The Center for an Urban Future, a nonpartisan think tank based in Manhattan, released its first-ever ranking (PDF) of the national chain retailers with the most stores in New York City.
Perhaps surprisingly, Starbucks did not even make it into the top three, though the Seattle-based coffee chain does have the biggest Read More
The School of Visual Arts will have a new dorm on the Lower East Side come August 2008. The 80,000-square-foot building will sit at the site of the former Duane Reade at Delancey and Ludlow streets.
“We were approached by Charles Blaichman, who is constructing the new building,” Samantha Hoover, communications director for SVA, said Read More
After more than 100 years of existence, the New York Public Library is closing down. Movers have already begun the gargantuan task of emptying the main building, an ornate Beaux-Arts structure located on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets. Within a few weeks, 86 branch libraries throughout the city will be stripped of their Read More
It was a balmy fall afternoon on the Upper East Side, and there was a loose cannon in Citarella. Unfortunately, it was me—again. I was engaged in a Socratic dialogue with the counterman over why I shouldn’t have to pay for an unwanted frittata under a piece of grilled salmon.
“I don’t make the rules,” Read More
From “LOW LOW PRICES” to upcale living.
Stock up on 59-cent cans of Georgia hash while you still can. The Tribeca Trib reports that cut-rate retailer Ralph’s Discount City is going condo.
Plans now pending before the Landmarks Preservation Commission call for the demolition of half of Ralph’s and construction of a Read More
AIM IM with Matt Haber: 10:01 AM
Matt Haber: wanna hear something mildly funny?
The Transom: always! i like my funny mild.
Matt Haber: I was at Duane Reade and there was an in-house radio spot for Vogue and some special Marie-Antoinette contest. and they referred to the film as “this fall’s blockbuster Read More
ERICA: Tomorrow marks 8 months to the day since we got engaged.
A. Holy S*&$
B. I have yet to have my ring cleaned
I keep meaning to stop in at a jeweler to have it professionally cleaned, but my mother-in-law to be (MILTB) told me this ridiculous slash terrifying story where Read More
Manhattan is as dry as a Dead Sea Scroll. And so are my thighs. Scratch, scratch, scratch. And I’m not the only one. This is that time of year when itchy skin plagues us New Yorkers, rich and poor alike, indiscriminately. Global warming and polar-icecap melting seem to have had no impact on the humidity, Read More
AIMEE: My phone rings as I’m on the way to the subway for work, running late of course, always, always running late. “Not to stress you out…,” my bridesmaid Jennie launches in on the other end. I know it’s bad if she’s using that sort of ominous construction. She’s planning a wedding too. Read More
The New York City subway system isn’t for sissies, as a Jan. 3 incident proved. A 47-year-old upstate Ancram, N.Y., resident was boarding the No. 6 train at 9 a.m. at the 77th Street and Lexington Avenue station when her pocketbook got caught in the closing doors.
Fortunately, there are people employed to push you Read More