Welcome to the sunny and 73-degree world of Park Here, an indoor alternative to Central Park in January & February, where you’ll relax on the grass during the day, and dine with a movie night on the lawn. It’s open and free now. Let’s take a walk in the park and meet the owner/curator behind the Openhouse’s 5,000 sq ft Park Here, where the grass is fake but the warmth and people’s response is real. The trees are plastic foliage stapled to wooden trunks. The sunlight emanates from light boxes designed to treat seasonal affective disorder. The birds chirp through a sound system. In addition, there is yoga sessions daily along with movie and dinner parties at night. The park occupies the Openhouse Gallery through the end of January (maybe longer) and is open to the public every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit their site http://www.openhousegallery.org/ Look out for five-course picnic baskets by the likes of Daniel Boulud, The Little Owl, The Fat Radish and Nobu. Also, fireworks. Read more: http://www.urbandaddy.com/nyc/leisure/12319/Park_Here_An_Indoor_Park_in_the_Dead_of_Winter_New_York_City_NYC_Destination#ixzz1BPbzRR8M
Meet Frenel Morris. The entrepreneur designer behind Still Life. Since 2006, the Still Life flagship store has been home to an eclectic range of original designs- envisioned and tailored to perfection-by creative director and owner, Frenel Morris. Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, Still Life provides each client with custom hand-crafted pieces. An on-site seamstress ensures that each product is carefully assembled in a timely manner with keen attention to detail.
I was walking along Houston and spotted Maurice having lunch with a beautiful German friend. Meet Boxer turned Designer turned NYC Downtown Socialite. We discuss the NYC social scene in this economy. Who is winning bars, clubs or promoters? NYC today? Tourist in NYC? “Facebook me” ?
Cookies -n- Cream is an independent culture brand based out of New York City. The Cookies n Cream brand is one that encompasses two creative outlets — one is clothing and the other is designer toys. They purchased a van and Cookie & Creamed it out. New York City lifestyle/culture on wheels.
Meet Ricardo, the founder of Channelbass, a one stop boutique sound rental company based in NYC since 1997. After a couple of years Ivan Ochoa and Jeff Knutsen joined, seasoned sound engineers who have worked for renown sound and production companies.
Meet Sister-in-Laws Jodie Patterson and Kiara Ellozy , the founders of Georgia. Part beauty store and part salon, Georgia harbors a soft spot for the frizzy-haired masses. Named after co-founder Jodies corkscrew-curled daughter, the inviting space was designed by Christian Wassmann and Serge Becker, the creative mind behind hot spots like the Box and Bowery Bar. — Their inspiration is Harlem native Madam CJ Walker..As a manufacturer of hair care products for African American women, Madame C. J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, became one of the first American women millionaires. http://www.georgiany.com/index.php
By Robert James is a boutique on the Lower Eastside that makes bespoke men’s clothing. Located near Union Square, Rafik Video is one of the oldest post-production companies in NYC. And Soho’s King’s Road Home is a eco-friendly solid wood furniture store.