Tragic news today: As government employees stayed home today, it was a good thing the police were still out in full force in Washington, D.C. as a female suspect engaged in a firefight with officers after trying to ram the gates of the White House.
Reports of a hostage situation near the Flatiron Building started breaking moments ago on Twitter. Reports of bomb disarming robots, swat teams and cops on the roof of the triangle-shaped building are materializing by the second. Update: the suspect, who barricaded himself in an apartment near 22nd and Broadway, is now in police custody.
As assured as the sight of tulips blooming in Central Park, is the specter of Upper East Siders in velour track suits ambling as their West Side countparts sprint by.
No more! Athleta, the Gap sports brand that’s been slowly muscling its way into major U.S. cities, is opening its second New York location at Read More
The much-watched Canadian retailer that recently landed on Fifth Avenue with a splash of red and white, is opening its second New York City location, multiple sources told The Observer.
Joe Fresh, a Gap-lite clothing line most commonly found in Canadian grocery stores, is moving into the former Esprit space at 110 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron district. The roughly 15,000-square-foot space Read More
Conde Nast announced this afternoon that Elle Decor editor Margaret Russell will be the new editor of Architectural Digest. Her first day is September 7, and her first issue will be the January issue. Paige Rense’s last issue will be for November.
Architectural Digest will also relocate from Los Angeles to New York.
Ms. Russell was an Read More
Jon Meacham resigned as the editor of Newsweek today, as Sidney Harman’s deal to buy the magazine from The Washington Post Company closed, according to announcement on the magazine’s website.
Mr. Meacham oversaw a big experiment in the Newsweek redesign last year, and, simply, it did not succeed. When Newsweek went on Read More
Conde Nast decided a summer Friday afternoon would be the perfect time to announce a new president at the company. Bob Sauerberg is becoming the president of Conde Nast, and will be responsible for moving “the company to a new business model focused around digital connectivity, technology development, and consumer insight,” according to a press Read More
Martin Dunn abruptly announced today that he is leaving the Daily News. He has been editor of the tabloid since 2003, and he cited a “personal family issue” as the cause of his departure. Gawker has the memo, and we’ll update as we learn more. Read More
The Observer’s Eliot Brown just broke the news that the Port Authority has selected Douglas Durst to buy a stake in One World Trade Center, the 102 story tower being built downtown.
Conde Nast is interested in moving into the tower, and now that Mr. Durst has his hands on the tower, it makes the possibility of a Read More
Impressionist and modern paintings up for grabs in London, Polaroid’s collection breaking records, and a rogue copy of the Declaration of Independence…Break out your wallets, it’s June auction season! Read More