We the People of the New York City, in Order to form a more perfect Nightlife, establish a baseline for quality music across genres, insure a tranquil and positive vibe, provide for the common denizen of the night, and to promote what was once – and what can again become – the best nightlife for ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this GroundReport Nightlife page.
Here’s the point, kids:
If I gave you $1 for every great club you’ve been to this year in NYC, what would you do with that $0?
I have been living and working as a NYC promoter since 2000 and have been fortunate to enjoy and, sometimes, host amazing events at venues across the city. Groundbreaking, genre defining music and DJ’s that earn their living. An atmosphere where love and respect for the scene and the people that make is the only barrier to entry. Wall to wall sexy. These are the three basic tenets that make a great party and, if consistently available, make a great nightlife for the best city in the world.
But the nightlife in New York City has become complacent and with every season that passes, slips further from the pole position of quality into the skid row of cliche and played-out DJ sets, environments where women are viewed as targets and where the goal is to get laid rather than find great moments among friends and kindred souls.
We, as conosouirs of NYC after the sun sets, must do something. Here, at GroundReport’s Nightlife page, we’ll hear from the leaders in NYC Nightlife – DJs, Promoters, Party People, etc – and see what their event horizon looks like and drive things forward with respect to those three areas that have made and will remake NYC Nightlife great again. And while this may be the winter of our discontent with our fair city and what she offers in the way of noctournal fun, I firmly believe that in finding the diamonds in the ample rough, we will return to the days of Studio, Life, Twilo, et al.
I will be looking to you leaders in Nightlife to show the rest of us what you are doing and what you have found that still makes NYC great.