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The first house party I remember throwing in New York was before I even had a proper apartment. Sometime circa 2006, in the Barnard College dorms on 116th street, my suite roommates and I banded together to throw a Halloween rager with the open-to-interpretation theme of “historical bitches.” Cleopatra, Eve, and Schrodinger’s Cat were all in attendance. A girl dressed in a facsimile of Bjork’s swan dress puked in the common room. I remember it...
Rooftop Films, the city's annual summerlong roving cinematic block party, kicks off its summer 2016 series this week. As ever, expect advance outdoor screenings of anticipated independent films and shorts from talented up-and-comers, invariably enlivened by Q&As with filmmakers and actors, live music, and liquid afterparties, at rooftops and parks across the city, including in Sunset Park, Gowanus, Metrotech Commons, Bushwick, Long Island City and Roosevelt Island. The screening series traces its origins to a...
After eyeing the great hipster paradise of Bushwick as a potential relocation site for his storied dive bar, Lit Lounge co-owner Erik Foss is primed to keep his business in the East Village. Earlier this summer, Foss decried the deflated culture and influx of pastel-wearing bros that now swarm the East Village in an interview with Club Planet. He called Brooklyn the "nexus that has become the cultural cauldron of New York," and wanted to move Lit...
Lit Lounge, one of Manhattan's last sweaty rock and dance clubs, is moving across the East River to set up shop in Bushwick, where it can join the growing Brooklyn "nexus that has become the cultural cauldron of New York," writes Club Planet. The move comes on the heels of what Lit co-owner Erik Foss says is the "flight of the creative types to creative Brooklyn," which is, by all accounts, something that the he...

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