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From pulsd.com:

Ring in the new year at Mr. Cannon, the most infamous bar in the Seaport District, offering inventive cocktails and speakeasy vibes. The fun starts at 9:00pm on Sunday December 31, 2017.

Grab this $89 Ticket (a $118 value) and get ready to enjoy throwback cocktails from years gone by as you wrap-up 2017.

Your 3 Hour Premium Open Bar also includes passed foods; from the Baby Lamb Chops with Spearmint Jam and Tzatziki Sauce to the Vegetable Spring Rolls with Ponzu Sauce, you certainly won’t be going hungry as you are getting merry.

Whether you come for the cozy vibes or the sleep cocktails, counting down to midnight at such an exclusive spot means that you’ll be welcoming 2018 in an only-in-New York fashion…

Mr. Cannon
206 Front Street

Nestled in downtown Manhattan’s Seaport District, right off the city’s idyllic cobblestone streets, Mr. Cannon is a speakeasy that traces it’s roots back to 1817.

Enter through the hidden entrance and you’ll be transported to a subterranean lounge from years gone by. This bespoke social club unites the present and past with old-school sensibilities and aesthetics.

Celebrate the turn of the year at this intimate venue with endless drinks and delicious food including the Peppercorn Encrusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Crema & Micro Arugula and Citrus Marinated Shrimp with Dill and Mango.

Have a few more drinks and it may loosen your lips; but until then, you’ll be welcoming 2018 from New York City’s best kept secret…

Your $89 Ticket (an $118 Value) Includes:

  • Admission to the A Speakeasy New Year’s Eve Party at Mr. Cannon from 9:00pm until 2:00am on Sunday December 31, 2017.
  • 3 Hour Open Bar from 9:00pm until 12:00am.
  • Passed foods including Baby Lamb Chops with Spearmint Jam & Tzatziki Sauce, Vegetable Spring Rolls with Ponzu Sauce & more.
  • Countdown to the Ball Drop.
  • Midnight Champagne Toast.
  • Party Favors.

Mr Cannon’s Website | A Speakeasy NYE

  • May purchase as many tickets as you like for personal use or for gifting.
  • Event runs 9pm-2am; Premium Open Bar run from 9pm-12am.
  • Valid only on Sunday December 31, 2017.

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From the sharp-eyed Ephemeral New York:

Four ghost store signs in the Village and Brooklyn

July 7, 2016

In a city that changes as rapidly as Gotham, ghost signs abound. You know these phantom signs, left behind by a building’s previous tenant and never replaced by the new one—if there even is a new tenant.


That seems to be the case with this wonderfully preserved Meier & Oelhaf Marine Repair sign on Christopher and Weehawken Streets. The company occupied 177 Christopher from 1920 to 1984.

It’s been an empty and eerie presence for 30 years, a clue to Christopher Street’s maritime past. Maybe it won’t be unoccupied for long; a different sign says the ground floor is for rent.


Around the corner on a lonely stretch of West Street, this coffee sign remains high above two empty, rundown storefronts—one of which was presumably a lively coffee shop not long ago.


A store solely devoted to school supplies? The old-school signage can be seen behind the new awning for the Pure Perfection Beauty Salon on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights.

You don’t come across these too often anymore, a store name spelled out in tile amid a geometric design at the entrance. But it’s a charming old-timey New York thing.


The people who ran Hecht’s, once at 363 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, must have agreed. The antique store there now, Sterling Place, luckily didn’t do away with it.



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from the NY Observer: Barneys Makes a Triumphant Return to Its Old Neighborhood

A new Barneys flagship store will open in mid-February, on the same block where it all began.

(Photo: Courtesy)

Downtown girls, rejoice, because Barneys is returning to its old digs. A little bit of history: Barneys opened in Lower Manhattan in 1923, when Barney Pressman pawned his wife’s engagement to open a small store. Now, it’s making a triumphant return, only without the men’s discount clothing that started it all. There will be no sale suits at this chic locale.

After Barney’s worldwide expansion took place and the familiar Madison Avenue flagship was introduced, the downtown shop ceased to exist, but lived on in the fashion-forward’s memories. The new and improved Barneys will reemerge in mid-February, returning to the same block where it began. Unfortunately, that means that everyone will have to wait until next December to see what fantastic window displays it inspires.


Chelsea Flagship Staircase Rendering

The new shop is designed by Steven Harris Architects and will be 55,000 square feet, which is a a serious departure from its original 500 square feet days. As a reminder of the past design, there will be a spiral staircase connecting the five floors. The space will include men’s and women’s ready to wear, launching with special capsule collections unavailable at other Barneys, from Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Vêtements and Y-3 Sport. There will also be footwear, accessories, cosmetics and a Freds restaurant that will be more downtown hip than uptown chic, focusing on small plates and cocktails. The lower Foundation level will have cosmetics, skincare, fragrances and an appearance from Williamsburg’s hot spot Blind Barber. For a more exclusive experience, there will be personal shopping suites.

The Madison Avenue flagship will remain the largest Barneys New York store, while the new Barneys will be entirely modern, focusing on technology and specialty services. It’s all about fitting into the neighborhood and providing a curated assortment of luxury goods that downtown hipsters are destined to love.

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