Join us for a special THURSDAY installment of “The Ink Well”. Kick-off your 4th of July Weekend with an after hours poolside experience located conveniently in Northern Liberties at North Shore Beach Club. We look forward to bringing in Independence Day with Philadelphia, New York and DC’s most beautiful people. Please arrive on time as all of our guests are VIP and we don’t want anyone waiting in a long line!
RSVP – Free before 11pm Mandatory Swim Wear – Only tastefully done bathing suits and swimwear, high couture footwear and your most high cache “Hampton’s style” garments will be allowed. There are dressing rooms and showers for your convenience. Barbecue – We are breaking out the grille! Nothing says Independence Day like the smell of grilled food!
music by residents
DJ WONWAY POSIBUL (Latin Soul Brothers / ThinkBeat Radio – SF)
DJ TARA (Rare Form – NYC)
DJ SHINOBI SHAW (Rare Form – NYC)
with special guests
DJ STILL LIFE (LA/NY)
SHRED ONE (LA/SF/CHI/NY)
DJ PARLER (Up to Par Audio, NY)
DEE PHUNK (Rare Form)
Offical photos by
2014 marks the Makossa Brooklyn Cookout entering its fIfth consecutive summer. Still considered one of the best outdoor summer soirees in Brooklyn, DJ Wonway Posibul of Latin Soul Brothers fame brings his famous Makossa sound from San Francisco to NYC to create a bi-coastal vibe like none other. The monthly summer cookouts have garnered a loyal following, a multitude of acclaim and success since its birthplace, the backyard of Fresthetic, a boutique / gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Latin Soul Brothers, Rare Form & Fresthetic
That wack & brutal winter is behind us! Since we grown we don’t really have a real summer break! But that doesn’t mean we can’t party like we did. Better believe we are!!!!
E.Z. Mo Breezy is back with the throwback party of the summer! We’ll be dancing, singing, and sweating to the music we grew up with; taking you to those summer break days!!! We even have a slow jam set just in case you want get close.
Yours truly will be spinning the soundtrack to the times of Doc Martins, Slap bracelets, OJ’s white bronco, In Living Color, A Different World, Hammer Pants, Spandex, ending your sentences with “not”, fruit roll-ups, science projects, and cd walkmans.
And we’re asking you to party with us. So we’ve been doing this thing for three years now and would like to take this moment to thank y’all. Thank y’all for three years of laughs, hangovers and crazy nights we’ll never forget.
Wednesday, June 18th we celebrate 3 years of mobbing at Southside (NYC) and I hope that you can make it.
2 Cleveland Pl
NY, NY 10013
MixMan and DJ Chuck Barrett is on the decks to make you shake your ass. Don’t worry about a cover, admission is on us! But do us a favor and RSVP.
See y’all next week
Oh yeah, feel free to send this flyer to your friends and post on social media. We all family haha.
The Meatball Shop will close their flagship restaurant in the Lower East Side (84 Stanton) on May 20 at 10:30pm to party for a cause.
Drinks and special balls from chef Daniel Holzman and beverage director Skye LaTorre of The Meatball Shop as well as notable guest chefs Dale Talde of Talde, Pork Slope and Thistle Hill Tavern; Nick Anderer of Maialino; Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud; Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa and Toro; Johnny Iuzzini of Sugar Fueled Inc; and Jim Meehan of PDT.
All proceeds will go to The Meatball Shop + Waves For Water partnership to support their efforts to provide the basic human right of clean water to impoverished communities around the world. First stop: Colombia.
Hope that you’re all enjoying the warm weather we’re FINALLY getting! Wanted to start this by thanking everyone for the unbelievable support for #TheGreatestDayEver! We’re so excited to be hosting over 4800+ people along with our counterparts Brunch Bounce, World Famous, Suave Haus and Apt 78! As you may or may not know, #HennyPalooza will be taking our show on the road with #HennyPaloozaTheTour this year. Toronto, Houston and LA have been confirmed, but we absolutely could NOT start a tour without taking care of home base first. So we’re back for#HennyPalooza Pop-Up Edition. The date is May 25th, 2014 the Sunday before Memorial Day! No work on Monday sooooo WHY NOT?! Want to thank you ALL for your tweets, IG posts, hashtags, word of mouth, testimonies etc. The people make the event as they always have. #HennyPalooza is YOURS. Thank you ALL!!!
