best cheap eats: eater critic robert sietsema tracks down 40 of the best $15 or less food deals in the five boroughs and beyond. >>

oldest bars in nyc: soak up the history of these 10 watering holes, most of which were around when the brooklyn bridge first opened in 1883. >>

nyc streets get new names: from celia cruz to eric garner, the city council voted to rename 199 streets in its last vote of 2021. >>

thru 3/5: the vale rink: the ice might be synthetic, but the view of the manhattan skyline is quite real at the william vale hotel’s skyline rink (williamsburg). $20 admission includes skate rental and locker use. >>

thurs thru 1/19: kurt russell: it’s all in the reflexes: the metrograph (les) presents a 10-film tribute to actor kurt russell, including escape from new york, the thing, big trouble in little china, tequila sunrise, and more. $17. >>

thurs 6pm: el museo del barrio’s annual three kings day celebration: due to concerns regarding the spread of omicron, el museo del barrio has moved its in-person three kings day event online. free. >>

fri thru 3/19: illustrators 64 at the society of illustrators: the museum of illustration at the society of illustrators presents illustrators 64, an annual exhibit featuring the most outstanding works of the year by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide. the annual is broken up into two shows: part one (1/7-2/12) features work in the uncommissioned, advertising, institutional and surface/product design categories; part two (2/16-3/19) features work in the book and editorial categories. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 1/14: 24th annual postcards from the edge: a benefit for visual aids: 1,000 postcard-sized artworks, created anonymously by well-known and emerging artists, will be offered for sale during this annual benefit to fight aids and support hiv+ artists. postards are priced at $90 each, and the artist’s identity will be revealed only after purchase. vip preview friday, sale saturday. >>

sat thru 2/27: first impressions at west chelsea contemporary: west chelsea contemporary gallery’s first exhibition of the year highlights the work of five emerging and mid-career artists: king saladeen, jazz, the love child, phoebenewyork, and gary james mcqueen. free admission. >>

sun: last chance to ride these historic 1960s subway cars: the brightliners, a fleet of r-32 trains named for their shiny, unpainted exteriors, will ride off into the sunset after today. before the model is retired, you can catch a ride on these stainless-steel beauties, which have set the scene in films like joker, bridge of spies, and spider-man: homecoming, on their last runs on the f, d, and q lines. >>


our roundup of 50+ ongoing events: ice skating, art exhibits, and more. >>

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– the skint