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This Is What Hollywood Looked Like Pre-Instagram

Los Angeles photographer Randall Slavin has been, and remains, a fixture on the local scene. Over the last fifteen+ years, he has made a name for himself as a celebrity portrait photographer, capturing the brightest stars of the screen and stage for publications like GQ, Esquire, and Rolling Stone....

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Jack Mulqueen and Thatcher Shultz’s Year of Make Believe

To borrow the well-known words of one Buffalo Springfield: There’s something happening here. One year into Make Believe, a transportive social club on the roof of SIXTY LES, venerated nightlife duo Jack Mulqueen and Thatcher Shultz continue to produce a kind of indescribable magic on a weekly basis. Maybe...

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Make Believe Playlist Vol. 7: High Season

Nearly every night of summer, a rooftop on the Lower East Side simmers with an irreplicable energy. If you stop and listen, you’ll hear the sound of cocktails being shaken in sweating tumblers, the chatter of friends, the honking of cabs down on Allen Street below. And, of course,...

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SIXTY Sees: Persian Empire “She Got Confused”

The purist in us over here at SIXTY HQ always feels a little resistant when we see someone messing with our aspect ratios. Catering specifically to smartphone formats? That can be a hard sell. Unless of course you make it undeniably good, like Persian Empire did in their video...

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SIXTY Listens: Jai Paul “He”

Let’s set the stage: you, a rooftop, a warm summer breeze. Maybe it’s 8 p.m.. Maybe it’s 3 a.m. All you know is this song is playing and all is right with the world. In “He,” Jai Paul conjures up a modernist vision of Prince-esque R&B, and it’s as cool...

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SIXTY Sees: Chiara Luber’s “Paroles d’Amour”

If you’ve got a Pinterest page dedicated to European summer inspiration (think Roman Holiday film stills, Slim Aarons poolside photographs, or anything that whiffs of that so-called “la dolce vita“), then you will absolutely adore this animated film by Chiara Luber. “Paroles d’Amour” is a collaboration between the director...

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SIXTY Teams Up with the Ali Forney Center

June marks Pride Month across the United States and abroad. In cities and towns the world over, parties and marches celebrate the great strides that have been made in the Gay Liberation Movement. New York City brings it all to a close with its LGBTQ Pride March on June...

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The Striking Polaroids of Tom Bianchi

Between 1975 and 1983, photographer Tom Bianchi used his Polaroid camera to document, in his words, “the early days of the queer revolution,” at least as it went down in his apartment on E 9th Street in New York City. The images captured during that time are erotic, muscular,...

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SIXTY Listens: Róisín Murphy “Incapable”

Róisín Murphy delivers a simmering, deep-house hand-clapper with “Incapable.” With the help of producer Richard Barratt (aka DJ Parrot), Murphy soars as the beat slowly builds. Her musings on never having had a broken heart begin unpanicked and matter-of-fact. By the end, though, the anxiety begins to spike, and...

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Make Believe Playlist Vol. 5: Summer Nights with Isa

It’s here. Summer has arrived in New York City and that means BBQs, bike rides, and warm nights spent drinking and dancing on rooftops until the wee hours. One of the best rooftops to do just that is Make Believe, a transportive concept lounge at SIXTY LES. The view...

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