<![CDATA[NBC New York - The Scene]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usSun, 18 Mar 2018 06:10:29 -0400Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:10:29 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bill Hader Returns as Scaramucci to 'SNL']]> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:07:00 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/coldopen2billhader_1200x675.jpg

Actors John Goodman and Fred Armisen made surprise appearances in “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open with host Bill Hader and Alex Moffat as CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

The cold open began as a segment from CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” show covering President Donald Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, played by Goodman.

Armisen played author and columnist Michael Wolff, who wrote the book" Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" while Hader brought back his impersonation of Anthony Scaramucci, who had a short-lived career as a White House communications director.

A popular Hader character Stefon also returned to “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost and Michael Che, as the ultra-hipster who offered tips on New York hot spots for St. Patrick’s Day.

Other topics on “Weekend Update” included Kate McKinnon’s portrayal of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who received criticism for her CBS “60 Minutes” interview.

“I think the problem was the words that were coming out of my mouth were bad. That is because they came from my brain,” McKinnon’s DeVos said. “I may not be very good on camera but behind the scenes my ideas are much worse.”

The band Arcade Fire joined the show for their fourth appearance as musical guest. 

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<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day: Chicago River Goes Green]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:02:35 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/RIVER+GREEN+TIMELAPSE+for+WEB+-+00000601_31296623.jpg

NOTE: Watch above for a full live stream of the river dyeing beginning at 9 a.m. CT

The Chicago River was dyed green Saturday, officially kicking off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the city.

Since the early 1960's, the dyeing of the river tradition annually attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators ahead of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Here’s what to know about this year's: 

When: The dyeing of the river will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17 when the boats launch between Columbus and Wacker drives. Chicago’s St. Patrick's Day Parade will follow, stepping off at 12 p.m. in Grant Park. 

Watch it Live Online: NBC Chicago will offer a complete live stream of the river dyeing right here beginning at 9 a.m. The stream will be available on both desktop and mobile devices, including in the NBC Chicago app. 

Best Places to Watch: Spectators can watch from both sides of the Chicago River, but city officials say these are the best spots to see the dye boats work:

  • East side of the bridge at Michigan Avenue
  • West side of the Columbus Drive Bridge
  • Upper and Lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive

2018 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin around 12 p.m. on the corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo before continuing north to Monroe. The parade will happen “rain or shine” and typically lasts about three hours.

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<![CDATA[Stars Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:55:26 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/rupaul-walk-of-fame-getty.jpg Hollywood's A-listers, from "X-Files" sleuth Gillian Anderson to Disney icon Minnie Mouse, here are the stars who have been honored and forever immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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<![CDATA[9 Food & Drink Specials to Celebrate NYC St. Patrick's Day]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:10:54 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*154/ronaldncolladosr_Treadwell_Instagram.jpg Saint Patrick's Day is on a Saturday this year, so get ready for a weekend-long celebration of all things Irish.

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<![CDATA[Quaid Says He Taught Brando How to Play Mandolin]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:44:35 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/186*120/Capture192.PNG

“I Can Only Imagine” Star Dennis Quaid told Harry how he taught Marlon Brando how to play the mandolin while on the set of "Missouri Breaks."

He also showed off his talent on the piano, but definitely stick around for Harry's Irish step dancing.

To watch the full interviews, check out "Harry."

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<![CDATA[NY by Night: Stunning Vintage Photos of the City After Dark]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:19 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/NYBN+LEAD+PHOTO.jpg These vintage photos capture the magic of New York City in the midnight hours.

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<![CDATA[Amazing Kids Climb Mount Kilimanjaro Together]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:04:05 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/188*120/Capture191.PNG

Harry talked to 8-year-old Roxy Getter, who is the youngest girl to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

She was joined by her 10-year-old brother and parents as they made the trek up the mountain.

To watch the full interviews, check out "Harry."

