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The Sound of SIXTY LES: A Year in Musical Guests

Of all our properties, SIXTY LES is arguably the most regularly frequented by the musical set. Whether they’re traveling in town for concerts, parties, or promotions, our Lower East Side outpost has hosted the likes of everyone from Khalid to Normani. Twenty-nineteen has been a wild ride, and to give you...

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Justine D. Creates a NYE-Inspired Playlist for Butterfly 

New Year’s Eve demands the very best: the best booze, the best friends, the best music. The expectations are high, but—if you play your cards right—you can certainly meet them. When it comes to soundtracks, NYC-based DJ Justine D. knows exactly what to do. She’s helped create the musical...

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Dive Into Sweater Weather with This Clever Short Film

The cold always complicates matters; in summer we are all so close to the world, skin to skin. For his recent animated short, director Zilai Feng took inspiration from Julio Cortazar’s short story, Don’t You Blame Anyone, which describes a man putting on a sweater in great detail. Feng’s film...

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SIXTY Listens: Tame Impala “Posthumous Forgiveness”

This song sounds exactly like feeling remorseful, having a bit too much to drink, and then stumbling into a sunken living room circa 1974. If that’s the kind of mood you’re in, well, we think you’ll really enjoy this new track by Tame Impala. Titled “Posthumous Forgiveness,” it’s off...

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At Michelin-Starred Aska, There’s No Place to Hide

Located in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge, Aska is a moody, brooding space with just ten tables. The Scandinavian restaurant, manned by chef Fredrik Berselius, serves the evening’s guests a tasting menu inspired by Berselius’s home country and the flavors of the Northeast. On the menu recently: roasted leg of quail...

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SIXTY Sees: Joywave “Obsession”

If a picture says a thousand words, a movie trailer says… a trillion? Whatever the math might be, in the video you’re about to see, directors Laura Gorun Cooper Roussel and Dimitri Basil manage to communicate whole films in two-second shots accompanied by distinctive title overlays. For Joywave’s “Obsession,”...

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SIXTY Listens: FKA Twigs “Sad Day”

FKA twigs‘s latest album, MAGDALENE, dropped last Friday and it’s already making those “Best of the Year” lists. “Sad Day” is its fourth single, and it is a gem among gems. It, along with other tracks, was written in the aftermath of a well-publicized breakup with actor Robert Pattison....

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SIXTY Sees: EDEN “Projector”

Well if this isn’t the prettiest thing we’ve come across in a long, long time. For the video for EDEN’s “Projector,” directors Zhang and Knight created a dreamy set in sunset-y hues. The light pouring through geometric shapes—which smartly convey the theme presented in the song’s title—brings to mind...

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Lloyd Ziff’s ‘DESIRE’ Is the Coffee Table Book You Need

There are few duos that seem to embody the spirit of Lower Manhattan during the 1960s than Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. As wondrous in their beauty as in their talent, the two icons were voices of their generation, communicating the grit and tension of their time in words...

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Butterfly Playlist Vol. 1: DJ Nick Marc

Indie, rock, ‘60s garage, soul, electro, punk—punk and post, if we’re being specific: DJ Nick Marc plays it all, so long as the “all” in question keeps the night moving. A music mainstay since arriving to New York City in the 1990s, Marc made a name for himself spinning...

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