A couple of weeks ago, Skrillex continued his Takeovers tour with five different stops in Brooklyn, bringing some impressive friends with him along the way. Such names included, Just Blaze, A$AP Ferg, Clockwork, Lunice and TOKiMONSTA. Nest HQ's videographer, Glenjamn was also present, filming everything that happened on and off stage. And with this footage, they put together a little recap video, which we have kindly embedded for you above. Also be sure to check out the recap video of the San Fransisco Takeover here. And be sure to stay tuned-- videos recapping his jaunts in Barcelona and Amsterdam will be coming in the near future.
Skrillex is absolutely kiling the game right now with his Takeovers Tour. He started off in San Fransisco playing seven straight sold out nights, then came to Brookyln for five nights, all sold out as well. The last of show of his Brooklyn venture landed on Valentine's Day, at a Secret Warehouse at the very tip of northeast Brooklyn in a warehouse located at the end of a dead end, in a neighborhood we couldnt tell you anything about... but we can sure tell you about the show.
Opener, Tokimonsta put on a solid set which consisted of a good variety of music choices, from a remix of Waka Flocka's "Hard In The Paint" to Dillon Francis' "IDGAFOS," and Major Lazer's "Original Don". Following her, Lunice came out playing a straight trap/hip hop set with bangers from Big Sean, Rocko, Kanye West and his former duo TNGHT.
There's a new rumor going around that has us all, well, slightly freaking out: a Harrod's store may be coming to NYC!
With all the anticipation, here are 10 facts you probably didn't know about the gorgeous store!
1. Harrods covers 4.5 acres, and boasts over 1 million square feet of selling space
2. On a busy day over 100,000 people visit the store
3. It takes over 12,000 light bulbs to illuminate the famous facade of the store
4. Famous English playwright Noël Coward once bought an alligator for Christmas at the Harrods Pet Shop
With Valentine's Day coming up and NYFW coming to a close, it's easy to forget the really important things, like the fact that today is National Eat Italian Food Day. If you've got a craving for pizza or pasta, we've got you covered. Here's a list of some prime restaurants featuring the honored cuisine, a few special happenings, and as always, delicious bites.
For the culinary holiday, this atmospheric eatery will feature $4 veal and chicken meatball samplers at the bar. Additionally, restaurant partner and philanthropist Stewart Rahr will be donating $15 to St. Jude Children's Hospital for every ordered dish of Penne a la Rah Rah Tre Formaggi with Truffle Oil today and every other day until $1 million is raised.
"There are 18,000 restaurants in New York City.
Every year more than 1,000 new restaurants open.”
You’ve heard of Café Moto, right? Maybe you haven’t, but you’ve definitely heard of Le Cirque, Daniel, and Union Square Café. Well, could you imagine opening up a restaurant in New York City and having to go up against these culinary legends?
Starting tonight, February 3, Skrillex will begin his 2014 Takeovers Tour in San Fransisco, where he will take residency for the following six nights so he can completely obliderate the bay area. From there he will come to Brooklyn, New York where he will play a total of five nights at a different venue each night. The last night falls on February 14th - Valentines Day - where he will play at a yet to be announced warehouse. The buildup around the announcement of the location is increasing by the minute as the completely sold out show is quickly approaching.
What we do know is that it will be a crazy show, as Skrillex is known for putting on some of the best concerts in the world. We also know that there will be a number of special guests, with Lunice and TOKiMONSTA already announced as two of the openers. And we do know that Sonny has done this whole "Takeover" thing before, so expect him to kill it once again now in 2014, but this time its expected to be even better.
When post-happy hour cravings bring you to a restaurant as fun as this, you know that you’re in for a good night.
Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t just some taco shack. April Bloomfield, executive chef and owner of the Spotted Pig, the Breslin, and the John Dory Oyster Bar, has collaborated with her business partner, Ken Friedman, to once again provide us with a restaurant and bar which is worth taking the time to visit. Salvation Taco, located at 145 E. 39th Street in Murray Hill, offers a unique and creative dining experience which is sure to be on your mind long after your meal has ended.
Over a year ago, New York was hit by one of the most destructive and devastating hurricanes to ever hit the Eastern United States--Hurricane Sandy. But nobody was more affected by the destruction than the community of Rockaway, Queens. Inhabitants were left with homes that were either severely damaged by the flooding or completely destroyed, business owners lost massive revenue due to costly repairs, and cars were damaged beyond repair by the severe hurricane. The people of Rockaway were left to face the destruction as they tried to rebuild their once thriving community.
The St. Bernard Project, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to disaster recovery relief, partnered with The Friends of Rockaway, a rebuilding organization created by several residents of Rockaway. They began to roll up their sleeves and tackle the issues faced by the community. Finding resources and helping rebuild homes, both nonprofits are standing as a symbol of hope to many residents of Rockaway who lost everything.
Located in Downtown Flushing, Rose House celebrates the marriage of tea and art in its spacious setting, furnished with red leather couches and oil paintings. The atmosphere embodied elegance at its simplest: yellow lamps lent a gentle ambiance while the fresh assortment of pink and white roses made it a lovely haven for delicious English teas. Classical music hummed beneath the layer of quiet chatter that resonated around the spacious teahouse. Everything here was so delicate and the air was thick with the sweet scent of teas brewing in rose-embellished china teapots that perched prettily upon ceramic potholders.