Lucky 7

Here’s the Lucky 7 for 12/13/13-12/15/13 1) The Night Out: As a metalhead, the only experience I’ve found comparable to roughing the most brutal of mosh pits is navigating midtown during the holiday season. Looking to dive into the holidays but avoid the shopping circus that runs from Macy’s to Bryant Park? Climb aboard one…

Sleep No More’s The Curse of the Mummy

New York City. Halloween. The possibilities are endless. This year, Sleep No More captured my attention. Following the Halloween performances of this year’s show, the hotel hosted an Egyptian-themed party called The Curse of the Mummy. Equipped with an open bar operated by beautifully toned, golden clad bartenders, The Curse of the Mummy didn’t have…

Ludlow Studios Opens in Style

Stereotypically speaking, one can’t get much more “New York” than by attending a gallery opening. That said, I jumped at the chance to attend the opening of Ludlow Studios, a new venue in the Lower East Side. While the event might not have been exactly as I imagined, it certainly didn’t disappoint. Hosted in the…

Nametag Day: Making New Yorkers Less Bitchy

Ever wonder what would happen to NYC if everyone wore a nametag for a day? Would the dark, mean New Yorkers become more friendly and more talkative? Well, one could hope so and in an effort to prove that we aren’t as cold hearted as the rest of America seems to think we are some…

Tribeca’s Best Restaurants

The TriBeCa “scene” may be relatively new compared to other parts of the city, but it has boomed in the last two decades, transforming itself into one of the most modern centers of luxury shopping, new condos and culinary creativity in all of New York. Here are our choices for must-dine experiences in this increasingly…

Hell’s Kitchen: NYC’s Gentrified, Yet Homey Neighborhood

Some know it as Clinton; others call it Midtown West. The most evocative name of this NYC neighborhood, however, is Hell’s Kitchen. The foreboding moniker is variously claimed to have derived from different sources. Perhaps the most credible is from a New York Times reporter, who came here in 1881 to report on a multiple murder. Like much of NYC, the grittiness of Hell’s Kitchen has long since been sanded down. It is now a…

Bembe: Keep it a secret

It’s a Thursday – no Friday, Saturday night and even though for whatever reason agreeing to a conclusion to the final destination in the Mecca of NYC remains stagnant. So, if that’s the case, why not throw all cards on the table, escape the 212 area code and head on down to Williamsburg – not…

Kingswood Treats You Like Royalty

On a cold and rainy Spring evening I ventured out to Kingswood, the West Village’s quaint styled bar. Located on quiet W 10th street, upon immediately entering the restaurant I noticed the warm ambiance. Dimly lit, welcoming wooden tables, and an array of foliage (included a peacock in the back) immediately gave the welcoming, trendy…

Camp Jeep Outdoor Test Track Hits NYC Auto Show

For those of you traveling to the New York International Auto Show this week, be sure to stop over at “Camp Jeep Outdoor”.  Auto show attendees will have the opportunity to traverse fallen logs measuring 15 inches in diameter and drive over two 30-degree articulation wedges. The Camp Jeep outdoor test track is comprised of several…

Destination: Meatball Shop

Here we are again on another beautiful Saturday night and the destination this time around was the Meatball Shop in Williamsburg, NY. As soon as we entered and the energy of the place engulfed us. It did not take that long to be seated., although once we sat, I got antsy waiting to order. The…