“Finale” Attracts Stars to Bowery for Heidi Klum’s Halloween Party

Posted on: December 2nd, 2012 at 9:18 am by

This is what happens when the neighborhood whores itself at every level. We’re left with a scene like this outside 199 Bowery on a Saturday night. Welcome to Lower Eastpacking HQ, where EMM Group swindled a third liquor license rather surreptitiously – Finale – with zero mention during the application process.

Saturday evening was actually the rescheduled 13th annual Heidi Klum Halloween bash at the backroom Finale. The original party, of course, had been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. We hoped that would be the end of that. But, alas. Overtime contractors carved out a buffer zone in the northbound Bowery lane for A-listers and a giant sidewalk-blocking tent. And during all the party prep, workers feverishly continued the round-the-clock buildout of the premises.

Heidi Klum was a seven-foot-tall Cleopatra, posing with Santa and a mess of presents…Russell Simmons arrived in suit, adidas, and arm candy…at which point we’d had enough.

Recent Stories

pier42-rendering-1
CB3 Committee Approves Phase 1 of Pier 42 Park Plan

The revitalization and beautification of Pier 42 into public parkland is slowly advancing through the bureaucracy. Indeed, Community Board 3 last night heard and approved the final design for Phase 1 of the so-called master plan. Suits from both Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and the Parks Department presented to the Parks and Rec subcommittee in order […]

The Derby replaces Tiny Fork on Orchard St.
Three Problematic Hell Square Bars Hope to Upgrade to Full Liquor Licenses

Three Hell Square bars – two of which are newcomers – are headed straight to the State Liquor Authority for blessings regarding OP upgrades and alterations. Each of the establishments received denials from Community Board 3 within the last few months. Below is a quick and dirty update. The Derby Controversial owner (and hated neighbor) […]

bowery-mission-2014
With Pantry Depleted, Bowery Mission to Receive Funding From City

The Bowery Mission is set to receive some much needed government dollars to help stock their rapidly depleting pantry for local Lower East Side homeless. The Food Pantries Initiative has $237,600 earmarked in the city’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget, spread between ten delegates, which leaves Councilwoman Margaret Chin with $23,760 to work with. Of that, she plans to allocate $9,000 to the […]

billys-closing
Billy’s Antiques is Returning to the Lower East Side for One Day This Weekend

This Saturday (October 25), Billy LeRoy is reviving his antiques business for one day only. He’ll head down to Seward Park to pitch the big-top tent as part of the Hester Street Fair’s “Bedford + Bowery Bazaar,” the last event of the season. Billy Leroy’s eponymous antiques business on East Houston was a fixture of […]

tijuana-picnic-outside
Tijuana Picnic Opens Next Week on Essex Street; Here’s a Look Inside

While not readily apparent, the old Laugh Lounge space at 151 Essex Street is almost completely transformed. Behind those bombed-out windows the tables are set, with Tijuana Picnic nearly ready to begin service. Word on the street is that the Mexican/Asian fusion establishment – under construction since May 2013 – opens next week. Tijuana Picnic […]