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Actor’s Hour – A Manifesto 

New York City harbours talent in many many shapes and guises. It cultivates, nurtures and feeds the creative and offers the world’s biggest and most varied audiences. 
But the road to your chosen stage or limelight is not easy, and certainly not for the faint of heart. 
Along the way your inner creative soul may be squashed, asphyxiated and damn near almost extinguished – but Actor’s Hour is here to say: NAY, you naysayers! 


To the resounding ‘no’ from a panel of casting agents, that call-back that never arrives, the countless emails that go unanswered, disregarded… ignored – we say, Nay! 


To the headshot they said was ‘too’ this or ‘too’ that, to the script you learnt to perfection that you never had a chance to read, to that flawlessly choreographed number interrupted, cut short…rejected – we say, Nay! You cannot and will not exterminate us! 
For we shall continue to speak and sing with our voices, ukulele’s and horns! We shall dance with our arms and legs splaying till our feet swelter and our toes bleed, and we shall string words together that spin elaborate narratives that move and inspire audiences to tears, laughter and jubilation!


Once a month we shall unite and share our creative impulses, assume fictitious characters and exchange industry hacks and secrets. We shall spill wine, massacre cheese boards and yell profanities into the night if our hearts so desire!
Rejections, imperfections, shortcomings be damned – competition is fierce because of the sheer level of talent that exists in this magical urban landscape of ours. Actor’s Hour invites creatives of all levels to showcase theirs. It is not an affront to the entertainment industry (lets face it, we love you and we are/will be in you). We believe in doing what we love, and doing it often. 


We play the game proudly every day, come see what we do in between.

Yours truly,

Actor’s Hour

NY’s only speakeasy for Actor’s

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Although the East Village has undergone many changes over the years, it has always been a lively part of NYC. Browse boutiques and record stores, have a picnic in Tompkins Square park, or relax in a casual café. This vibrant neighborhood’s nightlife never disappoints– it’s full of old-school bars, music venues, and cool restaurants. The East Village has so much to offer, so get out of your apartment and go explore!

Check out our favorite spots and recommendations curated for your enjoyment below.

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Located in the northern central portion of Brooklyn, This intimate slice of towny living is actually one of the largest neighborhoods in the borough. Now lined with with historic brownstones, restaurants, and bars, this neighborhood serves as the root of some of the greatest rap and hip-hop artists in the world, and is the perfect area for someone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of typical city life.

Check out our favorite spots and recommendations curated for your enjoyment below.

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As the summer starts to wind down, be sure to take advantage of all that NYC has to offer during the month of August. We’ve put together a list of our favorite things to do in NYC this month for you to make the most of the rest of your summer.

1. Pay What You Wish at the Whitney Museum (Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31)


Don’t want to pay $25 to enter the Whitney? Insider Tip: Pay what you wish on Fridays from 7-10 PM!

2. Jazz Age Lawn Party (Aug 25 & 26)


Travel in time back to the 1920’s at the 13th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party held at Governors Island. Enjoy fabulous music from the Dreamland Orchestra, or even participate in the Charleston dance contest. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, they sell out every year!

3. NYC Restaurant Week (Aug 1-17)


It’s no wonder NYC Restaurant week is one of the most highly anticipated yearly celebration of dining in New York. Indulge in NYC’s best restaurants at a fraction of the price. Make your reservation on the official NYC Restaurant website to secure a spot at that restaurant you’ve always been wanting to try.

4. Free Shakespeare in Central Park (Aug 1-19)


This annual Shakespeare festival begins in mid-July and is popular among both New Yorkers and tourists. This year’s performance is Twelfth Night featuring music and lyrics by critically-acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub.

5. NYC SummerStage Concerts (Aug 1-28)


Check out City Parks Foundation’s amazing SummerStage concert schedule to find a wide variety of free and ticketed concerts in NYC city parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

6. New York Renaissance Faire (Aug 4 – Sept 30)


Get your medieval on with NY Renaissance Faire as it celebrates its 41st season. Join the hundreds of actors dressed as knights, fairies, pirates, and more. Be sure to get funnel cake and plenty of ale.

7. Attend a Baseball Game


Baseball is better seen in a stadium than on the TV screen of your apartment! Take your pick–watch a Yankee game at Yankee Stadium or a Mets game at Citi Field. View the August home game schedules online.

