One curmudgeonly graffiti artist is not on board with the watering hole set to open at 151 Avenue C.
The artist should note that Nublu, the bar/experimental music venue taking over this space, previously existed just down the street at 62 Avenue C. The venue, which is a popular haunt for musicians, was forced to temporarily relocate to 1st Avenue back in 2011 when the city revoked their liquor license (it was discovered that Nublu was located too close to a nearby Jehova’s Witness Kingdom Hall to legally serve liquor).
At any rate, Nublu isn’t an additional bar (i.e. “more”). Perhaps our anonymous naysayer failed to do his or her research.
Forget Arabian/French, Japanese/Ukrainian or Swedish/Mexican — new neighborhood joint Spiegel is ditching the East Village trend of unexpected cuisine marriages and going simply “International.” “I grew up in Israel, I lived in New York for 13 years and traveled Central America,” says owner Shmulike Avital. “I picked up good stuff from all over.” More →
The interior of Urban Wines (photo: Allyson Shiffman)
Urban Wines. (Photo: Allyson Shiffman)
The opening of a new wine store is always cause for celebration, particularly if it boasts a healthy selection of bottles under $15, daily tastings and signage featuring Walter White. That’s precisely what you get with Urban Wines, which opened this past Saturday on First Avenue between Second and Third Streets.
“Every day I like to have a glass of wine,” says owner Jorge Arias. “So I open a bottle and share it with the customers.” More →
Atmosphere at Indochine. (photo: Patrick McMullan)
What happens when Andy Warhol’s cronies – superstar Jane Holzer, iconic writer Glenn O’Brien, former Interview editor Bob Colacello (who wrote Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up) to name but a few – congregate for dinner? Thanks to gallerist and art dealer Paul Kasmin, we got to find out. More →
Andra Ursuta, “Even More Love Hours” at Ramiken Crucible. (photo: Allyson Shiffman)
The Independent art fair (the art fair that prefers not to be described as an art fair) opened its doors yesterday evening. To its credit, it does avoid many of the typical art fair evils. There are no square booths, exhibitors are typically friendly – even if you don’t look like you’re wielding a checkbook, and natural light streams through the windows. Located in Chelsea at what was once the Dia Art Foundation’s exhibition space, the whole Independent experience is rather palatable and pleasant. More →
Do you have any small and valuable objects? A beloved rubber ducky? The first love letter you ever received? A condom that’s been in your wallet since the late ’90s? If you answered “yes,” you may be qualified to participate in Brooklyn-based artist Cynthia Daignault’sDas Tauschregal (The Barter Shelf). More →
When Mr. Throwback suggested a Billy Madison quote as his throwback pick of the week, our first reaction was an apathetic eye roll, but we should have known the lord of retro would take it one step further. More →