Calling all night crawlers! If you love to party, are out and about, or serving NYC's trendiest crowds, it's time to listen up. An award-winning television production company based right in New York City is partnering with a major cable network and working on an exciting new documentary series that could feature YOU! The series will tell the story of NYC through the eyes of its city dwellers who are on the job or out socializing between the hours of 3-5am, highlighting the unique ways and real life events through which the city comes to life at night.
To be considered—or to nominate others—please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information (if you are nominating someone, please include both your information & theirs):
Laurent Tourondel is a classically trained French Chef with an impressive resume. As the Executive Chef of Brasserie Ruhlmann in Rockefeller Center, he is also responsible, along with ex-partner Jimmy Haber, for the BLT and LT restaurant locations all over the world. Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Panama City, Miami and Scottsdale have all had the pleasure of enduring the mark Tourondel leaves and now New York can further experience what Tourondel has to offer.
This fall Tourondel will be opening the Arlington Club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in conjunction with the Tao Group. The Tao Group is a premier restaurant and nightlife group in control of Tao, Lavo and Asellina both in New York and Las Vegas. The Arlington Club will be located on Lexington avenue between 73rd and 74th street where Payard Patiserrie & Bistro was shut down in 2009 for health code violations. Unable to past inspection and reopen, the space has been vacant ever since.
Worried about privacy incursion? Hiding from the government? You may want to steer clear of some San Francisco bars!
A new facial detection technology called SceneTap has been set up in a number of SF locations with hidden sensors that “discreetly record the age and gender of the people entering and leaving.”
The idea is that, when club goers want to know what the crowd is like before they head out,they can log into SceneTap to see a clubs male to female ratios, average age, and number of occupants. What you used to count on texts from friends for can now be attainable through modern technology.
New York nightlife is a volatile industry, always on the look out for the next thing. You can rave about a club one week, but it may not even exist the next. With this video, Vice releases its second video installment serializing different aspects on the NYC party scene. Here, we listen to David Byrne, Peter Gatien, Amy Sacco and other pillars of nightlife talk about their experiences and predictions on the future of nightlife. You can watch the first part of the series, here, which focuses on club design.
Taste, by its very nature, is a subjective entity. A cultural litmus test which dictates—by those shadowy arbiters of the latest zeitgeist—what is essentially what. The old adage “history is decided by the victors” very much applies in matters such as these. What will forever be remembered is contingent upon a consensus—not of majority—but of metaphysical social hierarchy.
For fear of digressing, let us return to the topic on hand: what defines a quality evening out? What mixture of characteristics is universally lauded as “successful” by a species so enamored by the subjectivity of personal opinion? It is a slippery slope, yet scale it we shall, for within this conundrum lies the kernels of the human psyche—the highly stylized engine of experiencing revelry.
Exclusivity is part of life. One need only harken back to the clique-ish social webs of their youth to recall the fickle nature of social interaction. Gaining admittance is a rite of passage of sorts—a bildungsroman of the social strata—that requires one to leave their humble beginnings in hopes of grander pastures.
Cracking into the mercurial night scene is no different. As is the wont of life, the most enticing offers always lie behind gilded, heavily muscled doors. The velvet rope acts as a line demarcating the fashionable from the socially inept—the “in crowd” from the spectators. Are we all doomed to repeat the tortures of adolescence, like some cosmic form of social purgatory? The answer is “No”—there is hope!
Sometimes, you want to do more than just drink at bar. Say hello to Chalk, Sobe's latest nightlife endeavor by managing partners Robert Chalk, Sayra Moto and Joseph Blount. A Grand Opening celebration will kick off this Thursday, January 5th with a private, invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Miami Beach Vice-Mayor Michael Gongora at 9PM. The party continues all night, opening doors to the public at 10 PM. (RSVP: RSVP@chalkmiami.com.)
Don't you just love living in Miami where it's still warm enough in October to wear whatever you want? Whether your costume is creepy, creative or kinky, here is where to see and be scene this Halloween.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd
'Hula-ween' Luau at Solé on the Ocean: The ultra-contemporary boutique hotel in Sunny Isles Beach celebrates Halloween early with a pumpkin carving, paddle boarding, limbo contests (win a weekend stay) and a beachside Polynesian pig roast. A Mai Tai, valet and music by DJ Dutch and the Aloha Boyz are included in the price of admission. Festive attire is encouraged and will be rewarded. For reservations, call 786.923.9300 or email email@example.com. 5:00pm to 10:00pm, $25 per person.
Everything about Vlada Bar—fittingly located on West 51st Street in Hell's Kitchen—guarantees kitschy, fabulous, fun times. With over twenty different in-house infused vodkas, New York's only 30-foot ice bar, tasty get-the-job-done food offerings and a list of always entertaining, oftentimes weird events that'll make your head spin as fast as the bartenders' tailor-made martinis, Vlada is a must-see for New Yorkers looking for a decidedly different bar experience.