In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions in the tri-state area were tremendously devastated, especially those in New Jersey where the storm hit hard. In an effort to raise funds for those affected in the local community, HQ Nightclub along with Angel Management Group, EMM Group and Revel have come together to initiate Revel Nightlife Relief.
Street art lovers in New York may have noticed a familiar childhood icon working the turntablelately at the Bowery. The Monopoly man, practically artist Alec Monopoly’s signature, now graces the giant mural that is the EMM Group’s future home. The jolly tophatted man is also known as Rich “Uncle” Pennybags, and while most of us might remember him as Monopoly’s mascot, he became a symbol of the times in Alec Monopoly’s creative hands. When the economy officially tanked and executives living in excess were still lining their pockets, Alec Monopoly took to the streets of L.A. and expressed more than what we could with words through the childhood mascot.
EMM Group, consisting of Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum, the duo crowned by Forbes as “The New Kings of New York Nightlife” are at it again.
The rumors that spread like wildfire about the possible new usage of 199 Bowery have been confirmed. EMM Group has taken the project on as a new nightclub and it sounds promising.
EMM recruited Travis Bass, design and marketing mogul, to aid in its development. Bass has worked on private events for P-Diddy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Valentino, and numerous others. His skills, combined with EMM’s successes at nightclubs including SL, Tenjune, and Catch Rooftop, have us super excited for what’s in store.
EMM Group owners Mark Burnbaum and Eugene Remm are now tackling reality television. The New York nightlife moguls don’t seem to mind putting more on their plate in addition to their various and successful enterprises such as Abe & Arthur’s, Catch NYC, Lexington Brass, SL, Tenjune and The Chandelier Room.
Birnbaum and Remm will be co-producing a series called “Kings of New York” with MTV Europe host, Tim Kash. The series will follow young New Yorkers as they pursue careers in modeling, fashion, promotion and other professions.
Psst.. we hear that EMM Group will be opening 'Catch' in Miami. After the success of the New York version, Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum will bring the seafood-club hybrid to the east coast's hottest getaway spot, South Beach. Miami has become an increasingly popular spot for New Yorker's to escape to over the past few years, making it the latest city nightlife impresarios wish to expand upon.
Late last year rumors swirled that EMM Group would be opening Abe & Arthur's at the James Royal Palm Hotel in 2012, however they reconsidered and decided to open Catch, citing "a lack of seafood-specific restaurant options in Miami, and a desire expressed by its residents for more social, shareable, city-style dining" as the reason.
EMM Group, consisting of nightlife "Kings" Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum (SL, Catch, Abe & Arthur's), have been given the green light for their proposed plans at 199 Bowery (formerly Crash Mansion) in the Lower East Side.
Despite worries from local residents that the venue would bring noise and crowds, the planned 18,000 square restaurant/nightclub spot was approved by the Community Board 3′s SLA committee and will make way for the duos first Lower East Side venture. The Asian/Fusion spot will feature a bakery that opens at 6am, headed by pastry chef Thiago Silva, with custom cakes and pastries to appeal to the morning crowd; further expanding on their previously night-time only clientele. Once the sun sets, the entrance leads to a larger restaurant featuring small, tapas-style plates, led by Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. Dine on the main floor or head downstairs for additional seating in a speakeasy-style atmosphere with live music.
Lexington Brass. Two words that make up the name to the yummiest new restaurant in midtown! The geniuses behind Tenjune, Abe and Arthur's and SL, the EMM group, opened this eatery last week. I originally went to this place looking for a happy hour spot in midtown but discovered so much more. It actually opens at 7am for breakfast and has a impressive lunch menu as well. The cocktail list was unique with drinks like "penicillin" and my personal favorite "sweet savannah" which is made with Absolut wild tea, it's a naughty iced tea, minty, refreshing drink. One really cool thing about this place is that it has a wine tap!!!! They have both white and red wine on tap! Not only is it an amazing concept, but it makes for a fresh glass of wine. I sampled some things from the dinner menu and I have to say, if I was an inmate on death row my last meal on earth would be Lexington Brass's NY strip and their sweet corn ravioli. The food was so good, I was left speechless for once in my life. I've traveled the world, eaten at the best restaurants and I'm going to make a bold statement right now, the BEST desserts I have ever had was the candy bar and upside down cheesecake from this restaurant. The candy bar is a blend of chocolate, crispy-amazingness mixed with a little George Clooney and Bradley Cooper. YUM YUM. For all of you who work or live in the midtown east area, you need to come check this spot out.The food is truly beyond delicious and the happy hour is one of the best in Midtown, packed with lots of attractive 20 and 30 somethings. This place has it all; great breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, happy hour, and hot men and women to look at while you eat your candy bar.
Lexington Brass- 517 Lexington Ave (between 48th and 49 street)