Nightclub city – Tup Tup Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:13:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nightclub city – Tup Tup 32 32 Five Zurich – Incredible Dive Options – World Class Music Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:13:55 +0000

The hot summer of 2022 has seen an equally fashionable lifestyle brand land in Zurich. Putting music, art, design and culinary experiences at the forefront, FIVE’s Swiss property features 45 lavish suites, 42 contemporary rooms and seven dining and nightlife venues, including a dazzling rooftop nightclub. As Zurich marks its place on the international city break map, FIVE stands ready to welcome its most fashionable travellers.

Energy Pulser

The highly anticipated launch of the innovative hotel concept took place in July 2022, with a grand opening that encapsulated the zest and energetic personality of the place. Now fully open, guests can come stay, dine, drink and dance in inimitable FIVE style. Right in the heart of Zurich and designed to be THE place to party, it caters to music lovers with live events including international DJs; not only has the hotel group curated its own playlists (which you can listen to on Spotify), but it has also launched its own music label.

An incredible 14-meter colorful sculpture of 18 alphorns greets guests inside and outside the lobby, giving a taste of what to expect as they move through the spaces. In collaboration with local Swiss artists, the interior designers created special nooks in the spaces, created to be ultra Instagramable. It is a place to see and be seen.

Presentation of the FIVE brand

Anticipating what’s to come, we take a look at what’s happened so far with the growing chain… FIVE (which coincidentally celebrated its fifth anniversary this year) already owns two properties super funky in Dubai – The Penthouse and The Beach at FIVE Palm Jumeirah – which have earned an excellent reputation for world-class music events. Their guests enjoyed sets by sought-after artists like Joel Corry, Robin Shulz, Solardo, Jax Jones, Lost Frequencies and many more big names. From now on, the top events attended by revelers in the United Arab Emirates will be reproduced with a European accent, here in Zurich.

A few minutes from the center of Zurich

About a 20-minute drive from the airport (via the hotel’s pre-booked transfer service), FIVE Zurich is in leafy Wiedikon, surrounded by green spaces that lead to the edge of urban sprawl . The famous Utliberg Mountain sits within sight of the hotel, inviting guests to hike, while providing an enviable backdrop for glamorous rooftop parties and epic sunsets. The site was previously occupied by Atlantis By Giardino, and during its former life the venue hosted megastars like Muhammad Ali, Elton John, and Grace Jones. As the building overlooks the city center on a very private plot, guests can be transported to museums, restaurants, and Lake Zurich in minutes. But with so much happening on-site and such indulgent amenities, you might find it hard to venture too far.

Gorgeous and generous rooms, luxury suites and party carpets to impress

The property has undergone a period of nine months renovation period, during which it became a canvas for local creative talent. You can book a stay in a Gorgeous Room or a Generous Room (the latter with a balcony option). These are classified as rooms, but in reality they are much more like suites.

Above a category, you can opt for the elegant Luxe or Luxe XL suites, the fun FIVE suite, the bold and retro 78 m² Come Play suite that is suitable for a rockstar, a two-bedroom suite Epic Suite with eight balconies or a connecting suite with up to four bedrooms. All categories include exclusive artwork, king-sized beds, living areas and chic toiletries. With particular appeal to Millennials and Zillenial visitors, these spaces have been designed with modern generations in mind.

Generous Room With Balcony

During our stay we were accommodated in one of the hotel’s generous balcony rooms.




Asian fusion dinner with Swiss classics

Seven different restaurants are provided within the property. The first is the high-energy street food haunt, Soul Street, with a buzzing atmosphere; Maiden Shanghai, a non-GMS fine-dining Chinese restaurant with an award-winning epic brunch; The Penthouse, a unique Japanese lounge concept – merging dance and dining – which is connected to the nightclub with an open-air terrace and panoramic views of the horizon; The Vault Wine Bar, which prepares a divine contemporary version of the classic Swiss fondue; the Tune In Café with murals, coffee and snacks to go; and finally, The Social Pool, for cocktails and light bites bathed in the sun.

During our stay, we discovered a variety of delicious dishes from the hotel.

