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Fineline Tattoo Has an ‘All Hallow’s Eve Tattoo Party’ with $31 Tatts Today

Last modified October 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

For the year’s on the turn, and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can yearn and the dead can smite. -Edith Wharton What frightens you on All Hallow’s Eve night? Clowns? Ghosts? Zombies? How about needles? Good, today is your chance to be scared at Fineline Tattoo (21 1st Avenue). Samhain, All Souls’ Night, All Hallow’s […]

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Tonight Will Be the Last for Sutra Lounge After 10 Years on 1st Avenue

Posted September 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

Tonight, Sutra Lounge celebrates both its life and imminent death. As previously reported, the longtime First Avenue hang will hang its hat after a farewell party tonight with Questlove and Tony Touch on the turntables. The sendoff bash also functions as a tenth anniversary celebration. Once owner Ariel Palitz and Sutra Lounge altogether sunset, the […]

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That Time Robin Williams Frequented Kim’s Video in 2001 [PHOTOS]

Posted August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Two tragedies of August 2014 – Robin Williams and Kim’s Video. Last night, the last iteration of the once-dominant Kim’s Video & Music empire shuttered for good. The asking rent on the store – located at 124 First Avenue – was jacked to $16,500. With this imminent closure in mind, as well as the stunning […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz is Working on a New ‘Venue’ in the Neighborhood

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:04 am

As the ten-year-old Sutra Lounge bows out to make way for a Murray Hill-style sports Bar, proprietor Ariel Palitz is already on to the next venture. In a candid interview with Steve Lewis of Blackbook, the club owner discusses that she’s “currently in development of a new venue in the neighborhood.” It’ll allegedly be a “radical […]

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Sutra Lounge Will Close on September 10 with Farewell Party Featuring Questlove

Posted August 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

It’s last call for Ariel Palitz and her Sutra Lounge. The news arrived yesterday evening with an announcement that its tenth anniversary – September 10 – will double as the grand finale. And for some, it can’t come soon enough. In 2005, the nightclub was considered one of Manhattan’s noisiest bars, and still holds a […]

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Tat Chat: Billy Keith’s Japanese Ink

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 7:53 am

Annnnnd we’re back. Once again with a client from Fineline Tattoo. Like what you see? Maybe get a tattoo there. Ladies and gents, meet Billy Keith. He’s a Japanese tattoo aficionado who’s pretty much covered neck to toes. Japanese tattooing dates back thousands of years. Irezumi (入れ墨, 入墨, 文) is the Japanese word for tattoo. The history […]

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CB3 Approves ‘Sports Themed’ Replacement for Sutra on 1st Avenue

Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:33 am

Sutra is finished. The asset transfer application was certainly a unique scenario in the canon of Community Board 3. Member Ariel Palitz found herself on the other side of the table at last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Not in the power position, and visibly on the defensive. Especially when the issue of 659 311 complaints was […]

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Sutra Finds New Suitor in Murray Hill’s Mercury Bar

Posted July 1, 2014 at 6:06 am

That headline pretty much sums it up. It appears as though owner Ariel Palitz – member of the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 – is ditching Sutra Lounge after all. Paperwork submitted ahead of this month’s meeting reveals a new suitor for the nightclub at 16 First Avenue. One Keith McKeon (aka Allyn LLC), current […]

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Fineline Tattoo is Offering $13 Tattoos this Friday the 13th

Last modified June 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm

If you’ve been waiting for a marathon tattoo day like we have, fret not, the wait is over! This Friday the 13th, Fineline Tattoo is offering a deal to get your ass through the door – tattoos are $13 apiece (+ $7 tip) from noon until 11pm; arms and legs only. Fineline has never done a […]

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DBA Co-Owner Dennis Zentek Dies, RIP

Posted March 25, 2014 at 6:08 am

It’s been a tough few years for neighborhood favorite d.b.a. The twenty-year-old bar broke news yesterday that co-founder Dennis Zentek, died Sunday evening. The official Facebook page confirmed the news with a post yesterday, but didn’t provide further details. It is with such a heavy heart that we make the announcement that our beautiful friend […]

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