More Community Board fun, but this time, we head from CB 3 to CB 2, which covers the mighty mighty Meatpacking District. The biggies on the calendar are 244 West 14th Street, formerly the Plumm and Nell's, that Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva plan to transform into their Butter North. Oddly enough, the space has never had a Cabaret License, so Scott and Richie must go before the CB to beg for one. If the CB says no, then we guess everyone will be forced to stand around and smell their own farts and not be able to dance. Cross your fingers. Also on the docket is another application for The Standard, which is looking to add another bar to its already packed roster. Could this be the Penthouse Room with the hot tub? We hope so, because we need a place to soak our weary bones while getting drunk.
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It's Wednesday morning, so let's play Rumor of the Day. Andre, the international flanuer and co-owner of Le Baron and Beatrice Inn (sigh) has been spending a lot of time in New York City recently. He made the rounds during Fashion Week with his partner in crime Olivier Zahm and the Purple Magazine crew, but when they checked out to return to Paris and then Milan (for another fashion week), Andre stayed behind and helped out with Le Fooding NYC. Andre has been all over town, hanging at the Boom Boom Room (where he has been helping Andre Balazs get the place going) and even playing ping pong with Paul Sevigny and Simonez at Spin New York. We have heard from a peu d'oiseau that Andre is looking at several restaurant and club opportunities in New York City, including opening a Le Baron. Could this be related to Sevigny's plans to open a Soho space away from any residential areas? Makes sense, since Andre helped pull the Bea together. But another LB tells us that the talk is cheap and it's not gonna happen. But hey, that's why we call it the Rumor of the Day. And that's why we're DBTH.
If you are still dying to get into the Boom Boom Room (which still isn't open to the public but will be soon), we suggest you make friends with GM Kamil Parchomienko, your key to the kingdom. A recently recharged Abbe Diaz has the most relevant info about Kamil, saying:
Those of us who know and/or remember former subMercer GM/Maitre d’ kamil-parchomienko (also of MercerKitchen, SunsetBeach, StandardMiami, and StandardLA) are of course totally delighted that kamil, the prodigal son, has returned to NYC after a loooong time away. hooray! oh but i kinda feel a little bad for him though, cuz i don’t know whether or not kamil will appreciate his name being alls out there right before he is about to open the hottest spot in town.
A bit of publicity never hurt anybody. That's how you get the glory.
UPDATE: Just so you know - that is not Kamil. Why would he be dressed in a waiter's uniform?
In an epic diary from the Takashi Murakami soiree at the Boom Boom Room last week, Guy Trebay encounters the designer Cynthia Rowley, who describes the waitresses look:
“When you come in and see her, at first she’s like a beautiful nurse in white, bringing you your cocktail,” . . . When once she has dispensed her curative potions, Ms. Rowley added, the nurse-waitress magically “becomes an angel.” And, after a certain amount of time on the job at the Boom Boom Room, the nurse angel waitress, Ms. Rowley said, may well “become a bride” to one of the monied denizens of this very world.
Hello, Boom Boom Room. After several hours of pre-gaming, we were ready to make our initial trip up the elevator's to Andre Balazs' newest pleasure palace high above the High Line. Good call on our part. The beginning of the evening was a private get together for Andre and his friends and the second part of the night opened up a bit. By the time we rolled in, the initial shit show had thinned out and the Boom Boom Room was going off. Our initial reaction was pure WOW. The space is gorgeous, with a bar anchoring the center of the room and floor to ceiling windows offering patrons stunning views in every direction. While the bar is in center field, the tables ring the venue, giving the guests who occupy the soft, tan couches the opportunity to stare out into the Manhattan night.
If you were following the twaffic this weekend, you would know that we were enjoying some choice nights out on the town. If not, then we suggest you decide to follow us so you can stay up to date. But here are some hangover observations from some very late nights.
Friday evening found us at The Gramercy Park Hotel for the Rose Sessions featuring the Black Keys. We hadn't been to the Rose Bar in a good long while, and we found her to be in excellent shape. We settled into our table at the center of the room, sipping some delicious DeLeon cocktails and getting ready for the show. The room was silly packed with a glamorous crowd which reinforced our belief that when Rose Bar makes the effort, it is pretty hard to beat. The Keys came on around 12:30 and were outstanding (see for yourself), rocking the room with an hour plus set that had the walls shaking. We heard rumors that the party was headed to the 3rd Floor after the show, but we decided to call it a night.
Saturday at the Jane and going Boom Boom, right this way.
We are just days away from the beginning of Fashion Week, which means we are just days away from the opening of the Standard's roof top bar, the Boom Boom Room. The space, towering high above the High Line park, is certainly one of the most anticipated openings to hit New York in a long time. According to our Little Birdy, the Boom Boom Room is jaw-droppingly awesome, with floor to ceiling windows offering magnificent views in every direction. But the kicker is the portions of the room that have glass floors, offering views 18 stories down to the ground. Hope that doesn't make you too jumpy. The festivities kick off Saturday night with a private party and then Purple Magazine takes over on Sunday for what is sure to be a wild fiesta. Boom Boom!