IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Get Your March Madness On
There is nothing like enjoying March Madness 2014 right here in NYC! The stakes are high, the fans are excited and the games are intense. Skip the party you wanted to throw at your house and instead enjoy good food, plenty of TV's and unbeatable drink specials, check out our round-up of great March Madness deals.






40/40 Club: 6 West 25th St.,New York, NY
40/40 Club is known for high class sports viewing. Round up a group of your friends and grab a table for any of the 16 games!
THE HOT SPOT
Three Spots to Check Out During March Madess

Now that you're donned in the appropriate sports attire, it's time to hunker down and watch the highly anticipated March Madness games. View the basketball games in style at posh sports lounge The 40/40 Club, get in on the action at Brookfield Place, or head to local watering hole Brother Jimmy's for some basketball madness.

Jay-Z's The 40/40 Club always pulls out the big stops for sports enthusiasts, with over 30 flat screen TVs and luxe stadium seating. This upscale sports lounge is where to go if you're super serious about watching some b-ball. The club is offering multiple tournaments packages, starting with their 4 person package ($250+ ) which includes chips, salsa and guacamole, two buckets of beer, and two platters of food. To learn about bigger packages, or make a reservation, please call 212-832-4040.

HAPPENINGS
Financial District March Madness Bracket Tournament for Charity

This year, the first ever Financial District Faceoff, hosted by the Battery Park Bar & Lounge, will pit teams of financial district employees from as many as 64 local businesses against one another in a March Madness Bracket Tournament to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization which helps improve quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.

Game-watching events will be held at Battery Park Bar & Lounge, and will feature a selection of 16 draft beers, along with the chance to party with the competition while sharing a space with more than a dozen HD-TV monitors. The winning team will receive a Battery Park Winners Party, featuring a sponsored bar and refreshments, at any time of their choosing following the week of April 3rd. Teams must register and submit their full brackets by March 14th, in time to meet the competition at the kickoff party to be held at 4:00pm on March 14th. A $25 registration free per team, with teams consisting of up to 10 people from a maximum of 64 local businesses, gets you and your coworkers into this competition.

For more information, visit http://www.batteryparkboston.com/.

ENTERTAINING(ISH)
A Twist on a Classic Dip

March Madness: the time of elation, disappointment, nail-biting, and compulsive snacking, is almost upon us.

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll be watching a few of the games whether your team made it this year or not. As any true fan knows, having food nearby is key to the full enjoyment of any sporting event. So, after you fill out your brackets, read on for a lighter take on the classic seven-layer dip.

We’ve all had the famous seven-layer dip at some point in our lives. It’s delicious – after all, how can you go wrong with beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and all the fixings? But let’s face it: it’s also loaded with fat and sodium. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way.