It’s Shindigger’s favorite time of year again, as ghastly creatures creep around our fair city—and we’re not just talking about the horribly dressed ones crowding Soho, searching for fall fashion sales. Rather, we mean the circus of guests attending costume events, like Bette Midler’s legendary Hulaween, which is allegedly taking on a New Orleans twist, and Heidi Klum’s annual party, which will have a creepy dollhouse theme.
Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project won’t be able to clean up the Gowanus Canal, so the singing legend settled for the next best thing: bringing a community garden to the surrounding neighborhood.
The new garden, located on Carroll Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, is named in honor of Gil Hodges, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and later managed the New York Mets to a World Series title. That, of course, meant flowery puns about baseball were the order of the day at a dedication ceremony last week.
Aside from the fact that she doesn’t sing, the only trepidation I’ve encountered about Bette Midler’s sensational one-woman show I’ll Eat You Last, about the sassy, splashy, tart-tongued Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers, is the concern that the Divine Miss M might be playing a colorful “insider” so obscure that the general public has Read More
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On a recent warm, sunny morning, Linda Pagan was in full Kentucky Derby mode weeks ahead of the race, shuffling hurriedly about The Hat Shop, the charming Soho boutique she has owned and operated for nearly 20 years.
Every April for the past decade or so, Ms. Pagan has seen hat sales skyrocket in the Read More
A restaurant opening in the chandeliered halls of The Pierre, flagship of Taj hotels, held much promise for some unrepentant gorging, but we were tragically left empty mouthed at Sirio’s grand unveiling on Wednesday evening, with not a crumb going spare.
“We have a lot of dear friends, and a lot of people who love Read More
We felt woefully under-dressed as we stepped into the 2nd floor foyer of the Waldorf-Astoria, the entrance to Bette Midler‘s Hulaween party. The theme was Día de los Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead – and although we felt like zombies after occupying Wall Street earlier that Friday evening, we weren’t decked out in any apparel that suited the $1,000-a-plate dinner.
You have a lot of options when it comes to Halloween parties in New York. From free parades to art shows to celebrity-hosted galas, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve found 10 of the best parties over the next four days for you to pick and choose from. So if your taste runs Read More
Steve Schwarzman is a serious man who says serious things: Take, for instance, the private equity king’s recent comments in South Korea about mark-to-market accounting rules. Sometimes, to be sure, he also says things that are a bit out there, but then he promptly apologizes.
Nevertheless, according to photographs posted on Read More
“I have to tell you,” Yoko Ono said to her audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday night, a few days before her 77th birthday, “you have a long life ahead of you, and it’s going to be beautiful.” Her Brooklyn Academy of Music show–half concert, half tribute–was filled with all Read More
While Allison Sarofim‘s annual Halloween party took place the weekend before Halloween, most people celebrated on the actual day since this year it fell on Friday–and there were plenty of masquerades and balls for New York’s socials to attend. Some stopped by the several parties going on around town, while others camped out Read More