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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thursday Night (April 1st) is Gamenight!

On one Thursday of every month at 8:00, on the beautiful red-curtained stage of our monthly home, the Slipper Room (at the corner of Orchard and Stanton on the Lower East Side), Neil and Clams bring you their classic guessing game that has been a live downtown hit for over three years! A panel of NYC's nightlife favorites (from burlesquers to bloggers) join forces and attempt to guess the occupation of regular New Yorkers and the identity of fabulous celebrity mystery guests! Past mystery guests have included Martha Plimpton, Zach Galifianakis, Mo Rocca and Randy Jones, to name just a few. Who knows who you'll see next month! And every month contestants are drawn from our audience, so you just might get to come up and play the game for fabulous prizes from our sponsors!

See the show Time Out calls New York's Number One game night for under $7, and the New York Post, Village Voice, Next Magazine Gawker and more all recommend! You don't even need to know the secret knock to get in on this Speakeasy's underground action.

Gameshow Speakeasy, at the Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street @ Stanton (5-minute walk from the East Village Apartments).

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Photography Exhibit: Terry O'Neill

Terry O'Neill Comes to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho

On April 23, Terry O’Neill, one of the world’s most accomplished and collected photographers, makes his long anticipated New York City gallery appearance with a presentation and an exhibition of some of his most famous and iconic photographs, as well as many never-before-seen images, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, 124 Prince Street, New York City.

Mr. O’Neill, whose coveted work hangs in national galleries and private collections worldwide, has produced covers for Time, Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and many others over the course of his six-decade career. Since he first picked up a camera in 1958, he has photographed presidents, prime ministers, rock stars, Oscar winners and the British Royal Family. His work has delivered iconic movie posters, album covers and fashion plates for the world’s top designers.

Mr. O’Neill has chronicled the lives of emerging rock stars and icons of the 60s including David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and many others. He photographed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were struggling young bands and worked closely with Frank Sinatra for over 30 years, being granted access to the legend back stage and in private.

Former husband to legendary actress Faye Dunaway, his photograph of her in Beverley Hills, the morning after she won her Best Actress Oscar for Network, has been nominated as the most iconic Hollywood shot of all time. His photographs of Brigitte Bardot, Jean Shrimpton and Audrey Hepburn capture the charisma of these superstars at the peak of their careers.

Morrison Hotel Gallery
124 Prince Street (between Wooster & Greene Sts), 212-941-8770
A short 10-minute walk from the East Village Apartments.
Open Mon-Tue 11am-6pm; Wed-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-6pm

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Store Openings in Our Neighborhood!!!

Tokio 7
Jimmy Choo and Calvin Klein are just some of the big-name labels you’ll find at this premier consignment shop, which recently moved to a new 3,000-square-foot space. Warmer-weather goodies include Louis Vuitton monogram slides ($200), a Diane von Furstenberg sleeveless printed dress ($96) and Chanel cap-toe heels ($120). Gentlemen, keep your eyes peeled for such dashing items as a Helmut Lang leather jacket ($70) and a Prada dress shirt ($30).
83 E 7th St between First and Second Aves (212-353-8443).
Daily noon–8pm.

International Playground
This LES showroom and boutique will be devoted to brands like H Fredriksson and Wackerhaus, plus a rotating cast of underground lines selected by owners Virginia Craddock and Johnny Tizzolato. This season, look for Danish label Vibe Johansson’s harem leggings ($192), Ernest Alexander’s sturdy leather weekend bags ($470) and Ravishing Mad’s high-waisted skinny jeans from Sweden ($149).
13 Stanton St between Bowery and Chrystie Sts (212-228-2700, www.internationalplayground.com).
Tue–Sun 11am–8pm.

AllSaints
The days are numbered till this coveted British retailer—long a staple at Bloomingdale’s—unveils its first New York store. Amid exposed brick walls and wood floors, looms, Singer sewing machines and vintage presses will decorate the Soho flagship. Guys can pick up laundered graphic-print jersey tees ($55), checked and Aztec-jacquard-printed button-down shirts ($120), and sleeveless leather biker vests ($400). Women can walk away with the perfect evening look: a one-shoulder dress with corseted bodice and pleated skirt ($300), topped with a cool leather bomber ($400).
512 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (www.us.allsaints.com).
Opens mid-May.

JNBY
Michael Stipe put it best when he sang, “Leaving New York, never easy.” The minds behind JNBY—which stands hokily for just naturally be yourself—must have shared that sentiment when they decided to turn their Mercer Street pop-up into a permanent fixture. The first U.S. branch of the Chinese chain will open just a few blocks away and offer the brand’s well-tailored, multifunctional pieces, including silk dresses that can be wrapped seven different ways ($265), hooded neoprene jackets ($310) and pebbled leather bags ($465).
75 Greene St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-219-2529, www.jnbynyc.com).
Mon–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–6pm. Opens Apr 15.

Source: Time Out New York. All opening dates are tentative.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Quantum Eye @ Bleecker Street Theatre

Mentalism, magic, perception and deception: Sam Eaton’s extraordinary ability and gentle humor make for a different show every time. A smart mental magic peformance the whole family can enjoy.

Where:
Bleecker Street Theatre through May 29

45 Bleecker St, between Bowery and Lafayette St
(just steps away from the apartments!)
212-260-8250

Run time: 80 minutes, no intermission

Tickets: Click here

Saturday shows start at 5pm and Tuesday shows at 8pm. Tuesday nights are often followed by Quantum discussions with Sam Eaton. Topics include deception, the mind, perception and your questions.

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Deitch Projects: Final Days

Deitch Projects in SoHo is busy with its final gallery events before an anticipated June closure as a result of the appointment of its owner, Jeffrey Deitch, to the directorship of L.A.'s MoCA, according to the museum's board chairs David Johnson and Maria Bell. Inevitably, these events are so crowded, they spill out onto the street. While the real fancy parties held after the openings are only for the elite few, these are still great places to people-watch.



76 Grand St (between Greene and Wooster Sts)
212-343-7300
Subway: A, C, E to Canal St; R, W to Canal St ; J, M, Z to Canal St; 6 to Canal St
15-minute walk from the East Village Apartments.
Hours: Tue-Sat noon-6 pm.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Little Bit of History...


Rob Hollander
, of Save the Lower East Side, and Eric Ferrara, director of the Lower East Side History Project, spoke about the historical contrasts of the street known as Bowery, the city’s first theater district and at the same time the notorious red light district of early New York City.

The term “Jim Crow,” meaning black segregation, originated with a character in a Bowery minstrel show, according to a timeline that BAN has issued. The great 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth performed on the Bowery, and later, so did Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Al Jolson and Jimmy Durante. Yiddish theater in America was born on the Bowery and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” had its opening on the Bowery.

Punk rock and the Ramones rocked at CBGB (closed in October 2006) on the Bowery. The Bowery Mission, which takes its name from the street famed as the city’s Skid Row, has been saving derelict bodies and souls since 1879. In the 1890s there were a dozen gay bars in the Bowery neighborhood. It was where early gangs — associated with political clubs and volunteer fire companies — constituted the underworld. McGurk’s Suicide Hall, a brothel that got its nickname from the prostitutes who decided to end it all there, was at 285 Bowery.

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Movie & TV Shows Filming Locations

Wake up early or stay up late, and go watch TV & movie stars on set in the streets surrounding the East Village Apartments!

Visit Bowery Boogie's website daily for filming locations & times around The Bowery.
You never know, you might actually catch your favorite show or actor!

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