Maiden Shanghai

The Penthouse

soul street

The vault



The Retreat, Spa and Pool

The outdoor social pool is certainly ready to heat up your summer; this area of ​​the hotel hosts several daytime events with live entertainment and during the warmer months giving you the chance to slip into your bathing suit, sip craft drinks and dive into the water accompanied by beats nice.

But if all that high-octane partying gets a little too much, rest assured, you can also detox and decompress at the spa. This urban wellness center extends over 560 m² and includes five treatment cabins, a Spa Suite with Jacuzzi, a hammam, a sauna area, a relaxation room and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool – both with integrated Jacuzzis. And you can always look your best, with a team of therapists on hand to prepare your selfie before your night out. If you want to stay active, you can access the state-of-the-art gym, containing TechnoGym equipment, wall-mounted TVs, weights and jump ropes.

Party at the Penthouse Zurich

We’ve mentioned The Penthouse as a place to eat and dance, but this gem of a place deserves more in-depth coverage. Here you can expect to meet world famous artists like Joel Corry, Pete Tong, Acraze and Charlie Sloth at night, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Lost

Frequencies, Robin Schulz, MORTEN and Subject per day; it is the Zurich house of the sound of FIVE. The interior decor is sumptuous, while the views from the terrace will take your breath away, especially at sunset. And don’t forget to take a look at the bathrooms, we won’t spoil the surprise, but they are unlike any other. In fact, The Penthouse is unlike any other nightclub.

Final Thoughts

This innovative property is a prime location for stargazing (celebrities and celestial beings). Be among the first to dive into FIVE’s first European outing – we’re sure there will be more – by booking a break at this innovative new address in Zurich. By receiving the exclusive 5-star superior hotel award by HotellerieSuisse, you can be sure of VIP treatment in Zurich.

This property is included in our guide to the best hotels in Zurich and the restaurants in our guide to the best restaurants in Zurich.

Downtown Worcester wins Purple Flag award for ‘vibrant’ nightlife economy Tue, 27 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 Worcester has been recognized for its “vibrant” night-time economy.

Downtown has been awarded Purple Flag accreditation, making it a destination for dining, entertainment, and culture between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The award also recognizes cities for promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and residents.

Worcester BID has led the accreditation process for the past seven months, alongside agencies such as Worcester City Council and West Mercia Police.

Sam McCarthy, Managing Director of Worcester BID, said: “Worcester achieving Purple Flag status reassures and builds consumer confidence that our city is a safe and vibrant place.

The Purple Flag award shows visitors Worcester is ‘safe and vibrant’. Credit: Worcester IDB

“Purple Flag assesses all areas of the nighttime economy, looking at security measures and how partners work together using city resources such as CCTV and the CityNet radio system.

“They are also looking at improvements to the city, ensuring a sense of greater security.

“For example, the New Street and Friar Street festoon lighting recently added by Worcester BID creates a vibrant atmosphere but also adds additional lighting to the area making it safer.”

To support purple flag status, Worcester BID issues Best Bar None accreditation, a head office program that ensures licensed venues meet license terms.

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The BID has also installed five automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in late-licensed locations around the city — and wants to provide more in outdoor public spaces.

Councilor Marc Bayliss, co-leader of Worcester City Council, said: “Worcester has a growing reputation as an ideal destination for shopping, sightseeing, leisure and much more.

“Purple flag status confirms that our town is a great place for a relaxing, enjoyable and safe evening and provides an excellent base to further boost Worcester’s popularity.”

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Dean Hill, Director of Tramps, Velvet and Mode, said: “Achieving the Purple Flag, along with Best Bar None accreditations, supports the positive steps we as licensees and Worcester BID are taking to elevate Worcester’s profile and make visitors feel safe. and have a good time. »

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said there had been a 47% reduction in the number of incidents of anti-social behavior from April to August compared to the same period in 2021.

“I want to see the number of incidents continue to drop,” he added.

Miami City Commissioners Seek To Take Back Historic Black Beach Sat, 24 Sep 2022 00:51:57 +0000

In a meeting plagued by outcry around beleaguered Virginia Key, the City of Miami Commission quietly voted to take control of a historic part of the island.

Commissioners voted unanimously at the Sept. 13 meeting to change the city code and take over the park trust that operates Virginia Key’s historic beach — the first beach that Black Miami County residents -Dade were officially allowed to use in the era of segregation. .

