As the Observer reported in April, Webster Hall, the old-school labyrinthine nightclub on East 11th Street known for its live rock shows and bridge-and-tunnel crowd dance nights, is going through an upgrade to attract a new generation of socially networked club-goers.
Brian August, president of Webster Hall Digital, told the Observer at the Read More
All of the city’s young digerati will be Twittering about Internet Week New York starting Monday, June 1. Expect everyone from your regular Googlers and Facebookers to College Humor’s Jake & Amir, AOL’s newly minted executive Tim Armstrong, Barry Diller, Digg’s Kevin Rose and even Al Gore out on the town. Read More
Since flirting has gone online, with a new, networked generation “poking” people on Facebook, “liking” each other on Tumblr and “nudging” crushes on Twitter, how can the average iPhone-wielding tech freak take his (or her) seduction game offline? Brian August has a few ideas.
“You see some smokin’ hot girl on a Saturday night Read More
Promptly at 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, Morrissey walked onstage at Carnegie Hall dressed in a dashing black tuxedo and rattled off a nonsequitur that could have been a Smiths lyric.
“And to think, it was by Grand Central Station I sat down and wept,” the British rock icon and former Smiths front man Read More
6 p.m. The New York Wine Expo. offers more than 170 producers and more than 600 sample wines. At the Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 West 34 Street. Admission ranges from $75-$95.
7 p.m. “Brother, Can You Spare Some Rent?: A Modern-Day Depression-Era Fundraiser” will be held to help preserve Williamsburg’s City Reliquary Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Webster Hall a landmark today at its meeting along with four other buildings and a Midtown hotel, bringing the total number of individual protected sites in the five boroughs to 1,189.
The LPC originally recommended the 1886 Webster Hall concert venue and its annex, constructed in 1895, for protective Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is in the midst of a typically marathon meeting today, which includes the possible landmarking of music venue Webster Hall. We’ll have more on the newest designations soon. Here’s the meeting’s agenda (PDF).
Ever wonder why something is a landmark (and something else is not)? I sat down with Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is gearing up for a busy (and possibly contentious) public meeting on Tuesday, with proposals on the agenda to designate as many as six landmarks and historic districts, and to hear comments on several more possibilities.
The proposed designations include Webster Hall. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Read More
Some interesting stuff floating around on the New York political blogging scene.
Slant Point takes a shot at Steve Minarik for trying to tilt the Senate playing field toward Pirro, and against Cox.
Gawker notes that these days, Rudy even gets a shout-out at Webster Hall.
And Gotham Gazette has a funny little Read More