THE HOT SPOT
NYC Parties for the End of Spring Break

This weekend for some is the end of their Spring Break and others are home for the holidays. So what better way to celebrate spring happenings than to party the night away? Below are four great ways to spend the end of your vacation before heading back to school or work on Monday.

Friday’s Above Park at Gansevoort Park Rooftop (420 Park Avenue South)

Doors open at 10pm featuring music by DJ Lorasp Kansara in the Red Room.

LIQUID COURAGE
Happy Margarita Day!
Sotto 13, the Italian hot spot which recently opened in West Village, offers 2 varieties of delicious margaritas. Their signature Watermelon Margarita is made with watermelon-infused pavoneo blanco tequila, fresh watermelon juice and citrus squeeze. Also on the menu is their Mango Margarita, with pavoneo blanco tequila and fresh mango puree. Both can be purchased for $12. The 40/40 Club, Jay Z's upscale restaurant and sports lounge, offers mouth-watering margaritas made with Jose Cuervo tequila and come in passion fruit, peach, strawberry and mango. The bar reopened last year following a $10 million renovation and expansion to include stadium style seating, 5 exclusive lounges and gold plated baseball bats lining the wall. 40/40's margaritas can be purchased for $13. Lantern’s Keep, the intimate cocktail salon located inside the historic Iroquois Hotel in the Theater District is a dimly-lit secret gem that serves perfectly-crafted artisan cocktails. Celebrate National Margarita Day with their Tequila Maid, made with tequila, lime, shaken with mint & cucumber for $15. Hakkasan New York is celebrating this momentous day with their signature Bird's Eye Margarita for $17. The fun cocktail is made with bird's eye chili-infused llegal Joven Mezcal, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, lime juice, agave nectar, pineapple juice and creole bitters. Enjoy the tasty cocktail in their Ling Ling Lounge or with a meal in the main dining room. Spice Market will be celebrating National Margarita Day by serving its signature Ginger Margarita pitchers at half price, just $24. The boozy concoction was created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and includes Sauza 'Hornitos' Reposado Tequila, ginger, lime, and ginger salt. You can even make it yourself, with this recipe.
ONLY IN NYC
Superbowl Smackdown

The only thing better than football season is Super Bowl night. Friends, food, and brews. That's really all you need for a good time. Oh, and a prime spot to view it all. We've got the best spots to watch the Ravens and 49ers duke it out and with plenty of special deals, everyone will go home a winner.

The Windsor & The Windsor Gansevoort Park: Recently opened, Windsor Gansevoort Park will be throwing an off-the-hook superbowl party starting at 4pm. There will be a live DJ accompanying the four large flat screens that line the walls. Each banquet also has its own personal flat screen TV. The Windsor's original location will also be throwing a viewing party along with fresh, seasonal cocktails and gourmet comfort food.

THE SCENE
Evan Woodhouse for 212 VIP

Calling all NYC party VIPS! Earlier this month, Carolina Herrera launched a modeling campaign for her latest fragrance, 212 VIP. Hererra and a team of judges narrowed down the pool of contestants to 8 worthy VIPS. Now, viewers vote who'm they like best as the VIP fragrance spokesmodel.

On the very same night of his webisode, Woodhouse will also be hosting a haute viewing red-carpet affair at TOY from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. followed by an after-party at Double Seven from 12 a.m. - 4 a.m with Sam Ronson on the ones and twos and her sister Charlotte also in attendance.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
NYC: New Spots to Get Your Party On

Toy at Hotel Gansevoort

18 9th Ave

Mulifunctional hotspot from the Koch Brothers, Toy brings lavish oyster and sushi bars, an al fresco terrace and private dining spaces to the Meatpacking District.

1 Little West 12th Street

Bagatelle is back in Meatpacking with its highly awaited brunch. Champagne, DJs and food are all in the mix for your weekend mid-day revelry.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
A New Toy To Play With

The meatpacking district is home to plenty of great places to dine. Yesterday the doors opened for a contender hoping to join the ranks. Toy, featuring modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine, is located in the Gansevoort Hotel on 13th street and 9th avenue. It replaces Tanuki Tavern and Carte Blanche to create a dining experience with its own heartbeat.

Daniel and Derek Koch, dining and nightlife gurus, created Toy in conjunction with China Grill Management. The twins acknowledge that the area offers plenty of Asian dining options but don’t think those options incorporate dining and nightlife the way Toy has proposed. Complete with a live DJ booth, the restaurant transforms to a nightclub at 1am.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Latest Spawns of Nightlife

This Spring, New York's got some exciting new bars and clubs to check out. Here's our list of what's happening now and what to look forward to.

80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn // (718) 460-8000

Located on the sixth floor of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, this under the radar rooftop bar has been pretty popular since it opened just last month. Operated by Andrew Tarlow, The Ides is currently open Wednesday through Sunday, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

West 54th Street // (866)-468-7619

ART
RubikCubism

Artists around the world have found a new use for the multi-colored Rubik's cubes we all remember from yesteryear. The Rubik's cube was was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik in 1974. He sold the rights to Ideal Toy Corp in 1980 and the puzzle took off, selling over 350 million cubes worldwide over the past 30 years.

It seems some creative types probably got frustrated with trying to solve the puzzle and decided to try something else. Designs are based on the same principles as pixels on a screen, except it's way more work. The art of Rubikcubism is believed to have originated with a French artist called Invader. The image at left is a piece from an exhibition he did in LA in 2005. Since then his portfolio includes more advanced portraits of pop culture including famous faces from A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Scarface and even Gene Simmons in his full KISS makeup.