The Fall Fashion Season began with a complex game of editorial musical chairs at Hearst this morning. Current Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles has been named editor of famed women’s title Cosmopolitan, replacing a retiring Kate White. Brides editor Anne Fulenwider will replace Coles at Marie Claire. As of this publication Read More
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former Read More
Here’s a simple test for deducing what any New Yorker does for a living: ask the person in question when she is most overwhelmed. If she answers, “Spring and fall,” she works in fashion. If she says, “Every morning,” she works on Wall Street. If she says, “Never,” then she’s lying or overmedicated. And if she says, “Right now … oh, god, I’m late, I have to run! Air-kiss!” then she probably works in visual arts, or in the realm of that ill-defined and somewhat absurd construction some call “the art world.” Read More
New York City has never experienced sudden, massive loss of life as it did on Sept. 11, 2001. Sadly, however, there is no reason to believe that 9/11 will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Natural disasters and the prospect of additional terrorist attacks obviously cannot be ruled out in the decades to come. Read More
When City Comptroller John Liu was asked recently to identify his campaign treasurer—the person listed as his treasurer, Jenny Hou, was arrested the other day, and there was an assumption that she no longer held the post—he did something that should shock nobody: He simply refused to provide a name. Read More
Not for the first time, Barack Obama said all the right things at the AIPAC dinner over the weekend. All of the expected words and sentiments were out in force—tributes to the enduring friendship between the two nations, reassurances of shared goals and acknowledgments of common strategic interests. Read More
Muted oranges, woodland greens, and deep blues filled Anna Sui’s Fall 2012 collection, shown last night in the Lincoln Center tents. But the main motif was communicated in the accessories—a collection of knit hats with ears and sparkly eyes that looked like owls perched on the model’s heads, looking down on the hoi polloi all judgey-like, as if to say: “Who?” Read More
When the holding company Altegrity acquired operating company Kroll in August 2010, one stipulation agreed upon was that the owners would relocate into an expanded space in order to consolidate offices at 1166 Avenue of the Americas and 570 Lexington Avenue—as well as another site in Hoboken. What resulted was a whirlwind tour of more than a dozen buildings that culminated in a deal that winter for 50,000 square feet at 600 Third Avenue. Richard Loeber, director of real estate for Altegrity, reviewed the fourth-floor plan—in a deal that ultimately included floors 3, 4 and 10—with The Commercial Observer and explained why the company chose to sign its deal at 600 Third and and hire the Mufson Partnership to customize the space .
Welcome to 12 to Watch in 2012, a new web series profiling some of New York’s top minds doing innovative things with technology and design.
Meet Evan Ratliff, cofounder and editor of The Atavist, a publishing house that wants to take long-form nonfiction reporting into a multimedia storytelling environment. The Atavist has a dual purpose – to showcase in-depth pieces that fall between traditional magazine and book lengths, and to power the software that allows anyone to create and publish their own likeminded work to devices like the iPad, Kindle, Nook, and iPhone. Read More