Tag: Bars and Nightclubs

‘The Energy Was Just Indescribable’: Club Langston Didn’t Go Quietly

Endangered Spaces Located on an unassuming block in Brooklyn, one of the last black-owned gay nightclubs in the city has closed. ImageCreditJulia Wertz /* Center headlines for standalone and embedded interactives */ /* @import url(“nyt5/centered-headline.css”); */ /* Fullbleed interactive-graphic container */ /* @import url(“nyt5/fullbleed.css”); */ /* For use with LaziestLoader */ /* @import url(“nyt5/laziestloader.css”); */ […]

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How Ivy Mix, Cocktail Expert, Spends Her Sundays

Growing up in Vermont, Ivy Mix would rise at dawn to spend her Sundays riding horses. But when she became a bartender in New York City, Sundays were all about sleeping in. These days Ms. Mix, 33, is busy as a co-owner of Leyenda (Spanish for “legend”), a “pan-Latin cocktail bar” in Cobble Hill that […]

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49 Good Reasons to Make a Restaurant Reservation

Change is the only constant in New York, and each season brings a host of new options for diners weary of the same old, same old. There are bigger, better food halls to lure the lunch crowd, and breweries and bars to tempt after work. Veteran chefs with solid reputations are taking risks, while unproven […]

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Masked Gunman Opens Fire on Police in Brooklyn Backyard

Patrol officers in Brownsville, Brooklyn, spotted an unusual sight early Monday morning: a masked man walking on a quiet residential street. The officers attempted to stop him, but the man fled and then began shooting at their patrol car, the police said. The gunman tried to hide, but a neighbor soon alerted the police to […]

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The Man Behind Those Throbbing Warehouse Parties in Brooklyn

ImageRob Toma surveyed the techno rave scene that his company, Teksupport, held at a warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times An army of young people swarmed through the darkened rectangles of industrial Brooklyn, orienteering by thudding beats and prismatic light to a former shipbuilding factory. They wore chokers and […]

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Alla Salute! Italy’s Aperitivo Is Back

VENICE — My youth was aperitif-free. It was the 1970s and we concentrated on discos, warm beer on the beach, pizza, sleepless nights with friends and a bottle — or more — of cheap wine. We weren’t fussy. Aperitivi — a ritual pre-dinner drink to begin the evening’s imbibing — was for old people: my […]

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At These High-End Dinner Theaters, Classics Come With Crudités

The road of excess, William Blake believed, leads to the palace of wisdom. Or possibly to a plate of CBD-infused doughnuts with a chocolate dipping sauce, then an aerial pas de deux. Earlier this summer I visited two high-end dinner theater productions, “The Devouring: A Marriage of Heaven and Hell” and “Midsummer: A Banquet.” Dinner […]

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Italian Authorities Make First Arrests in Deadly Nightclub Stampede

ROME — The Italian authorities have detained seven men in connection with a deadly nightclub stampede last year, prosecutors said Saturday, accusing them of belonging to a gang that frequented music venues and pepper-sprayed clubgoers before robbing them. The arrests were the first in an investigation that began after the Dec. 8 stampede at the […]

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Strippers Are Doing It for Themselves

Around 10 most nights, Nikeisah Newton hops into her car for a 10-minute drive into downtown Portland, Ore., so that she can deliver healthy meals that include ingredients like massaged kale to strippers working the evening shift. “One of the best forms of activism is feeding people,” Ms. Newton said. Her company is called Meals […]

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‘A Space Where You Could Be Free’: Puerto Rico’s L.G.B.T. Groups Rebuild After a Hurricane

SAN JUAN, P.R. — Puerto Ricans mourned so many losses after Hurricane Maria that the closing of a beloved tiki bar in San Juan might have seemed of little consequence, another casualty of the battered post-storm economy. But the bar — El Escondite, or the Hideaway — was not just a place for a strong […]

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Overlooked No More: Rev. Bill Larson, Who Became a Symbol of Gay Loss in New Orleans

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Christina Caron The fire that ripped through the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans, was (and still is) the deadliest blaze the […]

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The Joy of Queer Parties: ‘We Breathe, We Dip, We Flex’

On a recent night on the dance floor at Elsewhere Bar in Brooklyn, the air was heavy with sweat, joy and sorrow. I’d seen someone bury their face in their hands, shoulders shaking with silent sobs, and then, in what felt like seconds later, drop to the floor, behind bouncing, hands blurry with the tight […]

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Hey, Tourists! Here’s Where to Dance and Drink in New York City for Pride

ImageJulius during Gay Pride in 2016.CreditChristian Hansen for The New York Times The Stonewall Inn is probably the world’s most famous gay bar. It opened in 1967, a year after laws forbidding night life establishments from knowingly “serving alcohol to homosexuals” were overturned. Although it was Mafia-owned, the constant police raids were not targeted at […]

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Cardi B Indicted in Strip Club Fight in Queens

Cardi B, the rapper from the Bronx who vaulted up the charts as the doyenne of “money moves,” was indicted on Friday on felony charges connected to a fight at a Queens strip club last year. The Queens district attorney’s office would not comment on the charges against Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, […]

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How to Have a High-End Vacation for Less

Why pay top dollar for a luxury vacation when it’s possible to have it for less? A high-end trip without a premium price tag is possible anywhere in the world, but your approach needs to be tailored to your destination. Here, locals in five famously expensive cities — London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney […]

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A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

SURFACING At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely. ImageThe drag queen Koko Rokoko performing in New York in May.CreditDevin Yalkin for The New York Times On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford–Stuyvesant apartment. She only […]

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