by C. M. on
I tried out this place a couple of months ago with a friend. We waited on a long line to enter, they don't take cards, my friend had to wait on another long line in lobby for their ATM to get cash for $20 admission because they won't give a hand stamp to leave and return. They claim a strict fancy dress code so I wore a fancy silk top, assuming it was a posh place, big mistake. Drunkards were spilling beer on my silk blouse every 5 minutes, as well as on floor that became slippery and dangerous. Too crowded for dancing, sleazy guys kept coming up from behind and put their arms around me and started to thrust on my butt, so I had to peel off and throw off sleazes at least 3 times in one hour. The DJ butchered great songs into a discordant, awful mash-up. The presence of a celebrity was hyped to get people to pay $20 to come, but he hid behind body guards in a corner and never performed or spoke to the crowd. A few people with some inside connection, perhaps, were allowed to get autographs and photos with him, but how to get this privilege was never announced and when I asked the guard, he rudely just told me to back away and that no one can come past, then one minute later he let someone else come in. Most people couldn't even catch a glimpse of the celebrity's face. Since the celebrity was the main draw that led me to pay $20 and wait on line, I find The Estate's advertising misleading since there was no real chance to see the celebrity for the $20 admission and the secret of how to be one of the few let in by the guards was not disclosed on the website or the http://Going.com announcement or by the in house staff. Perhaps The Estate has better nights than this, but me and my friend had such a bad experience we will never return.
by Janine Schellhammer on
The Park may be known for its over-crowded nightlife, but many forget that The Park is actually a great restaurant before the party gets started. I've been multiple times, and have not been disappointed yet. I enjoy the lentil salad very much, and their tuna tartar is amazing! I've also had their sandwiches and salads and they're excellent! It is truly a great place for lunch during the week or on the weekend! I have yet to have dinner at The Park, but I have been there for happy hour, and I will say that it gets extremely busy and the music gets louder as the night gets older. Truly recommend trying it. Only disadvantage is that it is on 10th Ave, but if you actually go you'll realize it is only a few blocks away from the meatpacking district.
by Jerica Wempa on
Lately I feel like I am too old to "go clubbin." I am glad to have found a place that has people more my age (because 27 is so much older than 21). I liked the layout of the place and the fact that it wasnt as dark as a lot of the other clubs I have been to. Also, and most important, the women here looked good. I really need to learn how to talk to hot babes, especially the ones who make eye contact with you. Why do I always turn my head real quick and feel my face get red? Oh yeah, I am hella shy. Zipzap Zubidy Bop! *Stop tagging this as funny! Being extremely shy around beautiful women is nothing to laugh about.