celebrities and drugs
James Molinaro may know who Lady Gaga is but he probably isn’t aware of her fandom, the “little monsters,” and how they might react to an NY1 report that Mr. Molinaro referred to the pop star as a “slut” while launching an anti-drug campaign Monday night.
The performer’s fans are fiercely loyal and may not take well to the Staten Island Borough President’s characterization of their idol, whom Mr. Molinaro said was part of a celebrity culture that promotes drug use, among other things.
Fasten the safety belts: After standing ovations on the festival circuit, cult director Paul Verhoeven’s eagerly awaited Black Book is finally here. The Dutch filmmaker’s dazzling and spectacular new cinematic triumph about World War II is his first movie in six years, and it marks his first return since the 1983 thriller The 4th Man Read More
10 a.m. Sen. Hillary Clinton attends a HELP Committee Hearing into 9/11 health effects in Washington, D.C.
11:30 a.m. The state’s Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions will hold a public hearing on cable franchise agreements at the State Education Building, 80 Washington Avenue, in Albany.
12:30 p.m. Noeleen Heyzer, executive director Read More
Steve Wiebe has been hearing the same question repeatedly: “Is the bar closing?”
His patrons have good reason for asking.
Mr. Wiebe’s Westside Brewery Co., located at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street, is just about the last business left on the block.
Apart from the bar, only the low-budget Amsterdam Inn directly Read More
The Observer has launched a new weekly real-estate section called Location.
Macklowes Ink Second-Biggest Building Buy in U.S. History
“Macklowe Properties paid $1.73 billion for Worldwide Plaza at 825 Eighth Avenue, the second-largest sale price for an office building in U.S. history.”
Durst Signs Himself at One Bryant Park
Like many torch-bearers of old family-owned businesses, Steve Chahalis hopes that his son, too, will one day work behind the same counter as he has—as a bartender, though, not a bank teller.
But in order to keep his clan’s longstanding P&G Café Bar from devolving into yet another ubiquitous Manhattan bank branch, Mr. Chahalis might Read More
I taught my first philosophy classes in the autumn of 1952, at Northwestern University. In those days, an instructor was expected to teach three or four courses a quarter, and thus in the space of a year I taught nine or 10 different courses, most of which were simply assigned to me. One was a Read More
Owner Dona Flam, left, with salesperson Stacy Pershall.
The storefront mannequins were only half-dressed and the lower level was unfinished. But the shelves were stocked with yarn and knittings of all colors and kinds — as promised — during the Friday grand opening of Yarntopia, located at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 108th Read More
I’ve spent a lot of time critiquing an event at Yivo Institute last week, well I must praise the all-day conference Yivo put on Sunday, to mark the 350th anniversary of the excommunication of Baruch Spinoza by Jewish religious authorities in Amsterdam. A wonderful event.
I almost didn’t get in. The conference Read More
In addition to endorsing Chris Owens for a Brooklyn congressional seat today, The Amsterdam News made a number of other endorsements [no link yet]. In a surprise move, they went with Tom Suozzi over Eliot Spitzer, saying:
“Both men are talented; one of them is human to the core.”
Update: Amsterdam News also Read More