Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named former top cop Bill Bratton to serve as the city’s next police commissioner.
Mr. Bratton, a veteran of the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations, who also oversaw the police departments in Boston and Los Angeles, is best known for driving down crime in the city in the mid-1990s with a tough-on-low-level-crimes approach.
he Aesthete’s director of public relations tells you what she wears to every type of event this season Read More
While taking lunch seems to be a dying privilege in NYC, there are still some New Yorkers who have time for leisurely midday meals. Last week, supermodel and entrepreneuse Petra Němcová invited us to lunch at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina, where we chatted about her recently launched sustainable home decor company, Be The Light, which is based on her extensive global travel.
Linda Delcher isn’t waiting around for a man to buy her a diamond ring this holiday season. As she strides into 1884, it’s clear she’s doing that all by herself. And why shouldn’t she? “Buying jewelry makes me happy!” she exclaims, “My desire to own – or as Elizabeth Taylor said act as the guardian for – beautiful, intriguing pieces that tell a story or evoke a feeling.” Read More
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Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after his not-so-appropriate on-air comments about Sarah Palin. “It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments,” he said. (Mediaite)
Reuters announced more leadership changes in an email that went out to staff from president and editor in chief Steve Adler this morning.
Dayan Candappa will be editor for the Americas, replacing Jim Gaines, who has been appointed to the newly created position of global editor at large. Editor at large Gary Regenstreif will leave the company after more than two decades at the company.
The Daily Show
Last night, The Daily Show criticized news outlets for failing to cover a credit default swap scheme by Blackstone Group that was first reported by Bloomberg News back in October.
As a non-driver spending the week in San Francisco, I am loving UberX.
That’s the ride-sharing service from Uber, the newly ubiquitous limousine-taxi company.
Along with Lyft and Sidecar, it is one of three venture-backed, ride-sharing start-ups created in this city. They’re each pretty great.
But for New Yorkers used to hailing a yellow cab, every time you step into a crowdsourced car is a fresh challenge in etiquette.
For starters, where do you sit?
The Eight-Day Week
Pioneering pro-vegetarian book Diet for a Small Planet made author Frances Moore Lappé a household name among some left-leaning, hippie households, and she has continued her work. Tonight’s Small Planet Fund gala and auction honors the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). Enjoy organic food and wine from the Cleaver Co., and mingle with “environmental movers and shakers” at this small gathering. A 6 p.m., V.I.P. hour includes a conversation between Lappé and RAN’s executive director, Lindsey Allen.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio tonight headlined a fund-raiser for the anti-horse carriage group NYCLASS and doubled down on his vow to ban the carriages after he takes office in January.
Members of the press were barred by the group from entering the small event, held in the lobby of the Hippodrome Building in Midtown, and strained to hear snippets of Mr. de Blasio’s remarks with ears pressed against glass doors and windows.