By The Editors 8/15/11 9:15am
What goes into making a list of media bachelors? The proprietary formula is of course proprietary, but a few of the key elements are pretty transparent.
First and foremost, Power Bachelors should be desirable, be it by physical appearance, byline, or pure and unfiltered cachet.
Beyond which, they must be available: this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re completely single, Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 8/11/11 2:11pm
Coney Island’s reputation for iconic shtick as big business just received a highbrow boost, as Coney Island Brewing Company celebrated the beginning of their second year of business and the operation of a fully-licensed in-house brewing system, with the cutting of the world’s smallest brewery opening ribbon (a piece of Red Vine licorice, naturally).
The event had the air Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 7/29/11 11:23am
Long Island couple Christine Tulley and Rachel Baker traveled to downtown Manhattan at dawn on Sunday morning for reasons more sentimental than practical. Ms. Baker, a TriBeCa native, and Ms. Tulley showed up at the courthouse to be married on July 24, 2011, the first day New York State’s Marriage Equality Law went into effect. Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 7/28/11 11:47am
“Be careful with this one, she won’t give you anything. She’s quite squirrely,” chided MSNBC political correspondent and host Dylan Ratigan as Keli Goff, a contributing editor at TheLoop21, chatted with The Observer during the launch party of Ms. Goff’s first novel, The GQ Candidate at the Tracy Reese Boutique in the West Village.
Teetering in Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 7/24/11 7:43pm
On Friday afternoon, State Senator Diane Savino was still plotting exactly how best to help same-sex marriage couples celebrate their big day on Staten Island.
“Assemblyman [Matthew] Titone and I are going to be there handing out cupcakes and champagne — or perhaps mimosas, or bellinis,” Savino said.
By the time The Observer arrived at Staten Island’s Borough Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Titone and Savino had come and gone, and the procession of couples seeking marriage ceremonies and licenses had largely tapered off.
The majority of the 38 couples who had registered to marry there had long since come through, leaving plenty of room for stragglers to meander into Borough Hall, sometimes in clothing more fit for a backyard cookout than a wedding ceremony. “That’s the beauty of the entire thing,” commented a passerby on Stuyvesant Street. “They can just hop off their bicycles and come and get married, no red tape, nothing.” Read More
Beatlemania is alive and well! In the auction houses, anyway.
On Wednesday night, Christie’s brought in $361,938 for 46 previously unreleased photographs documenting The Beatles’ first US visit, well-surpassing a collective estimate of $100,000 and shocking photographer Mike Mitchell, who was just 18 when he took the pictures.
“I wasn’t expecting this, when I took Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 7/20/11 6:34pm
During a press lunch Monday afternoon, Food Network The Ultimate star and House Beautiful magazine columnist Tyler Florence mingled effortlessly with guests over cocktails and oven-baked pizza at the launch of House Beautiful’s annual Kitchen of the Year expo. Florence and Kitchen of the Year interior designer Lori Yeomans, designed a rustically romantic lived-in Northern California-inspired Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 7/15/11 5:04pm
The scene at the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II at the 84th Street AMC Theater loosely resembled a themed college party gone awry. Leggy redheads wearing “Hermione-esque” school-girl outfits spilled off the curb onto 84th Street. Wand-wielding twenty-something’s sat cross-legged on the sidewalk, playing Harry Potter trivia card games. Read More
By Brionna Jimerson 7/08/11 5:20pm
Bryant Park is not unaccustomed to crowds of families with lunch coolers in tow, corporate types wolfing down sandwiches on their lunch breaks, and high schoolers with skateboards and a curb to grind. But each Thursday at noon until August 11, some of Broadway’s most widely celebrated (and Tony nominated) productions will call the park Read More