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<![CDATA[Education Advocate to Be Grand Marshal of St. Pat's Parade]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:52:59 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-515382874.jpg

Loretta Brennan Glucksman, a long-time education advocate and early supporter of the Irish peace process, will be Grand Marshal of the 257th annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade when it steps off on Saturday.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Vandakar, Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and other elected officials plan to march in the Fifth Avenue parade as it stretches from 44th Street to 79th Street, starting at 11 a.m.

The parade is dedicated to Catholic Education and to the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Accords, which brought peace to Ireland, organizers say.

NBC 4 New York will stream the parade live online; it will also air on NBC as part of a special broadcast. The parade will end about 6 p.m. The full Line of March, listing all units in the parade, their assembly points and approximate marching times, is available here.

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<![CDATA['Rosie the Riveter' on Becoming an American Icon]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:18:40 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/194*120/Rosie.PNG

Mae Krier's image became an icon in World War II and she has some amazing stories to tell on Harry.

Krier shares her thoughts on how iconic "Rosie the Riveter" has become in American history. She also describes what it was like to finally get a ride on the plane she built during the war.

To watch the full interviews, check out "Harry."

<![CDATA[Justin Timberlake's Modern Soho Penthouse on Sale for $8M]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:53:37 -0400 See the full listing here. (Inset Photo Getty Images)]]> See the full listing here. (Inset Photo Getty Images)]]> https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/Justin+Timberlake+Soho+Mews.jpg Back in 2010, superstar Justin Timberlake bought a penthouse at Soho Mews for more than $6.5 million. Now, he is putting that same condo up for sale for close to $8 million. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[The Women Who Became the CIA's Unlikely Neighbors]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:50:00 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/CIA+Women+1.jpg The women shared the land with the CIA for 53 years.

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<![CDATA[Cambridge 10-Year-Old Provides Sandwiches for the Homeless]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:36:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/194*120/Liam+Harry.PNG

Harry talked to a young man from Cambridge, Massachusetts, about creating his non-profit Liam’s Lunches of Love.

Also, Dorit Kemsley reveals that her sone Jagger thinks the Housewivers crew are his friends.

Don't miss her take on the differences between the first and second season of starring on "Real Housewives."

To watch the full interviews, check out "Harry."

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<![CDATA[Rapper in TSA Bust Tried to Bring Loaded Gun on Plane: Feds]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:50:53 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/juelz-santana-0309.jpg

Rapper and actor Juelz Santana surrendered to authorities early Monday, just more than 48 hours after he allegedly ran from a security screening at Newark Liberty International Airport when Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag, according to a criminal complaint. 

Santana, whose real name is LaRon Louis James, turned himself in around 1 a.m. The 36-year-old Harlem-born performer faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of carrying a weapon on an aircraft, according to the criminal complaint.

According to court documents, Santana submitted a carry-on bag for inspection at Newark Airport's Terminal C around 6 p.m. Friday. As he waited for his bag to be screened, he allegedly asked the process move faster because he feared he would miss his flight to San Francisco, the complaint says.

TSA agents discovered a suspected gun in the carry-on during X-ray screening and contacted Port Authority police. Once the "Love and Hip-Hop: New York" star realized his bag was receiving extra addition, he left the security checkpoint without his belongings, including his driver's license, and fled in a taxi. 

Further investigation of Santana's bag revealed that it contained a Derringer .38 caliber handgun, which was loaded with two rounds. He was banned from possessing a firearm due to a 2013 conviction for manufacturing and distributing a controlled dangerous substance.

Santana is due in Newark federal court later Tuesday; his reps have not responded to NBC 4 New York's requests for comment. 

According to TSA regulations, bringing a weapon to an airport security checkpoint is punishable by a fine up to $13,000 and in some cases could lead to an arrest. 

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<![CDATA['Bachelor Mueller' Unable to Commit to Collusion on 'SNL']]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:14:54 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/636563234883028454-image1.jpg

The “Saturday Night Live” cold open mocked recent political and pop culture moments, with Kate McKinnon reprising her impression of special counsel Robert Mueller and Cecily Strong as the betrothed-then-dumped "Bachelor" cast-off Becca K.

