You won’t find NYC’s coolest new cocktail spot in Williamsburg or the West Village this summer. Rather, it’s all the way out in Queens, at the just opened – and most hotly anticipated – TWA Hotel at JFK International. Yes indeed, you will find the cognoscenti hanging at the airport this summer, as the stunningly revived Eero Saarinen-designed masterpiece that was his 1962 Trans World Airlines Terminal now houses not one, but three new venues from hospitality hotshots Gerber Group – who forever changed the way we think about and drink at hotel bars starting with The Whiskey at the Paramount back in 1991.
Images: @scottruddevents / Scott Rudd Mixed media artists Raul de Nieves and Jessie Stead, of performance art band Hairborne , debuted their new installation I Feel So Crazy yesterday, May 22, at Missoni’s New York flagship boutique at 1009 Madison Avenue – where they also performed for an invitation-only audience. The piece is the latest exhibition to be part of the Missoni ‘Surface Conversion’ project, a series of works curated by the Italian fashion house’s creative director, Angela Missoni
After many an escape to the heat of Miami from a curiously cold New York spring, we’ve developed a bit of a magic city routine that inevitably involves strolls along the beach promenade, shopping on Lincoln Road, and many a bevvy at one of the plush hotels that line Collins Ave. More recent trips, however, have had us upending said routine by venturing into parts unknown – like our recent introduction to SoFi, South Beach’s Tribeca-shaped southernmost wedge between 5th Street and the ocean. 5 th St is a natural demarcation line between the hard-partying Ocean Drive scene to its north, where Lummus Park starts, and the more subdued residential area to the south.
Since the last real Jarvis Cocker solo record – 2009’s Further Complications – everything seems to have gone completely off the rails. The West has spiraled into economic decline, right-wing populism has spread across America and Europe…and, perhaps most shockingly, a vast number of people don’t realize how much Post Malone and Bon Iver actually suck. So, clearly, we need the legendary Pulp frontman back in our lives more than ever
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Images courtesy of Gaetz Photography The Canadian Opera Company (COC) in Toronto asks if you are “opera-curious.” For those who are veteran art patrons, the answer is a resounding yes. However, for most millennials, even if their curiosity had ever been piqued, there remain obvious barriers to entry – some cultural, some financial. Fortunately in the last few years, the COC has been spearheading programming and hosting events to entice a younger demographic and to get them more interested in supporting the more than 400-year-old art form.
Images by Jimmy Fontaine John Ryan would seem to have something of a charmed life. A kid growing up in Upstate New York during the ’90s, he eventually graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2010, and headed straight for Los Angeles. By 2013, he had a publishing contract with Big Deal Music, and was hobnobbing with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith.
One might risk one’s safety by saying so, but even Beyoncé will likely never achieve the iconic status of Madonna . (Calm down, Bey Legion.) Indeed, Ms. Ciccone still holds the title for the highest grossing tour by a female of all time, with 2008-2009’s Sticky & Sweet pulling in a mind-bending $408 million.
In the bitingly sardonic Talking Heads song “(Nothing But) Flowers,” David Byrne snarks, “There was a shopping mall / Now it’s all covered with flowers” – in a reverse, of course, of the troublingly concrete direction of the modern world. The song immediately popped to mind as we entered the lobby of the just opened Moxy Chelsea hotel…through a flower shop.
Though we have enthusiastically discovered the stylish pleasures of Maastricht , and the architecturally daring Rotterdam, it remains a fact that Amsterdam still lords over the Dutch tourism scene to a decisive degree. But these days Eindhoven is often referred to as The Netherlands’ coolest destination. And in 2018, it was named an “Innovation City” by The Guardian