2. The polls are open! Zagat wants to hear about your favorite New York restaurants. Or your least favorite. Submit your restaurant reviews online for a chance to be quoted in their next guide. All submitters will receive a free copy of New York City's Restaurants pending its release. [Zagat]
3. The New York Post interviews DJ du jour: Jesse Marco. The 22-year-old's past clients include Jay-Z, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Russell Simmons and Spike Lee, and he's spun at Liv, 1OAK, MIXX, VIP Room and Chinawhite. In an interview with the NY Post, Marco says:
The best thing as a deejay is when people give you all of their energy and in turn that makes you want to give it all back to them and give an awesome show.
[Jesse Marco, via]
5. At BlackBook, Steve Lewis takes a strong stance against racism in New York nightlife. The nightlife blogger reminds club owners that MLK Day is more than just another night to make profits.
I see an industry where it seems that there are even less black people in power than, say, 10 years ago. Racism in upper management, the job market, and at the doors of top-notch clubs is still rampant.
[Martin Luther King, Jr., via]