The ordinance is now due for second reading in October, but if passed, the majority black board of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust will be replaced by the city commission or its delegates.

Commissioners Joe Carollo and Alex Diaz de la Portilla claimed the trust’s board mismanaged and embezzled $300,000 in annual funding they receive from the city. As evidence of the alleged wrongdoing, the two commissioners point to a draft report from the city’s auditor general, a document that is currently kept away from the public.

During a budget hearing on Sept. 10, Carollo resisted when the trust requested additional funding to hire four new staff members to maintain the park and educate visitors about the beach’s history.

“This is an organization that, unlike the Liberty City Trust and many others, has not been run properly,” Carollo said from the podium during the budget hearing.

Three days later, at the September 13 meeting, Diaz de la Portilla went so far as to say that board members “got their hands caught in the cookie tin.”

Commissioner Ken Russell, who reviewed the draft audit report and whose district includes Virginia Key, said his office found no evidence of wrongdoing.

“I read the draft report and saw nothing to indicate any wrongdoing. There was definitely sloppy note-taking and poor bookkeeping, but nothing to show any misuse of funds,” Russell said. at the September 13 meeting.

Achieved by new times via email, City Attorney Victoria Méndez says audit reports are confidential in the draft phase and not subject to disclosure under Florida public records law until they are not finished. However, she says, commissioners are allowed to discuss a draft before it is made public.

The Virginia Key Beach Park Trust audit began in late 2019 and was put on hold during the pandemic until Virginia Key became a controversial link earlier this year over a plan to relocate homeless people to small homes on the island.

Patrick Range, chairman of the trust, publicly opposed the plan, which was backed by commissioners Carollo and Diaz de la Portilla. Range decried the city commission’s failure to consult with the trust on the matter and suggested that Virginia Key was not the right place for a homeless transition center.

Guy Forchion, managing director of the trust, tells new times that while trust board members may have been late in delivering meeting minutes, they were responsible for funding them.

“We’re not mismanaging funds. That’s all I have to say about it,” Forchion said. new times. “It’s an interesting turn of events, and it’s clearly tied on some level to other things happening on the island.”

At the September 13 meeting, Christine King, the only black member of the city commission, sparred for control of all appointments to the park trust and asked to work with the trust for a year to resolve its issues. financial.

“I think I should have more feedback because I’m the black commissioner and will be sensitive to our historic black beach,” King said from the stage.

King’s attempt to take control of the park trust’s appointments was initially postponed until a meeting later in September, but the commissioners brought the order back six hours later and amended it with significant changes. The revamped measure would place commissioners or their appointees as board members, place King as chair and give her control of two general appointees.

The current council structure provides for six members appointed by the commission and the mayor and three at-large members appointed internally by the council. Forchion tells new times there are currently two vacancies on the board of directors, as commissioners Carollo and Diaz de la Portilla have not appointed anyone to the trust.

A major motivating factor for city leaders to get the trust’s finances in order comes in the form of $20.5 million in Miami-Dade County stipends and bond funding to build a black history museum and cultural complex within the park. The release of that money has been on hold for nearly 20 years because the county said it would only release the funding once the city proves it can afford museum operations.

Forchion tells new times that he hopes the audit will be completed by October before the second reading of the commission’s proposed code change, so that the trust board has an opportunity to respond to the allegations made against them.

First Streisand Nightclub recording remastered for release Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:02:55 +0000

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of Barbra Streisand’s 1962 performances in a Manhattan nightclub before she became a superstar has been remastered and will be released this fall.

“Barbra Streisand – Live at the Bon Soir” features songs from a three-night stint at the Bon Soir nightclub in Greenwich Village. The singer-actor’s sessions led to his first recording contract. Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announced Friday that the remastered sessions will be released on November 4.

The performances were intended to become Streisand’s debut album, but instead many of the songs were remade as studio recordings and released as his Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.

Streisand kept the recordings in her personal collection and she approved the release after engineer Jochem van der Saag used technology to improve their quality, according to a press release. The nightclub acoustics were not intended for professional recording, but modern techniques allowed van der Saag to separate Streisand’s voice from the sounds of the instruments.

