Getting a reservation at Brooklyn
Because those are two of the experiences available to members of the freshly launched Velocity Black club.
It’s a members-only, 24/7 mobile concierge service that offers everything from travel plans to dinner reservations to front-row seats on an intergalactic adventure.
And for annual dues of $2,400 plus a one-time $600 initiation fee, you can apply right here, right now.
At any point, 365 days a year, members can chat with a team of experts instantly through the app, with an average response time of
There’s also a 0-click payment function, wherein everything booked through Velocity Black is automatically settled by a member’s account. No need to re-enter your personal or payment data, regardless of what you book. And that means, should you so desire, you need not even reach for your wallet at dinner.
But the best part is, no doubt, the ridiculous and fanciful experience on offer. Here are 10 of the best NYC opportunities available at launch.
1. Experience the U.S. Open like a celebrity
Velocity Black will source last-minute tickets to get you a piece of the action. Plus, members can also enjoy access to off-site events like the U.S. Open Kickoff Player Party or a Dinner with players like Coco Vandeweghe or rising star Frances Tiafoe.
2. Book a last-minute weekend getaway
These agents are at the ready to nail down anything from a two-week-long vacation to Mykonos with a group of buddies to a last-minute surprise weekend getaway with your better half.
3. Get that impossible day-of dinner reservation
On a nightly basis, these people will pull rabbits out of hats. Want to hit up Lilia at 8 PM tonight? Done.
4. Be the world’s best host with Katz's in your home
NFL Season is two weeks away. Don’t bother cooking. Forget your go-to catering. Invite everyone and let Katz’s Deli prep some killer pastrami sammies for your coffee table.
5. Never miss your favorite band
Truth be told, we’ve missed so many awesome concerts. Usually because we buy tickets six months in advance and then completely forget come showtime. No more. Not only will Black let you know what’s coming on the horizon, they’ll pick up last-minute tickets to upcoming acts like the Meadows Festival, Paul McCartney, Chance The Rapper, Ed Sheeran and more.
6. Get a bird’s eye view of NYC
Those afraid of heights — look away. Because the Open-Door Helicopter Tour of NYC lets you charter a doors-off helicopter ride. Hang with your feet dangling above the city streets, Central Park or the Statue of Liberty.
7. Dine — privately — with a famous chef
Enjoy a five-course, four-star meal, cooked in front of you by a renowned chef like Dan Kluger, Justin Smillie, Markus Glocker or Marc Murphy.
9. Experience NY Fashion Week like Tom Ford
Members can gain front-row access to some of the most anticipated shows, from Marchesa to Jeremy Scott to Marc Jacobs to Calvin Klein. And if you want to really sink your teeth in, take a backstage tour or hit up the Harper's Bazaar after-party.
10. Eat like Anthony Bourdain
Whether it's a business dinner or a date, Black can hook it up with a VIP dining experience. Champagne upon arrival? Check. A meet-n-greet with the chef? Done. A kitchen tour and the best seat in the house? Sure, why not.