Don't Jack My Jacket
This coat gives new meaning to “blood orange.”
Citing a rash of violent instances, Union Square’s Paragon Sports has dropped the Marmot Mammoth “Biggie” jacket. The store had previously been the exclusive retailer of the $600-$700 jacket, but has been rushing to get rid of its remaining stock – some at discounted prices as low as $200. Read More
The subway is about to get a whole lot more beautiful. Unfortunately, that beauty won’t be coming in the form of graffiti-free train cars or special air fresheners that kick in whenever a puking undergrad climbs aboard. Instead, it is coming via the revenue-driving new L’Oreal makeup vending machine in the Bryant Park station.
There are two reasons why Chuck Klosterman wrote his new book, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined), an essayistic examination of—you guessed it—villainy in popular culture.
One was because he signed a two-book contract with his publisher, Scribner, he told a crowd at the open-air Bryant Park Reading Room last Read More
In the 31st-floor offices of SWW Creative, the walls are beige, the carpet is gray and the cabinets are standard-issue wood-grain. There’s no Eames armchair, no runway stills splashed across the walls, not even a lucite coffee table with a copy of Grace Coddington’s memoir. There’s not a flower in sight.
While fashion professionals are known to obsess over the color of their pens, SWW Creative’s offices are about as splashy as an insurance agency’s. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is not concerned.
Square dancing brings a lot of things to mind; the Empire State building just isn’t one of them. Yet, there it was, all aglow in its red and blue, standing over a crowd of do-si-doing New Yorkers—hipster toddlers in mini-knits and European grandmothers, tangled in an unapologetic mess . We had heard about it, but when we took a peek this Monday, we weren’t expecting to stumble upon the sea of cowboy hats that stretched before us in Bryant park, and neither were our neighboring spectators. But such is the surprise of the city.
One of our fellow passersby could hardly contain her excitement.
“Oh my god, I love New York.”
And this is the reaction the Bryant Park Corporation was looking for. Bryant Park Square Dance is new to the roster of park activities this year, part of the 20th Anniversary series.
Green space in New York is at a premium. Graveyards have it in spades. It was only a matter of time before some enterprising cemetery started offering itself as an event venue. The New York Marble Cemetery in the East Village has already hosted weddings, a Stella McCartney show and a Vogue fashion shoot, reports The New York Times.
Above the gentle hum of conversation and the less gentle hum of traffic rumbling past on Fifth Avenue, one could hear the chirping of birds and the clanking of metal as a small group of New Yorkers took turns thwacking each other with swords.
Bryant Park, which decades ago was one of the most notorious Read More
While it might not be as, uh, edgy as the Torre Verre, Hines unveiled another new Manhattan project today, one with a location even more enticing than next to MoMA. The Houston-based developer will construct a 28-story office tower at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 40th Street, across from Bryant Park.
Notwithstanding the seemingly thousands of pigeons that have occupied Bryant Park, Manhattan is getting its first wild bird sanctuary.
The Wild Bird Fund will be an 800-square-foot roost for all manner of feathered friend at 565 Columbus Avenue, between 87th and 88th streets.
“This will be a great location for them,” Winick Realty’s Brian Read More
As malls across the United States suffer diminishing sales, and storefront rents across New York City fall, markets of the more old-fashioned variety are growing increasingly more popular among retailers.
“[T]his year we are witnessing about a 20 percent increase in demand,” said Sar Inbar, one of three partners Read More