Next week, we're going to get something that busy New Yorkers pratically beg for - an extra day! Yep, it's leap year, so you should probably start pondering how you'll make use of your February 29. Drinking it away sounds like a plan to us, so how perfect that Chelsea's The Americano is whipping up a special dinner and a few mezcal cocktails for good measure. There will also be a psychic in the house to tell you how you'll fare for the rest of the leap year. Note: the tipsier you are the more believable the reading will be. Tickets are $85 per person and the shindig starts at 7 PM (212-525-0000).
It's going to be a very good year for folks associated with the new Hakkasan restaurant, as the sure-to-be hot spot just went on a hiring spree for their new location in Midtown. Word is that the restaurant is going to hire 190 local employees to staff the kitchen and the FOH - pretty impressive, especially because the restaurant industry has still had some trouble recovering from the financial crisis.