New York attractions: New places to go in NYC in 2012
Find out what’s happening with New York attractions that are debuting this fall, including the Slipper Room and the Public Theater.
Tue Oct 16 2012
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The Cutting Room
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The Cutting Room
What it is: A lot of big things happened at this club during the decade that it was located on West 24th Street. Lady Gaga performed there when she was still Stefani Germanotta; stars like Sting, Norah Jones and Carly Simon played sets on the DL; and co-owner Chris “Mr. Big” Noth met his future wife, who was bartending at the time. When the venue shuttered in 2009 due to a huge rent hike, Noth and his partner, Steve Walter, started looking for a new space—and three years later, it’s just about ready.
Why you should care: The new venue eclipses the original both in size and fanciness. Formerly home to a carpet store, the space has been completely transformed, with 25-foot-high ceilings and a balcony that rings the entire venue. Like the old club, there’s a bar and lounge in the front and a performance room in the back; a removable wall between the two sections means the club can seat up to 450. Live entertainment will be on offer nightly, including some only-in-NYC offerings, like a live version of porn star turned X-rated talk-show host Robin Byrd’s long-running public-access chatfest. 44 E 32nd St between Madison and Park Aves (212-691-1900, thecuttingroomnyc.com). Opens October.—Raven Snook
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