Fun Lovers Unite!

Alex Pareene · 04/28/16 09:17AM

Author and friend of Gawker Mac Montandon is behind Fun Lovers Unite!, an evening of music and comedy benefiting the Manhattan Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, happening Wednesday, May 11, at New York’s Highline Ballroom, featuring Yo La Tengo, Janeane Garofalo, and many more. Tickets, including a $20 ticket for students, are available here. In 2013, Montandon contributed the essay “A Hollywood Ending,” about the death of his brother and its aftermath.

"God Bless New York [a City I Hate]" -Ted Cruz 

Hamilton Nolan · 03/23/16 02:40PM

In New York City, you find subcultures for every sexual persuasion, bars dedicated to every football team, and food from every nation on earth. Hell, you can even find a few hundred people who support Ted Cruz.

Gawker Welcomes the Guardian Staff to Soho

Brian Moylan · 11/17/11 01:14PM

Last night Gawker founder Nick Denton hosted a little soiree at his Soho pad to welcome the American staff of the Guardian who recently moved their office to the neighborhood. And what is a party without a photo booth and a few boldfaced media names? We didn't save you any tea sandwiches, but you can at least enjoy the pictures.

Gawker Toasts Nick Broomfield

Remy Stern · 10/04/11 09:00AM

Gawker hosted a cocktail party on Oct. 1 to celebrate the release of filmmaker Nick Broomfield's latest documentary, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, which opened in New York and Los Angeles last Friday. Click through for photos from the party, which featured (fake) cocaine atop (empty) barrels of oil and a slideshow of Palin's funniest moments. View »

The Week It Snowed

Pareene · 02/12/10 06:55PM

This week was the usual mix of death, TV, weather, and tax evasion. Plus, the governor didn't resign! Let's relive it together.

The 2009 Fleshbot Awards Wrap-up Video

Mike Byhoff · 11/13/09 01:30PM

On November 11th, Gawker's cousin Fleshbot (link NSFW) hosted the first annual Fleshbot Awards at The Box in downtown NYC. To award all things sexy the night had to be exactly that. And it was.

Happy Park(ing) Day!

cityfile · 09/18/09 10:06AM

If you see a group of people sitting on a patch of artificial turf in the street and you're not sure why they're there or what they're doing, you're probably unaware that today is Park(ing) Day NYC, "an international event that reclaims parking spots and transforms them into engaging, people-friendly public spaces for one day a year." Event organizers are expecting a big turnout as they convert the parking spots into miniature parks once again this year. And there you were thinking there wasn't any upside to the news NYC's unemployment rate now stands at a 14-year high. [Gothamist]

Cuddle Up With the Spitz

cityfile · 06/17/09 12:58PM

Maybe it's just us, but if you're going to announce a televised interview with Eliot Spitzer, you might want to leave the whole "intimate evening" bit out of it. [Marketwire, EOS New York]

Anywhere But the Meatpacking District, Basically

cityfile · 05/28/09 02:48PM

Were you aware that the Gansevoort Hotel is "the new Hamptons"? We had no idea either. But if that isn't an exciting enough prospect for you, the hotel also says its new weekend rooftop pool party is going to bring "the sexy St. Tropez feel to New York City every weekend." The Hamptons and St. Tropez all in one place? How convenient! Details below.

Mark Your Calendars: Wendi Deng's Birthday Party

cityfile · 12/02/08 02:05PM

Next Monday is Wendi Deng's birthday, just in case you're looking for something fun to add to your datebook or you happen to be a close, personal friend and you've yet to pick up a suitable gift. So what does the notoriously demanding third wife of Rupert Murdoch have planned for the big event? "According to a source with knowledge of the planning, the Murdochs have booked the top floor of the Gramercy Park Hotel, where their guests will include Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Billy Joel, and Arianna Huffington. A portion of the six-figure budget went towards booking the Chinese pianist Lang Lang to play a 20-minute set." [Portfolio]

Sarah Palin Lookalikes Unite

cityfile · 10/31/08 08:50AM

If you're dressing up as Sarah Palin for Halloween and you'd like to compare your totally uninspired Halloween outfit to the 46,273 other New Yorkers who are dressing up as the vice presidential candidate, you're in luck! Sarah Palin lookalikes are gathering in Union Square tonight—supposedly!—for a "Sarah Palin Experiment and Pageant"