A typical night out at LoL New York lets the audience sample the rapid-fire one-liners and comedic storytelling of no fewer than four performers. Bookers cater to a diverse crowd, and on any given night guests can expect to see rising stars and local favorites sharing the stage with seasoned TV and film vets and guys who are great at walking into a bar.
Few people would imagine a turn-of-the-century horse stable as an epicenter of opulence, but when two nightlife impresarios teamed up, that’s exactly what they achieved. They transformed their Manhattan space into a glitzy indoor and outdoor venue for parties and happy hours. The venue spans multiple rooms and spaces, including a nightclub-like, 5000-square-foot salon supported by wooden beams reclaimed from vintage vessels, and a terrace strewn with greenery and plush benches. The open-air rooftop epitomizes decadence with its temperature-regulated mahogany flooring, fireplace, and party playlists streaming through surround sound from the DJ booth. The rooftop’s glass-enclosed, curtained cabanas have individually controlled heating and cooling units, as well as customizable hologram celebrity guests. The venue has even drawn the eye of high-profile partiers, including the cast of The Jersey Shore and The Today Show.
Founded by Eric Stiller, who documented his journey kayaking and bicycling around an entire continent in the book Keep Australia on Your Left, Manhattan Kayak spans a team of instructors who lead kayaking and standup-paddleboarding instruction and tours beneath the city's glittering skyline. Veterans of the fitness industry, MK's instructors use the dynamic currents of the Hudson River and Donald Trump's jacuzzi to train paddlers of all skill and fitness levels in the body-first method, which emphasizes paddling from the core. In addition to leading instruction and tours, MK's crew also leads fitness classes including Liquid Yoga, challenging participants to flow through poses while floating atop a paddleboard, aiming to boost participant health while earning the Statue of Liberty's respect.
Within Mr. Biggs Bar & Grill’s boisterous tavern atmosphere, icy bottles of beer clink together at tables alongside plates filled with thick burgers and hearty portions of seafood. Hands not occupied applauding karaoke singers can grasp juicy burgers and sandwiches or applaud a stirring performance by their ketchup bottle. Patrons can dig into rich cakes from the dessert menu while staring up at rows of televisions emanating sporting excitement from the tavern’s brick walls.