Inside the NFL Draft Party



As the NFL invades New York City for the 2012 Draft at Radio City Music Hall this week, on Tuesday night, Victor Cruz of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, Ryan Williams (Arizona Cardinals), Roc Carmichael (Houston Texans) and Isaac Redman (Pittsburgh Steelers) hosted a pre-draft party at Tenjune in the meatpacking district. Located beneath the luxury steakhouse STK, the small horseshoed shaped dance floor was filled with NFL pro-bowlers, the draft’s top prospects and New York’s high-brow. At the top of the list were draftees, Janoris Jenkins (cornerback, North Alabama) and Dwight Bentley (cornerback, Louisiana-Lafayette), who Cruz has mentored in their pursuit of playing in the NFL, Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets and Grammy-nominated artist Twista. With the lounge filled to capacity, photographer Dustin Nakao Haider captured the pre-draft festivities exclusively for Life+Times.