New York drops its Influentials issue today, offering solid if unsurprising lists in the food and nightlife realms. (The inclusion of AvroKo—"the just-so brick walls, the vintage-style lamps, the painstaking selection of a font for the menu"—is surely the design firm's most impressive shark jump to date.)
More fun than both lists, though, is the "Velvet Rope of the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations" (above), charting the current nightlife lifespans. Cain Southampton—taste the prebuzz.
· The Influentials: Scenesters [New York, scroll down for expectations curve]
· The Influentials: Food [New York]