il laboratorio del gelato - 95 Orchard St. (btwn Broome & Delancey)
THOR is the epitome of sleek, modern and sexy high-fashion hotels (in both design and clientele), and one of the hottest spots in the Lower East Side. I've been there on multiple occasions for its lounge and nightlife. You walk in and you’ll feel like a celebrity—there is even a red-carpet waiting for you (literally). All of the walls are floor-to-ceiling glass, which means breathtaking…Continue
THE GATES - 290 8th Avenue (between 24th & 25th St.)
Sooo my friend took me here Saturday night. It was formerly the Biltmore Room (the marble walls alone have been valued at $2.4 million), and reopened as a “super-luxury lounge”: the Gates. It operates with an “ambassador” program that awards keys to 125 members of…Continue
Comic artist Neill Cameron’s latest project, A-Z of Awesomeness, is exactly what you think it is: A “My First Alphabet”-style list of everything that’s awesome.
What are speakeasies?
Speakeasies are establishments which illegally sold alcoholic beverages during the Prohibition Era (1920's). During this time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol was illegal. The term comes from a patron’s manner of ordering an alcoholic drink without raising suspicion—bartenders would tell patrons to be quiet and “speak easy".
Yes, bars with this theme still exist in New York (Little…
my friend's receipt from his recent trip to Vegas. WTF MAN.
1st stop: Little Branch - 20 7th Ave. South & Leroy St.
Little Branch is an underground speakeasy nestled beneath a mysterious corner entrance. Always opt for the ‘bartender’s choice’: simply name your favorite ingredients, and they’ll concoct a potent surprise for you! My drink was a curious mix of egg yolk, cream, port, and bourbon. Extremely strong, yet rich…Continue