The Lower East Side is about to get a flashback to it's days when The Slipper Room dominated 167 Orchard Street. The top palace of variety and commander of the burlesque movement in NYC has re-launched with a renovated space to feature a wide range of vaudville-esque acts including music, magic, comedy, and more.
"Since we originally opened, The Slipper Room was not just a center for burlesque but for the entire arts community in NYC," co-owner James Habacker said. "The theater became a home-away-from-home for so many unique artists in the city and across the world, and we can't wait to finally welcome them back when we re-open."
It’s always nice to see a business grow, especially when that business is brewing beers.
Long Island City’s Rockaway Brewing Company, a microbrewery which opened in June, is now expanding its distribution to cover the LES and Williamsburg.
Formerly, the brewery only sold their ESB and Summer Ale to Low Tide Bar on 96th and the Boardwalk on Rockaway Beach, literally on a bicycle built by Recycle-A-Bicycle.
Saturday night, NYC saw the return rebirth of Pink Elephant, originally perched on w 27th st., now relocated to the West Village.
The reinvented night club dangles some clear changes from its original design such as a larger dance floor and a focus more so on cocktails rather than bottle service.
Pink Elephant version 2012 includes the "infinity room," a maze-like mixology bar, and cabaret lounge that’ll function as an event space while the smaller 200 person capacity allows owners David Sarner and Robert Montwaid to be more selective of their guests.
Last month, the Cake Shop faced eviction, needing $10,000 within only a few days to pay off year-old fines. The Cake Shop sent out this email:
Calling all millionaires: cake shop needs a month-long returnable bridge loan, due to possibly bogus fines from last year, at their deadline this Monday, or we face eviction. the amount we’re looking for is 10k, to pay off these fines once and for all. we’d need it in the next 72 hours. &reminder this is a short term loan. full explanation provided, with intere$t and perks, if this appeals to you, and you’d like to help us out & continue & grow. thanks. xo.
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up and if you’re looking for just one thing to do, Santos Party House has got you covered. Free up some time Saturday night for Electric Beach, a weekly party featuring DJs pumping out House and Hip Hop.
This Saturday is DJ George Garcia, one of the fastest-rising EDM entertainers.
Dance all night to Garcia’s unique mix of beats and tunes engineered to make audiences moving for hours.
Hit play below to practice your moves and then click here for tickets.
Long ago, the Lower East Side was a haven for pushcart markets. Fruit stands, handmade goods, and local artisans would line the streets calling out to the denizens of New York to buy their product.
This June, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District wants you to re-live that excitement at the Daylife three-block festival.
On Sunday, June 3rd, from Noon to 5pm, head down to Orchard St. between Houston and Delancey for food, fashion, music, and a comfortable layer of astro-turf.
Last Saturday kicked off the Hester Street Fair, which hosts an incredible line of vendors displaying works of art, delectable cuisine, and hand crafted accessories.
Occupying one of the LES’s oldest pushcart markets every Saturday 10am-6pm now through the end of October, let the swell of aromas navigate you through tree-lined park and heavy foot traffic.
What often makes a night out rile beyond simply 'memorable' are those fleeting spectacles that, in hindsight, are incredible and rare and leave you with a bold sureness that you’ll never have this experience again. In New York City, where these hybrid moments are at an influx the later one stays out, it's comparable to a clear night sky illuminating with an unscheduled series of shooting stars.
It was a warm Wednesday night, in the ever magical Lower East Side, bystanders found themselves surrounding a band of musicians.
Getting together with friends is tough. No one’s on the same schedule in this city, and everyone’s got their own ideas of how to have fun. Once in a while, however, when the shot glasses are aligned, your best friends, the men who’ve seen you through some serious highs and incredible lows, will be called upon to assemble and debark on an adventure into the inebriated universe of New York.
Ideally, whenever one these Guy’s Nights are declared, there’s hardly any discern between routes which usually leads to an overwhelming cluelessness about the city that’ll leave your motley crew high and dry and ultimately bored. Keep an open mind about where the night may take you, but take a look at these great spots that'll make sure this special occasion isn't bogged down by any lack of plans.
If there is any recurring theme in New York's art world, it's that New York's art world is decidedly anti-theme. With galleries featuring eclectic mixes of art, artists, and media, this October has something for everyone. Join the Culture Club on its monthly art walk as Joonbug previews its top picks.
Sculpture: David Smith (The Whitney)
The Whitney will open its retrospective of American sculptor David Smith on Thursday. The work of Smith (1906-1965) is often described as “geometric,” and it’s easy to see why. But the artist’s work changed over time, ranging from early surreal sculptures to his large-scale pieces in the 1960’s that earned him a spot in the Smithsonian’s sculpture garden in Washington, D.C. The exhibit will cover it all, complete with sculptures, sketches, and photographs of Smith at work.