In a spoof of Monday's night's cringe-worthy finale of "The Bachelor," McKinnon’s Mueller (73, FBI special counsel) visited Strong's Becca K. (27, publicist) to deliver some bad news: He could not commit to a Trump collusion indictment.

“The reality is that I don’t think I can give you everything that you want right now,” McKinnon’s Mueller said. "The more time that goes by the more I keep thinking about obstruction."

“Collusion is literally the only thing I’ve been looking forward to for the past year,” Strong’s Becca K. said. “I was ready, Bob. I was ready to do the damn thing.”

The scene reimagined the real-life, televised breakup between "bachelor" Arie Luyendyk Jr. and winner Becca Kufrin. After proposing to Kufrin in a pre-taped episode, Luyendyk later dumped her in front of ABC cameras to return to runner-up Lauren Burnham. The footage was then aired on "The Bachelor" finale episode before Luyendyk proposed to Burnham in front of a live studio audience — and plenty of home viewers.

Just as Luyendyk overstayed his welcome while breaking it off with Kufrin, McKinnon's Mueller hung around the apartment while Strong's Becca K. cried, hid from the cameras and expressed confusion and disappointment with the reality she was facing: that Trump would be president for at least two more years, but possibly seven more.

Strong's Becca K. wondered if Trump's alleged pre-White House affair with Stormy Daniels could even have any effect on Mueller's decision. McKinnon’s Mueller admitted “that was fun,” but the revelations were not enough for an indictment.

“Saturday Night Live” was hosted by Sterling K. Brown, the break-out “This Is Us” star and who also has a small role in the box-office smash movie “Black Panther.”

On Weekend Update with Michael Che and Colin Jost, Alex Moffat’s Eric Trump and Mikey Day’s Donald Trump Jr. made an appearance to discuss the success of the Trump name across the world and debunk the rumored chaos inside the White House.

“That’s what’s so ridiculous about the claims of this adult film star," Moffat's Eric Trump said about his father's alleged affair with Daniels. "She and my father never had a relationship. They just wrestled in bed!”

Musical guest James Bay performed “Pink Lemonade” and “Wild Love.”

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<![CDATA[Half of Will Smith's Former NYC Condo Hits Market for $11.8M]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:14:53 -0400 See the full listing here.]]> See the full listing here.]]> https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/25_Bond_Street__4E.0%5B2%5D.jpg Half of the former full-floor condo that actor Will Smith once rented, at 25 Bond Street in Noho, is on the market with an asking price of $11.8 million — and it is breathtaking!

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<![CDATA[Coca-Cola to Experiment With Boozy Drink in Japan]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:16:59 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/634597088-coca-cola-cans.jpg

Coca-Cola is cracking open a new kind of can in Japan. 

The company's Japanese division will be trying out its first alcoholic drinks soon, a step its president called "unique" in the company’s history in a recent interview, though Coca-Cola dabbled in U.S. alcohol sales back in the 1970s.

The alcoholic drink won't be a kind of Coke drink, but "chu-hi," a canned, alcoholic, Japanese beverage that is typically a flavored mix of the spirit shōchū and carbonated water, Jorge Garduño, president of Coca-Cola’s Japan business unit, said in an interview on the company’s website on Feb. 22.

Coca-Cola was in the alcohol business in the U.S. for a short period of time with its wine division, Wine Spectrum, in 1977, according to The New York Times, but sold it in 1983. 

"We haven’t experimented in the low alcohol category before, but it’s an example of how we continue to explore opportunities outside our core areas,” Garduño said.

Garduño said chu-hi isn't likely to spread beyond Japan: “While many markets are becoming more like Japan, I think the culture here is still very unique and special, so many products that are born here will stay here.”

But in an interview with CNN last month, CEO James Quincey wouldn't rule out the idea of Coca-Cola expanding into alcoholic beverages, saying, “Never say never.”

