New York used to be a swinging town after dark. Now it’s just lonely. After dessert is served, the cafes close. After the boring, obligatory standing ovations that end every show in town whether it’s any good or not, the theaters empty and the audience heads home. Back in the day, you could head for Read More
Beyonce’s little sister has accidentally immortalized a former Brooklyn landmark.
The “Losing you” singer released a mini-video yesterday that shows her hanging out on the steps of the infamous pink house of Park Slope. The hot pink Pepto-Bismol building, a local landmark at 233 Garfield Place, was stripped of its hallmark color late last year when it was sold for $2.075 million to a couple who did not care for the shocking hue. The move was applauded by neighbors who were tired of the buzz around the home. Read More
Next time you stop at newsstand for some gum, cigarettes or candy, (or a copy of The New York Observer) you might also find cell phone chargers and umbrellas that won’t break the first time you open them, thanks to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
The Speaker and mayoral hopeful announced yesterday at a newsstand Read More
Hipsters, like nearly everything they wear, are officially no longer cool.
A nationwide poll has revealed that a large proportion of Americans not only dislike the cripplingly ironic sub-culture, but 27 percent even believe they should be subject to a special tax simply for “being so annoying.”
The survey was carried out by Read More
James C. Goodale, the so-called “father of reporters’ privilege” and the author of a new book called Fighting for the Press (CUNY Journalism Press, 255 pp., $20), was in his office at the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm, where he’s a partner, comparing Barack Obama to Richard M. Nixon.
“Nixon and Agnew were like Read More
Where better to get all liquored up on Japanese whisky than in the presence of the art of sculptor Isamu Noguchi? The House of Suntory and its U.S. CEO Toshi Kumakura are hosting a tasting of their award-winning whisky, followed by a food pairing by Brushstroke with chef Isao Yamada and chef David Bouley. Just Read More
He Had Their Attention: Leonardo DiCaprio Charity Auction at Christie’s Hammers in $31.7 M., 13 Artist Records
Last night Christie’s hammered an impressive $31.7 million across 33 contemporary works in a charity auction organized by Leonardo DiCaprio. Thirteen new artist records were set, with many works doubling their pre-sale high estimates. The night had a total high estimate of just $18 million and most of the proceeds from the auction, titled the Read More
Flame-haired prince-of-hearts Harry Windsor is touching down in the city today, wrapping up his latest U.S. tour with visits to Harlem and New Jersey, before rounding off the week by captaining a Polo match in Connecticut.
The third in line to the English throne will visit the Tri-State area less than nine months Read More
They ain’t ready for this jelly.
Beyonce’s bootylicious new H&M ads have been turning heads all over the city (like, seriously—is that body post-Blue Ivy?! Oh cruel, cruel world.) But while we’ll take any chance we can get to see the Queen Bee’s bod, in the Lower East Side, residents have decided to add a Read More