Seamstress and The Gilroy are two of those cocktail bars that your Upper East Side friends insist are amazing when they tell you, “No, really, we should totally hang in my neighborhood for a change. It’s cool, I swear!” You nod your head and say, “Yeah, totally, maybe when the Second Avenue subway extension opens”– at which point, let’s face it, you’re totally going to be living in L.A. Well, the next time someone tries to lure you to the Yupper East, you can just say, “Actually, they just opened a new place in Williamsburg…”
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Next month, Oct. 27, will mark the second anniversary of Lou Reed’s passing, but his legacy lives on: on Oct. 30, Rhino will release a six-disc 45th anniversary edition of Velvet Underground’s Loaded, featuring three different mixes of the album, unreleased versions of tracks such as “Cool It Down” and “Sweet Jane,” a newly remastered version of the Live at Max’s Kansas City show from August 1970, an unreleased recording of a May 1970 club gig in Philadelphia, and other rarities. And the jam-packed box set is just the beginning of it. If you’re a fan of Lou and his wife and fellow creative dynamo Laurie Anderson, mark your calendars for the following.