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<![CDATA[Luxury and Electric Power: The Best of the Geneva Auto Show]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:30:43 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Aston+Martin+Vantage.jpg When it comes to gawking at high-end sports cars, the Geneva International Motor Show is a pretty good place to be.

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<![CDATA[Nor'easter Grinds Tri-State to Halt, Kills at Least 1 in NY]]> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 01:52:40 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/noreaster-0302.jpg

A fierce nor'easter that pummeled the tri-state with everything from heavy snow to 70 mph winds and flooding downpours left at least one child dead, damaged countless homes and caused headaches for hundreds of thousands of commuters and power customers.

The wintry weather made a mess of the region's vast transportation networks, bringing some of the nation's busiest roadways, rail systems and airports to a stop, thanks in large part to powerful winds that swept across the region.

Amtrak opted to cancel all trains in and out of New York on the vital Northeast Corridor line through Saturday morning, while the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and New Jersey Transit all experienced significant delays and suspensions that persisted late into the evening. Rush-hour delays led to massive overcrowding at Penn Station at the height of the rush, and in some cases tripled the length of normal Friday afternoon commutes.

Air travel, likewise, was all but stopped Friday, as the region's three airports saw a total of more than 1,600 cancellations. 

Meanwhile, flooded roads created nightmares for drivers and residents, particularly along the Jersey shore -- including Keyport, along the Raritan Bay, and in Neptune -- and on Long Island's south shore, including Babylon and Bay Shore. More than 2 1/2 inches of rain had fallen in parts of Nassau County by 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, and authorities are concerned about additional flooding on high tides Friday night and Saturday. 

Accidents were being reported across roads in the tri-state, and cars were stalling out in floodwaters. Gov. Cuomo issued a travel advisory for all areas north of the city, and tractor-trailer, bus and motorcycle drivers are being urged to stay off bridges. Several tractor-trailers were blown about on the Mario Cuomo and Verrazano bridges, including one that was caught on camera with just two wheels on the road. Major Travel Changes Are in Effect; Here's What You Need to Know

And once people were able to get home, they might have come home to dark houses. Gov. Cuomo said that more than 363,000 customers in the Empire State lost power at some point on Friday, while utilities in New Jersey and Connecticut reported more than 200,000 customers without power Friday night. 

Authorities blamed the death of an 11-year-old boy in Putnam County on the nor'easter after winds caused a tree to crash down onto his home. The storm was also blamed for at least four other deaths from Virginia to Rhode Island.

At least one other person was struck by a falling tree in Queens, but wasn't seriously injured. 

Trees, power lines and at least one scaffolding were also toppled by violent winds through the afternoon during the storm. Firefighters responded to a scaffolding collapse on the Lower East Side, and there were numerous emergency calls for downed trees on roads, homes, cars and subway and rail tracks across the tri-state. 

While the city and immediate surrounding areas saw less than one inch of snow, the white stuff quickly piled up north and west of the city, especially in higher elevations in the Catskill and Pocono mountain ranges. Phonecia, New York, topped the region's snow totals with 20 inches of powder, while several towns in Ulster and Dutchess counties saw more than a foot of snow. In New Jersey, West Milford saw 8.3 inches of snow. 

Vicious wind gusts topped top 60 mph at John F. Kennedy International Airport and along parts of Long Island as the storm system hovered over the region through Friday, according to Storm Team 4.  A high wind warning remains in effect for all of New York City, Long Island and Westchester County in New York; Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey; and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. Winds were expected to peak in the afternoon and evening as a wintry mix moves closer to the coast. Click here to see the latest weather alerts in your neighborhood.

Widespread flood warnings, watches and advisories remain in effect for much of the tri-state area through the weekend, as swollen high tides risk coming ashore.

If there's a silver lining to the monster storm, its that the skies will begin to clear Saturday. Storm Team 4 says temperatures will remain cooler through the start of the workweek, but the region will see conditions dry out.

