King Kong Hosts Manhattan Elites at the Empire State Building!
It's the first building to reach 100 floors and the only one to be climbed by a 24ft ape from Skull Island. While the tallest building in our fair metropolis is a destination for visitors from all walks of the world, the Empire State Building is also a source of pride for locals alike. And in true Yelp fashion, last Thursday we turned back the clock in a nod to the days of art deco with a classic cocktail party hosted by King Kong himself!
As the sun set over the city, yelpers enjoyed breathtaking views from the 80th Floor ballroom while mingling in high style. The bartenders kept the bar flowing with Empire cocktails, brews and wines while Chef Garcia from Calle Ocho exhibited a flair for flavor with nonstop rounds of hors d'oeuvres that kept even a giant gorilla hunger at bay.
Between sets by the sexy sax man guests also had free access to the complete restoration exhibit and explored both the 86th and 102nd floor observation decks to their hearts content. As Melanie B gushed, it was "an amazing opportunity for so many of us who hadn't been to the ESB since we were kiddies. In my lifetime of Yelp elite events, this one is one of the most memorable." And we can't agree more.
HUGE thank you to the folks at the Empire State Building for creating an absolutely amazing "I Heart NY" moment for everyone! To leave your own review of the event, click HERE. And if you want to see some more pics from the event courtesy of Mackler Studios, be sure to check out our Flickr page HERE.
- Jane K & Yelp NYC