Photo via the Spyglass Rooftop
Nothing says New York City summer quite like a rooftop bar. OK, maybe a New York City rooftop at one of the city’s hottest new hotels, a view of the Empire State Building, and a deliciously sweet cocktail in hand. Located on yr 22nd floor of the Archer Hotel (47 West 38th St. between 5th & 6th Ave.), Spyglass Rooftop mixes a dose of40 s and 50s glamor with modern design elements, but who’s really looking when you have a view that rivals many in Midtown. One of our favorite cocktails here, the Empire State, was created by expert-mixologist Joe Goglia who knows how to hit all the right notes for a Summer night.
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients. Shake, strain, and pour into a highball glass with ice. And finally, garnish with a basil leaf.
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The culinary explosion known as Restaurant Week (or now more like Restaurant Month) returns to New York City from July 21-August 15. While you may think this announcement is a bit premature, Summer Restaurant Week is notorious for its popularity. And even with over 300 participating restaurants, getting reservations is difficult. With deals like $24 for a prix-fixe lunch, and three-course, prix-fixe dinners for $35, you can see why. Don’t fret. While reservations aren’t yet being taken, it’s a good idea to sign up for the mailing list here. This way you’ll be one of the first to know when to log on to OpenTable.com to ensure your spot for some summertime culinary bliss.
Be sure to keep a look out for our first-ever Culinary Issue. It features a delectable World Eats New York City to help you take the right bite out of the Big Apple.
Who wants to see one Broadway show when you can see dozens on one night? The critically acclaimed series, Broadway by the Year, presents its final installment of the season, featuring Broadway musicals from 1990 to 2014. Among the 25 stars scheduled to perform include Tony Award nominees Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) and Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and Margot Seibert (Adrian in Rocky), Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, Avenue Q, NCIS: Los Angeles), Terri White (Finian’s Rainbow), Jack Noseworthy (The Sweet Smell of Success), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Kevin Spirtas (Hugh Jackman’s Understudy in The Boy From Oz), Sarah Jane McMahon (NY City Opera’s Pirates of Penzance) and supermodel Oakley Boycott.
Keep reading over at The Broadway Blog…
Screen Cap via Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Since 1991, Inside Out has brought LGBT film to Canada with the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival. They grew out of a “small community” who wanted to see films created by LGBT people, and the festival has continued with this mission. Today, it’s the biggest festival of its kind in Canada, and among the top five LGBT film festivals worldwide. Annually, the festival draws about 35,000 people and over 200 films from around the world are screened. Events include talks, panels, installations, and parties. The events take place from May 22-June 1. And while you’re in Toronto, be sure to stick around for World Pride from June 20-29.
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Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen in New York
Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen lived life to the fullest in New York City during their last two weeks on Broadway’s Waiting for Godot and decided to take advantage of all the city has to offer. From the historic Stonewall Inn to Nathan’s in Coney Island, the two strutted around like the perfect couple—except Patrick Stewart isn’t gay and the two are famously best friends.
Check out a series of photos over at Pedestrian.tv.
As their months long run on the Broadway doubleheader of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot drew to a close this week (wonderful by all accounts), Magneto and Professor X took to Twitter to document their final two weeks in the city together, gifting the world with an adorable photo series of tank tops, touristy selfies and the one bromance to rule them all.
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Holly Madison at the Las Vegas Cupcake ATM. Image via Facebook.
Craving a late-night sweet treat, but too embarrassed to slink into a bakery or bodega? Now, thanks to a 24-hour cupcake-dispensing machine in New York City’s Upper East Side, New Yorkers have the chance to conveniently obtain freshly baked frosted goods by just pushing a button. The machine comes from Charles Nelson and his wife who own the Los Angeles–based company Sprinkles Cupcakes. The machine, located next to their store Nelson’s Sprinkles Cupcakes on Lexington and 60th, is the first for New York, but similar Sprinkles machines have already proven to be a hit in LA, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. Select one of the 20 different varieties, swipe your card, and a box comes out.
Image via Divine Divas
It was with a sad heart that we said goodbye to ProBar in Atlantic City and its floor-mate Divas Do AC. But just as fast as the curtains closed on that AC stage, another set flung open at Stage 48 in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen. And while a booze-filled limo didn’t manage to chauffeur all the girls to this new endeavor, ring leader Jason CoZmo (Liza Minelli and Dolly Parton) wrangled Gary Dee (Joan Rivers) to make a brand-new start of it in New York at a new show, Diva Royale. Funnily enough, the show opens with New York, New York, as sung by Liza (who is better at being Liza than even Liza is). “Come on come through, New York, New York,” Minelli ‘belts’ to the crowd. Don’t worry, divas, with a show like this there is no way you won’t make it here.
Located at Stage 48 in the Divine Restaurant and Lounge, the show does it old school with a three-course meal. The intimate room requires reservations, but you’ll jump at the chance to book when you realize that you can get a two three-course meals for $49 and you get a show. (You can spend that much on five Bud Lights at FairyTale Lounge down the street.) Skeptical foodies can relax, as the show serves just-the-kind-I-want-right-now food. No one cares that you followed your truffle mac n’ cheese with a cheesburger in the dark!
Keep reading after the jump…
Categories: Gay Travel, new york city, Nightlife broadway, celia cruz, dinner show, divas, dolly parton, drag show, jason cozmo, liza minelli, luis richards, new york city, stage 48, theater
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An award-winning openly gay journalist was left for dead on W. 54th St. and 7th Ave. during the early hours of January 17. Police say 46-year-old Randy Gener was initially out going to a play opening was returning home to his husband for the night when “He got hit really hard on the head so he suffered traumatic brain injuries,” his husband said. Police believe that it could have been a hate crime, because none of his stuff was taken, including his wallet. The suspect, according to police, is a Hispanic, in his 20s, six-foot tall, and about 160lbs. He apparently fled the scene in a gray four-door Nissan with Mississippi license plates (KAT-397). If you have any information, you can call 800-577-TIPS. If you would like to help further, click here to donate and help Gener cover his medical expenses.
Categories: Hate Crime, NYC beating, Chelsea, gay, gay rights, hate-crime, hell's kitchen, lgbt, midtown, new york city, nypd
LaGuardia Airport. Image via Passport.
The oft-maligned New York City airport LaGuardia is ready to enter the 21st century with a much-needed renovation. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will handle a $3.6 billion project that will see the creation of a new central terminal, open spaces, restaurants, shopping plazas, parking garages, and free Wi-Fi. “We are going to redevelop those airports the way they should have been redeveloped many, many years ago,” Cuomo said. LaGuardia airport first opened in 1964 to handle visitors arriving in New York to attend the World’s Fair.
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Belgian-born singer Aline Queen was always a performer, but her transition to pop star took many—often naughty—turns. While she was trained classically as a teen, she moved to Paris and soon entered the world of domination and fetishism and became a professional dominatrix. After moving to New York City, she began collaborating with other artists and released her first single “Princess Boy” that’s a club banger with an important message of remaining true to yourself.
Watch the video for “Princess Boy” after the jump…
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