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It's one of the more popular ways to ring in the New Year -- Strip-side on New York-New York's Brooklyn Bridge. But, it appears that on-going construction on the hotel-casino's facade may have folks searching for a new party spot.
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What will $100 million get you these days on The Strip? At New York-New York, a portion of that amount (shared with sister resort Monte Carlo) will get you a revamped facade featuring a Hershey's Chocolate World, Swatch boutique, Stupidiotic and I Love NYNY novelty shops, and a Strip-side 24/7 Starbucks with patio dining. Or, in other words, everything you could possibly need.
You know how to make our eyes light up these days? Send us an email filled with photos and the words "heavy construction." Of course, our preference is for photos like this, but.. oooh, yeah. We can get pretty excited about run-of-the-mill construction, too. (We said, could SLS.)
Our Twitter friend @John_Nissan sent us a note last Wednesday updating the demolition and construction taking place at New York-New York, Monte Carlo and the land in-between the two. Unfortunately, we were
too busy boozing not able to bring you the photos until the today. (For that, we apologize, John!)
As John relayed:
NYNY is still under heavy construction, while MC is slowly starting to tear away chain link fence. The new main entry of the MC is open, but still needs some attention to detail. I assume since they closed the entry area next to Diablo's they needed even a half-finished entry for now. Diablo's is still open. Double Barrel is starting to take shape.
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The multi-million dollar project currently transforming New York-New York and Monte Carlo will bring new restaurants, shops and attractions to that part of The Strip beginning this spring. And, when those venues begin to make their debut, New York-New York's Lady Liberty will welcome the masses looking Vegas hot.
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The 20,000-seat arena is being built as a partnership between AEG and MGM Resorts. Shovels won't hit the dirt until April 2014, however, the first renderings of the $350 million dollar structure were released today. It will host everything you'd expect a stadium to host, from sports matches and concerts to award productions.
It's hard to believe (read: it's really easy to believe), but we all won't be able to do our holiday candy shopping at Hershey's Chocolate World.
This sweet Strip addition is destined for New York-New York as part of a multi-million dollar project that will also bring changes to sister hotel, Monte Carlo, as well as to the land between the two. Originally promised to debut "this winter," Las Vegas Advisor has learned that its opening has been pushed back to "spring 2014." Not surprising considering Double Barrel Roadhouse at MC was due to open by New Year's Eve, but pushed that back several months as well.
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On Las Vegas Boulevard, Bill's continues to turn into Gansevoort, slowly. And, as you know and as we've been documenting for months, it's not the only major construction project on The Strip. All the cause of motor and pedestrian traffic woes and, for some, sleepless nights as well. All, also due to end in 2014.
It won't be until fall 2014, though, until we see the bow of SLS Las Vegas, currently still gutting the Sahara. Or, at least that's the
stated plan. The photos in this post, courtesy VegasChatter friend Greg C., show the current state of things as of Thursday, September 12.
Greg relays that the gutted hole (shown in the photos above) where the old 1952 Sahara casino once stood is now being rapidly filled with new steel framework. Meantime, the Tunis tower has been "opened up like a sardine can, completely open to the sky," according to Greg. Meantime, the Presidential Suite atop the Alexandria tower is now just a gaping void.
The construction suggests to Greg that nightclubs or restaurants could be slated for some of these rooftops. More than $400 million is being spent to renovate the Sahara. Details of what's to come, as well as a rendering of the transformed property, can be viewed here.
Rubble. Dirt. Repeat.
At New York-New York and Monte Carlo work towards a $100 million dollar improvement project that will bring new venues and new facades to both resorts continues to progress, but the hoped-for New Year's Eve debut of some of those new brands may have been premature.
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Boxing and Las Vegas have had a connection for years. Almost every big fight in boxing's recent history has taken place in Las Vegas. That tradition continues on September 14 when Floyd Mayweather takes on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. This is the most anticipated boxing match in a few years and tickets sold out quickly. Unlike most sports, you can't just walk into a casino sportsbook and watch a fight (boxing or UFC) for free. Matches are only shown at a few select places. This changes depending on the fight and is always a question we get in the weeks leading up to the face-off:
"Where on the strip would Vegas Chatter recommend as a place to go to watch the big fight next month?" -- Eric S.
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We joke that VegasChatter has become more like Vegas(Scaffolding)Chatter, but it's one of those yuks where you sort of grimace and shake your head as you say it. So, it's probably no surprise that seven of these eight updates involve, you guessed it, construction. Here's the latest news you can use (or not) from Las Vegas Boulevard to Fremont Street. The plus side is, no hard hat is required!
1. Work It Out For Free
We've been so focused on the tasty bites, yummy drinks and comfy outdoor patio of Four Seasons' new lobby bar, PRESS -- and with good reason, we might add -- that we failed to notice the sweet workstation set-up inside.
We've always found free stuff to be much better than paid stuff. Luckily for us (and this writer especially), New York-New York's Twitter page agrees.
Once a week as part of a contest called "#FindFridays," @NYNYVegas gives away a prize to the winner of a single-question trivia challenge. Prizes range anywhere from a $100 comp to one of its restaurants to complimentary show tickets.
But, the best part about winning -- and take it from me as a frequent winner -- is the way you're treated when you redeem the reward. When I won $100 to Nine Fine Irishmen, they reserved not one but two tables (one inside and one outside) to make sure we got our pick of prime spots. And, when I redeemed two tickets to Zumanity by Cirque Du Soleil, my companion and I sat third row, center stage.
Left in grief and respect, mementos of a nation's anguish, placed in front of New York-New York's Statue of Liberty in the days after 9/11, were turned into an official tribute by the resort on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana. T-shirts, notes, flags. Every item was respectfully collected and displayed by the hotel-casino or carefully archived by the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
But, as a $100 million dollar re-imagining of the resort and sister property Monte Carlo progresses, some VegasChatter readers wonder what that means for this now long-running tribute: