New Windsor, NY
About an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, near the mountain that serves as its mega-apocalyptic namesake, Storm King Art Center is dotted with monuments and reminders of virtually every post-WWII name in large-scale, site-specific sculptural work. The landscape’s 500-acres are fittingly dramatic and alive — woodlands and farm fields where structural pieces share quarters with red fox, wild turkey, groundhogs, red-tail hawks, turtles. 
Storm King’s sharing a peek at a pair of their special exhibitions on view this year with the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York this month — Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton — plus free admission to the center for guests.
photo of Alexander Calder’s “Black Flag,” via @meltingbutterdotcom

New Windsor, NY

About an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, near the mountain that serves as its mega-apocalyptic namesake, Storm King Art Center is dotted with monuments and reminders of virtually every post-WWII name in large-scale, site-specific sculptural work. The landscape’s 500-acres are fittingly dramatic and alive — woodlands and farm fields where structural pieces share quarters with red fox, wild turkey, groundhogs, red-tail hawks, turtles. 

Storm King’s sharing a peek at a pair of their special exhibitions on view this year with the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York this month — Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton — plus free admission to the center for guests.

photo of Alexander Calder’s “Black Flag,” via @meltingbutterdotcom


New York City

Tinariwen perform “Chaghaybou” at our last 5 at 5 in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York. We’re exporting the series to the West Coast for the first time tomorrow at 5pm, with a special stripped down set from Lily Kershaw, Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.


New York City

The great artist is their own greatest creation, they say. If you’ve dipped down below the street in New York City where the cell phone don’t shine, and if you got to where you wanted to get, you’ve been influenced by his work designing New York’s simple and eye-catching subway map. Massimo Vignelli was generous, driven, and worked to make life more beautiful for himself and for the people in this world.

Mr. Vignelli understood that beauty is a way of seeing things in the world. Proportion, balance, space — the movement of the eye — these things are free, simple and clean. You can learn to see them by slowing down, paying attention, savoring the details. His work helped make our world more beautiful, and a world filled with beauty is a place we all want to care for, participate in, where there’s somehow more time to see and do together.  

Massimo Vignelli made things. But more importantly, he brought us closer to one another. Today we’re writing all our thank yous and goodbyes to him in Helvetica.  


Portland, OR and New York City
Today we’re celebrating along with all the Portlanders who eat food. We’re celebrating with all the New Yorkers who eat food, too. The James Beard Foundation’s Awards were just announced, and two of our favorite chefs in the wide world got the nod in two of the very best places to eat in our fine United States. 
April Bloomfield, holder of Michelin stars at count them two fine eateries in The Big Apple — including The Breslin, in our very own Ace Apple Outpost — champion of pigs both spotted and un- and person who straight up makes things happen. If you’ve been put through your paces in the restaurant world, you know Chef Bloomfield is as hardcore as they come.
Naomi Pomeroy, the fabulous and talented, the brains and brawn behind Beast and a badass mother to boot, just took home the 2014 James Beard Best Chef Northwest award. In her acceptance speech in New York City she said, "I feel like I’m taking this home for everybody in the Northwest." Bring it on home, you two. We’ll be here, ready. We’re the ones making all the glass-clinking noises. 

Portland, OR and New York City

Today we’re celebrating along with all the Portlanders who eat food. We’re celebrating with all the New Yorkers who eat food, too. The James Beard Foundation’s Awards were just announced, and two of our favorite chefs in the wide world got the nod in two of the very best places to eat in our fine United States. 

April Bloomfield, holder of Michelin stars at count them two fine eateries in The Big Apple — including The Breslin, in our very own Ace Apple Outpost — champion of pigs both spotted and un- and person who straight up makes things happen. If you’ve been put through your paces in the restaurant world, you know Chef Bloomfield is as hardcore as they come.

Naomi Pomeroy, the fabulous and talented, the brains and brawn behind Beast and a badass mother to boot, just took home the 2014 James Beard Best Chef Northwest award. In her acceptance speech in New York City she said, "I feel like I’m taking this home for everybody in the Northwest." Bring it on home, you two. We’ll be here, ready. We’re the ones making all the glass-clinking noises. 


New York City
The haunting, beautiful La Jetée plays February 28 at the Anthology Film Archives. Chris Marker’s landmark 1962 film tells the story an unnamed man in a time travel experiment who falls in love with a woman he sees on a pier. The film gently flickers across the screen and into your mind as it is made almost entirely of still frames. 

New York City

The haunting, beautiful La Jetée plays February 28 at the Anthology Film Archives. Chris Marker’s landmark 1962 film tells the story an unnamed man in a time travel experiment who falls in love with a woman he sees on a pier. The film gently flickers across the screen and into your mind as it is made almost entirely of still frames. 


New York City

Chris Tucci — illustrator, animator, universal charmer and hero behind our long standing Sunday Night Live music series in the lobby of Ace Hotel New York — recently finished this bewildering animation for Streets of Laredo. We can’t decide which part we like the most.


New York City

Last week wrapped up the final chapter in 24BY36, an ongoing experiment in art creation within the walls of Ace New York. For the project, 36 solo and duo artists spent the night with the purpose of producing 24 original works by morning. Love letters, collages, manifestos, musical partitions — we’ve been greatly amazed by the fruit of those twenty-four nights. The following snapshots are just an early glimpse into the collection of work and we’re already feeling inspired for the next edition.

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NOWORK

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FCKNLZ

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ARIEL DILL

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PATRICK HIGGINS

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ADAM DUGAS + CASEY SPOONER


New York City, New York
Scotty Albrecht’s work is up at the Ace New York gallery this month. Everything In Between showcases his graphic woodworking, painting and hand done typography. Still plenty of time to see it before Jan 31.

New York City, New York

Scotty Albrecht’s work is up at the Ace New York gallery this month. Everything In Between showcases his graphic woodworking, painting and hand done typography. Still plenty of time to see it before Jan 31.


MyMusicRx’s CMJoyful in the New York lobby yesterday evoked tears of joy due to Justin of Menomena's bass saxual healing, Jesca Hoop's hook-line-and-sinker vocals and all the other spacious, generous tunes that were spun throughout the afternoon. We've still got a few hours left in today's line-up, and PIAS DJs in the evening. See the full line-up here — bring a friend and try out the Breslin's brand new cocktail roster, too. CMJoyful, record label DJs and Notes from the Underground continues through Saturday, culminating in a collaborative performance piece with RAFT, Assemble XI.




Photos by Chris la Putt for Brooklyn Vegan

MyMusicRx’s CMJoyful in the New York lobby yesterday evoked tears of joy due to Justin of Menomena's bass saxual healing, Jesca Hoop's hook-line-and-sinker vocals and all the other spacious, generous tunes that were spun throughout the afternoon. We've still got a few hours left in today's line-up, and PIAS DJs in the evening. See the full line-up here — bring a friend and try out the Breslin's brand new cocktail roster, too. CMJoyful, record label DJs and Notes from the Underground continues through Saturday, culminating in a collaborative performance piece with RAFT, Assemble XI.

Photos by Chris la Putt for Brooklyn Vegan


Ace New Yorker Natalie Lomeli captured our imagination with her proposal for a mural in room 424 at the hotel — and this is what she created. You have the key to our hearts, Natalie.


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