Book + Record Pairings That Highlight Milestones From NYC’s Music Scene

A nostalgic look at the some of the delights from the wildly influential cultural hub

No list of musical moments will ever come close to the momentous gravity of NYC’s influence on sound over the last century plus. The following pairings, however, aim to tap into some of our personal favorite milestones in the midst of it all. Some of them—the Beastie Boys Book and Paul’s Boutique, for example—connect directly. Others—like last year’s exquisite photographic study of the Chelsea Hotel and …

Interview: April Barton of Suite 303

Hotel Chelsea's clandestine hair salon relocates to a street-level space after 18 years of legendary service

With three large windows and a small terrace, Suite 303 peers out at 23rd street from Manhattan’s legendary Hotel Chelsea. Decorated simply with tokens from friends, tall mirrors and an inviting couch, the private space feels more like a buddy’s apartment than the home and salon of celebrated hair stylist April Barton. It’s here that we meet with Barton to talk about future of Suite …