Top Club in America is in Denver?

Is it the banging sound of tracks not to be released for weeks even months on the best sound systems, the continuous crowds contributing to a positive vibe weekend after weekends, the sunshine terraces with hot sweaty dancers, clubland holds the night owl draw for many of us. It’s DJ Mag produced on March 25th, …

Failure to Launch in Trump’s World

The World Bar opened 2001, in the Trump Towers residential building across from the UN near the East River in Midtown (owned by Mark C. Grossich who coincidentally also owns one of my favorite business cocktail lounges The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Terminal). The World made news when it was featured in Forbes as …

A-trak at Studio B in Brooklyn: Whoa!

Yesterday it was a birthday party for a few friends, originally planned for the roof top at Delancey. Unfortunately the fire marshal had other plans and shut down the roof for good until they install another fire escape (it’s been open for years without this requirement). The Delancey, however, hooked us up and bussed the …

Thievery Corporation Show at Terminal 5, NYC 2009

Only a group that brings such a DJ mentality to their music and live shows could garner so much enthusiasm from myself. I’ve been a fan of Thievery for many years, but when you hear their albums, “down tempo”, “reggae” or ” dub” are often genres that describe various melodies and styles of their music, …

Is New York lossing it’s Exclusivity because of the economy?

Exclusivity is an interesting adjective to describe a portion of the New York night life. Some definitions range from “admitting only members of a socially restricted or very carefully selected group” to “fashionable; stylish” to “catering to a wealthy clientèle”. Exclusive clubs are not a new thing but they tend to thrive in certain areas, …

Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor

This has been a huge problem of club land in the last 20 years, until the club came up with the exclusivity clause to limit the number of dicks on the dance floor. That didn’t last long as this created an influx of paying off the bouncer, so the dicks who had money still were …

Bloody Hot Dog wars in NYC

I’ve been asked many times by tourists and friends from California about the Hot Dogs in NY and which is the best. I’ll tell them first, the worst dogs to try are the dirty water dogs from any street vendor cart in the city. These are the ones that made the NY hot dog famous …