Photo by Colin Miller via NYYIMBY The talk of the town is of the building 40 Riverside Boulevard, which has separate entrances for its richer and poorer tenants. It's all about tax breaks which demand 55 out of 219 abodes are for the unwashed masses. Everyone thinks this is the end of the world, and the developer, Extell Development Company, and The City's Department of Housing Preservation and ... Read More >

I'm taking Mondays off for the rest of the summer, as life is getting in the way of work. Until recently, I thought they were the same thing. Life is on my mind today as I file in celebration of the life of Larry Levan—arguably, the most important DJ that ever was. Larry was born on this day, July 20, 1954. By the time of his passing on November 8,1992, House music (a genre he helped create) had... Read More >

Saturday is a lazy day for me: a picnic in the park with puppies is more alluring than any nightlife offerings. Susanne Bartsch has her monthly soiree, Kunst, at Verboten (54 N 11th Street, Brooklyn), just a hop, skip, and a jump from my BBurg abode. There will be live shows from, well everyone who comes, plus AB SOTO and LAFAWNDAH and music by DJs Juliana Huxtable, Colby B, Team Buffy and Disc... Read More >

Where to Spend Your Summer Fridays

Goodnight Mr. Lewis | By. Steve Lewis | July 17, 2014

Although it is cool outside for a summer day we are deep in the season and certain predictable patterns are in place. There is a great exodus to seasonal retreats while oodles of tourists flood the city looking for fun. Clubs, especially EDM-based ones, will thrive on foreign travelers' appetites for dance music until their regulars return in about 6 or 7 weeks. Those escaping town often stay here... Read More >

Allison Sarofim, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Josephine Meckseper, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Ann Dexter Jones, singer Sophia Bastian Monday night, Belstaff and BlackBook joined forces for a dinner at Rosette on the Lower East Side to celebrate the women of New York:  author Julia Chaplin, actress Annabelle Dexter Jones, Guest of a Guest founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, and artist Josephine M... Read More >

Photo of Natalie Kates in front of one of her artists Swoon's work, other images work by Peter Tunney. The bombardment of wonderful art party invites in my inbox continues. Tonight, GrandLife Hotels and The Natalie Kates Projects present The "Grand Wall" Art Series opening of The Peter Tunney Experience. Peter will unveil a 26-foot mural and 20 other pieces. Peter, with studios in Miami, was a NY... Read More >

Art events continue to dominate my inbox, so I'll tell you about a good one. Tomorrow (July 16), from 7-9pm, is the opening of Summer Exhibition 2014 at Munch Gallery (245 Broome Street at Ludlow). Cool, cool artists Scooter LaForge, Amos Mac, Hein Koh, and my man Erik Foss will show. Erik, of course, is the wiz kid behind the Lit Lounge and Fuse Gallery. Lit is looking to expand in Bushwick in Se... Read More >

Let’s face it: despite playing host to the legend, Odeon, that veritably birthed modern restaurant cool in 1980, Tribeca will never be mistaken for the 1920s Weimar Republic. There was a curious post-Millennial blip, when Tommy Saleh turned the Tribeca Grand into the molten core of the downtown music scene (Martina Topley-Bird performances, DJ gigs by Client, Gang of Four after show parties).... Read More >

Yung Lean: Sad Boys Go To Sad City

Music | By. Peter Kwang | July 11, 2014

Yung Lean at Webster Hall, All Photos by Peter Kwang To be honest, the city wasn’t so sad. Yung Lean, and his crew, the self-described Sad Boys have blown up over the past year, and their first visit to New York sold out two consecutive shows at Webster Hall, followed by a performance at Up and Down. Le1f at Webster Hall The bucket hat wearing crowd at Webster Hall was exuberant, a milky-f... Read More >

There was movie made in 1951 about aliens coming to our Earth to threaten us. It seems as we became atomic bomb savvy we posed a threat to the Universe as a whole and we were told to get our act in check...or else. To impress us, the forces aligned against us, stopped the world. All traffic stayed where it was, trains couldn't move, planes were grounded. The movie The Day The Earth Stood Still sc... Read More >