John Legend is The Box. Or at least that was the prevailing view during his private performance for SCENE magazine at the infamous venue last night.
“There’s nowhere like the box,” Mercedes Pulido, president of Vendôme Macaron, said as a gymnast danced in a hoop suspended above the bar, between chandeliers and vintage pornography.
The assembled Read More
Christmas came early at the box office this weekend as A Christmas Carol bah humbugged its way to $31 million in ticket sales and a first place finish, ahead of newcomers The Men Who Stare at Goats ($13.3 million in second) and The Fourth Kind ($12.5 million in fourth). The big story, though, Read More
It looks like all it took for some movies that you actually might consider seeing to get released into theaters was a flip of the calendar. The first full weekend of November arrives with no less than five new films, and, as usual, there is something for everyone. As we do every Friday, here’s a Read More
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
We’ve gone ahead and surveyed the monthly film landscape to find for you the twelve key movies to see during the upcoming year. You’re welcome! Naturally, all release dates are subject to change.
January: Notorious (dir. George Tillman, Jr.)
As our esteemed colleague so accurately wrote, January is truly the coldest month for Hollywood. Read More
Irina Aleksander is sad to report that the parents of charmingly kooky socialite Arden Wohl have separated, and dad Larry has been spotted around town with a woman who is not his wife Denise.
Ms. Aleksander also stopped by Barneys on Monday evening for a book party celebrating Graydon Carter’s new tome, 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
“I have only one thing to say,” said the actor Mickey Rourke at the Box on Sunday, Feb. 24. “I was just excited that Daniel Day-Lewis won.”
Mr. Rourke, sporting long blond locks pulled back, and the actress Annabella Sciorra were among the few famous names at the Lower East Side burlesque nightclub’s Oscar 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