THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Coney Island is okay and all—it has the Mermaid Parade and the Cyclone, the boardwalk and the beach—but some “hip” national chains like Applebee’s are poised to take the seaside destination to another level, according to the New York Daily News.
Because not only is the suburban staple “hip,” it is also glitzy—two words that though not often used in the same sentence, no doubt spring to the lips of New Yorkers when they think of strip malls, highway exit ramps and establishments that serve chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and oversized, sugary cocktails.
Writer and former Daily News gossip columnist Jo Piazza was in her gynecologist’s office in March, seated in an uncompromising position, when she decided to return to the world of covering celebrities in their most compromising positions.
Ms. Piazza, who by then was a senior editor and political reporter at the website for Al Gore’s Current Read More
It’s pretty common for social media managers to embarrass their employers by forgetting to cancel pre-scheduled tweets during national tragedies, and heaven knows targeted online advertising has embarrassed more than one brand. But what about old-fashioned newsprint? Doesn’t someone scan the ads for blunders? Apparently not.
Behold, an advertisement squirreled away in the corner of today’s Daily News: Macy’s is advertising a special 50-percent-off discount on a Casa Essentials pressure cooker.
Pressure cookers have been in the news this week, because that’s what the perpetrators used in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing. That’s actually one of the few things we do know about the case.
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When the Daily News staff returns to the paper’s offices at 4 New York Plaza following a lengthy absence—resulting from extensive Superstorm Sandy-related damage—the staff will look considerably different from the one that left last fall.
Changes are especially prominent on the features desk, editor John Oswald’s departure from which was first Read More
As one of the original sons of Jack Resnick & Sons—the 84-year-old, family-owned development firm—Burton Resnick has steered the company to continued success while keeping it all in the family. The firm, which has more than five million square feet of office space under its purview, is now being led by Jonathan Resnick, Mr. Resnick’s son. But that hardly means Burton is out of the game. He still has plenty of buildings in need of a modern touch-up, fitting two of them—the Symphony House, at 235 West 56th Street, and 199 Water Street—with all the trappings of a modern building (Wi-Fi, generators, security systems, etc.). Mr. Resnick spoke to The Commercial Observer earlier this month about the joys and attendant challenges of updating a building for modern times.
As he was laying off reporters last week, Daily News CEO Bill Holiber praised the News’s long history as the paper of the 99%.
“Since 1919, the Daily News has served working-class families throughout all the communities of New York. For more than 90 years, we have been the voice of the Read More
Note: This is an early edition of the New York Post (via newseum.org). Ours had a photo of cops in riot gear with the headline, “Cops Storm Zuccotti: Evict bums in OWS raid early today.” However, the big OWS story inside is still about the naked lady. Read More
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After a week of attrition and turmoil at the Daily News, CEO Bill Holiber dropped by the newsroom last Wednesday to deliver a pep talk. At the same time, he sent all staff a rallying memo that invoked the paper’s stance as the populist anti-New York Post.
“Since 1919,” he wrote, “the Read More
The Daily News has lost another high-ranking staffer in the masthead makeover leading up to print-digital integration.
Managing editor for photo Gretchen Viehmann has resigned, according to two News sources. She will remain at the News until the end of November.
The shake-up began when senior managing editor Stuart Marques was fired last month. Shortly thereafter, a Read More
In April, New York Post editor in chief Col Allan fired one of his reporters for slipping Adweek a tasty scoop: on Monday the Post would raise its newsstand price a quarter, to 75 cents. Mr. Allan demanded better stories than usual for the occasion.
The gossip recalled the bloodiest skirmishes of the Read More