This Wednesday, Soho House is hosting what’ll surely be a momentous and memorable conversation with Eric Ripert, the acclaimed chef-owner of Le Bernardin. He’ll be speaking to Bedford + Bowery editor Daniel Maurer, so we’ve managed to secure a handful of the screening room’s 44 seats for our readers. For a chance to get your name on the list with a guest, just subscribe to our daily newsletter of top stories using the form below, or retweet this by Tuesday at 6 p.m., when we’ll contact two randoms (one a newsletter subscriber, the other a retweeter) to let them know they’ve won. More →
At the time of this posting, there are 37 days, 20 hours, 49 minutes, and 5 seconds until Rockaway Taco reopens (per the countdown clock), which means it’s time to think about how the heck you’re going to get out there. More →
Make sure your car isn’t parked on Third Avenue, near East 12th Street, Wednesday afternoon, or it’ll mean a serious headache. “Time Out of Mind,” a new one starring Richard Gere, is shooting in the East Village. More →
As Airbnb gets ready to overtake Hyatt in value (DealBook says it could soon be worth $10 billion), the controversial apartment-rental site is asking for help in its fight against the New York Attorney General, which issued a subpoena last year requesting the personal data of Airbnb hosts. More →
Just a few weeks after Joe Dough closed to focus on catering, a couple of other nearby takeout joints have shuttered — though temporarily. On First Avenue, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef has gone dark after running afoul of the heath department, per a sign on the window: “Oops… we forgot to renew our permit… taking care of it and will reopen early in the week.” More →
The text in gray belongs to Stacy Lambe, a writer for VH1 and Out magazine who lives in Harlem. “One time he texted Hillary Clinton. It’s (literally) his only claim to fame,” Stacy writes. “He looks like her. Photo included.”
This week’s issue of New York features an Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music featuring downtown acts spanning Pete Seeger to the Moldy Peaches to the Strokes to Lady Gaga, plus a map of bygone venues like Coney Island High.
Speaking of which: at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Questlove taught a course on Prince. [Noisey]
Police say they’ve arrested the man who shot and killed an 18-year-old on Avenue D last summer.
Deeontay Moore was gunned down outside of the Jacob Riis Houses, in the East Village, on the night of July 20. Witnesses said he took a bullet to the head when someone on a bike fired into a crowd. More →
Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)
Until 10 p.m. tonight at 7115 by Szeki in Williamsburg, owner Szeki Chan will be celebrating the opening of her second clothing store with champagne and cupcakes. But there’s nothing frilly about her design aesthetic.
“We are a lot less romantic than other clothing brands,” said Chan of both six-year-old Szeki on the Lower East Side and her latest venture.