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Zoo-ssentials Everything you need to maximize your weekend

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WelCome to eleCtriC Zoo

An overview of the premier electronic music festival taking over NYC Labor Day Weekend.

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Zoo-ssentials

Get to know the EZoo founders and artists whose recs you’ll find throughout the guide.

What to bring to make the most out of Electric Zoo.

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Stream the entire EZoo lineup on Spotify.

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Get to the Zoo and around NYC like a local.

18 eats after tHe Beat

Grab a late-night bite near EZoo’s After Parties.

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Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop, Drink, and Explore in New York City.

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Welcome to aug ust 29-31 new York City

As New York City’s premier electronic music festival, Electric Zoo is the perfect place to end the summer with a roar.

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Get to know our EZoo experts before delving into their recommendations in the guide.

Benny Benassi ORIGIN: I live in the countryside nearby Reggio Emilia in the north of Italy. SUMMER ANTHEM: Chromeo, “Jealous (Benny Benassi Remix).” TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: A pillow. SPIRIT ANIMAL: A dog so I can talk with my dachshund. EZOO MUST-SEE: I’m excited to see all of my friends DJ!

nicky romero ORIGIN: I was born in Amerongen, but now I live in Veenendaal, The Netherlands. SUMMER ANTHEM: Calvin Harris, “Summer.” TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: My laptop and my headphones. SPIRIT ANIMAL: Monkey, because they are almost like humans. EZOO MUST-SEE: Tritonal, Arty and A-Trak.

showtek ORIGIN: Eindhoven, The Netherlands. SUMMER ANTHEM: “BAD,” our collab with David Guetta! TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Our laptops and our favorite underwear haha. SPIRIT ANIMAL: We would be Skinks. Because we are intangible just like the particular species of Skinks. EZOO MUST-SEE: Deorro.

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EAT salvation taCo

145 East 39th Street Midtown East (212) 865-5800 salvationtaco.com Created by the restauranteurs behind The Spotted Pig and located within the Pod 39 Hotel, there’s a lot going for this taco joint. That being said, Salvation Taco’s menu can speak for itself - with crosscultural inspirations to be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the hotel’s rooftop bar.

katZ’s deliCatessen 205 East Hudson Street Lower East Side (212) 254-2246 katzsdelicatessen.com

We always eat there! ġŏ ŏ %"! Since opening in 1888, Katz’s has established itself as an LES staple by serving the city’s best pastrami sandwich. Whether you’re a pastrami-lover or not, its lengthy menu will satisfy all patrons - especially during the weekends when Katz’s is open all night long. CULTIVORA’S GUIDE TO ELECTRIC ZOO

souen

28 East 13th Street Greenwich Village (212) 627-7150 souen.net Souen on Sixth Avenue ‘cause it’s macrobiotic and vegan. I love this place, you can meet a lot of cool people. Once I met Patti Smith. - Benny Benassi

nortHern territorY

12 Franklin Street Greenpoint (347) 689-4065 northernterritorybk.com This Australian bar and restaurant has quickly become a go-to Greenpoint destination both for its food quality and rooftop view.

ramen YeBisu

126 North 6th Street Williamsburg (718) 782-1444 ramenyebisu.com

Authentic Japanese ramen all year round. The veggie ramen is a standout! ġŏ 1.ŏ!ŏ() CULTIVORA.COM/EZOO | 21


SHOP fool’s gold reCords

536 Metropolitan Avenue Williamsburg (347) 294-4139 store.foolsgoldrecs.com You’ll find a full range of label releases and merchandise at Fool’s Gold Records’ flagship store, including vinyl, accessories, headphones, toys, art prints, and gifts.

adidas

610 Broadway, SoHo (212) 529-0081 adidas.com Stella McCartney for Adidas is a must for me, she’s brilliant with her little tops and jackets. ÄĄĹ?%+(!Ĺ? +1 !.

fligHt CluB 812 Broadway NoHo (888) 937-8020 flightclub.com

My favorite tucked away sneaker shop where I can’t afford anything. ÄĄĹ?*Ĺ?++ )*ÄŒĹ?#  %0+. Flight Club carries a unique, rare sneaker inventory that rotates frequently. Stop in to pick up some Nikes for everyday wear or opt for a coveted pair of Air Jordans. Whatever your taste, Flight Club will have a pair of sneakers for you.

tHe Hoodie sHoP

181 Orchard Street Lower East Side (646) 559-2716 shop.thehoodieshop.com While this niche store’s focus is (obviously) hoodies, you can also find a selection of hoodless items in this Questlove-owned, psychedelia-inspired store. CULTIVORA’S GUIDE TO ELECTRIC ZOO

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