It’s the first day of winter, a damp cold has settled over the city, and we should all be thinking of the toddies, hot buttered rum and mulled wine that we’ll sip when we get off work. But The Observer is thinking of another substance, a substance that chills us to the bone, a substance Read More
A Staten Island bar has painted over its “apocalyptic” mural following criticism from local firefighters, reports The Times:
In the mural, an enormous red cloud heaved over a spindly Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. In the foreground, people abandoned their vehicles and ran for their lives, while, above them, others fell prey to flying glow-in-the-dark Read More
T.G.I. Friday’s arrival in Union Square was met with horrified fascination: Wedge salad and nachos? In New York?
But the chain seems to be doing its best to assimilate. Friday’s is adopting local customs, attempting to master the regional dialect. A recent press release promised “seasonal specials from the Greenmarket.”
This led a distressed Read More
The murmur you hear wafting down from Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street is the sound of genteel gloating. The Metropolitan Museum of Art just released its attendance figures for the fiscal year and, at 5.24 million, the total is their highest since 2001, when terrorism dented tourism to New York City. Better yet, the number Read More