Earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a mandatory evacuation of Zone A, the places close enough to the river to potentially experience massive flooding when the hurricane hits. Among the stricken land is the stretch of the west side from Houston Street up to Chelsea. There are a lot of bars there! But, with the Read More
IT’S BEEN AN INTERESTING FEW WEEKS. Ever since The Observer debuted its Media Power Bachelors and Media Power Bachelorettes lists, many an inbox or IM window in the office have yet to go a day without some noting—be it laudatory, critical, generally humored, or moderately infuriated—of the lists. Feedback for a publication is usual; this kind of feedback has been, in this particular instance, patently unusual. One common response to the lists, especially by those selected for them, was: When are you having the mixer?
A brief note of housekeeping: After the rousing successes that were The Observer‘s 2011 Media Power Bachelor and Power Bachelorette lists, requests for (A) a mixer of both lists and (B) an omissions list are still flooding in. Make of this what you will, because we did.
Coney Island’s reputation for iconic shtick as big business just received a highbrow boost, as Coney Island Brewing Company celebrated the beginning of their second year of business and the operation of a fully-licensed in-house brewing system, with the cutting of the world’s smallest brewery opening ribbon (a piece of Red Vine licorice, naturally).
The event had the air Read More
If you have any investment in the News Corp hacking scandal hearings, you’re likely watching them (or reading a liveblog of them) at this very moment! And if you’re a cognizant human being, they very well might be driving you to drink before noon. In which case, we have a decent way to pass both the time and the sauce.
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
Fans of James Joyce — and fans of open bars — flocked to Ulysses Folk House yesterday to celebrate Bloomsday with traditional Irish food, pints of Guinness, plenty of Jameson, Irish dancing, readings from Ulysses and piles of oyster shooters served, for some reason, through an ice luge with a Guinness logo.
Bloomsday has always Read More
Today, Academy Awards co-host James Franco broke his silence on one of the most sought-after pieces of information this Oscar season, a bit of gossip that eludes the ears of even the most well-connected of industry vets: where’s the after party going to be?
Now we have a lead. People has some Franco-given info Read More
The Wee Hours
Barramundi, with its specials scrawled on a chalkboard and its waterlogged-wood exterior, is practically indistinguishable from the other haunts that line its Clinton Street block on the Lower East Side. But buried within is something of a hidden gem. Since early November what appeared to be an innocuous apartment above the restaurant has been candle-lit Read More
Mars Bar is a loud, dirty, graffitti-washed crumbling cement block of a spot where denizens guzzle whiskey, packed in like sardines.
It’s also is a bit of a sore thumb on Second Avenue. Mars Bar is garish and gross; it’s on an street that’s so clean you could have a blanket-less picnic with your tofu Read More