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The reality of a Social Galaxy created by Black Egg

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As soon as our friend Lucas Werthein told us about the project called Social Galaxy he had launched in partnership with Samsung, our Founder, Fê Paronetto went to check it out!

Lucas is one of the brains behind the recently launched installation inside 837 Samsung, in the Meatpacking District. It is a breathtaking installation experience by Black Egg, called “Social Galaxy“!

The infinite mirrored tunnel gathers all the posts off public Instagram accounts. You connect it to your own feed, but you need to set it public, if it’s not. After connecting them, it projects it onto the countless screens. The system selects the texts and photos and, a robotic voice in the back, reads it all out loud.

The collage is amazing and unexplainable in words, projecting your entire social life in the tunnel. It takes you back to special moments and creates a nostalgic and emotional sensation!

Fernanda had a VIP run-through. The entire tunnel projected only our “Behind the Scenes NYC” feed!

“I was sitting at the corner of the tunnel, looking in awe and had goosebumps spread throughout my whole body.

It’s the feeling that your entire life, passions and memory have been extracted. Then, placed right in front of your eyes through an infinite image series.”

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Usually the tunnel divides into 3 parts so guests have only 1/3 of the screens. But, having it all for us, was an absolute experience!

When you leave the installation, Black Egg created a huge wall in the store – The Mosaic. Built with over 90 TV screens it projects photos taken on sight by a photographer.

“As guests emerge from the tunnel, they approach the Social Galaxy photo mosaic. Here, visitors snap photos of themselves at a photo booth using a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge phone. The watch as their portrait is displayed on a huge, three-story LED Screen.

Each portrait is made from thousands of small images taken from the collective pool of past visitors’ Instagram feeds. It’s a reflection of self as a culmination of experiences.”

The algorithm selects pictures with different color pallets to replicated the picture taken. Then it uses all the images the computer stored in the past 24hours, used in the tunnel!

Crazy, right?

Thank you to our dearest friend Lucas, Co-Founder of Black Egg, for this journey into our Behind The Scenes NYC story! It was definitely a priceless experience to see our hard work exposed through an infinite image tunnel.

Go there to see what your social world looks like. You will have a great time!

Location: 837 Washington Street

**NOTE: Black Egg was rebranded and is now called Cactus! **

A new hotspot in New York City called Kola House

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The new hotspot in New York City is called Kola House! With American dishes and great artisanal cocktails they recently launched in the Meatpacking District.

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We are always looking to find the best new hotspot in New York City to share with you guys! This one, we heard about, tried it, hosted a huge corporate group of a client we worked with and love it all. So, we do recommend the experience!

Kola House hosted a great party with a top A-list crowd for their launch. They brought in names like the power duo Hannah Bronfman & Brendan Fallis. Paul Sevigny, Chloe’s brother, was also part of this incredible group of guests.

The place opened in partnership with Pepsi Co. Eric Marx and Lisle Richards of The Metric – a the super well-known and respected hospitality group behind the Gilded Lily, LeGrande, The Wayfarer and other strong names – are also part of this project.

The American cuisine is crafted by Chef Jon Feshan and the cocktail list curated by the renowned mixologist, Alex Ott.

The house also organizes great events related to Art, Fashion and Music. Plus, the are always in search of collaborations and working with emerging artists and musicians.

Take a look at their website to see what are the upcoming attractions and which one(s) you’d like to attend!

Stay tuned, since we are always searching for the next new hotspot in New York City!

For private events, they offer separate and private spaces, but you can also reserve tables for smaller parties.

Also, they are great for companies that want to host meeting, presentations and cocktail parties. We have personally organized a corporate event there for 90+ executives coming from overseas. After the 1 hour presentation we put together, they all were led to the bar area for drinks and appetizers. It was simply perfect!

Monday: 5:30pm – 10pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 12am

Location: 408 West 15th Street


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kola House

The Tippler: Hidden doooown under the Chelsea Market

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Yes, yes, yes! We simply love these little spots in the city that live underneath New York City’s ground. People pass by and have absolutely NO clue it’s there. The Tippler is a bar, hidden under the Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District, that you’ll love!

