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It’s an Indoor Block Party in the Meatpacking District – March 8

Love Downtown? Here’s a delicious event to put on your calendar.  The Meatpacking District Business Improvement District will be holding their annual ‘indoor block party’ and fundraiser, Open Market, at Highline Stages, 441 West 14th Street, New York City on March 8, 2018 from 6:30pm – 10:30pm to celebrate the local business community.

The event is all about shopping, dining  drinking and community… all under one booth.  Open Market raises funds that go towards the sanitation and beautification of the Meatpacking District.

By Beyond My Ken - Own work, GFDL,

You can expect 25+ area restaurants and bars, sample sale shopping from high-end retailers, entry into the silent auction, and music by Coco and Breezy.  Fashionistas can purchase VIP tickets offer early access to shop the sample sales, an exclusive hospitality experience by SoHo House, a buy-it-now option for the silent auction, a gift bag filled will brand products, and guaranteed access to the VIP after party at TAO Downtown.

Four area VIPs serve as co-chairs for Open Market: Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairman of DVF; Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory; Gary Kline, Co-Owner and CEO of Highline Stages; and Mazdack Rassi, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Milk. In addition, they will be joined by a host committee that includes a who’s who of the Meatpacking District and its supporters.

Participants include:

TAO Downtown

Food & Drink: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Santina, Corkbuzz, Megu, Sixpoint, The Standard Biergarten, Bagatelle, Bodega Negra, Fig & Olive, Catch, La Sirena, TAO Downtown, Sherry B Dessert Studio, SoHo House, Bubby’s, STK Downtown and more!

Fashion & Retail: Theory, Rag & Bone, DVF, Alice & Olivia, Helmut Lang, Lilla P, The Kooples, Trina Turk/Mr Turk and more!

Technology & Lifestyle: Samsung, Lexus, Caudalie, Kikkerland, Chelsea Market Baskets, and more

General Admission tickets are $150 and include a $25 shopping credit value during Open Market. VIP tickets are available for $350 and include a $50 shopping credit. For tickets,

Last Few Weeks — See the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism in the Meatpacking District

Whether you’re a diehard Rolling Stones fan or are fascinated by the history of fashion, art and pop culture, you won’t want to miss the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism. The interactive exhibit will play its final show in NYC on Sunday, March 12, before hitting the road for Chicago.

The exhibit spans 17,000 square feet of gallery space in the West Village’s Industria gallery, where visitors can journey through the lives of the band members and go behind the scenes to explore the band’s rise to fame. No stone is left unturned at Exhibitionism — you’ll find handwritten lyrics, concert memorabilia, instruments and a recreated recording studio. The exhibit begins with a recreation of the disheveled London flat that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones shared when they first started out, and ends with an immersive 3D concert and backstage experience.

Along the way you’ll also get a glimpse of the influence that the Stones have had beyond the music scene since the 1960s. The Stones’ remarkable influence on pop culture can be seen in everything from fashion to famous artwork. Costumes and cover art are showcased alongside personal effects including diaries and letters written by the band members.

Tickets to Exhibitionism are $25 and are for timed entry to the exhibit. Tickets are still available for both of the final two weekends.

Location: Industria, 775 Washington St (at W. 12th St.) in the Meatpacking District.


While you’re there, consider these wonderful restaurants for a post-show bite: Untitled at the new Whitney Museum, Santina for amazing Italian cuisine, Bubby’s for comfort food and great pastries, and The Standard Grill to ensure that you’re part of the driving, fashion-oriented scene of the neighborhood.

Then walk it off with a nice stroll along the High Line — enter at Gansevoort Street.

Whitney Museum and Jeff Koons Exhibit to Close October 19 – See It Now!

Whitney Museum and Jeff Koons ExhibitArt lovers, this is the last weekend to visit our beloved Whitney in its current location on the Upper East Side.  The museum will close its doors on Sunday, October 19, reopening on an unspecified date in the spring in its new Meatpacking District address.  So…. This is a no-brainer.  Take advantage of the ease of visiting the museum at 75th Street and Madison Avenue while you can.

Whitney Museum and Jeff Koons Exhibit

Jeff Koons, Tulips, 1995–98. Oil on canvas

There you’ll see the final days of the Jeff Koons Retrospective that has been thrilling audiences for the past four months with installations on three floors.  Some of his creations look familiar: the giant dog, for instance, that graced Rockefeller Plaza or perhaps his inflatables that include basketballs suspended in space, or the display of Hoover vacuum cleaners as beautiful as they are functional.  Koons spins American culture on its head, noting our fascination with mundane objects and our glorification of them.  You’ll see familiar faces from Popeye and Olive Oyl to Michael Jackson and La Cicciolina along with playdoh and mirrors, all crafted with precision and beauty.

On the top floor and mezzanine sit the museum’s permanent collection, for now, with works by Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Mark Rothko and Jasper Johns among others.  These are the classics that we’ve come to know and love.

Don’t miss the chance to see all of these in their original home.  The line to get in here can be long at times, but it moves pretty quickly. Doors open at 11am.

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, 212-570-3600,

New York Neighborhoods: a Traveler’s Guide

New York is a city of neighborhoods in a way that few others are. Wander through Manhattan, and you’re taken on a tour through New York’s colorful and diverse history. Little Italy, Greenwich, East Village: all these are names which trip off the tongue of foreign and domestic visitors alike. However, if you’re not from the city, you may not have much idea of what each district is actually like. That’s why we’ve put together this run-down of the best of each of New York’s most famous neighborhoods. Wealthy visitors arriving in the city on cruises from Southampton, and student backpackers on cheap flights from Canada should both find this guide equally useful. Take it, and use it to devise your own walking tour through the heart of New York.

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Taking a Tour of Manhattan’s High Line, Part 1

Walking along the city’s most innovative public space, The High Line, you’ll find it difficult to believe that this was ever anything other than what it is today. Beautiful, landscaped, busy and evolving, today’s High Line gives only a suggestion of its previous function. Built in the 1930s, this formerly rusting and overgrown stretch of metal served as train tracks elevated thirty feet in the air, a solution to the many accidents occurring between freight trains and street-level traffic after street-level railroads were authorized in 1847. As you walk on this transformed elevated path, from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 30th Street in Chelsea, you can spot the railroad tracks among the fields of flowers.

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