NEW YORK GIANTS
Gather round, music lovers, because it's Prime Time! NJ's own DJ Prime currently hosts a radio show with over 14 million listeners. He is also the New York Giants home game DJ, sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, and most recently has signed with Radikal Records! Joonbug sat down with Prime to hear his views about being an independent artist, future projects, and...WrestleMania?
Your last record was So Fly, released via Bomb Squad Records in Australia. The single got some serious radio support all over the US. How does it feel to be an independent artist getting big number spins, comparable to other big name artists? It was awesome! I mean, it was a major challenge, so very few non major label artists even make it to radio, let alone actually getting more spins than established artists with label backing. I definitely gained a ton of respect from my peers in radio for sure, and learned how powerful the major label machine is on the other side of the fence vs me being the DJ, being promoted records to play.
This afternoon, the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue at 23rd Street held a cooking competition based off the creators of Chopped and BBC America’s, new travel-adventure-cooking series, No Kitchen Required. The chef’s and stars of the show, Michelin-starred New York restaurateur Michael Psilakis, first-ever Chopped Grand Champion Madison Cowan and elite personal chef from New Zealand, Kayne Raymond competed in preparing dishes using New York City ingredients. Similar to the show, the three chefs used these native ingredients—squirrel, pigeon, hare, and crow—to create dishes that were then judged by New York natives. The judges for the competition were David Diehl, two-time Super Bowl champion and offensive lineman for the New York Giants, co-founder of the most popular food app “Foodspotting,” Soraya Darabi, and In Style Magazine’s Hal Rubenstein who had no idea what these “unique” ingredients would be.
Yay for the NY Giants!!!!! This is going to be an insane week with tons of celebrations. The Giants players will be hosting parties all week long. Tonight after the parade, Victor Cruz has a party at Kiss and Fly, while some of the other players like Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs will be hosting a big party at SL. That is the party I will definitely be at. A few Sundays ago when they won they literally landed back in NYC and went directly to SL (SL is without a doubt the best place to go to on Sunday nights). If you decided against going to the Superbowl in Indy, the second best place to be would have been Ainsworth! And that's where I was all day and night with my girlfriends, and Miss New York contestant, Brittany Marsh.
Still don't know where you're going for the big Giants vs. Falcons game on Sunday? We got ya covered! SideBar, Village Pourhouse, and Little Town NYC all have pocket friendly specials. Starting at 1pm on Sunday, chug pitchers of beer, stuff yourself with appetizers all while rooting for your favorite team --hopefully the Giants! Check out these specials...
Sunday, January 8th, 1pm
SideBAR & Little Town NYC - 120 E. 15th St. (At Irving Pl.)
2 for 1 JPP (Juan Pierre Paul) Shots, $30 Big Blue Moon buckets, $10 for two Eli Manwich Sloppy Joes.
Village Pourhouse Downtown - 64 Third Avenue (At 11th St.)
$12 Bud Light pitchers, $15 Big Blue Moon pitchers, FREE Victor Cruz Chips and Salsa with every $30 Big Blue Moon bucket, $25 Bud Light Buckets, and $30 Go Big Bluepoint buckets.
Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row - 366 West 46th St. (Btwn. 8th & 9th Aves.)
$12 Bud Light pitchers, $15 Big Blue Moon pitchers, Free Victor Cruz Chips and Salsa with every $30 Big Blue Moon bucket, $25 Bud Light Buckets, $30 Go Big Bluepoint buckets, and $5 Go Blue shots.
Village Pourhouse UWS - 982-988 Amsterdam Ave. (Btwn. 108th & 109th St.)
Need an afternoon spot to rival with other fans during the Christmas Eve Giants vs. Jets game? Highland Park and Southern Hospitality have you covered! Duke it out with other fans with these all inclusive beer and grub packages. Starting at just $31 per person get a one hour open bar, appetizers and reserved table.
Check out the packages below:
New York might be the city of dreams, but it's also a city of transplants. Millions of New Yorkers tune into NFL games on any given Sunday, but only a fraction of them are watching the Giants and Jets. Instead, the city turns into a football-crazed version of the United Nations: fans don their hometown jerseys, travel in packs, and grab pints at local bars dedicated to particular teams. If you haven't found your gridiron gang yet, look no further: Joonbug has assembled a guide to help any fan find his (or her!) home away from home.
A classic print of New York Knick great Patrick Ewing scoring over Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan hangs elegantly in the entranceway of Warren 77, immediately keying visitors in to two things: one, this sports bar is not your run-of-the-mill ESPN Zone hangout and two, this place is quintessentially New York. Co-owned by Matt Ambramcyck of Smith & Mills and Employee's Only (as well as the dearly departed Beatrice Inn) and New York Ranger man-about-town, Sean Avery, Warren 77 (located on - surprise - 77 Warren Street in TriBeCa) is a small but stylish place to catch the remainder of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, and summer games of America's Favorite Pastime.