The Times Finds a New Favorite Editor

kim hastreiter The Times Finds a New Favorite EditorA few days ago it was David Remnick The Times was drooling over, but things have changed. Today Guy Trebay dubs Paper editor Kim Hastreiter possibly “the coolest person in New York.”

“To say that Kim Hastreiter knows practically everyone who matters in the cultural life of this city is an understatement,” he writes.

In her own words, she is “a heat-seeking missile” for talent.

“She’s got this gift for making that which is indie seem commercial and that which is commercial seem indie,” said to Sally Singer of Vogue–and neither hip replacement surgery nor “prickly” designers nor the end of the 80s can stop her.

Poor Mr. Remnick. This must sting.