As first reported by our friend Dan Glass in the Atlantic Cities, then profiled by The New Yorker, and today chronicled on page A25 of the New York Times, ACME’s own Dirby was a creator of The Night Heron, a speakeasy housed high above Chelsea in…a derelict building’s rooftop water tower.
Guests, who only nabbed an invite if gifted a silver pocket watch from someone who previously visited the tower, were feted with live music, whiskey cocktails, and face-time with a fascinating cross-section of New Yorkers. And if they were brave to climb to the tower’s top, a spectacular view of Manhattan’s nighttime skyline.
ACME was honored to host a party for our friends and staff in the tower on one of the Night Heron’s last three nights earlier this month before it was sealed forever.
Check out more pictures of the Night Heron from the New York Times.
And more coverage here, there, there, everywhere.
BUT WAIT! There’s more! The minds behind The Night Heron will be offering four Tuesday evenings of discussion and illumination at ACME Studio this June in their Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking. Tickets and more information available at Atlas Obscura.