ALBANY—Add another everyman to this year's political discourse.
The New York Conference of Mayors unveiled a new web site this morning at its winter gathering, where some 40 mayors from around the state have come together to formulate legislative priorities for the coming session.
The site charts the level of aid to municipalities Read More
Eccentric designer Philippe Starck apparently doesn’t think much of the Royalton Hotel’s new look.
“I think if you are lucky enough to own an icon, you shouldn’t kill the icon," Mr. Starck said of the hotel lobby’s recent redesign, during an interview with the New York Times.
Mr. Starck, of course, created Read More
The Observer‘s David Foxley covered the re-opening of the Royalton Hotel at 44 West 44th Street.
We sat down earlier this month with John McDonald, the man behind the Royalton’s re-design.
Location: So, you’re a busy guy. On the restaurant side, you operate MercBar, Lever House, Lure Fishbar and Chinatown Brasserie. You’re also the publisher of glossy CITY magazine, found in W hotel rooms nationwide. And, you market your own energy drink called “E-Boost.” I presume “Pimp Juice” was already taken, then?
Mr. McDonald: That Read More
Ever since my son was old enough to bang on a glass with a pair of chopsticks, I’ve been going for dim sum in Chinatown, a few blocks away from where I live. Now, still close to home 17 years later, eating oysters deep-fried in fortune-cookie-shaped wontons and fabulous green dumplings stuffed with mushrooms and Read More
For their latest venture, John McDonald and Josh Pickard, partners in midtown’s Lever House, have transformed the space under the Prada store that used to be Canteen into a glamorous 1940′s-style yacht. The subterranean dining room has a vaulted ceiling with skylights, shiny teak paneling, chrome grip bars (useful after one too many Huckleberry Finns, Read More
On Friday, Feb. 1, chef Matthew Kenney, the owner of Commissary, Commune and a number of other hipster restaurants got the first of a series of unpleasant deliveries from the United States Treasury: a $95,000 lien against his business, the Matthew Kenney Group, fornon-payment of payroll and sales taxes.
But that was just a Read More