NY Ink’s Megan Massacre is killing it.
On location: Imagine hitting the best rock clubs, checking out lowbrow artists on display at up-and-coming galleries, and browsing a history museum—all in one night. That’s the idea behind a stay at New York City’s Ace Hotel, where these photos were shot. For the museum fix, Ace’s historic rooms (the building dates to 1904) are scattered with vintage furnishings, custom pieces, and antiques curated by design firm Roman & Williams. The art comes from artists such as Brooklyn-based graphic guru Mike Perry and duo Doug Cunningham and Jason Noto, who got their start designing skateboards. There’s even a Michael Anderson mural composed of hundreds of graffiti stickers in the lobby (check out page 61 for a glimpse). So where does the rock ‘n’ roll come in? Take your pick: the lobby bar that looks like a stage set, the turntables parked next to stacks of vintage records, or your own iPod (all the rooms have stereo docks). With all that going on, plus the Breslin Bar and Dining Room—a carnivore’s delight from the crew at The Spotted Pig—there’s really no reason to take to the streets.
With record TV ratings, raucous fistfights, and the dazzling skill of young stars Patrick Kane and Sidney Crosby, hockey is back. The NHL’s newfound success injects new life into this award-winning series. Players now scrum along the boards while fighting for possession, score from their knees, and bat pucks out of the air for goals worthy of the highlight reel. In the front office, a revamped franchise mode features a new trade system that makes it easier to build a Cup contender, and the retooled EA Sports six-on-six online hockey league now features monthly seasons to keep the competition fierce throughout the winter. Our favorite: a new first-person fighting mode that lets you drop the gloves and send someone to the dental ward.
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