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<![CDATA['X-Files' Star David Duchovny Talks About His Music]]> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:53:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/193*120/Capture187.PNG

David Duchovny has been exploring more than the paranormal in recent years after discovering how much he loved playing guitar.

The 'X-Files' star went over his journey to releasing his first album "Every Third Thought" with Harry. He also shared what made him break down when sending his daughter to college.

Harry also talked to “Food For Life” cookbook author Laila Ali on how she snagged her husband.

Don't miss two firefighter heroes tell the story of how they caught a baby thrown from a burning home.

To watch the full interviews, check out "Harry."

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<![CDATA[How to Watch St. Patrick's Day Parade Live Wherever You Are]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:23:34 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/st+pat+parade.jpg

NBC 4 New York will offer exclusive, live coverage of New York City’s 257th St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 and continuing through 2:30 p.m. The parade will also be streamed live on NBCNewYork.com. 

Broadcast coverage will be co-anchored by "Today in New York" traffic reporter and "New York Live" contributor Lauren Scala, who will be joined by Ireland Calls Radio Show personalities Tommy Smyth and Treasa Goodwin-Smyth.

Click here to watch the parade live.

Field reporting will be led by News 4 New York’s Gus Rosendale, who will offer reports from the parade kickoff on 44th Street and St. Patrick’s Cathedral and throughout the parade route up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street. 

“WNBC is thrilled to be the exclusive television home of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We look forward to taking our viewers on a memorable journey up Fifth Avenue, filled with the unique sights and sounds of this long-standing New York tradition,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York. 

Loretta Brennan Glucksman, co-founder of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University and Chair Emeritus of the American Ireland Fund, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2018 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Brennan Glucksman earned her undergraduate degree from Chestnut Hill College before embarking on a successful career in television, education and philanthropy.

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<![CDATA['This is Us' Star Susan Kelechi Tells Harry She Almost Quit ]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:59:44 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/186*120/Capture183.PNG

'This Is Us' was a major turning point in the career of one of its stars, who also has appeared in a Jay-Z video.

Susan Kelechi told Harry that she almost quit acting before landing her role on the smash hit show.

She also dishes on playing Jay-Z's daughter in a music video and the behind-the-scenes perks of working on a television show.

To watch the full interviews, check out "Harry."

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<![CDATA[20 Most Popular Dishes at America's Favorite Chain Spots]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:18 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bang+bang+shrimp.jpg People Magazine recently asked some of the top casual-dining food chains in the country to reveal their most-ordered dishes. Here are 20 salivating results, according to the mag. ]]> <![CDATA['Fixer Upper' Fans Rejoice, Magnolia Table Is Now Open in Texas]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:13:12 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_689363212205.jpg

Chip and Joanna Gaines are at it again. Their latest business venture, Magnolia Table, opened for business Monday morning.

Today.com reports that the Waco restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and will be closed on Sundays. The "Fixer Upper" stars' restaurant does not take reservations. 

It sits on the land formerly occupied by the historic Elite Cafe, where Elvis was know to visit while stationed nearby in the Army, Today.com reports.

You can read more about the cafe and even take a glance at the menu by clicking here.

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<![CDATA[These Are the 5 Best Beaches in the World, TripAdvisor Says]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:24:41 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bestbeach1.jpg It's never too early to start thinking about hitting the beach -- especially if you're considering making a vacation of it.

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<![CDATA[Here's How to Get Free IHOP Pancakes Tuesday]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:51:50 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/IHOPGETTY.jpg

Grab your fork and knife!

Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Diners can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating locations. In exchange, customers will be asked to consider making a donation to give to local children's hospital and health organizations to help kids battling critical illnesses.

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Since 2006, IHOP has raised close to $30 million for community charities. This year's goal is to raise $5 million, according to the IHOP website.

Check here to look up the closest IHOP. Offer is only valid for dine-in customers.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Szechuan Sauce Is Now Back in Stores]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:24:47 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/McDonaldsSzechuanSauce-Twitter.jpg

It's back! McDonald's limited-release Szechuan sauce — so popular it caused riots when it ran out — returned to stores Monday morning. 

