On Sunday, March 8, former Socialista proprietor Armin Amiri got a call from his mom in Tehran. She was hysterical. His father, Ali, had been taken into custody by the Iranian police for questioning.
“They came and picked him up at 7:30 in the morning, and basically they were asking about Read More
Armin Amiri, the mastermind behind the now closed West Village nightclub Socialista, is moving on. He’s about to start work on indie flick The Imperialists Are Still Alive, in which he plays the protagonist’s “30-something scruffy, sexy, Middle Eastern ex-boyfriend.” (He also recently played Mickey Rourke’s doctor in The Wrestler.)
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We got the details on Armin Amiri‘s plans for the space formerly known as Cafe Socialista, which he is turning into an exclusive all-night diner.
At a lunch in honor of Bill Maher‘s Religuous, we solicited opinions on religion and religious person Sarah Palin from Kathleen Turner, Joy Behar, Janeane Garofalo, and Read More
Just when the era of exclusivity seemed to have peaked in this town, Socialista mastermind Armin Amiri has decided to open an all-night diner—with a guest list from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
“It’s gonna be upscale diner food, like Florent, but a couple notches up food-wise,” said Mr. Amiri, who Read More
Boozehounds are often warned about potential liver problems.
But recent patrons of Armin Amiri’s trendy Socialista club may be at risk of something beyond cirrhosis: Hepatitis A.
The Health Department is advising as many as 800 Socialista patrons to get vaccinated, after a bartender at the Greenwich Village hotspot was diagnosed with the contagious Read More
Editors’ Note: This article has been corrected from an earlier version which misidentified the grandfather of Simon Hammerstein. We regret the error.
This Thursday, Valentine’s Day, The Box, Simon Hammerstein’s Lower East Side burlesque nightclub, will celebrate its one-year anniversary. To mark the occasion, the exclusive watering hole has arranged an evening of special Read More
Striding about his nearly completed $2 million West Village café-lounge, boldly called Socialista, former Bungalow 8 doorman Armin Amiri’s giddy body language rivaled that of the sandblaster being wielded by a nearby worker.
“The design is all me,” said Mr. Amiri, gesturing first to the molding that lined the ceiling, then to the stained Read More