Hipsters will now have to head a few blocks south to score Grandma afghans and vintage horn-rimmed glasses on Sunday. Read More
They say that women aren’t stimulated by sexual visuals the way that men are. Well, maybe they just haven’t seen the right pictures yet…like this NYC Taxi Driver Calendar for 2014, which takes a cue from the annual FDNY pin-ups by taking a profession and making it sexy. Only in this case it’s not hunky firefighters, it’s that guy who watched you sloppily make out with a stranger on a $20 fare to Brooklyn Saturday night, and then had to deal with barrage of Find My iPhone pings the next morning after you realized you dropped your cell in the car somewhere around third base. Read More
Since its inception two years ago, Curly Girl Collective has become something of a social authority for African-American women who wear their hair naturally. In Brooklyn last fall, the group invited the bloggers Jozen Cummings and Franchesca Ramsey, among others, to lead a panel discussion on men’s thoughts about the topic. In SoHo last Thursday, CGC hosted All Dolled Up, a charity event that asked invitees to bring a brown doll with curly hair to be given to little girls during the holiday season.
Last week’s event attracted plenty of gentlemen, who cupped generous pours of Champagne. Most were single, mingling about and very much admiring of the natural hairstyles in the room, from the frohawk to the super frizzy. The Transom asked what was it that attracted them most. Read More
When it-girl Chloe Sevigny moved to the East Village in the early 90s, it was still an edgy, bohemian enclave with affordable rents and gritty sensibilities—an area befitting a young actress who made her film debut with the NC-17 Kids, then followed it up with by the semi and not-so-semi-risque roles Ms. Sevigny in films like The Brown Bunny, American Psycho and Lovelace. Still, the actress has told reporters that she chose her most recent East Village home, which she sold over the summer for $1.76 million, in part because it reminded her of the distinctly un-gritty Darien, Connecticut, where she grew up. And if her latest real estate maneuver is any indication, Ms. Sevigny has preserved her childhood sensibilities. She’s just spent $2.05 million for a three-bedroom Park Slope co-op at 9 Prospect Park West, according to city records. Read More
From small favors to sweet splurges. Read More
Thousands of wasted Santa Clauses are about to come to town—and the Lower East Side doesn’t want to get scrooged. Read More
Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo–who caused a national controversy after writing a letter on racial violence that blamed recent attacks partially on “Jewish success” and “Jewish landlords”–is sorry.
A week after the controversy first emerged, Ms. Cumbo is out with a new statement apologizing “for any pain I have caused” and insisting she meant to help bridge the gap between the African-American and Jewish communities as a purported “knockout game” continues in city streets. Read More
What is it with the former Home Alone star and regression? His new career as musician/DJ/voice on Robot Chicken has been populated by a string(cheese) of kid culture references, including a Dinosaur Birthday Party at (le) Poisson Rouge, DJing with his iPod, and this: his new band’s latest demo, with a pizza-meets-Velvet Underground theme. Dubbed The Pizza Underground, Macaulay Culkin’s new group recorded a demo track at his home and put it up on their new website.
Let’s just say, the first track is called “Papa John Says.” Read More
You can read it. You can decorate with it. You can use it to prop open a door. A multitasking coffee-table book is the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And they’re easy to wrap, too! Here are a few of our favorites from 2013. Read More