From the New York Public Library, a stereoscope of the Fireman’s Parade on Labor Day, 1887 in Union Square. The first Labor Day celebration in New York took place in the square 5 years earlier when a parade of more than 10,000 workers marched up Broadway and past a reviewing stand in Union Square. Not only is it the last day you can tastefully wear white or seersucker (but we don’t care), but Labor Day gives us occasion to honor the contributions to American labor rights and culture by slaves, indentured servants, union activists, women in the workplace, migrant workers and everybody who’s driven a nail into our tallest buildings and soundest bungalows. Labor Day in stereoscope aptly reminds us of the many versions of truth, justice and liberty (and eight hours for what they will) inherent in our national, and now multi-national, dialogue about labor. Remember not to step on anyone’s head on the way up, and always remember where you come from. And enjoy your weekend, courtesy of the labor movement.

From the New York Public Library, a stereoscope of the Fireman’s Parade on Labor Day, 1887 in Union Square. The first Labor Day celebration in New York took place in the square 5 years earlier when a parade of more than 10,000 workers marched up Broadway and past a reviewing stand in Union Square. Not only is it the last day you can tastefully wear white or seersucker (but we don’t care), but Labor Day gives us occasion to honor the contributions to American labor rights and culture by slaves, indentured servants, union activists, women in the workplace, migrant workers and everybody who’s driven a nail into our tallest buildings and soundest bungalows. Labor Day in stereoscope aptly reminds us of the many versions of truth, justice and liberty (and eight hours for what they will) inherent in our national, and now multi-national, dialogue about labor. Remember not to step on anyone’s head on the way up, and always remember where you come from. And enjoy your weekend, courtesy of the labor movement.


Ace friend Thomas Callahan is the master builder and founder of Brooklyn’s Horse Cycles. If you’ve stayed with us at Ace New York chances are you’ve cruised the bike-laned blacktop on a steed of his making. He recently Kickstarted his Urban Tour project, a plucky attempt to grow his little corner of the Brooklyn bicycle industry by putting more asses on handbuilt beasts of burden. This Labor Day weekend you can see what Thomas, and a couple dozen other makers, have been up to at Bike Cult, a Hand-Built Bicycle Show at the Warsaw Concert Hall in Williamsburg. It’s something like the Let Me Ride video off The Chronic, but with bikes and more East Coast flavor.

Ace friend Thomas Callahan is the master builder and founder of Brooklyn’s Horse Cycles. If you’ve stayed with us at Ace New York chances are you’ve cruised the bike-laned blacktop on a steed of his making. He recently Kickstarted his Urban Tour project, a plucky attempt to grow his little corner of the Brooklyn bicycle industry by putting more asses on handbuilt beasts of burden. This Labor Day weekend you can see what Thomas, and a couple dozen other makers, have been up to at Bike Cult, a Hand-Built Bicycle Show at the Warsaw Concert Hall in Williamsburg. It’s something like the Let Me Ride video off The Chronic, but with bikes and more East Coast flavor.


The New York City Garment District is the site and heart of the catalyzing embers of the Labor Rights Movement. On the eve of this year’s September Fashion Week, we salute these fearless and righteous ladies who risked everything and paid a dear price to bring us the weekend, and this day of rest.

The New York City Garment District is the site and heart of the catalyzing embers of the Labor Rights Movement. On the eve of this year’s September Fashion Week, we salute these fearless and righteous ladies who risked everything and paid a dear price to bring us the weekend, and this day of rest.


Take it easy with us for Labor Day weekend, or make it into Labor Day two-weeks-and-two-weekends because it’s 2012 and life is short and the San Jacintos have something to teach you as the summer completes another revolution. Make like this modern Godiva and take a scooter out topless into the hills. Or, if you feel like doing next to nothing you can do that too — we’re joined by an impressive crüe of bands and DJs, and you can get rooms on the cheap and Feel Good Spa specials through September 3.

Take it easy with us for Labor Day weekend, or make it into Labor Day two-weeks-and-two-weekends because it’s 2012 and life is short and the San Jacintos have something to teach you as the summer completes another revolution. Make like this modern Godiva and take a scooter out topless into the hills. Or, if you feel like doing next to nothing you can do that too — we’re joined by an impressive crüe of bands and DJs, and you can get rooms on the cheap and Feel Good Spa specials through September 3.


There is no America without labor.

Abraham Lincoln

There is no America without labor.



Abraham Lincoln


Ride easy this Labor Day at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. We’ve invited a bunch of friends to party with us in the desert before summer rides off into the sunset and leaves us in the dust. Our favorite Italo disco, synth-poppers Glass Candy are taking over the Amigo Room Saturday night and Secret Lodge Recordings co-hosts T.V.O.D. with Ace resident DJ Sodality. Our friends at Mt. Fuji General Store are running a pop-up shop of desert rarities, vintage loot and good books in the Clubhouse all weekend, and we’ll have Feel Good Spa specials every day so you can really get grounded before returning to real life.

Ride easy this Labor Day at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. We’ve invited a bunch of friends to party with us in the desert before summer rides off into the sunset and leaves us in the dust. Our favorite Italo disco, synth-poppers Glass Candy are taking over the Amigo Room Saturday night and Secret Lodge Recordings co-hosts T.V.O.D. with Ace resident DJ Sodality. Our friends at Mt. Fuji General Store are running a pop-up shop of desert rarities, vintage loot and good books in the Clubhouse all weekend, and we’ll have Feel Good Spa specials every day so you can really get grounded before returning to real life.


We’re having a party with the Double Fisted crew from LA this weekend at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. There’ll be music and DJs all weekend, including Eric Duncan, Heidski, Marke Quark, 40 Thieves, and Tk Disko, and a light show by Donovan from San Francisco. We also have cheap rooms and special things to give you, our friendly blog readers. Look at our Labor Day invitation for more details and to book for this weekend.
Photo of Ace Hotel Palm Springs by Emily Anne Faulstich of Wildfox Couture

We’re having a party with the Double Fisted crew from LA this weekend at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. There’ll be music and DJs all weekend, including Eric DuncanHeidski, Marke Quark, 40 Thieves, and Tk Disko, and a light show by Donovan from San Francisco. We also have cheap rooms and special things to give you, our friendly blog readers. Look at our Labor Day invitation for more details and to book for this weekend.

Photo of Ace Hotel Palm Springs by Emily Anne Faulstich of Wildfox Couture


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