“For me, a legend is someone I look up to and I respect and admire, and I guess I’m not there yet for myself,” said designer Marc Jacobs humbly on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Pratt Institute Legends award benefit, where he was one of the evening’s honorees.
“Just because they give Read More
Country reminds me of the time when the Soviet Bloc nations were building glitzy showcase palaces to impress visiting Westerners. It’s not just the sight of middle-aged men dining in shirtsleeves in a roomful of chandeliers that transports me to an East German hotel circa 1990. It’s also the newly-restored Beaux-Arts grandeur, the green-and-white glass Read More
In today’s Transom: a tour of Nobu 57, the hotspot’s new uptown digs, with Nobu’s general manager and architect David Rockwell. And, did Harvey Weinstein panic midway through the promotion for Rachel Pines’ The Twins of Tribeca, that snippy Miramax tell-all? Mayor Bloomberg—a Republican, in case you’ve forgotten—seduces Howard Dean for the 2008 Democratic Read More
Even though it was a Monday night barely two weeks after the attack, the dining room at Citarella, a new seafood restaurant at Rockefeller Center, was packed. At a table across the way, a food critic swirled his glass and sniffed the wine, holding it up to the light and nodding his approval at the Read More
I’ve always had a soft spot for 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. It was where I had my first affordable French meal, at Larre’s, just across the street from Town (offically, it’s Town.; the logo, in these designer days, comes with a period). In the early 70′s, you could get a three-course Read More
It was a cool evening when I arrived for dinner at Heartbeat in the W New York hotel on Lexington Avenue and 49th Street. Young men and women in dark suits were lolling around on sofas clutching cocktails or reading magazines in front of a large fireplace. It was going full blast, but the fire Read More