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Woody Allen once said, “There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?” Woody, if you're still interested, that world may be right underneath midtown, albeit with more exclusive hours than Carnegie Deli. We went deep into the annals of urban history to find the city's best underground sites, including private tunnels, hidden art galleries, and secret subway stations. More»
These pool party guests are so pretty and lively and tipsy and fun! And yet the celebrants look like they've got secrets lurking behind those perfectly tanned faces. More»
In news that should shock no one, the Times published a couple of articles over the weekend highlighting the threats Facebook and Twitter pose to user privacy. We're not sure which is worse: getting busted for organizing a Group of 20 protest or sending out Victoria's Secret spam to friends. But the danger is real. More»
Pssst, there's a new hidden bar on the LES. No, no one knows where it is. Yeah, it was a taco stand or brothel or fallout shelter or something. To get in, you descend the stairs, cartwheel through the kitchen, dry hump the busboy and...zzzzzzzzzzz. Breaking news: the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed. But we'd welcome a prohibition on New York's speakeasy revival. More»
Last October, Diesel threw an event it called the "biggest international party ever," with a shindig that started in Tokyo and touched down on fifteen other cities before a big Brooklyn finale. Now, the denim purveyors are at it again with an open bar bash scheduled for October 27th. Where, you ask? More»
[The bookcase leading to bar at The Back Room. Photo via NY Mag]
There was a time (a year ago) when secret or hidden bars/restaurants were all the rage. Places like PDT (Please Don't Tell) on St. Marks, in which guests have to go through hot dog joint Crif Dogs, pick up a pay phone and push a button in order to get buzzed through the secret door; and The Back Room at 102 Norfolk whose marker was a LES toy shop two doors down. La Esquina and Milk & Honey have been "secrets" for years, Upstairs, Freeman's and subMercer have opened in the last year... but the "secret" has worn off.
In a city that never sleeps, there are secrets lurking around every corner, and in almost every night spot. (Think the little porn room at PopBurger or the secret keys given to VIPs of Apotheke).
Friday, May 24
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.