Last Sunday evening, four straight women—Jessica Joy and her friends Anna, Nathalie and Marge—got together at Ms. Joy’s Lower East Side apartment to watch her favorite show. Apple martinis, bruschetta and cigarettes at arm’s reach, the four women slumped into a comfy red futon to watch, with the concentration usually reserved for an art-house flick Read More
By Shazia Ahmad 10/10/05 12:00am
“Your class is a cult classic …. Your class is all about never ever saying I like the tomato …. It’s properly intellectual … nobody’s pretending the tomato will save your life. Or make you happy. Or teach you how to live or ennoble you or be a great example of the human spirit …. Read More
By Shazia Ahmad 4/25/05 12:00am
Just over a month ago, a young man found himself in an uncomfortable sleeping arrangement. After a night out with a group of friends-dinner on the Lower East Side, drinks at Soho House-he found himself alone in the home of a senior editor at a well-known fashion magazine. This didn’t seem like a bad thing: Read More
By Shazia Ahmad 3/07/05 12:00am
Prestige revivals mark this spring’s theater season, with several potentially bankable classics opening on Broadway in the next month. Among the most anticipated are Tennessee Williams’ Southern dramas The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Both productions, with star-studded and surprising casts, will attempt to reinvigorate these period plays.
The Glass Menagerie, which premiered Read More
By Shazia Ahmad 2/28/05 12:00am
Last Sunday evening, four straight women-Jessica Joy and her friends Anna, Nathalie and Marge-got together at Ms. Joy’s Lower East Side apartment to watch her favorite show. Apple martinis, bruschetta and cigarettes at arm’s reach, the four women slumped into a comfy red futon to watch, with the concentration usually reserved for an art-house flick Read More
Long before Billy Bob donned the big red suit, a legion of bad Santas have rampaged annually through the city. Drunk on holiday cheer (read: liquor), hundreds of Santas, Mrs. Clauses, elves and reindeer set out on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. until the eggnog ran out.
SantaCon-which began in New York in 1998-started Read More
By Shazia Ahmad 12/20/04 12:00am
“I think there’s something about this place being a final step before suburbia,” said Jeff Roda from his musty armchair at the Fall Café, the aptly named coffee shop that was arguably the first hipster establishment on Brooklyn’s Smith Street.
“There’s still a lot of urbanites here-a lot of writers, professionals,” he continued. “But as Read More
The cutthroat competition between New York’s celebrity chefs sometimes spills out of the kitchen. On Saturday, Oct. 23, the F-bombs were flying as the boisterous duo of Mario Batali (Babbo, Esca, Lupa, Otto) and fellow chef and writer Anthony Bourdain (Les Halles, Kitchen Confidential, A Cook’s Tour) took to the stage in the Condé Nast Read More
A deathly silence reigned in most of the city’s high-end stores this week-except for the occasional retail Republican.
Brooks Brothers, that preppy bastion, was offering a weeklong 20 percent discount for Republicans who showed their delegate cards. On Sunday, however, the Fifth Avenue store was obscured behind scores of policemen, who stood out front scribbling Read More
After walking up the oyster-hued carpet leading to the Council of Fashion Designers Awards at the New York Public Library on June 7, style mavens discussed the sartorial sins of summer.
“Flip-flops on Fifth Avenue!” groaned double nominee Michael Kors, his arm around aspiring starlet Molly Sims, whose fringed frock swept the floor. “I’m Read More