The classy Countess Luann de Lesseps is a big fan of the old bump and grind.
“I love burlesque!” Ms. de Lesseps confessed to the Daily Transom on Wednesday night, May 27, during intermission at former Roxy and Palladium promoter Lee Chappell‘s risque weekly Foreign Affairs show in the dimly lit lounge at Vikram Read More
The year 2008 began with an extravagant bang and ended with a painful, economic catastrophe-induced whimper. Here, we relive some of the highlights.
We started the year worrying that pom-pomed moccasin boots were here to stay. Thankfully, we now know they were not.
Meatpacking district original Florent Morellet failed to understand the Read More
What a great week to launch a new restaurant in the Financial District!
“We’re all nervous about what’s happening with the economy, but we’ve got to charge through it,” said chef Todd English, dressed like an urban Johnny Cash in all black, as he celebrated the opening of his latest eatery, Libertine, at the Read More
As investment banks collapse, insurance firms file for bankruptcy, and jobs continue to be lost, it seems that New York socialites deserve some of the blame for jinxing the stock market.
On March 7, Arden Wohl, Derek Blasberg, Amanda Hearst, Claire Bernard and nightclub owner Simon Hammerstein rang the closing bell at the New York Read More
On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 16, Randy Weiner, managing partner of the Box, was on the phone with the Transom, hours after a late-night District 3 Community Board meeting gone “horribly wrong.” The six-member board—which covers the Lower East Side and Chinatown—voted unanimously to deny the burlesque theater’s application to renew its liquor license Read More
Just in time for the new Depression, something that sounds like a courtroom scene about an embattled speakeasy (like the actual Prohibition kind, not Death & Co.): Monday night, Eater sat in on a community board meeting during which Lower East Side hotspot The Box was denied a renewal application for its Read More
The 30-year-old, English-accented, big-bearded Lower East Side nightlife king Simon Hammerstein, who calls his half-burlesque, semi-lewd supper club the Box a “theater of varieties,” just bought his first apartment, according to city records.
Last month, he paid $1.27 million for a 1,650-square-foot loft at 265 Water Street, one of those distressingly picture-perfect South Street 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
Late last night at Simon Hammerstein and Richard Kimmel’s celeb-infested, serially newsworthy Lower East Side cabaret, The Box, the actress Leelee Sobieski wore a top-hat and slinky tank top and carried a mold of her own skull (it had been commissioned for an upcoming film, Night Train, she explained, in which she stars with Danny Read More
Before leaving for a Memorial Day weekend tour of the Caribbean aboard the Queen Mary 2, theater heir Simon Hammerstein, the man behind the burlesque nightclub the Box (see The New York World, p. 3), intimated that he is about to unpack something new.
“We’re looking into expanding into different areas,” said Mr. Hammerstein Read More