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Tony Fant's New York Classics

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Tune in and enjoy GrandLife’s series of playlists curated by local record collectors, music makers, and DJs.

Tony Fant is the president of GrandLife Hotels and a pioneer of the hospitality landscape in lower Manhattan. He is also a longtime patron of downtown culture, perhaps best versed in the local music scene with a collection of vinyl that serves testament to his unwavering dedication to the art form. Drawing from the days of the rock poets to the emergence of East Coast hip hop and beyond, Tony shares with us his personal mixtape of New York classics that plays like a love note to the city and the artists behind its inimitable soundtrack. 

Be sure to catch Tony’s Instagram Live DJ set from 6pm, Thursday April 16th—vinyl only from the Soho Grand Salon.

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