What’s The Venue Czar Up To…
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Recently, Stephen Fried - Great Places’ very own Venue Czar @venueczar – visited a few places around the Big Apple and shared his thoughts.

Go Studios is introducing the Penthouse Studio.  This gorgeous venue with a large outdoor space is perfect for all types of celebrations, product launches, bar and bat mitzvahs, and weddings. It features a state-of-the-art kitchen, amazing skylight and ping pong table – if that’s what you’re into.  The outdoor space is quite unique as well and can accommodate 200-plus.  This is a rare gem of a venue for sure.  318 W. 39th Street, 212.564.4084, info@go-studios.com, https://www.facebook.com/gostudios.


The Attic occupies 5,000 square feet of bi-level space atop the Hilton Garden Hotel.   It is one of the City’s newest nightlife and after-work hotspots and features indoor and outdoor space.  Sure to be a hit rain or shine!  251 West 48th Street, 212.956.1300, info@theattic-nyc.com, https://www.facebook.com/theatticrooftop, https://twitter.com/theatticnyc, https://instagram.com/theatticnyc/.

Melrose Ballroom is another new, fun space.  Located in Astoria, this multi-level venue is great for corporate events as well as social parties such as bar and bat mitzvahs.  It features a large performance stage with great acoustics.  It also has a great kitchen and allows outside catering.  You know events held here will be great as the venue is under the direction of event and catering industry veteran, Barry Rosenthal.  36-08 33rd Street, Astoria, 718.255.6921, https://plus.google.com/+Melroseballroom/posts, https://twitter.com/MelroseBallroom, https://www.facebook.com/MelroseBallroom, https://instagram.com/melroseballroom/

Changing of the Guard:

The Patina Group is now managing the event and food service at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.  A classic NY venue.

Photo:  Matt Stabile

The CulinArt Group takes over the catering responsibilities at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations.  The facility is still under the direction of industry pro Lee Hayden Frank.


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