When we were invited to a book party at Marquee, we figured it must be a new indie bookstore or some ironic bar, not the nightclub.
The confusion was understandable: We have received emails for hundreds of book launches, and none of them have ever been thrown at a nightclub. Then again, most books don’t use Marquee as a case study in a chapter on the nightlife industry.
Update: Mr. Tepperberg responds below.
When describing Marquee, the recently reopened upper-Chelsea nightclub, you might find yourself falling back on that Talking Heads song “Heaven.” You know, the bar where nothing, nothing ever happens? When a nightclub reopens exactly one decade after its first inauguration, in the exact same spot, with the exact same owners and the exact same name, it’s hard not to drift back to the verse: “When this party is over, it will start again; it won’t be any different, it’ll be exactly the same.”
Sundance Film Festival
It’s winding down, celebs are fleeing, the open bars are starting to dry up, and The Observer’s 4 day long hangover is starting to catch up with us—enough of the sob story, we’re going back in for more.
Sundance Film Festival
While it seemed most of the action at the Sundance film festival had been happening at night behind colossal bouncers, The Observer caught wind that there was an equally exciting, yet slightly bizarre, scene taking place in the light of day: celebrity gifting suites. We took the opportunity to start our day a bit earlier to see what all the commotion was.
“I’ve got bigger tits than the broads in here!” quipped the jovial Steve Schirripa.
The Brooklyn-born actor perhaps best known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri on HBO’s The Sopranos had just arrived at the boozy grand-opening party for the newly rebranded Sapphire New York strip club on Monday, April 27, looking very “legitimate businessman” Read More
Ashley Dupre, whose much hyped Diane Sawyer interview airs Friday, told People magazine: "Everyone knows me as ‘that girl,’ but I’m not just ‘that girl’…I have a lot of depth, a lot of layers." [People]
The Board of Elections, the head of which Tim Robbins called a "corrupt scumbag" after an Election Read More
State regulators aren’t letting up on posh Chelsea club Marquee owners Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss.
The New York State Liquor Authority (S.L.A.) has denied the club’s request for an all-night permit on New Year’s Eve, according to the New York Post.
The agency is "cracking down on applicants" for the permit Read More
Spencer Morgan did a little digging and found out that when Marquee shut down over the summer because of a water main break, there were also some shady dealings going on there. Is Marquee owner Noah Tepperberg in a whole lot of legal hot water?
Irina Aleksander sweet-talked her way into Liam McMullan‘s Read More
Call him the Teflon Don of New York nightlife!
As suspected by nightlife blog Down by the Hipster and others, nightclub impresario Noah Tepperberg’s Marquee was not shut down earlier this summer solely because of a water main break. Documents (click for .pdf) from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Read More
It was Saturday, May 6, a weirdly warm 85 degrees, and Noah Tepperberg, 24, and Jason Strauss, 26, the co-owners of the one-year-old Southampton nightclub Conscience Point, were trying to decide how to mark the entrance to the six-bedroom house on Noyack Street they’d bought for $640,000 five days earlier.
“Maybe a sculpture?” asked Mr. Read More