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ONLY IN NYC
Busted: WTC Workers Caught Boozing On The Job

We’re no experts, but we thought the purpose of happy hour was to wind down AFTER a hard day’s work. Looks like construction workers at the World Trade Center site aren’t quite grasping this concept, and their bosses are catching on.

After multiple reports of construction workers drinking on the job, the Port Authority is finally taking action against those who are working on of the most monumental spots in the entire country.

Gothamist revealed that the Port Authority will be sending spies to bars around the site in hopes of catching any culprits to this apparent problem.

Drinking and operating cranes don’t exactly mix.

Yikes!

LIQUID COURAGE
Take Out For Beer

In the mood for a cold beer, but not your usual brew? Every once in a while it’s good to ditch the Budweiser and drink something a little more original. More and more bars are popping up that allow customers to bottle their own jugs of beer to take home and enjoy.

One hotspot that offers this service is the One Stop Beer Stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Stop in and fill your growler with one of their fifteen drafts. The bar uses pressure machines that inject carbon dioxide into the bottle to ensure it is sealed for maximum freshness.

One Stop Beer Shop also welcomes customers to come and stick around. We’ve heard that it stays packed until the early morning hours! They also offer a full menu until 2am every day. Bonus!

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Philly's Weekend Happenings

When: 9pm-2am

Where: McFadden’s 3rd street, 461 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia

When: 8pm-10pm

Where: Mad River Bar and Grille, 126 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

When: 9pm-2am

Where: Room 12 Lounge, 1200 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

When: 9pm-2am

Where: Rumor Nightclub, 1500 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Hot Summer Nights

When: 8pm-2am

Where: Warehouse 24, 1936 Macdade Blvd., Woodlyn

When: 4pm-7:45pm

Where: Cavanaugh’s River Deck, 417 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

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New Jersey's Weekend Happenings

When: 11am-9pm

Where: D’Jais, 1803 Ocean Avenue, Belmar

When: 3pm-8pm

Where: Teplitzky’s, 111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City

When: 5pm-10pm

Where: Chandelier Room, 225 River Street, Hoboken

When: 4pm-8pm

Where: Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave, Belmar

When: 10:30pm-4am

Where: C5 at The Chelsea Hotel, 111 South Chelsea Avenue, Atlantic City

When: 10pm-4am

Where: Dusk, 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City

When: 4pm-11pm

Where: The Deck at Golden Nugget, Huron and Brigantine Blvd, Atlantic City

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Hester Street Fair Goes Hollywood

The Hester Street Fair, located on the Lower East Side, aims to provide New Yorkers with quality goods and food in a comfortable setting. It was once the home of the largest pushcart market in the city. Now, the market is making its way to the west coast for those in Hollywood to experience the phenomenon.

On Saturday, August 11th from 11am-6pm, The Hester Street Fair Indie Design Preview will take over Hollywood. “New York’s #1 Thing To Do joins Space15Twenty and Urban Outfitters for a shopper’s trifecta.”

ONLY IN NYC
Pedicab Patrons Ripped $400 For 12 Minute Ride

Pedicabs are everywhere. The drivers sit on corners, begging you to hop on instead of getting in a cab (which is often difficult to hail during peak hours). What many don’t know, is that unlike cab drivers, these drivers create their own rates.

In miniscule print on the rate card, driver Savas Avici posted a $100 minimum for all trips. The New York Post explained that tourist Brenda Rodriguez and her husband paid $442.54 for a twelve minute ride that spanned just a few blocks. The driver even had the nerve to ask for a tip!

Is this even legal? All we have to say is when in doubt, take a cab. Or walk.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Fairmont Copley Plaza Introduces New Bar

Fairmont Copley Plaza’s Oak Room has undergone a makeover. Don’t worry, it’s still an upscale bar and restaurant, but it is now a 1912 themed in honor of its 100th anniversary.

Oak Long Bar and Kitchen features an 83-foot copper bar, intricate crown moldings, and a cozy fireplace. The beautiful décor sets the mood for the “modern American cuisine” made primarily with locally grown ingredients. According to its website, “Every detail has been considered from the custom-designed music program to the table top presentation.”

LIQUID COURAGE
Do-It-Yourself Cocktails Made Easy Thanks to Death + Co.

According to NYBarfly, The Beverage Information Group has released that U.S. drinking has been on the rise for the past 14 years, and this year is no exception. Basically if drinking were an Olympic sport, we’d have the Gold. (We're not sure if this is a good or a bad thing?)

Regardless, to help quench your never-ending thirst, the Lower East Side lounge, Death + Company, has added recipes for all your favorites on their website. They have quite a lengthy menu themselves if you’d like to have your drinks made by professionals, but we’re tempted to try some of these recipes (and maybe save some money.)

CULTURE CLUB
The Sanctuary Hotel Introduces Live Jazz Mondays

Starting August 6th, The Sanctuary Hotel will hold an event series each Monday featuring popular jazz musicians.

The luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Theater district is the perfect place to stop by to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music. Each show in the lobby bar will last from 7-11pm, and $5 beer and $7 wine specials will make the night even more pleasurable.

The first performance that takes place on August 6th and will feature Sarah Hayes and the Jacob Melchior Trio. Sarah Hayes is a vocalist and bandleader who has quite a resume full of touring and working with other prominent musicians. However, for the past eight years she has resided in New York, and has become a frontrunner at its popular jazz clubs.