This Pop-Up Edition of L’Palooza will be 5.25.14 with 300+ bottles. We have a 3-floor venue that will feature 2 bars. @GeniusinHD x @AustinMillz x @MekDot from 2 Dope Boyz will be spinning the best in everything. The ticket GUARANTEES your entry into the party. ALL tickets will be honored at the door!. Tickets will be on sale for 24 hours and capacity is extremely limited! This goes without saying, but #HennyPalooza is a 21+ event. Per usual, we will be releasing the location the night before.
We’re looking forward to seeing all your faces and making mistakes together. #HennyPalooza has very few rules, I’ve listed them below:
Once again, its time for booty shorts, tank tops and the official kick-off to the summer; The La-Tex Crawfish Boil. We’re boiling over 400 pounds of live crawfish, enjoying Hand Grenades, and dancing to southern classics brought to you by DJ Square Biz. This year we’re headed to ATL too.
What do Shepard Fairey, Cosmo Baker and Union Transfer all have in common? The Mural Arts OFF-THE-WALL BALL fundraiser. Yup, here’s your chance to come party with Philly’s own Cosmo Baker and street art bohemeth Shepard Fairey while they spin tunes at the absolute must-attend after party of The Mural Arts annual Wall Ball Gala
This extraordinary event will take place from 9:30-12:00am Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Union Transfer and will be hosted by Mural Arts’ Young Friends Collective.
Tickets are $35 and include a drink ticket and light bites throughout the night.
All proceeds from this year’s OFF-THE-WALL BALL fundraiser will
go directly to Philadelphia’s First International Street Art Exhibition in 2015.
It’s time!!! May the winter be gone and the booty shakin be strong!!! Grits & Biscuits is back in NYC to start the Spring off right! So put away your snow boots and dust off your shake somn shoes!!! You already know what the deal is but it’s been a minute so in case you forgot…
1. Safe place to get loose without judgment!
2. No velvet ropes & bottle service – Everybody is VIP
3. Good looking professional folx dancin & havin fun!
4. Nostalgic return to college days!
5. If your bones are frozen from the winter YOU BETTER STRETCH TO THAW THEM THANGS OUT!!!
6. Women – don’t get your hair done – pony tails and buns suggested
7. Dudes – Leave your hard-bottom work shoes and cardigan sweaters at home
8. Matchmakin – if you looking for a little companionship… this ain’t a bad place to be! NOTE:: Fellas…these Gals are professional intelligent Women…so that liquor-induced, lame, super aggressive game won’t get you far here….just a note from much observation!
If you a veteran you know these already….if you a rookie…read again and we welcome you to come and have a down home country good time!
Quarter 2 was a big quarter for Nike this year. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended November 30, 2013. Earnings per share for the quarter were up 4 percent due to higher revenues as a result of strong demand for NIKE, Inc. branda
“Our strong second quarter results show why NIKE leads the industry,” said Mark Parker, President and CEO of NIKE, Inc. “Our powerful portfolio fuels growth across our categories and geographies. Because we never stop innovating, we enhance our ability to serve the athlete, inspire consumers and elevate the marketplace. We will continue to seize the best opportunities to drive sustainable, profitable growth for our shareholders.”*
Second Quarter Continuing Operations Income Statement Review
Revenues for NIKE, Inc. increased 8 percent to $6.4 billion, up 9 percent on a currency neutral basis.
Revenues for the NIKE Brand were $6.1 billion, up 9 percent on a currency neutral basis, with growth in every product type, geography and key category.
Revenues for Converse were $360 million, up 11 percent on a currency neutral basis, driven by strong performance in our largest owned markets: North America, the United Kingdom, and China.
Gross margin increased 140 basis points to 43.9 percent. Gross margin benefitted from a shift in the mix of the Company’s revenues to higher margin products and businesses, higher average prices, easing raw materials product input costs and continued strength in the higher margin Direct-to-Consumer business. These benefits were partially offset by unfavorable changes in foreign exchange rates and higher labor product input costs.
