On November 21, The American Museum of Natural History hosted the 2013 Museum Gala.
Meg Ryan, Baz Luhrmann, Martha Stewart, Kathy Najimy, Kyle Maclachlan, and Tina Fey as hostess, made for quite the memorable evening.
Attendees arrived at the museum with heavy purses for the Christie’s auction, which was given a comedic boost by Seth Meyers. Read More
Finding an unpublished George Gurley piece is like opening a perfectly written time capsule. In May 2001, New York City was preparing to say farewell to a term-limited Rudy Giuliani and welcome anyone from Mark Green to Freddy Ferrer to Michael Bloomberg as its first new leader in eight years. An intrepid young Observer reporter named George Gurley hit the party scene to ask prominent New Yorkers what they thought would happen to the city. He wrote it up and then … it disappeared.
The Observer never published Mr. Gurley’s observations, captured first at the annual benefit for the African Rainforest Conservancy, held at the Park on 17th Street and Tenth Avenue and the second was for the tenth anniversary of the Paramount Hotel.
Twelve years later, as we approach another change of guard at City Hall, Mr. Gurley got to thinking about that piece. When he realized it hadn’t seen the light of day, Mr. Gurley, still an intrepid young Observer reporter, brought it to our attention.
Big Apple Idolatry
- Debbie Harry made a pretty cryptic comment on the elections, saying “I am thinking we have been invaded by aliens who have reduced the intelligence level of the entire fucking country to cement.” Did she mean little green men or illegal immigrants from Mexico? And aren’t aliens usually portrayed as being light years smarter than the average Joe the Plumber? They figured out space travel, how stupid can they be?
When we think of Versace we think of couture. We think of cutting-edge design that costs us more than our annual paycheck. We think…H&M? That’s right: last night Donatella Versace unveiled her line of disposable affordable fashion for the retailer at Pier 57 in meatpacking district.
At the opening of the Hotel on Rivington’s CO-OP Food and Drink, The Observer encountered Chloe Sevigny, living in New York once more after the conclusion of her HBO show Big Love, smoking outside. She told us her favorite New York restaurant is kielbasa haven Veselka-”I’m Polish”-and that she was intrigued by CO-OP, if not Read More
In the new film The Mystery of Claywoman, about a 500-million-year-old woman/prophet everyone seems to be looking for, Amy Poehler appears in a series of sketches for the film with Debbie Harry as her French lesbian lover who writes a book about Claywoman. The film, which was written and performed by Michael Cavadias Read More
Last night, at the opening of The Annex, a SoHo satellite of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Daily Transom found itself on the red carpet with Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen; later that evening, Debbie Harry of Blondie and Dave Mason from Traffic were to perform.
"Blondie like changed my Read More
“You never want to piss off a drag queen!” said director Steve Saporito at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his movie, Squeezebox! on Friday night.
The after-party for the film was a joyous excuse for drag queens and 90′s-club-scene nostalgistas to gather at the Blender Theatre and relive the nights of Don Hill’s Read More
God, we love Debbie Harry—iconic, sensual, intelligent, fashionable. She’s still relevant decades after she became the queen of the CBGB punk scene. Last week she released her new album, Necessary Evil, and recently approved Kirsten Dunst to play her in a Michel Gondry-directed biopic. We’re not sure about that decision just yet, but Read More
Ari Horowitz spent his weekend at the beach. He has a house in Waterville, and on Saturday he rented a boat for a while, called The Queen Bee, and went out with a bunch of pals.
Over on Shelter Island, Mr. Horowitz, who is the new president of Vibe magazine, bared Read More