West 16th Street, the home of Dream Downtown, Maritime Hotel, and No. 8, seems to be facing crowding issues due to the extensive lines outside of the hot venues.
This area of the Meatpacking District is filled with hotspots, and more are on the way. To ensure that this doesn’t affect street traffic even more, The Business Licenses and Permits Committee of Community Board 4 is meeting with each new addition to see what their plans of traffic monitoring entail, reports DNAinfo.
Also known as La Fete Nationale, Bastille Day is the celebration of the 1790 uprising, Fete de la Federation. Do all things French on Saturday, from eating French foods (National French Fry Day was yesterday!) to partying like the French do! Here are some places in NYC that are throwing down for the other red, white and blue.
Sky Room: The swanky rooftop bar is offering up specials in honor of the holiday. Patrons can reap the benefits of 50% off bottles of PJ Grand Brut champagne from 5-10pm (mention code word: revolution), along with a complimentary plate of fresh seasonal berries. Ricard cocktails will also be available for a cheap $5 and anyone sporting a French ID will get into the party 'fo free!
Without a doubt, New York City has one of the best fireworks displays in the country for the 4th of July. Why skip town when you can catch an amazing showing of bright lights and amazing colors? One thing about Joonbug is we sure know how to party. So we've rounded up the best spots in the city for prime firework viewing and a good bash to celebrate America's birthday.
XVI Light up your 4th of July with hints of decadence and glamour at XVI Rooftop Lounge. At sixteen stories in the air, you’ll feel as though you’re celebrating in an opulent French chateau- right in the heart of midtown. Guests can gaze out over the Hudson River while surrounded by unbelievable views of Manhattan.
The Dream Downtown is the perfect spot to soak up all summer has to offer. With multiple venues within the hotel to throw a bash, like PH-D Rooftop, The Beach, and The Electric Room, you can decide whether you want to get some sun or get crazy in the dark. This weekend, PH-D will be throwing a special NYC Pride event that you won't want to miss. Check out the Dream's weekly and bi-weekly parties that they will be hosting all summer long and make sure to get on the list to check them out!
2nd Annual Shark Pride Special Event
@ The Beach and PH-D at Dream Downtown
June 24, 2012
Kick off summer on Thursday, May 24th with the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children at their Annual Junior Committee Spring Benefit at the Dream Hotel Downtown. The evening will feature music, mingling, poolside cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres at The Beach. There will also be a silent auction for amazing items and experiences. Details below!
When: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8pm-10pm
Where: Dream Hotel Downtown @ Dream Beach, 355 W. 16th Street
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Beneficiary: The NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery Program
Tickets: $150 in advance; $175 at the door
To purchase tickets please contact the Special Events office at 212.233.5500 ext. 216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Electric Room at the Dream Downtown was a major hit during New York Fashion Week, with high class after parties for noted designers such as Prabal Gurung, Ally Hilfiger's NAHM, and Time Weiland. Nur Khan's venue also hosted concerts by Guns N' Roses and The Kills. Celebrities and socialites alike flock to this downtown haven, including big name Olivia Palermo, Kellan Lutz, David Arquette, Nicky Hilton, Rose McGowan and more. What brought the celebs out to play besides the concerts and fashion forward events? The booze!
The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.
Alright NYC, with Fall moseying around the corner, let's make the best of our last week in warm September. There are some incredible parties this week, and we've compiled the best, just for you. With charity benefits and parties on boats( from yachts to Navy ships), you're bound to have an unforgettable week.
Rise of the ILLest
Join Rocawear and MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation this Monday, September 26th, at Soho’s SOBS, for a free concert to support HIV awareness. A concert with a cause, you’ll not only enjoy a jam-packed performance (which we know will knock your socks off), you’ll also be in support of halting a disease that plagues our city. With up and coming star, Wordspit The ILLest, (who you may know from the national commercial, “That’s Rocawear”) SOBS will be transformed into an all-out hip-hop dance party. Opening for his vocal excellence, Wordspit, will be Dremur, Cocoa Sarai, Mr. Reed, and global sensation, Demont Peekaso. For more information, go to http://www.sobs.com/events/urban-rb-hip-hop/rise-illest
Last night, BlackBook Magazine celebrated their milestone 15th birthday. That's fifteen years of blazing trails and featuring killer covers with a-list talent. A huge feat for a publication that has made it through the .com crash, recession and are still going strong. The festivities were held at the new Dream Downtown's PH-D rooftop lounge. The evening was sponsored by Tequila Don Julio and Heineken and featured music by Neon Indian and Das Racist. Special guests (outside of the birthday boys and girls) included Alexander Skarsgard, Kristin Bauer (True Blood), James Ransone (The Wire) and Estelle. The giftbags were stuffed with all sorts of goodies from Armani, Elizabeth Arden and Swarovski. Pop Chips (as usual) were also included. (Is it me or are Pop Chips taking over the world?)
Maneuvering the heat in Manhattan isn't always easy. The sun is shinning from every glass window and the asphalt is usually breathing out a hot spell. There's little ventilation and always being on the run isn't precisely great for avoiding perspiration. We'll tan on our rooftops, sprawl out in Central Park, but what we really want is, please God, a pool. Below is a list of the best hotel pools in Manhattan and the best part is you don't need to be an overnight guest to take a splash.