One tucked away cocktail den wasn't enough for the folks at Mulberry Project (149 Mulberry Street, 646-448-4536). So last week they debuted Project 1919 -- a back patio turned prohibition-themed pop-up, a speakeasy within a speakeasy, or the Russian nesting dolls set of bars, if you will.
Ever heard of ayahuasca? It's an ancient medicinal plant that has become trendy of late. It's not uncommon to overhear ladies at Soho House discussing their transcendental experience with the substance, which is consumed as a thick, almost chocolatey tea and comes from the Amazon, where it has been ... More >>
And bridge-and-tunnel people! And men in suits! And they've done cartwheels to weed out that element. But come on, people. (A) Everyone has to come from somewhere. (And I happen to come from Brooklyn myself, so who am I to talk? I was one of those B&T's who helped fill Studio 54 every night.) (B ... More >>
Imagine you had an alternate reality in which everything was "luxury." You'd drive a luxury car instead of taking an average to shitty non-luxury subway, live in a luxury apartment, wear luxury clothes, eat in luxury restaurants, be named whatever your name is but with "luxury" in front, and ... More >>
This post is basically going to write itself, but hoo boy, Matt Gross' breathless feature on the Ace Hotel in the Times Styles section this weekend is a doozy. It's a portrait of arch-hipness that is so complete and detailed as to be an achievement in its field. There's a lot to unpack here.
Nicholas Brooks, who the New York Post keeps reminding us is a hard-partying stoner and the "son of accused serial-raping Oscar-winning composer Joe Brooks" whenever they mention his name (why not also mention "questionable facial hair"?), has been indicted in the death of his ex-girlfriend, ... More >>
We like to pride ourselves on how progressive New York is, but a recent study shows that upscale restaurants prefer to hire white male wait staff. Applicants with similar resumes were sent out to apply for jobs over the course of a year; whites were twice as likely to get hired. [Reuters] Scientist ... More >>
Alex Rodriguez is always good copy, so the New York Post's Page Six follows him, or takes notes from tipsters who follow him, through Miami and New York high-life. Rodriguez was first seen in South Beach on Wednesday (why did Page Six sit on this story?), where he and a "blonde" (this must be the " ... More >>
(From here: Illustration by Ryan Sanchez) This week our fashion expert, Lynn Yaeger, takes on The Secret, Rhonda Byrne's popular book on how to use the Law of Attraction to achieve personal success. In Shopping With The Secret, Yaeger writes: I now use The Secret's secret weapon, the Law of Attra ... More >>