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One of our dear friends and contributors, Dani Cutait, went to The Tippler yesterday and fell in love with it!

If you’re not familiar with New York and the Meatpacking District, this may be a tricky place to find. But, it’s not a problem. It’s can actually be fun! When you arrive close to the entrance, there is only a bright sign saying “Open” that guides you into the place.

The décor is made out of “reclaimed water tower wood and train rails from the nearby high line, repurposed antique fixtures, vintage library decor”. All with a distinctive speakeasy vibe.

Their menu serves locally made products, craft cocktails, plus a huge variety of artisanal spirits, beers and wines. They are also vegetarian-friendly and have a few great options.

For private events, you can reserve semi-private spaces for groups of 20 -100 guests. Private events can be arranged for a total of 250 guests.

How can we ask for more, right!?!?

The Tippler does not not take reservations, so try to arrive early, or just beware that you might have to wait in line.

Right in front of The Tippler, you’ll find a fantastic, recently opened place called Kola House. The place is gorgeous and it also a great option to celebrate an important date, or even organize a company gathering.

We are sure you will enjoy these spots. Even though they are in a busy neighborhood, we always manage to find some of these hidden little taverns and bars for you! Enjoy!


Sunday – Thursday: 4pm – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 4pm – 3am

Location: 425 West 15th Street




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The Sleepless New York City Nightlife Circuit

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Today, our Contributor, Joey Zauzig talks about the sleepless New York City nightlife, the most exciting and exclusive places to go and their particularities! So, if you’re a night owl, you’ll definitely enjoy it!

“Nightlife, especially in New York City, can be like a merry-go-round: super exciting at first and then overly easy to get sick of.

Something to know about the nightlife in NYC is that it takes the perfect mix of lounges, clubs, bars and events. To keep things interesting, the right circuit as I like to call it.

Lets face it, who likes seeing the same ‘desperatos‘ waiting at the door to PHD at 3am, or the stragglers who think LeBain is still “exclusive”, you have to change it up.

The truth is, the clubs in New York City are like the Winter’s in New York. It’s cute for a month, then you’ve suddenly become completely sick of it. It doesn’t matter, whether old or new, the day of the week or time you go are major factors.

Some new places, such as The Blond, and even the elder, such as The Boom Boom Room are musts for the perfect circuit. They are great to ensure you’re not riding the merry go round.

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Let’s start with the current, The Blond, located on the 2nd floor of the 11 Howard Hotel in SoHo, had it’s opening just this past weekend and was designed by Anda Andrei and SPACE Copenhagen. The owner is Aby Rosen and the nightlife veterans, part of Aby’s new lounge, Angelo Bianchi & Julio Montego had a spot called Beatrice Inn which was previously one of many and my favorite spots, on any given night.

The Blond gives a Rose Bar feel, but better. Full on glass walls, a spiral staircase, sick art and velvet details make it intimate. It just opened this past weekend. A few of the present guests were: Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlotte Sarkozy, Princess Olympia of Greece, Brian Atwood and Rory Tahari.

But, I see this being one of the new spots in many people’s circuits. It draws in an eclectic chill crowd that won’t be overwhelming to start or end the night. It opens to the public in April.

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We have to talk about it, because a lot of people haven’t been, as it is members only – Soho House, located in Meat Packing. Yes, it’s exclusive and yes, it’s a restaurant/hotel, but recently they’ve added Vinyl Room.

Located on the 6th Floor in the old Library. Yes, it’s still members only, unless there is an event going on, then, you still have to be on a list.

This is my favorite if I’m in the mood to dance and throw back a few drinks. Meanwhile, I can also be surrounded by an interesting mix of people, at least until the roof opens in a few weeks!

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Next we move on to ACME and, yes, maybe I’m writing about my circuit on certain nights… When it comes to the day of the week rule, ACME plays a big part. Every night of the week is different.

