drugs and alcohol
LET MY PIMM'S CUP GO!
We don’t know how the NYPD allowed this footage to be released, but here’s Nick Poe– artist, Read More
First they came for the smokers, and we kvetched. Then they came for the trans fats, and we were like, sure, we could stand to lose a few pounds. Then they came for our salt, and we were like, are you serious? Salt? But when you try to come for the booze, Mayor Bloomberg has likely learned an important lesson:
New Yorkers will get smashy.
Grown men behaving badly are everywhere on film, but a more stomach-turning band of incompetent losers has never been assembled than the scumbags in the stupidly titled I Melt With You. Four obnoxious human brussels sprouts get together annually for a week of debauchery and self-destruction in a rented beach house in California’s majestic Big Sur.
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We weren’t three minutes into our pedicure—or two toes—and already The Observer was getting wasted.
The place was Dashing Diva in Greenwich Village, a chain nail salon with 12 locations in the city and two in California. The place’s decor resembles a little like what might happen if Elle Woods met Malibu Barbie. The only part that isn’t either bright pink or white are the racks of multicolored nail polish on the walls. The pedicure station is a banquette of pink pillows, cut off from the rest of the salon by a wall of mini pearly-pink tiles. It’s a nice place to get plastered.
Leave the flasks at home, New York moviegoers!
Last August, Gov. Cuomo passed a law that allows movie theaters with restaurants to serve booze as well, making a trip to the cinema that much more appealing. Now, AMC Theaters tells The New York Post that they are considering equipping their eight Read More
Loco for that Loko
The area around super-classy apartment building One Morton Square, in the edge of West Village, has a fine array of well-stoked boîtes from which boozy revelers can choose from. Hell, the Olsen twins used to live there! But it wasn’t the best day for another of the spot’s celeb denizens — in the Read More
Though a single Four Loko may contain the equivalent of five beers, it’s not necessarily the alcohol that’s earned the beverage its notoriety. It’s the heart-palpitating portions of caffeine, taurine and guarana — potent elixers that the founders announced will no longer be mixed into the beverage.
Phusion Projects, the drink’s parent Read More
Four Loko’s brief moment as New York’s controversial drink of choice appears to be coming to an end.
The New York Daily News reported yesterday that the State Liquor Authority, leading enemy of the sugar-blasted caffeine-infused “blackout-in-a-can,” has brokered a deal with the Four Loko parent company that prevents distribution into the state Read More
Though it may appear otherwise, Four Loko wasn’t history’s first beverage that buzz-seeking booze-lovers turned to for a two-faced rush of alcohol and caffeine, combined. Hot on the the heels of his review of the controversial drink, Frank Bruni at The New York Times wrote today about visiting bars specializing in coffee cocktails, where the Read More
Sandee Wright is down to her last bottle of Angostura bitters. This wouldn’t trouble most New Yorkers, but the owner of Whiskey Ward on the Lower East Side sells cocktails for a living, and to her and the other bartenders who have made their name in the craft cocktails movement of the last decade, bitters Read More