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Through the month of August, Ace Hotel will display key objects from our permanent collection in their Gallery Annex. See relics of New York, including terracotta fragments of landmark skyscrapers, geological specimens from the 2nd Avenue Subway, an artifact from one of the last surviving coal-fired pizza ovens in NYC, and cultural ephemera spanning from Coney Island to the Bronx.

Join us for complimentary wine and a live DJ set at 7 PM tomorrow, August 2 as we kick off this exciting new off-site exhibition! RSVP with Ace is suggested but not required.

Ace Hotel is located at 20 W29th St. in Manhattan.…

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Don’t know how “Jazz Age” or Burlesque the actual performance is, but McKitterick Hotel is itself from a bygone era, and there’s the “1930s train car”. A Gilt City discount voucher for the current performances is available:

Activities & Events Chelsea
Whether you’re dining in the 1930s train car, on the twinkling rooftop garden, or jumping straight into the infamous “Sleep No More” performance, you’re sure to expect a night unlike any other.
About the performance:

Described as “thrilling, mind-bending… [u]nlike anything you’ve ever seen,” by the New York Post, “Sleep No More” has been delighting New York audiences since 2011. The interactive play, produced by Emursive and award-winning London theater company Punchdrunk, presents a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” through a film noir lens. Set at the fictional McKittrick Hotel (a former industrial space in West Chelsea), the experience begins in the Manderley Bar, where audience members are given masks and instructed to remain silent throughout the show. From there, they’re transported via elevator to one of the hotel’s five floors and let loose for the next few hours.

Wander through a cemetery, insane asylum and doctor’s office or follow an actor from scene to scene, taking in interpretive pantomime and dance sequences. Since you choose your own path through the story, your experience will be entirely unique. There’s no way of telling just what may happen.

What we love

  • Esteemed chefs Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr (Balthazar, Minetta Tavern) have taken over the McKittrick Hotel for the summer with the “Club Car,” a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
  • Seated inside a 1930s style train car-turned-restaurant, you’ll enjoy a surf-and-turf prix fixe menu that boasts flavors from old French and New York steakhouses with seafood inspirations from New Orleans.
  • Start off with doughy Parker House rolls and crudités before the main event of the dinner: a dry-age boneless rib-eye topped. The “surf” part of the meal changes daily and can range from scallops with romesco butter to soft shell crab.
  • Finish the decadent meal with a citrusy lemon chiffon cake or chocolate caramel tart and take in the dimly lit ambiance.

What to know

  • Redeem by Thu 08/31/17
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Must be 21+ to consume alcohol; valid government ID required
  • Valid Thursday – Saturday
  • To view menu, please click here
  • Reservations are required and subject to availability; please book in advance of desired date
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full value of service(s)
  • Tax is not included and will be charged upon redemption
  • Vouchers cannot be combined for multiple services
  • Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until August 31, 2017; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law
  • Photo credits: Jenny Anderson (Slides 1 and 4), DrielyS (Slide 2), Conor Harrigan (Slides 3 and 5) and Giafrese (Slide 6)

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 From Afar:

See Old New York Through a Traveling Photographer’s Lens

Photographer Todd Webb’s poignant portrait of postwar NYC is now on exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

Like so many of us do today, Todd Webb learned about a new city through the viewfinder of his camera—although back in 1945, his camera was hardly pocket-sized. Freshly discharged from the U.S. Navy following World War II, Webb landed in New York and, shouldering his heavy photography equipment, began to explore both the city and a fledgling career as a professional photographer.

In September of 1946, the Museum of the City of New York featured Webb’s intimate and curious shots of New York at a solo exhibition, I See A City. Now, 71 years later, the museum’s new retrospective revisits Webb’s postwar years. A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York 1945-1960 is a chronicle of the city’s growth and humanity told through glimpses of everyday moments. In a press release for the first exhibition in 1946, museum curator Beaumont Newhall wrote, “Above all Todd Webb’s portrait of the city is dignified. It is revealing, it is not always pleasant, but it is a portrait which all New Yorkers will respect and appreciate.” The same holds true for Webb’s work in the years that ensued

From Empire State Building, New York (Looking Southeast), 1946+

Webb fell in love with photography in 1940, after taking a master class with renowned nature photographer Ansel Adams. But while Adams was known for his stately pictures of the United States’ National Parks, Webb was more drawn to urban cityscapes and the people who brought them to life.

[Lexington Avenue, Near 110th Street, Harlem], 1946+
Fulton Fish Market Wharf, 1946+

Born in Detroit, Webb lived many lives before his time in New York. He was a successful stockbroker in Detroit until the stock market crash of 1929, then a less-successful prospector in California, a forest ranger, and, finally,  a Navy photographer in the South Pacific theater during World War II.

The Battery, New York (Peanut Peddler), 1945+

“He did an amazing job capturing the beauty and dignity of everyday life in a tumultuous period,” said Sean Corcoran, museum curator of prints and photography at the Museum of the City of New York. “At the same time, there is something timeless about his use of photography as a means of familiarizing himself with new surroundings, as a way to explore different neighborhoods and see what makes the city tick.”

125th Street, Harlem, New York, 1946+

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manhattan vintage clothing show

Friday, April 7th, 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, April 8th,  11am – 6pm

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York City’s premier vintage clothing shopping event. An extraordinary vintage selection, from 70+ top vintage clothing dealers, highlight this two day shopping extravaganza that draws designers, stylists, celebrities and the fashion-smart world wide!

