NYC Nightlife: Everything You Need To Know Tuesday

by Mara Siegler · March 22, 2011

Yelp adds "Hipster," as an ambiance, Robert De Niro's recipe for "halftinis," Demi and Ashton hit SL in pig costumes, Chris Brown hits (non-violently) Juliet (the bar), a new product endorsed by Snoop Dog is set to take the place of Four Loko and so much more. It's all here in today's nightlife roundup!

1. Neighbors Continue To Fight New Park Slope Bar [Brooklyn Paper]

Prime 6, the controversial new bar primed to open in Park Slope, is still causing the neighbors concern. The joint is two stories, holds 230 people, will have four security guards, large screen TVs, offer bottle service, live music, and an outdoor bar.

Neighbors have been protesting Prime 6 — which faces both Flatbush and Sixth avenues — for weeks, saying it will keep them up at all hours, clog streets and lure a rowdy crowd. They now have a lawyer. “There is no denying the large and growing groundswell of opposition,” wrote attorney Harry Lipman, who lives near Prime 6 and is working pro-bono.

Related on GofG: [Rap Club In Park Slope? Neighbors Revile, Want It To Be "Indie"]

2. "Hipster" Now Officially An Ambiance [Yelp] [Image Via]

I used to just think using the word hipster to describe a place just meant you had to get on the L train to reach it, but now Yelp is officially making it into an ambiance. Roberta's and Freeman's are just a few places that have it. While you can't search by the term yet, you will be able to soon.

3. Robert De Niro Teaches NYC Bartenders How To Make Halftinis [PageSix] [Image Via]

Robert DeNiro stopped by Lucky Strike and Swifty's where he gave express instructions on how to make his drink of choice, a "halftini." What the hell is a halftini?

The drill was: Fill a shaker with ice to the top; squeeze in five lemon twists; use Absolut vodka and "a little extra" dry vermouth. Shake very well until ice cold. (Adds a Lucky Strike witness: "Very well" means, "until the bartender couldn't shake the glass anymore.") Strain the drink twice into a cold martini glass with three more twists. Serve.

4. Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher Party In Pig Costume, Rumer Willis Hits Avenue [PageSix]

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher made the rounds on Saturday in pig costumes as the couple celebrated Purim by hitting SL at  2 a.m. to dance. Ashton kept his pig mask on while boogying down but it did little to disguise him.  Meanwhile, daughter Rumer Willis was living it up at Avenue.

She "sat near Kings of Leon rocker Jared Followill. And while newly single Ashley Greene maintains she's "just friends" with Followill, she came alone to Avenue at 3 a.m. to meet up with him. The pair were "very affectionate," said a witness."

5. Chris Brown, Shaquille O'Neal Party At Juliet Supper Club [Gatecrasher]

Chris Brown, who today punched a window at Good Morning America and stormed out with hit shirt off for added emphasis, will inevitable wind up in jail, probably sooner than later. In the meantime future inmate #64537 has been partying it up. The domestic violence prone rapper hit Juliet Supper Club late Sunday with a new bleached-out 'do that resembled Sisqo's look. The DJ played "The Thong Song," causing Chris to jump on a banquette and dance.

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal was also in the house to celebrate his 39th birthday. The two didn't talk but did point at each other in recognition from across the room.

6. Slow Going On Hotel At 5 Allen Street [BoweryBoogie]

Bowery Boogie reports:

Until last month, the future hotel (and former mikvah site) at 5 Allen Street was in a state of flux. Arrested development at nine stories. But that moment of inactivity concluded, and construction progressed at a quite a clip in the interim period. Now it appears the concrete finger building has maxed out at thirteen floors.

7. The First  Of The Four Loko Ripp-Offs: Blast [WSJ]

Now that Four Loko is off the market, novelty beverage makers are scrambling to produce a crazily packaged, brightly colored product to kill you. Blast is a 12% ABV malt liquor from the same people who make Colt 45, and it comes in fruity flavors like strawberry lemonade, blueberry pomegranate, raspberry watermelon, and grape.

Doesn't sound tasty to you? Perhaps celebrity endorsement will sway you? They've got Snoop Dog. And he's hanging with hot chicks. "It's a blast for your ass."

8. Rat Pack Exhibit Opens At Milk [DowntownDiaries]

Milk Gallery is currently showing a Rat Pack exhibit in conjunction with Reel Art Press. All the featured photos are never before seen or printed, with the majority discovered in a box of negatives in an agent’s office last year. The show is free and runs till March 28. Go and take a look at Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Ava Gardner, Sammy Davis Jr. and old Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.

9. Banksy's Wife Revealed? [Daily Mail]

You have to love the Daily Mail. The actual headline is "Banksy's Wife Revealed, Looks Like Normal Lady," because apparently the widely unknown collective expectation is that she looks like a rat or like a small child holding a heart balloon.  Anyway, they are claiming that the mysterious artists' wife is one Joy Millward, a 31 year old parliamentary lobbyist. but how would they know her without knowing who he is? Three years ago they claimed he's Robin Gunningham and they are sticking to it. He tied the knot with his missus in 2006 in Las Vegas.

Thoughts? In my opinion this short looks very 'This Is A Hoax By Dell To Push Their Computers."   Where is the mess on her desk, why is her wall plain white, and what sort of adorable animal is she looking at that is making her look so incredibly happy? Is it a giant bunny in a super-sized bowl? There are just so many questions.