Well, sort of. Any NY bar aficionado knew Bill’s Gay Nineties. We loved the midtown watering hole and one-time speakeasy that was actually in existence for a full 88-year stretch. Sadly, last year when the lease was cut, we thought we bid adieu for forever, but fortunately Bill’s is back with a brand new, updated interior, amped up food menu and its classic simple and straightforward appeal.
This go-round Bill’s will be called just that. The bar is new but with an antique feel and keeping its former croquet mallet, golf club and vintage team photo décor. Also still left is the infamous downstairs bar piano, old school entrance phone booth and silver-dollar “Bill’s” sign in the floor tiles.
The holidays are here, and if you’re at all like us, you prefer to hide-out on Black Friday in favor of stocking up on holiday gifts online. Here are some of our favorite swag-friendly web-o-sphere finds for your at home shopping pleasure:
If you’d prefer your Movember supporting man to be hairless, then snag this ring for your darling. Cheap, fun and cheeky. This pick makes for a perfect laughable stocking stuffer.
The ideal hostess or wino-lovers gift, this set of hibiscus-shaped Stay on Coasters features a variety of colors, making them fashionable tags as well as furniture protection.
And, the beat goes on…The destruction and heartache in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is still strongly evident and this week, bars and restaurants continue to toss events and corral the community together in effort to support Sandy relief. In the next few days, art, drink and mingle for the cause at these do-gooder happenings:
Monday, November 19th
Tonight, from 6-9 p.m., Foley Gallery presents #SANDY, a Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts featuring iPhone photographs by renowned contemporary photographers. Photographs will be on sale for $50!
And, 100% of the revenue will be donated to Occupy Sandy and Alison Thompson's Rockaway Relief center run by Third Wave.
Rihanna's latest guest on her new album,'Unapologetic' was leaked today and you guessed it, it's none other than Chris Brown. The song pre-maturely hit the web like wild fire and let's just say, it's pretty great and quite infectious. And of course it’s about how much they love each other and how that’s “Nobody's Business.”
And, they’re right; it is nobody's business but their own. Oh, and the millions of people that will hear this song. It’s their business too.
Listen to the pop hop tune here:
TGIF! See Al Pacino on Stage, Get Saucy and Don your Dancing Shoes. Here are your top weekend picks!
Groove to the Move
Los Angeles based Producer/DJ, Myndset is making some serious noise in the electronic dance music scene. His sound, a mix of electro and progressive, is best described as heavy hitting yet melodic. His eclectic remix roster includes the likes of Avicii, Deadmau5, Drake, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's, Foster the People, Gotye, Nervo, Skrillex and The Knocks. Myndset will be headlining Lilium this Friday with support from Chad Stark.
Curated by Jun Lee, photographers include Ben Lowy, Ed Kashi, Stephen Wilkes, Ruddy Roye, Wyatt Gallery, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Christopher Brown, Craig Wetherby, Yosra El-Essawy, Sam Horine, Nicole Sweet, Dylan Chandler, Brent Bartley, Stanley Lumax, and Erica Simone.RVSP here $10 donation at the door Foley Gallery is located at 97 Allen Street New York foleygallery.com/ (212) 244-9081
Say see ya to leather billfolds. Ogon’s forward-thinking wallets feature a secure aluminum construction, bright standout colors and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protection that keeps your personal information hidden from today’s high-tech thieves. Choose from array of colors from Silver to Gold to Purple, Lime Green and more.
Mollaspace carries items by designers from all over the world to further its mission of transforming objects from mundane background-blending items into whimsical vehicles of self-expression. We’re digging the Eco Can, a reusable water bottle in the shape of a soda can.
All signs point to awesome. Based in Austin, this company handcrafts pieces of wood and acrylic into witty motto laden signs like Get Shit Done, NomNom and Smile, You’re Designed To. No Soliciting: It’s Really Annoying is our favorite.
Various widths of leather are used to create the special texture and appearance of these hand-knotted shag rugs. Lay one down, and a world of craftsmanship will be at your feet. Vamp up from the ground up with a hefty dose of edgy style from Safevieh.
Chen Chen & Kai Williams
The artistic collaboration of Chen Chen & Kai Williams shows a creative interest in melding materials and forward thinking design. These art pieces double as functional objects from rings to bangles to coasters.