Travel season is upon us and we here at Perks think you deserve more...or actually, a lot less. So we're taking a round three-digit number off your flight. We're just good like that.
Things to do for May 21, 2009
Beach Parties, Ice Cream and the New Wine Bar/Pizzeria
The weekend is not forgetting the sunblock.
Hot times call for frosty measures, so JT is adding a few icier options to his Soho shop—specifically, an in-store cart that'll dole out more than a dozen flavors of frozen delights. Soft-serve sorbet and a caramel-rum vanilla swirl are go, but nothing says summer romance like a little powdered cocoa.
The Water Taxi Beach Empire expands to a Coney Island–esque beach party in the seaport, with a little help from a former Studio 54 DJ, a battery of skee-ball machines and a staggering amount of sand. Think of it as a more conveniently located Hamptons—give or take an estate or two.
The rooftop season kicks off in full as the members'-only A60 reopens for business. If you've somehow misplaced your access card—check your summer '08 blazer—there are always another few months of scenic grilling and cabana-side carousing at Highbar. Choices, choices…
Veloce Pizzeria Opens in E Vill
The wine bar formerly known as Solex is getting a longer name and a new secret weapon: pizza. The familiar wavy ceilings and deco trappings will now be sharing space with checkered tables, fresh slices and the occasional semi-soused pepperoni-seeker with a taste for malbec.