Science, comedic pop songs and memories of parody Twitter accounts past will merge in Austin, Texas, this Saturday when Bill Nye and Andy Samberg grace the same stage.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, though jubilant about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s desire to expand universal prekindergarten across the city, stopped short today of endorsing his plan to hike taxes to fund the program.
Appearing with Mr. de Blasio in the Bronx to promote the Catholic Church’s partnership on the pre-K expansion, Mr. Dolan refused to specifically back Mr. de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes on the city’s wealthiest residents to fund pre-K and after-school programs. Read More
Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone has cancelled a book deal with an elevator’s Twitter account because it was fake, Business Insider reports.
Well, obviously the publishing house knew that the Goldman Sachs elevator parody Twitter account was written by a person, not a machine. But when it turned out that that person didn’t even ride the elevator he pretended to be on Twitter, the rationale behind the book started to make less sense. Read More
Black Don’t Crack! Prominent New Yorkers (Except Governor Patterson) Play It Straight and Serious for Black History Month
It was the end of February, we had done zilch to commemorate Black History Month, and something told us that watching four hours of RuPaul’s Drag Race reruns didn’t quite suffice. Read More
‘What do people like? Beyonce. What do people check a lot? Stocks.’ Enter Bey Trader. Read More
Lou Reed manager, facilitator of albums by the Who and Eric Clapton and breeder of the champion racehorse Zenyatta, Eric Kronfeld, a tough-talking lawyer and record executive, died last spring after a battle with cancer. He passed his last years comfortably, though, in a regal home eminently suited to a man of his prowess in matters both commercial and equestrian.
Sources tells us that the new owner of Mr. Kronfeld’s townhouse at 38 East 68th Street, which just sold at ask for $12.49 million after less than three weeks on the market, is a man whose professional concerns center on shipping and real estate. But he certainly spends like he can afford a polo pony or two. And Francis O’Shea, who held the listing at Leslie J. Garfield & Co., told us with a chuckle that the buyer felt no need of a big mortgage. Read More
The math here is a little fuzzy, so bear with us as we attempt to untangle this press release we received yesterday.
Apparently, ladies, by not agreeing to go out with men for money, we are losing money! In fact, according to a new website, New York is on the top three “Pickiest Women” list, and we’ve turned up our nose on a collective $5,692,285 last year alone. Read More
It was 17 degrees again this morning. Another opportunity to climb into clothes that make leaving the house feel like prepping for a space mission.
Yet this might be the last truly cold day of what has been an epic winter. The seven-day forecast promises highs into the 40s, maybe even touching 50 next Tuesday.
Tough as it has been—57.1 inches of snow have fallen in Central Park so far, versus a seasonal average of just 27—there are nine reasons why we’re actually going to miss this winter when it’s gone. Read More
Gothamist editors took to Twitter to complain that The Daily News didn’t give them credit on a story that the website broke about a guy tattooing his sedated dog.
“Blogs are often accused of aggregating from mainstream outlets, but many mainstream outlets, including some of our local papers, have a habit of picking up stories broken on blogs without credit (or a link, if the story is online),” Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin told the Observer. “Now, I understand that newspapers have a long history of rewrite desks which aggregate content from other outlets, add a fact or two, and republish mostly without credit, but at any good blog, that would be considered a form of plagiarism.” Read More