Last week our friends at Curbed showed off floor plans for what they dubbed the Mickey and Minnie Mouse duplex. The Real Estate Desk had to see what was up with this place, and it turns out it was one of the few remaining units at the Upper West Side’s very own castle, 455 Read More
My profile in this week’s paper of Jeffrey Rabhan, the new chair of New York University’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, opened with his meeting with Ken Friedman: He asked the restaurateur and former Smiths manager to join his department’s board, which, over obscure tequila, Mr. Friedman agreed to.
But just before Read More
Kathleen Rice now says she was wrong when she made endorsements, which makes her right when she said earlier that she couldn’t make endorsements.
The Paladino Team gets the Wayne Barrett treatment.
Rudy Giuliani is undecided in the governor’s race.
Dicker vs. The Politicians: A Round-Up.
Andrew Cuomo’s mother thinks Paladino Read More
Beginning tomorrow, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. will honor former Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham with a one-room exhibit dedicated to her life and works. The centerpiece of the show, “One Life: Katharine Graham,” is a portrait by photographer Richard Avedon featuring Ms. Graham. In it, she stares at the viewer Read More
Affordable Housing or Lack Thereof
What if there were an easy way to figure out all the empty buildings and lots in the city and put them to a better use, like housing the homeless or pushing down the city’s exhorbitant real estate prices? Advocates, led by Picture the Homeless, think there is, in the form of a Read More
Q & A
New York Times fashion writer Eric Wilson is in Paris for the Fashion Week, and he stopped by Carine Roitfeld’s office to talk about her latest issue, which commemorates the 90th Anniversary of Vogue Paris. It’s also the biggest issue ever — very fat indeed. Here are some excerpts from their conversation.
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I submit this as one of the best things the Internet has come up with, ever:
Seven point seven. Write that down. That’s my percentage increase for September, the best I’ve done this time of year since 1939. Even after today’s 47-point decline, I’m feeling pretty righteous about how I’ve handled this month, which is typically a harsh and painful time for me.
A few nuggets of Read More
Advertisers who want to run their message on Buzzfeed can now get a discount based on how viral their spot is through a new self serve ad platform called Buzzfeed Boost.
Buzzfeed measures how hot a particular piece of content is and offers advertisers a bonus based on that score. If the content continues Read More
The Tom DiNapoli for Comptroller campaign continue to try to use the apparently impending guilty plea of Alan Hevesi against his G.O.P. opponent Harry Wilson.
The DiNapoli campaign is out with a release tying Wilson to Steven Rattner, the New York financier who led the Obama administration’s rescue of the auto industry and whose Read More