Downtown may need another crafty, artisanal pop-up market like Williamsburg needs another glassy condo, but if there is one person who can still get Soho excited about bacon mayonnaise, it’s Paper magazine co-publisher and editor Kim Hastreiter. Ms. Hastreiter, whom The New York Times called the “coolest woman in New York,” founded the downtown magazine back in 1984 and has continued to act as a powerful connector even as the magazine’s influence has waned and “downtown” cool hopped the L train to Brooklyn.
Ms. Hastreiter, sporting red-framed glasses and a felt pin in the shape of a sunny-side-up egg, hugged well-wishers at Thursday’s opening party for her Super (Duper) Market. Festooned with signature bull’s-eyes from Target and American Express logos (both companies are sponsors) the flea has moved from last year’s home at the Chelsea Market to the St. Patrick Youth Center on Mulberry Street.
Last night The Observer stopped by the opening night of Paper magazine’s Super (Duper) Market. The second annual pop-up store, curated by Paper editor Kim Hastreiter, featured stalls filled with artisanal everything: from babka to sno-balls to crocheted oysters. Familiar faces including Henny Garfunkel, Bill Cunningham, Anna Sui and David Byrne were among the crowd in the Read More
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El Museo del Barrio is New York’s leading Latino museum and cultural institution. Its yearly gala is a who’s who of Spanish-speaking society figures, thanks to gala chairs like Valentin Hernández, Fe Fendi, Marie Unanue and Valentino D. Carlotti. This year’s black-tie 20th-anniversary bash honors Raúl Esparza, the Cuban-American stage actor, singer and Broadway star, Read More
A few days ago it was David Remnick The Times was drooling over, but things have changed. Today Guy Trebay dubs Paper editor Kim Hastreiter possibly “the coolest person in New York.”
“To say that Kim Hastreiter knows practically everyone who matters in the cultural life of this city is an understatement,” he Read More
Art Forum correspondent Linda Yablonsky, Giant magazine editor-in-chief Emil Wilbekin and rapper Lupe Fiasco joined more than two dozen art and fashion world luminaries at chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s Aquavit restaurant in Midtown on Thursday, April 16, for a cocktail reception and dinner in support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS’ (RED) campaign, hosted by sneaker giant Read More
Irina Aleksander called around to find out the costumes prominent New Yorkers are wearing this Halloween. Celerie Kemble‘s going to need a lot of hairspray!
Ms. Aleksander also moseyed down to Diane von Furstenberg‘s meatpacking district store, where the fashion empress was throwing a party for Paper mag’s Kim Hastreiter‘s new book about Read More