Selling and administrative expense grew 14 percent to $2.1 billion. Demand creation expense was $691 million, up 13 percent versus relatively low levels in the prior year, driven by marketing support for key product launches, consumer running events and upcoming global sporting events, including the World Cup and Winter Olympics. Operating overhead expense increased 14 percent to $1.4 billion due to investments in digital innovation and other growth businesses, as well as higher Direct to Consumer costs driven by growth and new store openings.
Other expense, net was $13 million, comprised primarily of a charge relating to an adverse legal judgment in Western Europe and foreign currency exchange losses. For the quarter, the Company estimates the year-over-year change in foreign currency related gains and losses included in other expense (income), net, combined with the impact of changes in currency exchange rates on the translation of foreign currency-denominated profits, decreased pretax income by approximately $32 million.
The effective tax rate was 25.1 percent, compared to 26.8 percent for the same period last year, an improvement primarily due to an increase in the amount of earnings from non-U.S. operations, which are generally subject to a lower tax rate.
Net income increased 3 percent to $537 million while diluted earnings per share increased 4 percent to $0.59, reflecting a slight decline in the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding.
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet athttp://investors.nikeinc.com and individuals can follow @Nike.
The Year of the Horse is here for 2014. Nike is making the Flightposite the signature sneaker for the year. The resulting colorway for 2014 features a gorgeous shining azure color across the Posite panels with a shimmering calligraphy pattern positively beaming from everywhere. The lace dubre also features a Chinese idiom translating to ‘with the arrival of the horse comes great success’, wishing y’all the best for the year. These sneakers will be available on January 9.
This years highlight Jordan Brand release will be the Air Jordan 11 “Gamma Blue.” The sneaker comes with a black base and upper as well as a black midsole.
The sole comes featuring a translucent sole with a tint of blue as well as varsity maize and gamma blue highlights over the upper. These will be a big hit as they will see a December 21 release for $185.
Here is a new women’s colorway of the Nike Air Max Plus in a Chrome Oreo color. The sneaker comes featuring tough black winter-ready weatherized textile through the upper and a chrome-infused cookies and cream sole unit sitting pretty down below. Available here. See Photos of the sneaker below:
Eight months down, but never out, Kobe Bryant returns to the court tonight for the first time since his Achilles injury. His relentless drive is captured in a new Nike Basketball TV spot launching tonight. Los Angeles native Ice Cube narrates the spot.
CNCPTS releases this years edition of it’s Nike SB holiday sneaker with the Nike SB “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Pack. The pack comes featuring two colorways of the Nike SB Dunk High sneaker all in an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” theme. The sneaker comes featuring Snowmen, snowflakes and mistletoe on the black and heather grey fleece variations of the sneakers. Both colorways will be launching on December 7 at CNCPTS in-store at 7 a.m. EST, followed by an online release at 12 p.m. EST.
Tonight was a special night for the Miami Heat as they were rewarded with their NBA Championship rings. The team donned a special gold trimmed jersey for the game and Ray Allen joined in the festivities with a special player edition of the Air Jordan 1. Here we have a detailed look at the the sneakers courtesy of Sneaker News. The sneaker comes featuring Ray’s #34 number lettering on the sneaker instead of the traditional 23 on the back of the sneaker. The shoe also comes featuring player exclusive that highlights gold and red accents, with Allen’s logo featured on the front and center on the tongue. Take a look at the sneaker shots below:
The Air Jordan 5 “Laney” is hitting stores on November 2 following a 2000 release. These sneakers come featuring the colors of Michael Jordan’s High School alma mater which royal and maize classic. These sneakers will be in store’s on November 2nd at Jordan Brand retailers.
AIR JORDAN 5 “LANEY”
White/Varsity Maize-Varsity Royal-Black
November 2, 2013
Today, we get a new look at the Air Yeezy 2 in red courtesy of Kanye’s beau, Kim Kardashian. These sneakers, dubbed the “Red Octobers,” were featured on her instagram. The sneaker will see a release as Kanye West get’s ready for his upcoming Yeezus tour. See the shoe below:
Nike Basketball has been working on a new series of sneakers dubbed the“What the.” The series comes featuring three of the brand’s signature basketball shoes for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant. Here we take a look at the Nike Kobe 8 “What the Kobe” and comes featuring multiple elements. The Kobe 8 version comes featuring medial branding, including the Nike stamp from the “Mambacurialst”. Take a look at the sneaker below, what are your thoughts?