For the last two years, the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, hailed by some to be New York’s grimiest, sloppiest and most dastardly dive bar — i.e. New York’s best dive bar — has soldiered forward with its captain, Stefan Lutek, gone. He died at the age of 89 after decades of tending bar at the joint, Read More
“There aren’t many dissenters in the room,” said another young man at the party Monday night for Steven Brill’s new book, Class Warfare, about education reform in the United States. The young man, blond, worked with one of the schooling organizations celebrated in the book.
“But, us two,” he continued to The Observer. “We’re certainly Read More
If you get off the High Line at 27th Street, you’ll notice a flat slab of silver wedged into the long row of industrial buildings, a shimmering Tetris block resting on the backbones of heaping gray metal. And you’ll notice a vertical sign affixed to its side, announcing the arrival of a tropics-based hotel baron who until now has yet to touch down on this country’s soil. It’s appropriate, then, that the vertical sign identifying the hotel reads “AMERICANO.” Read More
Looking to spend a gratuitous amount of money at one place this weekend? Bundle assembled a list of the nation’s most expensive clubs and, naturally, many are in New York and the Hamptons.
Topping the list is SL East, the glitzy Southampton destination made so guys with fat wallets can look desperately for a Read More
A few hours after the premiere of her film Another Earth, the young star and co-writer Brit Marling, who has porcelain features and a significant amount of talent, stood on the top roof deck of The Standard hotel in a bright fuchsia-red dress, flicking her eyes at the monstrous view of Manhattan and the sky. Read More
“DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DO an evil laugh?” asked the 10-year-old son of artist Lee Quinones, standing last Friday in the packed and tiny Eric Firestone gallery, an art space slotted in a nook between East Hampton fashion stores.
The sun had not yet gone down and the attendees had dragged their kids, pets Read More
Terry Richardson may have shot Mila Kunis for this month’s GQ, but the Transom saw him walking the red carpet for the actress’s casual-sex rom-com Friends With Benefits with a beautiful brunette of the totally opposite vocation. The mystery Read More
“I only really party when I’m in New York or Italy,” said Kirstie Alley, between puffs on a cigarette, sitting on the dock next to the naval ship Intrepid. “And I’ve been in New York for a while now,” she finished.
The Transom was floating on DJ Cassidy’s 30th birthday party; for this summer’s rendition—the Read More
A few hours before America watched Kid Rock on Jimmy Fallon, the country-rock king of Detroit invited a slew of revelers to a bash on the top of the Hotel on Rivington. The whiskey was Jim Beam, the beer was Badass. No, really, it’s called Badass American Lager. Kid Rock owns it. It tasted OK. Read More
Consummate party-goer and writer Anthony Haden-Guest stood on the deck of The Standard last night having just seen the premiere of The Shoe, Andre Saraiva’s sex-filled Parisian romp with a slight footwear fetish. He was drinking a glass of red wine. It was, The Observer noted, not his first of the night.
“Let’s go Read More