Greene area, the complex offers innovative and edgier works of opera, modern dance, music, cin…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Originally the Martin Beck Theatre, this spectacular building was renamed in 2003 when it was purchased from the Beck family. When it opened in 1924 to great acclaim, it proceeded to be the venue for some of Broadwa…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre's shows have ranged from family-friendly Annie all the way to uproarious The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, with nearly as wild an ownership ride as well – bought and sold numerous times…
Top Choice Theater in Midtown

Richard Rodgers Theatre

This theater opened in 1926 and is unique for several reasons. One, it was the first to allow all patrons to enter through the same set of doors (generally there were separate entrances for the less expensive ticket…
Top Choice Live Music in Midtown

Carnegie Hall

Few venues are as famous as Carnegie Hall. This legendary music hall may not be the world's biggest, nor its grandest, but it's definitely one of the most acoustically blessed venues around. Opera, jazz and folk gre…
Top Choice Cinema in Midtown

Museum of Modern Art

One of the city's most popular museums, the MoMA gets you up close and personal with Warhol, Rothko, Kandinsky, Braque, Picasso, de Kooning, and other greats as well as lesser-known artists. Not only a palace of vis…
Top Choice Jazz in Midtown

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Perched atop the Time Warner Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center consists of three state-of-the-art venues: the mid-sized Rose Theater; the panoramic, glass-backed Appel Room; and the intimate, atmospheric Dizzy's Club C…
Top Choice Spectator Sport in New York City

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

NYC’s only all-female and skater-operated roller derby league has four borough-inspired home teams: the Bronx Gridlock, Brooklyn Bombshells, Manhattan Mayhem and Queens of Pain. These are some of the highest-level p…
Top Choice Theater in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

St Ann's Warehouse

This avant-garde performance company hosts innovative theater, music and dance happenings – everything from genre-defying music by new composers to strange and wondrous puppet theater. In 2015, St Ann's moved from i…
Top Choice Live Music in Brooklyn: Park Slope, Gowanus & Sunset Park

Barbès

This compact bar and performance space, named after a North African neighborhood in Paris, is owned by French musician (and longtime Brooklyn resident) Olivier Conan, who sometimes plays here with his Latin-themed b…