McDonald's said Sunday it had shipped 20 million sauce packets across the United States to stock every one of its restaurants in preparation for Monday's re-release. 

At McDonald's on 7th Avenue and 34th Street, owner Jim Lewis said there should be enough sauce for everyone this year, after his store saw lines out the door in 2017.

"We don't think we'll have any problems this year," he said. "Last time we did this we had very limited supplies, we were maybe, to be honest, a little suprised with how big the promotion became, so we decided to bring it back and make sure all our clients were happy."

Last October, the restaurant chain brought back a limited batch of the spicy, slightly sweet dipping sauce for a day, but grossly underestimated America's appetite for it, which was in part driven by pop culture.

The sauce was originally a limited-time promotional tie-in for the movie "Mulan" in 1998. The animated series "Rick and Morty" features a character who fawns over the condiment, which led to a petition for the Golden Arches to bring it back.

Never one to miss a good promo, McDonald's brought it back for one day last year - but badly underestimated demand, which led to furious crowds that in some places required police intervention.

At McDonald's on 7th Avenue and 34th Street, owner Jim Lewis said there should be enough sauce for everyone this year.

"We want to make this right," the chain tweeted on Oct. 8, promising to bring the sauce back in greater quantities soon. 

Get in quick if you want a taste -- there's only 16 sachets for every one American citizen.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Selena Gomez Puts Her Texas Mansion on the Market]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:19:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/182*120/selenaTLMDPORTADA.jpg Pop Star Selena Gomez puts her luxurious mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, up for sale for the third time.]]> <![CDATA[McD's Brings Back Beloved Shake, Sauce That Sparked Riots]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:53:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/McD+Szechuan+Shamrock.png

America, if you like oddly colored but strangely tasty semi-liquid products, today is your day.

McDonald's said Thursday it will bring back Szechuan Sauce, the dipping sauce that caused riots over its one-day availability last October. It will also bring back the Shamrock Shake, its minty seasonal favorite.

The chain will ship 20 million packets of the spicy, salty sauce to stores, starting next week. It announced the release on a new website that also features a three-part podcast series on the public's obsession with the chicken tender companion. 

The sauce has its own backstory - it was a limited-time promotional tie-in for the movie "Mulan" in 1998. The animated series "Rick and Morty" features a character who fawns over the condiment, which led to a petition for the Golden Arches to bring it back.

Never one to miss a good promo, McDonald's brought it back for one day last year - but badly underestimated demand, which led to furious crowds that in some places required police intervention.

"We want to make this right," the chain tweeted on Oct. 8, promising to bring the sauce back in greater quantities soon. 

To wash down the spice of Szechuan Sauce, McDonald's has re-released the Shamrock Shake, a minty milkshake that comes back every year around St. Patrick's Day. To promote the release, the company launched an app that lets users find the closest store selling the drink. 

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<![CDATA[See Inside Bruce Willis' New $7.9 Million NYC Apartment]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:51:21 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/bruce+willis+new+apt+one+west.jpg Actor Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming Willis, have found a new home on the Upper West Side a month after they sold their spacious duplex on Central Park. See inside.

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<![CDATA['Love' Returns to Philadelphia in Time for Valentine's Day]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:25:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/20180213+Love_Park1.jpg

There's another reason to love Philly as the city celebrated the return of an icon Tuesday: The Robert Indiana-designed "Love" sculpture was reinstalled at its namesake park at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The city hosted a parade to celebrate the return of the sculpture (and that's what it really is, not a statue).

Dubbed "Love on the Move", the parade started at 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue before winding its way around Eakins Oval and down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

The parade made seven specially designated "Love stops" at other sculptures and parks on the way.

The parade will offer the city its first opportunity to see "Love" in its original colors. Two previous restorations in 1988 and 1998 resulted in the sculpture being painted red, green and blue. But during renovations, representatives of the sculptor provided the city with records showing the statue was originally red, green and purple.

