Daily News vet JoAnne Wasserman is going to Capital New York, where she will be an editor.
Around the town
Still riding high on yesterday’s success, the Daily News made an infographic to let readers know that yesterday’s Daily News cover, which depicted John Boehner as Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s House of Cards under the headline “House of Turds,” was really popular.
The Fourth Estate
Al Jazeera America has “declared a fatwa on using the F-bomb in the newsroom,” the New York Post not-so-subtly reports. Apparently, a new hire who comes from a newsroom where “saucy language is dished out like tea in England” (so, uh, England?) was reprimanded for swearing in the newsroom. ( Read More
That was fast.
Less than half a day after copies of the New York Post shipped out across the city with their reluctant endorsement of her mayoral campaign on the cover, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is out with a new ad touting her support from the city’s three big daily papers.
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The Daily News posted a story last night from today’s paper about Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald’s past. The article, which was titled “Glenn Greenwald, journalist who broke Edward Snowden story, was once lawyer sued over porn business,” also pointed out that Mr. Greenwald was sued in 2003 by his condo board for having a dog that was larger than was allowed by the building’s bylaws (the dog ended up staying), and it outlined some financial difficulties that the lawyer-turned-reporter has faced.
But in a column that ran in the Guardian before the Daily News story was published, Mr. Greenwald scooped the News by explaining that he had been contacted by the paper and going on to give his side of the story.
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
off the record
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.
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.