Archive for June, 2015

Enjoy Celebrated This Summer

Roy Sadler | June 14, 2015 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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If you’re looking for something to entertain you this summer in the New York heat, it’s worthwhile to check out the US cable network Reelz. Recently, they picked up the celebrity biography series Celebrated and it will be worth the watch. Executive produced by The Exchange’s CEO Brian O’Shea and by head of acquisitions Jeff Bowler, this is a great show for entertainment.

It is being produced by Reboot TV and is a half-hour weekday show that profiles stars that you love to learn about. Profiles include those of Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie and many others and they use a mix of interview clips, social media tags and red carpet footage to cover the topic.

This is actually The Exchange’s first entry into television since creating its TV development division. Jeff Bowler is certainly working hard on acquisitions and it shows.

Other titles you’ll find on Reelz’s 2015 lin up include TMZ Hollywood Sports, Autopsy: The Last Hours of… and Celebrity Legacies.

With this type of line-up, you won’t have to venture into the New York heat unless you’re after a good ice cream cone.

 


A Night Out with a Difference

Roy Sadler | June 9, 2015 in Entertainment,Night Life,Restaurants | Comments (0)

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There's always room for a beer. Photo by Michael Fajardo

There’s always room for a beer. Photo by Michael Fajardo

Here are a few bars with something unique to offer along with a pint or a lovely glass of wine.

Frying Pan: This unusual  bar & grill was built in 1929 as a floating lightship to guard a place called Frying Pan Shoals 30 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. At some point in the boats history she was abandoned for ten years, and then sank. After three years submerged, she was salvaged and then bought by today’s owners. In 1989 the boat, with a new engine and completely refurbished, sailed to New York City. Today Frying Pan is docked at Pier 66a in the Hudson River Park at West 26th Avenue. The owners chose to restore the outside of the boat to her original look, but the inside maintains a barnacle covered, sunken ship motif.

Floyd, NY: Owners Pam and Jim Carden took a liquor store and recreated a rural tavern the likes of which can be found in Pam’s hometown of Floyd, Iowa. To create such an atmosphere the Cardens added a jukebox with great Hank Williams tunes and songs from the Bad Liver. The premises sport tin ceilings, a rescued 1870s era bar, and even polite bartenders. Even more impressive is the indoor bocce game, sand and all.

Gallow Green: Talk about street theater- this luscious green rooftop bar features actors who never leave character, chatting up the patrons in a decidedly historical manner. Located on top of the McKittrick Hotel which houses the immersive theater extravaganza “Sleep No More,” a night out at this bar is sure to create lasting memories, and make you smile.