On November 26, Joshua Bell hosted a Private Holiday Performance and Live Broadcast.
Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski apparently got holed up on The Good Wife set, but nonetheless, Heather Graham, Michael Feinstein and Maxwell dropped into the holiday merriment at Joshua Bell’s Flatiron penthouse apartment.
Renée Fleming’s beautiful soprano repertoire was the apex of the evening.
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To move or not to move? That, for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, is still the question. Read More
Bill de Blasio will be unveiling “important” new appointments in the near future, but don’t expect his schools chancellor pick to be among them.
Asked today about his decision-making process for the chancellor pick, the mayor-elect described it as deliberate and methodical and said new candidates are still being considered even as his January 1 inauguration looms a few weeks away. Read More
Here’s to taking a sad event and making things, if not better, at least celebratory, as Time Out New York Senior Editor and “Beatles superfan” Amy Plitt hosts a night of Beatles trivia in honor of John Lennon on the anniversary of his death. Oldies fans, you’re in luck too, as there will also be questions about other music from the ’60s and ’70s as well. Don’t know much about the history of the Fab Four but like their music? Not to worry: The event promises that “Beatles aficionados and casual enthusiasts” will feel welcome. Read More
On December 2, The New-York Historical Society’s held it’s annual History Makers Gala.
Over 500 patrons of NYHS assembled at the lavish Pierre Hotel for this year’s gala and raised a hefty $3.1 million. The lauded historical institution also toasted Roger Hertog, Trustee of the New-York Historical Society since 2003 and former Chairman of the Board from 2007 Read More
Incoming Police Commissioner Bill Bratton this morning tried to turn the page on soured relations between police and many minority communities, promising “freedom and equality for all” in his first public appearance since his appointment.
Mr. Bratton, who also served as top cop under Rudy Giuliani, vowed to “get it right” in a city where many communities of color feel under siege following a dramatic spike in stop-and-frisks that rarely lead to arrests. He was speaking with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in front of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network at a memorial for the late anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela in Harlem. Read More
Comedy fans, you don’t want to miss Moonwork, which is far more than just a stand-up show. You’ll get to hear high-quality humor from the likes of Ophira Eisenberg, author of Screw Everyone, as well as singer-songwriter Mike Errico, John Oliver (The Daily Show), Jim Gaffigan, author of Dad is Fat, and Tom Shillue, who’s putting out a new live comedy album each month for a year, in an intimate setting. It’s the 20th anniversary of their “Evening of Original Works” series, so you’re in for a special treat. Impress your date by showing them something they won’t get in your average comedy club. Read More
Because not everyone in South Williamsburg wants to do all their food shopping at Marlow & Daughters—after all, how much pastured pork and lamb and loaves of sprouted spelt can a person eat?—the neighborhood, divided roughly by Grand Street from its yet-hipper northern relative, now has a new grocery store. Urban Market of Williamsburg, which celebrated its grand opening today, occupies a 16,000 square-foot space at 11 Broadway, just across Kent Avenue from the East River.
Like Whole Foods, Urban Market will offer traditional grocery and household products, as well as specialty, locally-sourced and organic items, making it the neighborhood’s first full-service grocery store. (Northern Williamsburg is slated to get a particularly sleek-looking Whole Foods in the not-too-distant future, at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 4th Street, in the heart of what The Observer recently heard described as “the Times Square of Brooklyn.”) Read More
The candidates vying for City Council speaker mostly hailed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s choice of Bill Bratton to lead the police department, though one was willing to openly criticize the pick.
In a lengthy statement yesterday, Councilman Jumaane Williams took issue with Mr. Bratton’s “mixed” record when he held the same job under former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose police force was repeatedly accused of crossing the line in its efforts to drive down crime. Read More
If one had to make a list of industries that have benefited from Tribeca’s metamorphoses from dilapidated artist’s encampment to prohibitive sanctuary for financiers, orthodontics would be right up there. Who, after all, is better positioned than the trophy wife to spend extravagantly in the name of her child’s of pearly-whites? Dr. Richard M. Lyons, who bills himself on his website Drtoothy.com as a longstanding Tribeca orthodontist—his office, at the corner of Worth and St. James Place, can be included in Tribeca only in very imaginative neighborhood delineations—is among the beneficiaries, even if the retainer-wearing have to skirt Chinatown for his services. Dr. Lyons has now further benefited from the inflation of downtown real estate values, according to city records, selling for $3 million his co-op at 37 West 12th Street, in Greenwich Village, a unit he has owned since the building’s completion in the early 1960s. Read More