I.E Tuesdays is STRUT which is gay night. Wednesdays tend to be on the slower side. Thursdays which, in my opinion, is the best night for a more chill laid back feel, but always great music.

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Then we have Top of the Standard, aka The Boom Boom Room. Most of the time, there is always something going on there, so you either know it or you don’t. Long story short, hard door.

Usually if you don’t know anyone, you’re not getting in. But, the place has an incredibly sick atmosphere and 99.9{c8399be91965ff06a5fa23750b49beaf0bc09e4b1c94b50d52f75c5d1635bbfd} of the time, a great crowd.

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Now, if you are really looking for a late night and want to keep it going, try Never Never. Which is located right next to the club Up & Down – which is good, but needless to say – it is exclusive and as tiny as they get!

I love it there. The only downside really is 100{c8399be91965ff06a5fa23750b49beaf0bc09e4b1c94b50d52f75c5d1635bbfd} of the time you’ll smell like smoke for at least 3 days. But, I think it’s totally worth it. This should always be the last stop as things don’t get going here till around 1am. Very intimate, Benny at the door can be tough, but if you’re with or ARE the right people, you’re good.

So there’s a crash course for you in the New York City Nightlife scene. The places mentioned above all have pretty strict doors, but if you have the pluckiness, I highly recommend them all.”


If you’re the type that enjoys a bit more laid back spots and crowd, you can try some of these place. Sister’s Brooklyn has great live music.  For the rock’n’roll lovers try Saint Vitus Bar, in Greenpoint. We do have friend that enjoy Marie’s Crisis Cafe and pour their lung out singing Musical lyrics. Zinc Bar is a traditional Jazz Bar we absolutely love, in the Greenwich Village. Last, the Brooklyn Steel is one of the hottest spots in Brooklyn now for big live music performances.

The New York City Nightlife definitely has it all!

The Blond – www.11howard.com – 11 Howard Street, SoHo
Vinyl Roomwww.sohohouseny.com/house/vinyl-room – 29-35 Ninth Avenue, Meatpacking District
Acmehttp://acmenyc.com – 9 Great Jones Street, NoHo
The Boom Boom Roomwww.standardhotels.com – 848 Washington Street, Chelsea
Never Never and Up & Downhttp://uadnyc.com – 244 West 14th Street, Greenwich Village



Photo Credits: Courtesy of the venues, BFA, Buzz Tonight, Faboulous100, Bookabottle and Misssakeusa

In Support Of: Shopping always in favor of a greater Cause

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There is nothing better than going shopping and being certain that you’re still contributing to an important cause, right? See what In Support Of is all about and help spread the word!

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To begin with, we are big believer that the fashion industry has space for everyone and upcoming brands are always welcome! New York City is the home of countless very talented designers. There is a select number of specialized stores that help share their work and the love!

“We believe in bringing people together and showcasing talent.”

In Support Of is a multi-label specialty boutique featuring independent designers while supporting various charitable causes. It was founded in 2014 by Tanya Sheikh & Ivan Gilkes.

The first brick and mortar location opened in the Meatpacking District, and now relocated to the super cool NoLita neighborhood.

They both believe in bringing inspiring talent to the forefront while supporting causes considered important for them.

Some of the numerous designers featured at the store are: Miista, Sarah Magid, Hein Le, Avelon, Finsk, Karolyn Pho, Moni & J, Steven Tai and many other great names.

Plus, you can shop for accessories, clothing’s, swimwear, jewelry, beauty products, and a variety of other products.

As the owners once said:

“We love pieces that have a voice and tell a story, designs with an innate sense of beauty in a wide palette of colors and prints.”

Also, everything is wearable but with a touch of innovation, making everything as unique as possible.

So, this is definitely a store to pass by if you’re in New York.

If you live here, then you should plan to go there every now and then to see what new!

We are sure you are going to enjoy it just as much as we do!

Are you are into Charity work with the local community or enjoy contributing to a cause that need attention? Take a look at our Social Responsibility’s page and see what projects make your heart race faster!

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Location: 250 Elizabeth Street



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