"I feel like a politician," Brooke Shields told the Daily Transom at Sunday afternoon’s Kidsfest, a benefit for Free Arts NYC held at the Urban Zen Center on Greenwich Street. A fan had just asked her to pose with his baby. "He just handed me a baby. I was like, ‘Uhhh, okay!’ It’s a good Read More
Last night’s Calvin Klein 40th Anniversary party was held in a John Pawson-designed, temporary structure on 10th Avenue and 30th Street built specifically for the event.
Adjacent to the space—fittingly, it seemed to be constructed from the same building material used to turn Manhattan living rooms into second bedrooms—was the new Highline Park, which Read More
Candace Bushnell‘s NBC show Lipstick Jungle has set up shop in the Flatiron district-right outside the Observer offices!–for the day, occupying two blocks of Broadway between 19th and 21st streets. Some helpful production assistants told us they were filming a "club scene" featuring stars Lindsay Price (dressed in what another Observer reporter likened to a Read More
Hamptons residents who paid up to $2,500 a plate to hang out with Gwyneth Paltrow at a benefit for the Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Organization at Steven Klein‘s Bridgehampton farm (read Daily Transom’s account!) were upset when the actress refused to come out of the host’s house for most of the evening. [NYDN] Read More
Attendees expected to attend the Democratic Convention in Denver include Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, N.E.R.D., Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Ed Norton Jr. [WashingtonPost]
Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon are fighting to keep St. Vincent’s hospital from expanding onto West 12th Street, three blocks from their Read More
Ladies, if you thought you could have it all, you can’t. You can come close—you can have an attractive partner, cute kids, cool job, decent apartment—but it’s not going to be everything put together like you thought. You’ll do the best you can at all these things, but in everyone else’s eyes, it will never Read More
BRYANT PARK, FRONT STEPS, 8:00 A.M.—A few minutes before some chilly spittle started to fall, IMG Fashion senior VP Fern Mallis, Mercedes-Benz VP of marketing Stephen Cannon, writer Candace Bushnell, and Lipstick Jungle co-stars Brooke Shields, Kim Raver and Lindsay Price huddled together and cut a red ribbon, signifying the official beginning of fashion week. Read More
Last Thursday, on a cold and blustery January afternoon, the cast and crew of Lipstick Jungle, the new NBC series premiering Feb. 7, scuttled about the Ukrainian Institute of America on 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Bright lights illuminated the high ceilings, ornate moldings and chandeliers within the 1898 mansion, which was standing in Read More
Brooke Shields, for one, wouldn’t mind seeing a woman in the Oval Office after the 2008 presidential election. “I’m always convinced, at the risk of being—and I love men—but I think women are incredibly capable, and it seems that their talents and their intellect seems to be a little more varied, I should Read More
“It’s a Princeton versus Yale thing.”
That’s Edward Tenner, the author of Why Things Bite Back, summing up the rivalry between Robert Caro and the master builder.
Mr. Caro graduated Princeton in 1957; Moses finished Yale in 1909.
Mr. Tenner told The Real Estate:
There is a certain kind of Read More