A night out on the tiles in the Big Apple is a unique experience, particularly these days. While Brooklyn is always a cool place to socialize, it never hurts to venture further afield and hit the dance floor in the Manhattan clubs, for instance. Here are some of the most reputable nightlife that nightclubs in NYC has to offer:
Pacha, New York
This club is located in midtown Manhattan, on West 46th St. The reputation of Pacha as a worldwide mecca for clubbers draws in large numbers of glamorous party goers. This venue, which is thirty-thousand sq ft in size, has four levels. All levels have their own bespoke personality/decoration, and can be individually hired out. The speaker system used is Dynacord alpha, which is from Germany and extremely powerful. The standard lighting and LED effects ensure that every room takes on a life of its’ own.
This cabaret style nightclub, which has been open since 2003, is situated in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. The purple walls are adorned with chic artwork, and there is a spiral staircase leading to a “Boom Box” room from the central dance floor. This back room, which offers a respite from the intensity of the dance floor below, is fitted with leather sofas. Every evening, this club focuses on a different kind of electronic dance music (EDM).
This is a sister club to the Marquee, situated in midtown Manhattan. The Lavo restaurant and nightclub is famous for its’ popular House talent. The décor is similar to the Marquee, with cascading chandeliers and leather sofas for VIPs. However, it offers a smaller and cozier experience, with more engagement between DJs and club goers.
Both lavish décor and sophisticated design are features of the Touch nightclub and event space. This venue, which is twelve-thousand sq ft, has three levels. Lately, the nightclub has been renovated and offers a frequent timetable of live music, club nights, catered banquets, corporate presentations and fashion shows.
This club is a haven for hipsters and Deep House enthusiasts, and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With its’ metal décor and small size (just ten-thousand sq ft) Verboten dazzles its’ clientele with LED walls and lasers, as well as the best underground music. Yoga sessions and art shows are hosted in between sets.
The Output Club
This club, which is shaped like a box, is just a couple of minutes stroll from Verboten. Its’ simple design, combined with excellent line ups away from the more usual EDM sounds, is a breath of fresh air. Output DJs are less well known than the global EDM celebrities. However, with artists such as Jamie Jones, Len Faki, Seth Troxler and Danny Tenaglia you can be sure of some fantastic Deep House, Techno and House music.
As one of the multilevel NYC nightclubs, Element is extremely posh and hosts DJs, VJ’s, and numerous hip hop themed dance evenings. With its’ huge main room ceilings, impressive Romanesque archways and mezzanine candlelit walls, Element ranks among the most elegant NYC nightclubs. This three level haven for clubbers includes a VIP mezzanine, enticing lounge areas and several full service bars.
Finally, another enjoyable Manhattan night spot to check out is situated in Gramercy (in the east of the island). Riff Raff’s is like a cross between a House music club and a tiki bar. Much of the time, the DJs are local people, and all clubbers have Amazonian war paint applied to them upon entry. The venue’s décor transports you out of an urban environment and into a rain forest, whilst still offering incredible laser lights, VIP bottle poppers, and a cozy dance floor to DJ ratio.
Some Of The Top New York City Nursing Homes
New York City can boast of 576 nursing homes. 223 of these have received 5-star ratings from the nyc federal ‘Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’. The metro area, often referred to as ‘nyc’, includes Westchester County, Northern New Jersey, and Long Island.
These ratings are based on various measures of the quality of medical care, nursing staff, and health inspections.
(1). Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility – This facility accepts Medicare and Medicaid. It holds 589 beds and is government/state owned. It is not a part of any chain or Continuing Care Retirement Community. It rates 5 stars.
The 5 star rating means that this facility is in full compliance with food preparation standards as well as other health-related activities involved in state inspections. These inspections are carried out approximately every 15 months.
The Holly Patterson home has not received any citations for deficiencies or incidents, or received any complaints over the past 3 years.
(2). Amsterdam Nursing Home Corp (1992)
This is another one of the top nursing homes within NYC according to U.S. News and Work Report for 2014. They accept Medicare and Medicaid and feature 409 beds. They are a non-profit, Corporation owned facility, with no continuing care retirement community and are they are not part of any chain.
They have not been fined or denied any payments over the past 3 years. They also received a 5-star rating.
(3). Kittay House (Jewish Home and Hospital Nursing Home)
Their decor may run a bit more toward linoleum than marble, but the Kittay House is an excellent choice for moderate-income people who place a lot of value on an energetic social scene. This 36-year old high-rise has a dorm feel to it. It is part of the affordable-housing initiative by Mitchell-Lama.
