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Just when it seems like Williamsburg couldn’t outdo itself when it comes to being bougie, a hotel developer comes along and says he’ll be putting an exclusive bar inside a water tower on top of his latest place. According to Eater: Hotel developer Toby Moskovits is planning to open an 150-room hotel just down the […]

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Last month, Alaska Bar caught fire. It was a little electrical issue, but to be safe, the fire department chopped at the walls and the ceiling. We were standing by the entrance with the owner and the bartenders, kicking around a singed wall hunk. Debris was spilling out across the sidewalk in heaps. A group of […]

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In a vacant New York City water tower, four experience designers created a modern speakeasy called the Night Heron. It was only open for an eight week run, each night risking arrest — the owner of the building never knew of the bar’s presence. Guests were led on a trespass journey through a series of vacant […]

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Madrid’s light-art crew of Luzinterruptus staged an intervention of empathy recently. Like the Chinese workers selling alcohol in the street at night in “an improvised bar fashion, on fruit boxes recovered from the trash,” they built their own Portable No-Name Bar. They’re blinged out with red mood lighting and LED lights punched into cardboard signs […]

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