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Cielo Nightclub to Close After 15 Year Run

NYC‘s historic nightlife scene may be hardly recognizable in a matter of years. Following a long list of closures of New York nightclubs, including Pacha NYC and Webster Hall, historic nightclub Cielo is reportedly shutting its doors at the end of the year.

In a post to his Facebook page, DJ Dove A.K.A. Capote Barbarito alleged that the club will permanently close its doors at the end of December to make way for real estate developments. “Great memories there whether it was hanging out dancing or playing some of my best sets DJing,” he wrote. “Cielo you’ll always have a special place in my heart thank you [sic].”

Cielo opened its doors to the public in 2003. The concept for the nightclub was hatched by Nicolas Matar, a DJ who got the idea for the club from playing Pacha Ibiza’s El Cielo, also called The Funky Room. Over the past 15 years his iconic club billed a talent pool diverse enough to include David Guetta, Luciano and Sven Väth.

Thanks for the memories.

 

New York City Halloween 2017 Guide

Ah, Halloween – a legendary weekend of dark, twisted, debauchery in The Big Pumpk- ahem, Apple.  You’ve spent months browsing Amazon for – or DIY-ing – your costume, not to mention weeks planning your excuse to get out of work.   The Days of The Dead are now upon us, and it’s time to stuff all that big-city adulting nonsense into a Jack-O-Lantern for one night and join the freaks, ghouls, and goblins haunting the town.

Step 1: Insert knife and carve circle.  Step 2: Pull off top.  Step 3: Insert first-world problems.

Only one problem remains: where to drag your tired, decked-out, makeup-caked zombie corpse for some brains (and by brains I mean alcohol).  In true New York City fashion, you waited until the last second to decide, didn’t you????  Well, save your fears for the unknown (and undead!), because we’ve got the knowledge – and the plug – on this year’s hottest haunt spots in NYC.    Here we highlight the biggest monsters in the bunch.

Friday, October 27th

Bloody Friday Halloween @ Cielo

South Bronx native Les Carbonell kicks off Halloween weekend by getting scary on the turntables with a mixture of deep soulful beats, melodious vocals, and quality Techno.  There will be blood (again) in the Meatpacking District… mixed with plenty of sweat on the dance floor.

Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014)

Saturday, October 28th

Nightmare on Ludlow @ The DL

This Halloween, bask in eerie thrills and party like there’s no tomorrow with the beautiful creatures of NYC at The DL’s Halloween bash. A live DJ will spin smoldering hits of Top 40, Hip Hop, House and Mash Ups as the naughty nurses and scary vampires wreak havoc on the dance floor. For the party fiends with even more sinful tastes, VIP Table and Bottle Packages will satiate your thirst for the VIP experience with amenities like expedited admission, full service in a private space, and bottle presentations. 

Time: 5:30 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: The DL (95 Delancy Street, New York, NY 10002)

SoldOut Saturdays Golden Goblin Edition @ Gilded Lily

One of the more unique and exclusive hotspots in the Meatpacking District, the Gilded Lily has become a favorite haunt for celebrities and NYC socialites.  On this night, the Lily will be transformed into a dark haunt for ghouls, ghosts, and the elusive Golden Goblin.  Costumes are a must, and don’t be surprised if you find a few famous faces behind those masks.

Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Gilded Lily (408 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011)

Nightmare on 14th Street @ Up & Down

Just like on a normal weeknight at U&D, it will be quite the nightmare to get into this exclusive party – tickets sold out in less than a week.  Your only way in will be to book a VIP table, dress like Freddy Krueger, or be a group of attractive females that look like Freddy’s next victims.

Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Up & Down (408 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011)

Sunday, October 29

Showtime Sundays Halloween Party @ LAVO

As if Sunday Funday wasn’t turnt up enough in The City That Never Sleeps, Sunday Scream Day will be rocking on a whole new level on the dark isle of Manhattan.   LAVO is the perennial “Place To Be Seen” on Sunday nights, with a healthy clientele mix of fashion models, Wall Street bros, and the “no school tomorrow” fashion students and grad school kids that aspire to be both.  Trick-or-treating isn’t cheap here – VIP tables are the only way in.