The outing will allow listeners “to see 20-year-old Streisand on the cusp of his unprecedented career,” Friday’s announcement said.

“I had never even been to a nightclub until I sang there,” Streisand said in a statement, noting that the release comes 60 years after the Bon Soir sessions.

Arrested suspect, charged with incident at 2521 Main Street – City of Houston Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:48:14 +0000

Houston police arrested a suspect charged with assaulting a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy following an incident at 2521 Main Street around 1:10 a.m. Thursday, September 22.

Jamie Rook-Perez, 21, is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer in the state’s 228th District Court. A photo of Rook-Perez is attached to this press release.

A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy who discharged his weapon was injured and transported to an area hospital.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives H. Le, D. Hammons, M. Childs, and C. King reported:

Two Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies were working extra jobs at a nightclub at the above address investigating a car theft in the parking lot when two men, identified as possible suspects, walked out of the club. Deputies observed one of the suspects attempt to enter a black Dodge Challenger. As deputies attempted to arrest him, the second suspect, later identified as Rook-Perez, entered an orange Dodge Hellcat SRT and revved the engine.

A deputy attempted to arrest Rook-Perez as he attempted to flee in the vehicle. He hit the deputy with the vehicle and pinned his leg against another parked vehicle. The pinned deputy discharged his gun, hitting Rook-Perez in the hand. Rook-Perez then attempted to flee, hitting several cars and a gate that surrounded the pitch.

Deputies detained Rook-Perez and paramedics transported him to an area hospital, where he was treated and released. The injured MP was also taken to hospital and later released with minor injuries.

The second suspect, described only as a Hispanic male with braids, fled the scene on foot.

As is customary in shootings involving officers within the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect sought for questioning in this case is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Jamie Rook Perez

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Turkey. Anti-LGBTQ display reflects nation’s political shift Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:06:00 +0000

FILE - Protesters chant slogans while holding Turkish flags during an anti-LGBTQ demonstration, in Istanbul's Fatih district, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

FILE – Protesters chant slogans while holding Turkish flags during an anti-LGBTQ demonstration, in Istanbul’s Fatih district, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)


The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety as several thousand protesters gathered and marched in Turkey on Sunday to demand a ban on what they see as gay propaganda and to ban LGBTQ organizations.

The Great Family Gathering march in the conservative heartland of Istanbul drew parents with children, nationalists, hardline Islamists and conspiracy theorists. Turkey’s media watchdog gave the event the government’s blessing by including a promotional video calling LGBTQ people a “virus” in its list of public service announcements for broadcasters.

“We must do all our defense against this LGBT. We have to get rid of it,” said Mehmet Yalcin, 21, a construction worker, who attended the event wearing a black headband printed with Islam’s testimony of faith. .”

Seeing footage of the rally terrified Willie Ray, the drag performer who identifies as non-binary, and Willie Ray’s mother, who was in tears after speaking to her child. The fear was not misplaced. The European branch of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association ranked Turkey second to last, ahead of only Azerbaijan, in its latest legal equality index of 49 countries, saying LGBTQ people have endured “countless hate crimes”.

“I feel like I can be publicly lynched,” said Willie Ray, describing the daily sense of dread that accompanies life in Istanbul. The performer recalls leaving a nightclub still in make-up on New Year’s Eve and rushing to get a cab as strangers on the street shouted insults and “tried to chase me away, basically.”

Sunday’s march was the largest anti-LGBTQ demonstration of its kind in Turkey, where the civil rights of a community more commonly referred to here as LGBTI+ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other gender identities and sexual orientations – have been attacked since around 100,000 people celebrated Pride in Istanbul in 2014.

A visible sign of change, the anti-LGBTQ march took place without any police interference. Conversely, LGBTQ groups have had their freedom to assemble severely curtailed since 2015, with officials citing both security and morality grounds.

Police used tear gas and water cannons to break up the planned Pride march that year. Government officials have since banned the event. Activists still tried to rally, and more than 370 people were arrested in Istanbul in June.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s views have also become more anti-LGBTQ over time. Before the 2002 elections that brought to power the Justice and Development Party (AKP) which he co-founded, a young Erdogan said at a television campaign event that he found the mistreatment of homosexuals inhumane and that legal protections for them in Turkey were a “must”.

