GET THE PARTY STARTED
Party-A-Day: NYC

We know many of you are getting your Independence Day celebration started early, so we've added some additional revelry for Friday through Sunday. It's going to be a wild week in NYC. Enjoy!

When: 7-11pm

Where: The Darby, 246 West 14th Street.

When: 5-11pm

Where: Tammany Hall Tavern, 218 East 53rd St.

When: 9pm-3am

Where: Highland Park, 206 East 34th Street

When: 10pm-4am

Where: Sway, 305 Spring St. Manhattan

When: 10pm-4am

Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 park Ave South

When: 11pm

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Thrillist's 3rd Annual Martini Week Kicks off at The Kitchen NYC
Thrillist kicked off its third annual Martini Week with an event at The Kitchen NYC (146 East 44th Street). The night featured Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose martini cocktails crafted by some of NYC's finest master mixologists. With libations ranging from Pink Sapphires (made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, maraschino, lemon juice and cranberry juice) to Orchard Apple Martinis (made with Grey Goose Vodka, apple juice, lime juice and simple syrup), guests enjoyed 14 different martini stations and jaw-trembling appetizers like juniper braised duck and jonah crab cakes. It was an exciting way to begin the two-week city-wide promotion, running through April 6th.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Rights to the Roof: 5 Fab Accessible Rooftops

When you live in a town with over 8 million residents and just 300 square miles of land, there's only one way to go: Up. And what better way to be. For there''s something about defying the limits of our otherwise earth-bound selves that turns us loose as the neighboring birds. Whether it's the change in atmospheric pressure, the invincibility we feel on the fringes of the world's most recognizable skyline, or the memory job of a middle school 3 a.m. "rooftop rendezvous," partying where we're not supposed to is great, just great.

With Manhattan itself home to nearly 2,000 bar and restaurant establishments-- where exactly should one climb to indulge mightily with the Gods? If the options may seem endless it's because they are, but endless to whom is a different story. Listed below is Joonbug's Summer 5 most Accessible Rooftop Bars for summer 2011:

NOTABLES
Gary Spencer: The Man Who Would Be King

Hello again Joonbuggers!

Ok before we go any further, I have a confession to make, fashion week knocked me out. This past week the only thing I've been dancing with is the flu bug. In fact, the only reason I left the house at all was solely so I could bring you this weeks news!

Oh and something else, I may as well get all these out the way - I promised to interview someone special in New York this week. Well I did, but I didn't interview the person I had set out to, so I have got someone else who's a bit special instead - not that you would know the difference, since you didn't know who my original guest was ;-). But anyway, I'll keep that one for a column in the near future, when he gets out of bed, or has finished at the nail salon or whatever else he does when he's ignoring my calls!