The service is friendly according to both residents and experts on elder-care. Kittay residents have the option of ‘pay-as-you-go’ rehab services as well as access to additional services from the Jewish Home next door. The Jewish Home is the pioneer of an award-winning Alzheimer’s program.
(4). Hearthstone Alzheimer Care:
There are 29 beds and a 2 to 3 month waiting list here. It takes a $3,000 refundable deposit to hold a place on the list. The assistance given here is focused on Alzheimer’s disease. The place is located up on the 7th floor of the Esplanade but is separate from it. Hearthstone boasts of having the highest caregiver-to-patient ratios in the industry.
Their staff is one of the best-trained within the industry. They are said to ‘Speak Alzheimers’, which translates to never pressing residents who are unable to summon the right words. The entire program is designed to minimize the confusion.
Their secured floor has been strategically shaped to keep residents from feeling trapped. They place glass-enclosed memory boxes, jewelry, and family photos outside of doorways to help the residents locate their rooms.
(5). Cobble Hill Health Center:
This facility is commonly referred to as being a sub-acute-care home due to its strong medical programs. It has been providing care for over 30 years that rivals many of the good community hospitals. It is visited weekly by around 60 medical consultants, including dermatologists and oncologists, along with a whole slew of counselors and social workers.
Their Alzheimer’s unit if considered a model program by the State Dept. of Health. Their cardiac-rehabilitation and hemodialysis are distinguished as well.
This facility is touted by many for their commitment to ‘culture change’. They achieve this by dividing residents and their medical personnel into smaller and more personalized communities. This won them the Commissioner’s Award for Innovation given by the New York City Dept. for the Aging.
NYC Restaurant Week Fall 2014
NYC & Company has announced the opening of reservations for the NYC Restaurant Week, Fall 2014. NYC & Company is the official marketing, partnership and tourism organization in the Big Apple. The NYC Restaurant Week runs October 21 through November 15 and gives tourists and native New Yorkers alike 4 full weeks of great dining discounts in a number of New York City restaurants. Special pricing runs Monday through Friday of each week, with optional Sundays and Saturdays excluded. Restaurant aficionados may eat 3-course prix-fixe lunches for a low price of $25 and 3-course prix-fixe dinners for only $38. These prices do exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Go to nycgo.com/restaurantweek for a full list of the NYC restaurants and to make reservations. Fred Dixon, president and chief executive officer of NYC & Company, praised New York as the “undisputed dining capital of the world” and its varied and unique cuisines and dining venues. He elaborated that the NYC Restaurant Week promotion is outstanding because it gives diners a way to experience all New York dining has to offer them and to do it in an affordable way. Many new Big Apple restaurants have joined this year’s line-up, including Murray’s Cheese bar, Minton’s in Harlem, Greenhouse Cafe and Tanoreen in Bay Ridge,and Socarrat Paella Bar in Nolita. Launched more than 20 years ago in 1992, NYC Restaurant Week is the biggest and the first dining program of this variety anywhere. It is key to assisting New York’s restaurant industry which generates more than $12 billion each year in the area and gives jobs to more than 200,000 individuals. Tracy Nieporent, Chairman of NYC & Company’s Restaurant Committee, states that the New York City restaurants really enjoy giving diners something that is superlative on every level– excellent quality, great variety, outstanding diversity and the best in entertainment. Nieporent called the Restaurant Week a way to experience Big Apple dining “in a way that’s authentic and entertaining.” Again this year, patrons can take advantage of a special offer from American Express. American Express Card Members will receive a $5 credit on their statements if they spend $25 or more at a participating restaurant. To register and get more information on this great offer, visit amexnetwork.com/nycrestaurantweek. The NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 advertised the event in a totally new way by promoting local chefs in creative assets. All digital properties, banners, taxi videos and other media will prominently feature NYC Restaurant Week and its excellent cuisine. Go to the media library at nycgo.com/pressphotos. The Toshiba Vision screens in Times Square will show NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 items every 5 minutes for 3 weeks– from October 21 to November 15. Diners should share the outstanding experiences they have during Restaurant Week by using hashtag#NYCRestaurantWeek. NYC & Company is producing NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014. The Founding Sponsor of the event is American Express. NYC & Company is the official marketing and tourism organization for New York City. It aims to increase tourism and travel in and through the 5 boroughs of the Big Apple. NYC & Company works to boost the economy of the area and to positively promote the image of the city across the globe. Go online for more information about NYC & Company: nycgo.com.