“The Manhattan Vintage Show is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to score unique vintage finds. For those in the know, Manhattan Vintage acts as more than just a vintage shopping experience, it’s a shoppable history lesson, with merchants that also act as historians, able to educate you on each incredible piece.”

Come shop the collection that 100 years of fashion design built, have a few specialty cocktails & have a great time!

#findyourownstyle @thevintageshow

located at
125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th)
New York, NY 10011

Subway at 18th Street & 7th Ave – 1 Train

Buy tickets now & save $5 off admission!

Or print out this VIP invitation and bring with you to save $5 off the regular admission price of $20 at the door.

Buy Discount Tickets Here!

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A discussion about Photography In New York In the 1970s with Philip Trager and Ken Scheles:

Authors of NEW YORK IN THE 1970’S AND INVISIBLE CITY

At: Rizzoli Bookstore 1133 Broadway, at 26th Street.

Event held on 3/28/2017 from 6-8pm…

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This Sunday,  the Vintage Thrift Shop, 286 3rd
[22nd/23rd] 212.871.0777, unveils a curated assortment of vintage clothing
and accessories for women and men. At their other shop in the West
Village, it’s a collection of boho styles… David Weeks Studio is
having a spring sample sale at their store, 38 Walker [Church/Bway] next
Friday, March 31, 11-7. Lighting, custom pieces, furniture and
accessories.

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from Pulsd:

DETAILS

Relive the glamour of the 1920s at the Prohibition Era Cocktail Party, an evening of unlimited craft cocktails taking place under an evocative ambiance at Vanity 59. This mysterious adventure starts at 9:30pm on Friday March 3, 2017.

Grab your $35 Ticket (a $53 value) for admission to this retro-inspired party, that includes an incredible 2 Hour Open Bar offering unlimited classic cocktails from 9:30pm until 11:30pm.

You’ll be drinking 1920s American cocktails such as The Southside (vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, mint), El Presidente (white rum, curcao, dry vermouth, grenadine) and of course, the Old Fashioned (whiskey, angostura bitters, sugar cube); each of which has shaped cocktail culture and continue to be loved today.

A lavish ambiance, live music, endless libations and all-night dancing; it’s time to get down like it’s 1929!

LOCATION
Vanity 59
59 W 21st Street
347-216-3741
THE FINE PRINT
  • May purchase as many tickets as you like for personal use or for gifting.
  • Open Bar runs from 9:30pm until 11:30pm; event runs until 4:00am.
  • Valid only on Friday March 3, 2017.

MERCHANT

Take yourself back to a more elegant bygone era, as the splendor of the Roaring 20s comes to life at The Prohibition Era Cocktail Party at Vanity 59 in the Flatiron District.

This immersive evening starts with 2 hours of unlimited classic cocktails, with some familiar names; Mint Julep & Sidecar and some more exotic ones Mary Pichard (white rum, maraschino liqueur, pineapple juice, grenadine) & Ward Eight (whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine).

As you sip and savor, you’ll be guided by the mixologists through the history and the birth of these classic cocktails.

The gorgeous decor with tufted red leather banquettes, antique mirrors and a handsome walnut bar adds even more retro mystique to this stylish soiree!

Cheers to that!

Your $35 Ticket (a $53 Value) Includes:

  • Admission to Prohibition Era Cocktail Party on Friday March 3, 2017.
  • 2 Hour Open Bar including handcrafted specialty cocktails from the Prohibition Era from 9:30pm until 11:30pm.
  • Live DJ performance.

Vanity 59’s Website | Prohibition Era Cocktail Party

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Friday, February 3rd, 1pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 4th, 11am – 6pm

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is New York City’s premier vintage clothing shopping event. An extraordinary vintage selection, from 70 top vintage clothing dealers, highlight this two day shopping extravaganza that draws designers, stylists, celebrities and the fashion-smart world wide!

Come shop the collection that 100 years of fashion design built.

#findyourownstyle @thevintageshow

located at
125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th) New York, NY 10011

Subway at 18th Street & 7th Ave – 1 Train

Buy tickets now & save $5 off admission!

Or print out this VIP invitation and bring with you to save $5 off the regular admission price of $15 at the door.

Buy Discount Tickets Here!
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from kenneth in the (212): Chelsea Institution East of Eighth Abruptly Goes Out Of Business

Just as I was breathing a sigh of relief that Elmo was in fact just closed for renovations comes word that another longtime “gay” eatery in Chelsea, East of Eighth, has abruptly closed, with its owner citing Republican talking points as the reason.


DNAinfo reports:

In an email, restaurant owner David Feldman said East of Eighth “could not keep up wit [sic] the higher wages and overtime regulations.”

“The staff was unwilling to cooperate with the recently enforced regulations,” he wrote. “Business was great but couldn’t withstand the challenges of operating a single unit restaurant.” Employees speculated that Feldman was planning to file for bankruptcy, but he didn’t address that in his email.

East of Eighth was known for the photos of drag performers that lined its walls, along with drawings of patrons and employees, Warren said. Several works of art created by drag performer Hedda Lettuce were on permanent display at the restaurant, according to her website. An employee of Feldman’s catering company (Benjamin Catering), which he simultaneously shut down, said the restaurant had been around for more than two decades. “It’s very unfortunate — it’s definitely going to be missed,” she said. “It was a neighborhood gem, essentially.”

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from Chelsea News NY:

http://www.chelseanewsny.com/local-news/20161205/secrets-of-the-citys-parks/2

Secrets of the city’s parks

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