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May 3, 2010 | Event Spaces, First Look

To launch his newly christened Ampersand Studios, Bentley Meeker took us back to the very beginning.   On April 21st, 2010, the lighting designer extraordinaire entertained the who’s who of the special events industry by hosting a cocktail reception to showcase his new event space and to celebrate his 20th…
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April 13, 2010 | Event Spaces, First Look

Inspired by the hawker stalls of Southeast Asia and Sydney’s Thai food culture, Aussie Chef Adam Woodfield and his partner Luke Fryer have set out to reinvent the typical Thai restaurant in New York City.  At Betel, their newly launched West Village hotspot, the unique menu features a mix of…
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January 4, 2010 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink, Top Spots

January can be the cruelest month of the year with its post-holiday blues and rapidly dropping temperatures. To avoid being chilled to the bone, descend into the warmth and charm of a wine cellar for your next gathering.  These private rooms range from infamous to elegant and each promise to…
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August 17, 2009 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink, Top Spots

August may be a slow and sweltering month to be in the city, but, in the evening hours when temperatures drop, dining al fresco can be quite enjoyable, especially with a cool cocktail in hand. Stay away from the trendy spots, which will no doubt have a very long wait,…
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January 30, 2009 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink

It’s safe to say that the Lower East Side just got a dose of hipster luxe with the opening of Jason Pomeranc’s newest hotel, Thompson LES. While Above Allen, the hotel’s private terrace bar (fondly called AA by those in-the-know) might not officially open until sometime in March, guests of…
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The late 1990s ushered in the unlikely combo of haute cocktails and comfort food, and Cafeteria restaurant was the place to see and be seen while noshing on mac ‘n cheese. And while culinary fads often fluctuate by the week, this one has stayed put. Now New York’s beautiful people…
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November 18, 2008 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink

Just because the warm weather has fled doesn’t mean that al fresco dining is gone, too. Well, at least not entirely. Tucked in the back of chef Anita Lo’s West Village restaurant, bar Q, is a striking, enclosed atrium designed by Hiromi Tsuruta that seats up to 40 diners. Lo…
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October 8, 2008 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink

AvroKO, the innovative design team of Adam Farmerie, Kristina O’Neal, William Harris and Greg Bradshaw, are known as the brains behind the gorgeous designs of many of the city’s top restaurants, including The Stanton Social, Quality Meats, and The E.U., not to mention Public, which they own along with partner…
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September 30, 2008 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink

Chinatown is no longer just a destination for dim sum and designer knock-offs. In fact, it’s becoming a bona fide nightlife mecca, due in large part to Apothéke, the recently opened boîte from esteemed mixologist Albert Trummer and brother-sister duo Heather and Christopher Tierney. Inspired by ancient apothecary traditions, the…
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September 23, 2008 | Event Spaces, Food + Drink

When Deborah Williamson and Bryan Calvert, owners of the successful events and catering company Williamson Calvert, decided to expand their horizons and open a restaurant, they opted for something a little bit closer to home. Literally. James, the eatery the husband-wife duo opened this past summer, is located in the…
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September 7, 2008 | Event Spaces

It certainly felt like boys night out at the Explorers Club on Wednesday evening. TUMI”s Creative Director David Chu was joined by Dennis Paul, Euan Rellie and Richard Wiese, the youngest president in the Explorer’s Club 100-year history (who impressively cross-country skied to the North Pole), to celebrate the launch…
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August 20, 2008 | DJ + Music, Event Spaces

As with most industries, being a true insider means that you have some pretty connected friends on speed dial. When it comes to the world of events, that person is Karrie Goldberg, who has created a name for herself as the go-to-girl for those looking for the best venues in…
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