Rivalry was on their minds as the staff at Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer as they donned on their new The World Against Mercer tee yesterday evening. Indeed, the sudden break in the unbearable summer heat meant plenty of parties in and around New York City. This included 2 large venues just a few streets from one another, Nike Sportswear 1LOVE Block Party and Heineken Inspire Concert. So who won? Heineken Inspire Concert had the drinks and the musical talents, still, Nike Sportswear 1LOVE Block Party trumped it by one factor the FREE food!. But don't take our words for it, even Heineken Inspire's headliner, Wale, swung by 1LOVE for the festivities.
In all, well over 1000 people packed Mercer Street yesterday evening as DJ Clark Kent and DJ King Solomon spinned live through the duration. A brief intermission also introduced the 17-year old mistress of rhyme, Miss Banks of Harlem, performed fittingly on a Harlem school bus. And of course, there were the food. Hill Country smoked and BBQ enough poultry and porks for the event, then some more, while there was a free reign on iced kegs and Mister Softee. Though there is the heat and humidity, a day like yesterday just want to make you wish summer never ends.