Author: Emily Tan

  • 2015 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Kicks Off in Verboten

    Electronic music lovers from all over headed to Williamsburg for this year’s Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival. With kick-off parties at Output and Verboten, people danced the night away to the sounds of Oneman, Obey City, Doctor Jeep, and more. BEMF will hosting parties throughout Brooklyn till November 8. Visit the festival’s website for more information. 

  • Taste Talks Kicks Off With Questlove & Dominique Ansel’s Dessert Party

    Taste Talks kicked off its annual dining and food festival on a sweet note Friday, September 11, at the McCarren Hotel & Pool’s rooftop. Questlove, this year’s curator, also took care of the evening’s music. Partygoers noshed on confections prepared by famed pastry chef Dominique Ansel — sage-smoked brownies, ice cream sandwiches and matcha beignets […]

  • Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Spins Vinyl Set at Le Poisson Rouge

    With Arcade Fire taking a break after last year’s massive Reflektor Tour, frontman Win Butler has time to share some of his solo work. Under the alias DJ Windows 98, Butler, accompanied by percussionists, spun a two-hour set at (Le) Poisson Rouge on August 27. Blending a variety of styles including disco, pop and Afrobeat, […]

  • New Yorkers Re-Create Famous Times Square Kiss on Its 70th Anniversary

    It’s a well-known story that the Alfred Eisenstaedt photo of that famous kiss in Times Square — first published inside LIFE magazine in 1945 — between then 22 year-old sailor George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer, 20, was a chance encounter. Mendonsa kissed Zimmer, who had walked over to Times Square from her office when she […]

  • The Party People of Full Moon Fest 2015

    Friday saw a blue moon (the second occurrence of a full moon in a single calendar month) and on Saturday, the Full Moon Fest returned to New York, but instead of partying it up on Governors Island, EDM party animals headed for Bushwick for the all-night rager at the Brooklyn Mirage. Yelle, Tensnake, RÜFÜS DU […]

  • Big Daddy Kane and Whodini Celebrate Rock Steady Crew’s 38th Anniversary in Central Park

    The legendary Rock Steady Crew celebrated its anniversary at Central Park on Sunday afternoon (July 26). Hip-hop legend and longtime New Yorker Big Daddy Kane helped the break dance group kick off it’s 39th year. Other performers included the Mood Doctors, Easy Money, Queen Herawin, Your Old Droog, DJ Scratch and eMC. There was also […]

  • ‘Sneaker Culture’ Is Celebrated at the Brooklyn Museum

    Sneakerheads, art aficionados, and local Brooklynites filled the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday night (July 16) to celebrate the museum’s new exhibit, “Art Off the Wall: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.” And what better way to do it than with one big dance party? I Love Vinyl co-hosted the event and filled the museum’s  Martha A. and […]

  • ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Goes Live From Central Park

    Spike’s Lip Sync Battle has been one of TV’s big hits this year, and the celebrity lip-syncing series made its way to Central Park on Monday, July 13, for the first-ever live performance of the show. Hometown hip-hop hero LL Cool J and model Chrissy Teigen hosted the event, with rapper Doug E. Fresh holding down […]

  • Check Out This Insane Latte Art From National Coffee Day

    A number of shops offered free cups of coffee for National Coffee Day on Monday, but only one brought in a latte artist to craft drinkable pictures from foam and espresso. Michael Breach hit Ground Central, which teamed up with PayPal and The Infatuation to pull off the event. Have a look at his creations, […]

  • Ogle This Food Porn From Jersey City’s Project: EATS Food Festival

    Over the weekend, the hungry and thirsty masses filed into Jersey City’s City Hall Plaza for Project: EATS, a food festival featuring more than 30 local vendors. After eating their fill of meatballs, pizza, and ice cream sandwiches — and drinking frozen cocktails and sangria — attendees hit the games court and played bocce, cornhole, […]