Nightlife News Roundup, Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

by Courtney McGowan · February 21, 2012

Red Egg is closing for two weeks, Prince of Monaco Pierre Casiraghi is knocked out at Double 7, hotelier Andre Balazs adds farmer to his resume, Madonna has a night out at Mister H, and so much more in today's nightlife news roundup.

1. After being raided by the cops earlier this month, Chinatown hot-spot Red Egg is closing-but only for a fortnight.  Partner Travis Bass says the former-restaurant will undergo renovations to accommodate a larger capacity. They just better keep the smoke machines. [Eater]

2. Prince Pierre Casiraghi was punched in the face at Double 7. The blue blood of Monaco got into a fight with former nightclub owner Adam Hock after the Prince and his entourage, including Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos and model girlfriend Jessica Hart, insulted Hock's table guests.  Casiraghi was then sent flying across the bar by Hock, his face left bloodied and cut. [GofG]

[Prince Pierre Casiraghi]

3. Murray Hill bar Third and Long has temporarily changed it's name to Third and Lin.

"With all the hoopla with Jeremy Lin and the Knicks going on, not just in our bar but in the neighborhood in general, my boss and I were sitting around talking about it one night, and we figured, let’s run with this,” said manager Curtis Lanton.

Is there a Lin-pun for "overkill"? [DNA]

4. Hotelier Andre Balazs can now add farmer to his resume. The Standard Hotel owner revealed he is raising cows, chickens, and pigs on a farm in upstate New York.  Balazs is now supplying said chickens to the Standard Grill, and has plans for more farm-raised goods to follow.

"I've never tasted chicken like this," Balazs mused. [PageSix]

5.  Madonna was spotted at Mister H in the Mondrian Soho Friday night. The material girl was joined by 20 of her dancers, and spent the night singing along to Whitney Houston hits in the VIP section. [PageSix]

6.  Steve Greenberg, owner of 230 Fifth, and king of rooftop bars, has died.  Greenberg, a longtime fixture in nightlife and former co-owner of Palladium and the Gramercy Park Hotel, lost his battle with lymphoma this past weekend.  [VillageVoice]

7.  Get your pacifiers ready, The Electric Daisy Carnival is coming to NYC.  Well, sort of.  The electro-hot-mess-festival is slated to hit the East Coast May 18th at MetLife Stadium.  That's Jersey, everybody. [@NYNightlife]

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8.  The Koch Brothers are officially suing Gans-Mex and Ginza Project over the rights to MPD.

"To Our Beloved MPD Family and Clients:

It is with great sorrow that we announce that on February 6th, 2012, we found it necessary to file two (2) New York Supreme Court Lawsuits, (Supreme Court of the City of New York, New York County: Index Number 150169/12 and 150170/12) and on February 9, 2012, a United States District Court Lawsuit (for the Southern District of New York: Index Number 12 Civ 1031), for past monies due and owing, and to prevent the wrongful parties from continuing to use the “MPD” name and likeness, a Trademark that is owned by Dual Groupe, LLC (“Dual”)."

The brothers plan on opening a new venue in the near future where they "hope to continue the laughs and make new memories with (their) family, you."