The purple was restored during the $55,000 restoration process.

The correction makes Philadelphia’s version of Indiana’s iconic LOVE unique, as it's the only one with purple color, according to city officials.

Though the sculpture has become a symbol of Philadelphia, there are many versions of it, including on Sixth Avenue in New York, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and even in Montreal, Bilbao and Armenia.

It's been just under one year since Philadelphia's "Love" was removed from public view to accommodate restoration of the sculpture and a complete multi-million dollar makeover of its namesake park, which has seen the addition of new green spaces and fountains.

A grand reopening of the entire park will come later this spring, but the focus on Tuesday is the celebration of the return of "Love" just in time for Valentine's Day.

<![CDATA[National Pizza Day: 46 Local Pizzas Among the Best in the US]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:17:49 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*160/emmy+squared+roofiesony+instagram.jpg There's no better place to celebrate National Pizza Day than in the tri-state.]]> <![CDATA[Show Your Loved Ones Pic on Screens Across NYC for V-Day]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:31:07 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/179*120/Roses_27.jpg

This Valentine’s Day, New Yorkers will have a way to declare their love other than a fancy bouquet (but those are great, too, of course).

This year, New Yorkers can submit photographs of their loved ones to be displayed on thousands of screens across the five boroughs.

LinkNYC, the city-wide project of Wi-Fi kiosks that replaced most of the NYC’s payphones beginning in 2014, has teamed up with the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) to promote the unique Valentine’s Day present.

By using the hashtag #LinkLoveNYC, New Yorkers can submit photos of their loved ones to be featured on LinkNYC kiosks from Riverdale to SoHo, and Flushing to FiDi.

“We are thrilled to add this fun feature to Link kiosks across the five boroughs this Valentine’s Day,” said Anne Roest, Commissioner of DoITT.

Launched by Mayor de Blasio, the project has created a numbered 1,280 kiosks across NYC, with thousands more to set to be constructed over the next few years.

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<![CDATA[New York Is One of the Best States for Singles, Study Says]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:27:59 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-124571417.jpg

Do you live in New York? Are you single and ready to mingle? Well, it turns out, you are in the right state.

A recent study, released by WalletHub, ranks New York as the third best state for singles.

WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: dating economics, dating opportunities and romance and fun to determine which state is ideal for those in the dating scene. WalletHub then measured those dimensions using 27 indicators of dating-friendliness.

New York’s overall rank was high in two out of the three key dimensions. It ranked second when it came to dating opportunities and came on top in romance and fun. However, it was the worst state when it comes to dating economics — coming in last due to the high cost of living and lack of affordability.

New York ranked high in individual categories. It was in fourth place as the state with the highest share of single adults. It was also tied with California and Florida as the top states with the most restaurants per capita. If dinner and a movie is your ideal date, New York also has you covered. The state is the third state with the most movie theaters per capita.

Those who live in New Jersey and Connecticut also live in some of the best states for singles. The two states are among the top 20 best states, with New Jersey coming in at No. 14 and Connecticut coming in at No. 20.

New Jersey also ranked high in a couple of individual categories. The Garden State is one of the top states when it comes to having the most mobile-dating opportunities — cracking the top five. It is also the fourth state with the lowest crime rate — a metric that was included in WalletHub’s study.

Overall, New Jersey came in eighth in dating opportunities, 33rd in dating economics and 12th when it comes to romance and fun.

WalletHub ranked Connecticut as the 15th state with the best dating opportunities. It also ranks 46th in dating economics and 13th in romance and fun.

So what states beat New York as the best places for singles? Sunny California and Florida took the first and second spot, respectively.

And like any ranking, there is a last place. WalletHub named Arkansas as the worst state for singles. The state appears among those with the highest crime rate and the fewest mobile-dating and online-dating opportunities.

