Despite its potentially excessive trendiness, the Meatpacking District is made for partying the night away. But, if you'd prefer to keep your stilettos off the cobble stoned streets, we've also included Chelsea hot-spots in this NYE party round-up:
Kiss and Fly
Kiss and Fly’s New Year's Eve 2013 celebration will bring sexy back to NYC with one of the most smoldering hot parties this city has never seen! Amidst Manhattan’s sizzling, high drama nightlife circuit lives Meatpacking’s premier ultra-lounge/club, Kiss and Fly. What's in a name? Well, in the case of Kiss and Fly, it's the name of the passenger drop off area in an airport in the south of France. Tres jet-setting chic! A-listers, moguls, models, celebutantes and fashionistas all flock to this mega-hot spot on a nightly basis in search of divine cocktails and pulsating beats. NYE 2013 will be no different.
When: 5pm - 10pm
Where: Turtle Bay, 987 2nd Ave
When: 10pm - close
Where: Avenue, 116 10th Avenue
When: 12pm - 4am
Where: STK Rooftop, 26 Little W 12th Street
When: 3pm - 9pm
Where: Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn.
When: 6pm - Midnight
Where: Hudson Terrace, 621 west 46th St.
When: 12pm - Midnight
Where: Pier 92, 711 12th Ave
When: Noon - 5pm
Where: Manhattan and Brooklyn
When: 10pm - close
Where: The Room Mate Grace Hotel Lounge
When: 9pm - close
Where: Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 W. 63rd St.
When: 7pm - 9pm
Where: Museum of Modern Art
Matt Levine, the entrepreneur behind NYC hotspots The Eldridge and Sons of Essex is at it again. The Cocktail Bodega, set to open in late July, will offer liquor infused smoothies and fresh squeezed juices.
It can’t get any better, right? Wrong!
Chef Roblé, reality star and chef responsible for Avenue New York, is set to provide a menu of tropical themed dishes to complement the specialty drink creations.
Its home at 205 Chrystie Street will definitely leave guests impressed. We also have no doubt that celebrities will pop in every so often, as Levine’s Sons of Essex has hosted the Twilight Breaking Dawn cast party, and is rumored to have hosted Justin Bieber’s newest album release.
(For you Beliebers, OMG!)
This spot will surely be a summer treasure from the minute doors open.
Valentine’s Day Charity Date Auction
Hosted by Seeds of Africa, a non-profit providing educational resources to children in Zimbabwe. Proceeds will directly benefit the Seeds of Africa Knowledge Center. Dress in the spirit of the holiday: Red, White, or Black!
Location: 80 5th Avenue, Penthouse. New York, NY.
Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Winter Gala
The exciting Manhattan nightclub Avenue will host a Young Professionals Gala, where guests will enjoy full access to an open bar, a wide array of appetizers, as well as music by DJ Caleb Loftus. All proceeds go to the Autism Speaks Foundation, in support of biomedical research on causes, treatments, and other vital information for children and families struggling with Autistic Disorder.
The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.
I have had a really fun week! I went to the last Mets night game on Tuesday (say what you want about them this season, but I have faith next season will be their season!! ), they played the Cincinnati Reds. It's no secret that I have a major crush on David Wright. While I always see a lot of Athletes at the clubs, he is one I have never seen and am dying to meet out. I hear from my friends who work for the Mets, he's actually a really nice guy too. David, if you're reading this or if someone who knows David Wright is reading this, PLEASE contact me. I'm so obsessed with you, I want your game worn pants so I can sleep in them. I'm not creepy, I swear…
Last Wednesday night I went out for a friends birthday. We had dinner at Beauty and Essex in the lower east side. This place is fairly new, and the food is pretty yummy. I had the lobster tacos. And for all you shopoholics like me, there's a small store selling all sorts of random jewelry and odds and ends when you first walk into the restaurant. The hostesses were super nice and even charged my dead phone. Now onto the good stuff… the rest of the night was a giant blur. We went to Avenue after dinner, where we ended up hanging out with Usher and Maxwell. I sang Justin Bieber songs to Usher, I was shocked when he didn't offer me a record deal. Clearly he didn't recognize my raw talent. Around 3am, we all headed over to 1oak and there was surprise performance by Tinie Tempah, the British rapper who has that hit "Written in the Stars." He rapped about 3 songs and disappeared. Jesse Marco was djing at 1oak besides being super cute he's definitely one of the best DJs out there right now. I loved his entire eclectic playlist.
Amidst the whirlwind of his latest project, Dream Downtown, we were able to steal a few questions from owner, Noah Tepperberg. He and his partners at The Strategic Group have been the brains behind famous hotspots such as Marquee and Avenue in NYC as well as TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas. With the new unveiling of the acclaimed, Dream Downtown, they continue their reign on nightlife. After our interview with Noah last week, we wanted more --and so did everyone else! Without further ado, here's ten questions with Tepperberg.
Noah Tepperberg can be described as no less than a nightlife mogul. He and The Strategic Group are responsible for opening some of the hottest spots ever; including Avenue, Marquee and Artichoke Pizza in NYC and TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas.
Their latest project, Dream Downtown had a launch party on June 15th, which was described as simply, "Epic." Quite a crowd came out to celebrate the much anticipated opening, including singer Eve, Solange Knowles, Tyson Beckford, Shenae Grimes, Kellan Lutz, and Kara Dioguardi, just to name a few. The new spot hasn't officially opened its doors to the public, but it's already being touted as the "next big thing." We got a chance to chat with Noah about Dream and what's to come for the new lavish hot spot.