8. Smorgasburg


Calling all foodies: don’t miss out on the largest weekly open-air food market in America, featuring over 100 local vendors. It’s open every Saturday in Williamsburg and every Sunday in Prospect Park. Even though this event runs until October, we love going in the warm weather.

9. AfroPunk Festival (Aug 25 & 26)


Enjoy an incredible lineup of well-known musical artists and emerging talents at this annual festival held at Commodore Barry Park. This weekend full of good vibes will also feature “BITES & BEATS” food trucks, live artworks and the SpinThrift Market.

10. Movies Under the Stars at NYC Parks


August is your last chance to take advantage of the free movies being played at parks all over NYC’s five boroughs. Bring a friend, a picnic chair, some food, and enjoy a great flick!

11. Rosé Mansion


This mansion is a rosé lover’s paradise. Sip on rosé from all over the world and wander the rooms in this mansion where you will learn the history, science, and economics of rosé. Tickets include wine samples that equal about two glasses of wine. Buy your tickets online!

12. Thomas Bayrl’s Playtime Exhibit at the New Museum


Don’t miss out on this solo exhibition at the New Museum that brings together Thomas Bayrl’s works from the past fifty years. Recognized as one of the most influential artists to have emerged during the 1960s West German economic boom, Bayrl’s art explores the relationship between consumerism, technology, propaganda, and desire.

 

Located at the Northernmost edge of Brooklyn, Williamsburg offers a unique nonchalant identity and vibe, and the eclectic mix of people living in the area make it a perfect hub in and out of lower Manhattan.

People from all over the world flock to Williamsburg for all that it offers, especially its vintage shopping experience, versatile dining options, and rousing nightlife. The collective community vibe and creative environment make this a perfect place to explore your inner creative, all while allowing you great networking opportunities with the bright minded citizens of the neighborhood in casual and relaxed settings.

Check out the list of recommendations that we’ve curated below.

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Stretching from 6th Ave to the Hudson River, this multifaceted neighborhood will keep you occupied throughout your stay by its offering alone!

Check out the list we have curated for you below.

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The NYC Pride March is just 10 days away and we are celebrating the entire weekend! Check out all of the details for the Pride March below, and don’t miss our pre-pride party on Saturday June 23rd, details for that are here 

Sunday June 24th @ 12pm

Step Off: 7th Avenue and 16th Street

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

NOTE: To prepare for historic attendance and participation expected for WorldPride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019, NYC Pride will be changing the route for the NYC Pride March in 2018.

For more information about VIP viewing areas and volunteer opportunities visit the nyc pride website

To see how Novo Boutique Living is supporting Equality, check out our blog post here

 

“Together, we’ve made massive strides toward achieving equality for LGBT people, but there’s still much to do. Our country’s current anti-discrimination laws are full of holes. There are laws protecting people based on race, sex, disability, and religion – but there are no explicit protections for people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas of public life.”

– ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

The perfect blend between classic and upscale, the Upper East Side allows you to not only immerse your self in the historic neighborhoods of NYC, but also offers you a refined dining and outing experience, no matter what your taste palette craves.

 

There is so much to do, see, and taste here! We’ve curated a list of our favorite spots and recommendations for your visit.

 

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What is GDPR?

In 2016, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR becomes enforceable on May 25th, 2018, which will replace the EU Data Protection Directive 1995 in each EU country. Compliance is mandatory for any company that deals with the data of EU citizens, regardless of whether or not companies have a business presence in the EU. These new regulations are intended to help people stay in control of their personal information.

GDPR and Novo Boutique Living

As a furnished apartments service provider, Novo Boutique Living provides serviced apartments to corporations and business travelers. Our customers routinely provide to us personal data, and it is our commitment that such data be maintained in a secure environment that is compliant with GDPR.

Novo Boutique Living’s Commitment GDPR Compliance

We believe our current practices regarding privacy are strong, and Novo Boutique Living regards GDPR as an opportunity to strengthen our existing commitment to protecting customer data. Keeping our customer data secure is one of our highest priorities. We are continuously enhancing the security of our systems to ensure that we collect and process data in compliance with GDPR. We will be making updates to our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect, why we collect it, what our customers can do with it, and how we use it.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions on the ways in which Novo Boutique Living is preparing for and complying with the upcoming enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation, please contact us at hello@staynovo.com