New York has its share of architectural contributions from Rafael Viñoly-from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Brooklyn College West Quad-and last week the City Council decided that there would be one more. It approved the New Domino development set to be built on the site of the Domino Sugar Refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront. Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/30/10 6:55pm
Nick Knight shot Lady Gaga for the September “Style Issue” cover of Vanity Fair. “We chose Lady Gaga for the VF’s style issue because she’s a cultural, artistic and fashion icon,” Vanity Fair spokeswoman Beth Kseniak wrote in an email. “She’s a phenomenon.” There is a story by Lisa Robinson about the Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/29/10 10:22pm
Today, The Times presents a valuable lesson: don’t try to offer Mona Simpson Starbucks.
“Ready for some coffee, Ms. Simpson asked a MoMA guard to remind her which floor the cafe was on. Gently, he pointed out that because the museum wasn’t yet open to the public, neither were its restaurants. She Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/29/10 7:33pm
If a legslative battle were being waged, Liz Holtzman would want Carolyn Maloney in her “foxhole.”
The former U.S. Congresswoman is voicing her support for Carolyn Maloney in the race for the 14th District in a mailing out today. Holtzman appears to be itching to get back into the political ring. Last year, she expressed Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/28/10 9:40pm
By Esther Zuckerman 7/28/10 4:59pm
W is getting a movie. The Cut reports that filming is underway for documentary about the magazine’s–wait for it–September issue. You might remember about that other Condé Nast magazine already has a documentary about its September issue.
So, if Stefano is the new Anna, who will be the Grace Coddington Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/28/10 4:30pm
NARAL Pro-Choice did not endorse any incumbent Democrats in the state senate out of frustration the Reproductive Health Act did not come to a floor vote. But the organization is taking another stab at getting the abortion rights legislation passed.
In a press release issued today NARAL asked the Senate to pass the Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/28/10 2:01am
Hannah Rusten squirmed in the air as her mother held her up and gestured at the mud-colored painting in front of them. “That looks like the Gowanus,” her mom, Rebekah Coleman offered helpfully, showing her 11-month-old daughter Charles Burchfield’s 1938 oil on canvas Old House By Creek.
“We walk by the Gowanus Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/28/10 1:18am
On Sunday night, a large crowd gathered in the city’s densest zone of advertising to participate in a mass advertisement for a show about advertising. In a case of meta-product placement Don Draper could only dream about, Times Square was turned into one big ad for Mad Men.
“Mad Men is a Read More
By Esther Zuckerman 7/27/10 5:52pm