Bill Hader made his final appearance as Stefon on Saturday Night Live last night and New York’s wild nightlife scene will never be the same again.
Sometime about 6 months ago, Jack’s opened up on this little strip of Sixth Avenue to little fanfare, but flash forward to the warm weather months and its four-table patio is poised to be the best spot for first dates and easy-breezy catch-ups.
You haven’t really lived until you’ve tried all the small sharing plates and finished them off with the short ribs at NoHo’s memorable and scene-y market-style restaurant, Il Buco Alimentari. The menu is wide-reaching with lots of Italian influences, but the tender and flavorful hunk of meat is the best way to down that bottle of red.
At times, off-Broadway shows can be a big draw for people looking for something a bit more transgressive, like Here Lies Love (above). The standing-room, dance musical set to Fatboy Slim beats is about the popular and extravagant Filipina politician and ex-First Lady, Imelda Marcos. The crowd pleaser has been extended through June 30. No shoes will be featured.
Seems Barbra Streisand’s name is getting lots of airtime this year because Buyer & Cellar starring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as Babs’ assistant, is doing so well that it’s moving to a larger theater after Sunday’s last performance. It will re-open on June 18 for what producers hope will be an open-ended run. No comment from La Streisand.
Of the slew of Mexican spots cashing in on their Mexican-icity today, Diablo Royale gets my local vote because they’ve been going strong all weekend long and those airy windows are perfect for street
creeping, um, watching. The food has always been just O.K., but love me some unlimited sunday Cinco boozing; $25 for all the mimosas and sangrias you can shovel back with your tacos.
Bowery was hopping all day with folks trying to make the most of our city spaces, from re-appropriating unused real estate to challenging conventional approaches to design, waste and construction. Innovative concepts like a floating, river-based swimming pool, eager composters and tech-friendly building projects highlight a few of the very creative projects brewing at Ideas City.