Ja Lounge - Long time New York scenesters Jon and Jade Ferrari popped the cork on Ja (pronounced ha) on New Year's Eve of 1999. The story goes that during an intense conversation regarding the merits of various Rioja wines, Uncle Joe turned to Jade after downing his 16th martini, looked up and said "ja" (ha). Much of the story stays with Ja to this very day, particularly the part about the martinis. Simply put, Ja has one of the best special martini lists in the city, a visit wouldn't be complete without sampling the Alizanna or Ohranjade. If you're lucky maybe Jon, the ambidextrous musical maestro, will make you one himself while he cues up a 12 inch without missing a beat. The decor in this stylish lounge is very Italian 1950's, of note are the curvy glass lamps which give off a soft glow in what must surly be one of the best spots in New York to sip a Martini and get a free history lesson on the A-Z of house music.