Insider tip: UCB is closed temporarily while they move into a new theater, but the schedule should be back on track shortly. We recommend Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away and Once on This Island — or consider the New York Times critics’ picks. Insider tip: Check Broadway for Broke People for advice on the best ticket deals. So far 4,369 in 2016-17 have received planning permission already, with decisions pending on a further 12,741 homes.On current rates of approval, CPRE expects around 8,000 will be built.Insider Tip: If you have little dudes, our kids love Children’s Museum of the Arts, which is super bright and cheery on a winter day. Many of England’s most picturesque countryside areas are increasingly being built on, new statistics show.Perhaps 19th Century New Yorkers were a hardier bunch, or maybe it’s just because they wore these cozy things. Mark your calendar for February 16, 2018, and prepare to ring in the Year of the Dog.A good route for a cold weather walk is starting at The Mall, a promenade running from 66th to 72nd Streets on the East Side with a canopy of elm trees, then passing by the Bethesda Terrace and the Fountain en route over to the West Side. Insider tip: Practice wishing people a happy new year in Chinese. Ride a Carousel There is something so romantic about Jane’s Carousel in Dumbo (those views of the Manhattan skyline!
Instead, escape to the Le Frak Center in Prospect Park, where you’ll be surrounded by tall swaying trees.Brooklyn Insa for Korean BBQ in a beautiful Gowanus space (with karaoke! ); Frankies Spuntino 457, the coziest Italian spot in Carroll Gardens (order the cavatelli); Roberta’s, no-joke pizza in Bushwick that’s worth the wait; or Williamsburg’s Diner, for a killer burger with homemade ketchup in a 1950s metal (you guessed it) diner. Insider tip: If you’re hungry, order meatballs-with-a-cult-following at Parm, or pick up the best chocolate chip cookies in the city (the world? For 20 years, he has been parking his sleigh at the Flatiron store on weekends to the delight of one and all. Insider tip: The lines get long, so try to arrive half an hour before opening time.You can get a cup of hot chocolate, with a homemade marshmallow, from nearby City Bakery to keep you cozy while you wait. You might spot some celebrities and their kids in line — our friend Linsey chatted with Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock one year! Browse Department Store Windows Manhattan’s biggest shopping district is crowded this time of year, but it’s worth strolling by the stunning window displays of the department stores — all of which pick a theme and REALLY run with it.