“And now, 20 years later, you have a totally different president who seems to be mobilizing based on these dehumanizing and criminal approaches to the LGBTQ movement itself,” said Mine Eder, professor of political science at Bogazici University. from Istanbul.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called LGBTQ people “evil”. In 2020, Erdogan defended the head of religious affairs after claiming that homosexuality “brings sickness and causes the decay of the generation”. While defending his long-held belief that women’s identity is rooted in motherhood and family, the Turkish leader last year urged people to reject what “Schmesbian lesbians” say.

Turkey has also withdrawn from a European treaty protecting women against violence, after lobbying conservative groups who claimed the treaty promoted homosexuality.

The country could become less welcoming to the LGBTQ community. The Unity in Ideas and Struggle platform, the organizer of Sunday’s event, said it plans to push for a law banning so-called LGBTQ “propaganda” which the group says is ubiquitous on Netflix and social networks, as well as in the arts and sports. .

The platform’s website says it also supports a ban on LGBTQ organizations.

“We are a Muslim country and we say no to that. Our statesmen and other parties should all support this,” said Betul Colak, who attended Sunday’s rally wearing a scarf with the Turkish flag.

Haunted by “the feeling that you can be attacked at any time”, Willie Ray thinks it would be a “total disaster” if a ban on LGBTQ organizations that provide visibility, psychological support and safe spaces were enacted.

Eder, the professor, said it would be “simply illegal” to shut down LGBTQ civil society based on ideological, Islamic and conservative norms – even though Turkish norms have indeed shifted to “using a violent language, violent strategies and their legalization”.

The Association for Social Policy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies, a non-governmental LGBTQ advocacy and awareness-raising organization in Istanbul, commonly referred to as SPoD, is among the LGBTQ groups that have stopped publishing their addresses online after receiving threatening calls.

“It’s easy for a maniac to try to hurt us after all the hate speech from state officials,” said SPoD lobbyist Ogulcan Yediveren, 27. “But these security issues, this atmosphere of fear, don’t stop us from working and rather remind us every time how much we need to work.

Gay activist Umut Rojda Yildirim, who works as a SPoD lawyer, thinks the anti-LGBTQ sentiments on display on Sunday are not mainstream in Turkish society, but the minority expressing them seem ‘stronger when they have funds public, when backed by the government watchdog.

“You can just close an office, but I’m not going to disappear. My other colleagues are not going away. We will be there no matter what,” Yildirim said.


This story has been corrected to show that the name of the non-governmental organization is the Association for Social Policy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies, not the Association for Policy Studies social status, gender identity and sexual orientation.

This story was originally published September 23, 2022 12:06 a.m.

]]> Legacy Lounge files appeal after Norfolk City Council revokes license Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:34:11 +0000

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The owners of Legacy Lounge have filed court documents, seeking an appeal after the Norfolk City Council revoked the nightclub’s conditional use license (CUP).

In the paperwork, Legacy Lounge asks the court to declare Norfolk City Council’s actions illegal.

See court documents here

The latest comes just over a week after the city council closed the nightclub due to violence concerns. In a 7-1 vote on September 14, the city council revoked Legacy Lounge’s CUP after approximately two months of operation.

A spokesperson for Legacy Lounge said the revocation “effectively terminated all business operations and approximately two dozen jobs.”

The decision to appeal is made in the hope that this process will resemble transparency and fairness. They maintain a standing invitation to dialogue with City Council, City management and the surrounding downtown community.

Marcus Calabrese, Image Capital Group

City attorney staff said the nightclub violated its CUP the night of a quadruple filming outside of Legacy when they had no marked security. One of the four people injured in the shooting was a Norfolk sheriff’s deputy.

“Legacy’s Conditional Use Permit (CUP) requires it to provide uniformed security guards to control and contain patrons, and to peacefully and effectively resolve hazardous situations to prevent injury,” Chris said. Jones, spokesman for the city of Norfolk.

A lawyer for the restaurant told council members the incident was isolated and the club had committed no offence.

The inheritance is the third nightclub closed by city council in past year.

Check for the latest updates.

The Frantic City festival will rock the Orange Loop amphitheater Wed, 21 Sep 2022 09:09:14 +0000