After some time spent roving the idyllic Hamptons lanes last Saturday, The Observer found ourselves at a charity gala honoring the music of Billy Joel. The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Team Fox had teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to put on the snazzy soiree.
Onstage, a Billy Joel tribute band was playing at considerable volume. We asked the brave souls seated near the front how they felt about the idea of setting up a tribute band.
M.C. and host for the evening Gina Giordan was keen to point out that she did not choose the band, and was unconvinced that anyone could compare to the legendary Billy Joel.
As always, the occasional reports of election day skullduggery are flowing in, though we’re not talking about Florida here.
Here are a few favorites:
“While working for another candidate, I witnessed a Dan Garodnick poll worker steal the backpack of a Jack Lester poll worker in the Stanley Isaacs housing complex.”
“Apparently a bunch Read More
For decades, dating back to the Koch administration, plans for a 42nd Street river-to-river light-rail system have periodically been proposed every few years, only to go off the tracks. Now, proponents of a new 42nd Street corridor light-rail system, perhaps emboldened by the banishment of the more prurient elements of the Times Square of yore-prostitutes, Read More
Has Donald Trump abandoned all hope of building a magnificent public park in front of his mammoth Riverside South development? That’s what his foes suggest in a new legal assault against the $3 billion megaproject.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this month in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, the Coalition for a Livable West Side, Read More