Hey, gidday mates! We’ve run through where to get the best food and where to snap the best photos, so for my final set of NYC #notatourist travel tips in collaboration with Visa, let’s talk nightlife. First things first, here in America, you’re obliged to tip for service. Good or bad. The standard rule of thumb is $1 per drink if it’s something simple, and 20% if it’s something more complicated like a cocktail. And guys, it’s always safer to run around with a card than cash, because if you lose your card along the way, Visa will replace it wherever you are. Now without further ado, here’s where to go:Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. On Thursday last week I was using my laptop, minding my own business, when all of a sudden my mouse pointer started flying all over the screen, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get it to go back to normal. I took it into my local repair shop and apparently my hard-drive, hard-drive cable and touchpad had all failed in one fell swoop. So for the past weekend I’ve been forcing my lovely young Airbnb houseguest Sam to let me use his computer. Thanks, Sam! The other thing I’ve been doing is DJing nonstop with Jenny at this great new club named Never Never on 14th Street. A ton of the music I play to chill out before we open up the doors is perfect summer road trip material, so with that in mind, next time you’re in the car heading to the beach, throw this on and think of me sitting in front of my laptop with a perplexed look on my face as my cursor flies — unprompted — across the screen. And laugh. Or don’t.Click to Continue!
So back in 2011 when I first moved to New York, I started hanging out with party promoters a bit, and I knew that it was skeezy and sleazy and a little like aiding in prostitution, but I did it anyway because it ensured that I could always get into the parties I wanted to go to, and that I never had to pay for anything, and that I’d even get dinners at five star restaurants for free every now and again so long as I was accompanied by a sufficient amount of female models.Click to Continue!
Anon asks: Hey Isaac! Great blog. You must get asked this on the regular, but I’m heading to New York in a couple of days – any chance of an updated summer edition of your NYC guide? Thanks!
1. I have to start with Black Market, because it’s the place I go most often in New York. It’s a bar on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue A in Alphabet City and it’s my favorite place to sit around for like four hours and be surrounded by the same crew of people every night of the week. Everybody from Macauley Culkin to Alexa Chung to Johnny Marr from The Smiths turn up, and it’s just fun and noisy and completely unpretentious in a way that I like. Plus the cheeseburger is one of the best you’ll ever try. And the bartenders and waiters are all sexy as hell. Just go. You’ll see what I mean.Click to Continue!
Hello friends! Tonight I’m co-hosting the seasonal New York New York party at Up Down with some amazing people including Tommy Saleh, Bryan Boy and Rumi Neely. You should come!Click to Continue!