Last week, the 19th annual CANstruction competition kicked off, with teams of architects and engineers spending a night building sculptures out of canned food, which will be donated to City Harvest. Mixing art and design, the pieces must be visually compelling but also structurally sound. The cans are on view at the World Financial Center through November 21, and on Monday, the winners were announced at a big gala. Take a look at the top six entries as well as the rest—hopefully they’ll help get you hungry for dinner.
Yesterday morning, at a City Harvest benefit at the Metropolitan Club, Silda Wall Spitzer led a panel of students in discussing the importance of service. Before benefit ladies like Muffie Potter Aston, Topsy Taylor, Susan Fales-Hill, and Gillian Miniter took their seats to hear Ms. Spitzer speak, the Daily Transom took a moment to ask Read More
Having a private moment behind the velvet red curtains that close off the dining room at the Metropolitan Club, Silda Wall Spitzer was going over a speech, trying out the podium and smoothing the unruly strands (of which there are very few) of her hair back into place. She was there on the Read More
On a Saturday night in early March, Matthew Knell asked New Yorkers to stay in and sit in front of their computer screens. Mr. Knell, MTV’s senior manager of social media product development–along with Gradon Tripp, who works in business development for online donation company Firstgiving, and Meg Fowler, a Vancouver-based writer—had organized Read More
There’s certainly anxiety in the air these days about the fate of high-end restaurants in New York City, but at City Harvest’s Big Against Hunger on Tuesday, Oct. 21, everyone at the Metropolitan Pavilion had their bravest faces on. Over 50 top restaurants rolled out spreads featuring their signature dishes, including confit of pork, foie Read More
What doesBilly Crudup do when a panhandler approaches him in the street?
“As a New Yorker, you’re confronted with people who are in need in one way or another. Whether it’s people asking you for money or asking you for a meal—and it’s very difficult to make that decision on a moment-to-moment basis, day after Read More