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<![CDATA[Car-Sized Wad of Crumpled Cash Found on Wall Street]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:11:27 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Money+ICY+SOT.jpg

A giant wad of crumpled cash was found on Wall Street, and there is no way it fell out of someone's pocket.

The car-sized wadded-up $1 bill popped up in the Financial District over the weekend, an impromptu installation by Iranian art duo known as ICY and SOT.

"We felt it was good timing because of Trump's tax cut. It's not fair that the wealthy people are going to get to benefit but middle class working people not. Most likely, Trump's tax cut winner would be Wall Street, the heart of capitalism," the brothers said.

The artists, brothers living in Brooklyn, said they only placed the giant wad of money on Wall Street temporarily to take photos of it and that they hadn't done anything illegal.

To the artists, the crumpled dollar bill represents both the greed and volatility of capitalism.

ICY and SOT’s work can be found in galleries in the U.S., China, Germany and other locations around the world.  

Photo Credit: @icyandsot
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<![CDATA['Doritos For Her'? PepsiCo CEO Says Women Don't Want Loud Snacks]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:09:54 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_10042915950.jpg

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi caused a stir online after saying that women don't like to "crunch too loudly" or lick their fingers like men do when eating Doritos. 

In an interview with Freakonomics, Nooyi was explaining how the company was looking into how it can cater to female customers based on snacking preferences by gender, Today.com reported. 

“As you watch a lot of the young guys eat the chips, they love their Doritos, and they lick their fingers with great glee, and when they reach the bottom of the bag they pour the little broken pieces into their mouth,” she said. “Women would love to do the same, but they don’t. They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.” 

The comments were widely panned on social media, with many thinking that Frito-Lay was developing a "Doritos for Her" snack. 

Doritos put the speculation to rest Monday night by tweeting, "We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re loved by millions."

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<![CDATA[These Are the 10 Best Places for Valentine's Day, Study Says]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:54:54 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/G+Times+Square.jpg Want to spend a romantic evening on Valentine’s Day? Look no further than New York City. The Big Apple is among the top 10 best places to spend Valentine’s Day, according to a recent WalletHub study.

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<![CDATA[Naked People to Take Over Times Square (Again) This Weekend]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:44:06 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/naked+people+times+square.jpg

As the world's eyes turn to South Korea's Pyeongchang for the first weekend action of the Olympic Winter Games, plenty of eyes will also be glued to wintry activities in Times Square -- but the ones in Manhattan will be naked.

Andy Golub, founder of the nonprofit Human Connection Arts that ran a nude public art show in the Crossroads of the World over the summer, is at it again, launching what he called the first-ever Polar Bear Paint in Times Square. 

The show will involve more than 25 nude men and women clad in nothing but elaborate paint marching into Times Square the afternoon of Saturday Feb. 10, followed by a photo shoot at 47th Street and Broadway to immortalize the inaugural event.

Highs are expected to be in the low 40s that day, which would be fortunate for participants considering how cold it's been on some days this winter.

"The fact that so many people are willing to bare the elements for our art events shows their belief and support of our dedication to human connection."

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<![CDATA[In Photos: Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:25:51 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_18036062267398.jpg Justin Timberlake performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.

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<![CDATA[A Comprehensive List of the Best Foods in NYC]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:47:39 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/best+food+nyc.jpg It's no secret that New York City is home to some of the best food in the nation, but which dishes and restaurants stand out as the best of the best?

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<![CDATA['Girls' Star Jemima Kirke Lists NYC Brownstone for $4.5M]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:08:24 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Jemima+Kirke+brownstone.jpg Actress Jemima Kirke, who played Jessa Johansson on the HBO series "Girls," has reportedly listed her Brooklyn townhouse for $4.495 million. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[Bon Jovi Sells $16 Million Duplex in West Village: Reports]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:30:58 -0400 according to Curbed. ]]> according to Curbed. ]]> https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/150CharlesSt4BSFOR+PRINTS4.jpg Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has sold his sublime West Village duplex more than six months after he put it on the market, according to the Wall Street Journal. Take a look inside.

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