A new club has opened in Brooklyn, called Rash.
Following a number of soft opening events over the course of October, the venue officially launched on Friday, 22nd October with a bill that included Discwoman's SHYBOI, as well as Ren G and Yay Spray. It will be open seven days a week, with Jasmine Infiniti's New World Dysorder collective having already been involved in one event since the initial soft opening.
A new record store, Ergot Records, has opened in Manhattan's East Village, New York, run by the label of the same name.
The Brooklyn apartment where The Notorious B.I.G. recorded his 1994 album 'Ready To Die' has gone up for sale.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom property, which can be found in the Fort Greene neighbourhood of Brooklyn, is on sale for 1.7 million USD, or £1.2 million. It's located blocks away from a Brooklyn street that is named after the late rapper, and was featured in the 2017 documentary 'BiggIe: The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.'.
New York clubs will require proof of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine for entry from 16th August, with rules set to be enforced from 13th September 2021.
New York City's Nightlife Advisory Council has published a report proposing a limit on 4am curfews, as well as allowing for drinking in public parks.
Proposals put forward in the report are intended to help "businesses and residents to co-exist without conflict", it says. Bars would be allowed to stay open until 4am in designated areas, while others would have to respect "family-friendly hours" if situated in residential areas.
A new proposal to create 24-hour "nightlife districts" has been put forward in New York City.
Inspired by similar such areas in Berlin and Amsterdam, the move comes as part of a bid to help nightlife businesses get back on their feet as they reopen following over a year of sustained COVID-19-enforced closures. New York’s current licensing rules restrict alcohol from being sold at venues past 4am.
Run-DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan and more feature in a new exhibition on early ‘80s New York music, which opened Friday 11th June.
Held at the Museum of the City of New York, 'New York, New Music: 1980-86' promises to examine "the seismic creative revolution of New York City in the 1980s", spanning formative house music and hip hop, the punk and new wave of CBGB, the last days of disco as once was and more.
A new documentary about Larry Levan and Paradise Garage is available to watch online now.
Resident DJ at New York's Paradise Garage for a decade, the late Larry Levan, who died in 1992 aged just 38 years old, presided over a 'Saturday Mass' congregation of devoted dancers who listened to him define the art of DJing.
TOKiMONSTA is heading to Brooklyn this May to play a special show as part of DJ Mag's 2020 Best Of North America Tour.
The New York City DJ Mag Presents show is the first to be announced in a run of dates that will see a number of DJ Mag favourites playing shows around the continent later this year.
TOKiMONSTA will DJ at Brooklyn venue Baby's All Right on Friday 1st May, with the night set to run from 11pm to 4am. Support will be announced at a later date, while further shows across the US and Canada will also be announced in the coming months.