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: LAVO NY (39 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022)

Tuesday, October 31st

OAK Halloween Party @ 1OAK

Is there any greater “Fear Factor” than standing outside one of NYC’s most exclusive and best-branded clubs in the freezing cold, blood curdling, hoping that the bouncer will let you in?  Well, for one evening you can put your recurring nightmare on hold: the world-famous 1 OAK Nightclub, headlined by New York native Jus Ske, takes an angelic break from its usual devilish tight door policy/”VIP Tables Only” standard to allow costume-wearing revelers purchasing pre-sale tickets (limited supply $20/$30) past its hallowed doors and into its supernatural playground.   Paranormal activity, indeed!

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: 1 OAK NYC (453 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011)

More events and more venues for Halloween Week in NYC – including non-costume parties – can be found in our app at https://app.discotech.me/new-york/events.    Happy haunting!

Best EDM (Electronic Dance) Clubs in NYC

New York! The city that never sleeps is known for its energy and bustling nightlife. Whether it’s a late night out to grab a few drinks or dancing til the sun rises, New York has a plethora of available options. Check out the top nightclubs in New York that play electronic music:

Marquee

One of the oldest and most successful EDM clubs in town, Marquee is truly a indomitable stalwart of the nightlife scene in New York. The top grossing clubs in the city have all perished within 2 years over the past decade, but Marquee founders Jason Strauss and Noah Tepperberg have seem to found the perfect formula for Marquee to stay afloat. Along the way, they even managed to open Marquee Las Vegas and snatched the top grossing spot in the nation in its first year of operation. Strauss and Tepperberg believes in using world class talent to draw traffic and sales, so big names such as GTA, Chuckie and Audien graces Marquee’s stage regularly, making sure you and your friends will be treated with some great EDM music. Marquee tends to get really packed on weekends, especially with top talent, so we recommend booking tables to guarantee entry.

Lavo

Inspired by its sister venue in Las Vegas, Lavo is an upscale venue that aims to cater the VIP and bottle service crowd. With a restaurant on top of a nightclub setting, Lavo offers the best of both worlds so you don’t have to look far for a place to relax and have a good time after dinner. The talent here is oftentimes just as good if not better than Marquee, and you can expect to hear top EDM bangers playing all night long. The club does get busy on weekends so either arrive early, buy presale tickets or get bottle service to secure your entry.

Space Ibiza

For over 24 years, Space Ibiza has represented the pinnacle of the nightlife community. Setting the standard for the ideal club experience, the Space brand is synonymous with quality. Expanding to their first North American outpost, Space will be combining the White Isle with the Concrete Jungle. A project long in the making, Space Ibiza NY will finally bring together the most revered club in Ibiza with the greatest city in the world. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, Space Ibiza NY will feature a Funktion One by Anthem SSL sound system, top tier musical talent, and the infamous Space Ibiza dancers. Get your tickets or table for Space Ibiza!

Cielo

When founder Nicholas Matar brought Cielo to life with an aim to recreate the Ibiza experience in the meatpacking district, Cielo was destined for success. A perfectly square main room encompassing a sunken dance floor, Cielo creates the perfect setting an atmosphere for partons to get lit and dance the night away. DJs who spin here come from all over the world, especially Europe, making sure quality is top notch every night. The tight door policy means the crowd is always going to be stylish and fun. And so they say, if you can slip past the velvet rope outside, you should feel important. Tickets and bottle service for Cielo available here.

Output

Located next to the Wythe Hotel, Output is Williamsburg’s go-to EDM place. Rocking a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system along with the best up and coming, underground DJs, this venue promises a night to remember. Once you make your way onto their large dance floor, the bass will hit every inch of you and the only question you’ll be asking is why didn’t you come to this place sooner. A second floor and a rooftop patio ensures you can take a break whenever you feel like getting a breath of fresh air. Also, there is a “no phone no camera” policy on the dance floor so focus on the music and good vibes instead of your Facebook. Tickets and bottle service available here!