Your Perks: 1) Half off training sessions at an elite tennis institution, with all the instructors and air-conditioned courts you need. 2) 60% off Britain’s best waxed-canvas bags. 3) A tiny yet powerful portable speaker that’s perfect for a rooftop, a pool or a rooftop pool.
Official Selection, Festival de Weekend
Two Very Significant New Rooftops
For views of the skyline: Ascend to Sonny’s Soda Shoppe (pictured), which has a) replaced
Soaked at Mondrian SoHo, and b) spiked gelato floats and pizza. Call it an upgrade.
For views of the beautiful people: Proceed to the Jane Rooftop, which no longer requires a membership for admission.
The New Leather Capital of Nolita
Oregon’s Will Leather Goods just set up shop in Nolita. And by “set up shop,” we mean turned a store into a Douglas fir barn and filled it with bags, belts and shoes that’ll outlast your grandkids. Which actually seems kind of morbid now that we’ve said it.
If Jimi, Elvis and Gaga Had a Yard Sale
Reasons you’d visit Times Square on a Saturday:
1) To play Hendrix’s first guitar.
2) To drive away in Lady Gaga’s Rolls-Royce.
3) To try on Elvis’s old jumpsuit.
4) Because there’s an auction at the Hard Rock Cafe involving all of the above.
Guess there’s a first time for everything...
Barbecue. Motorcycles. Freemans. Yep.
So, the Australian motorcycling gods known as Deus Ex Machina are opening a pop-up shop at Freemans Sporting Club. And as tradition mandates, they’ll be hosting a morning ride and an all-day barbecue party in celebration of their newfound alliance. You’re a sucker for a made-up tradition.
What Else Is New
Bodega Negra Cafe and Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe
If you want margaritas: You can have Kelvin Slush versions at Dream Downtown’s new Bodega
If you want jerk chicken: You can get a tasty take on it from Miss Lily’s new East Village location.
If you want both: You can have both. Because this is America.