So this is the “new look” Dunkin’ Donuts: garish orange and pink signage, comfortless metallic chairs, raffish menu graphics.
Kinda like the old-look Dunkin’ Donuts–and catering to the same ol’ stereotypical clientele: cops.
Around 3 p.m. on Thursday, the newest corner location for D.D. franchise Centurian Plaza Donuts LLC, located at 20th Street and Third Read More
Back in early April, the Wall Street Journal reported that the undulating, glass-sheathed Sculpture for Living was looking like a white elephant. “[J]ust one condo has sold since September, leaving 15 of the 39 units empty,” wrote The Journal.
This week, New York magazine looks at some possible Read More
New York’s politicians view Wal-Mart the way vets view a rabid dog.
Local pols fall over each other to assert that they will keep us free from the contagion of Sam Walton’s chain.
It emerged in February that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton had returned a $5,000 donation from the nation’s biggest retailer—despite the fact that Read More
Sculpture for Living.
The Real Estate Journal has an article proclaiming the failure of starchitect projects that had little else going for them. A familiar topic, but one that got us off on a tangent.
One of the examples is the Charles Gwathmey-designed “Sculpture for Living,” on Cooper Square, right across Read More
Tired of toeing the line? Dying to take a walk on the wild side? Looking to bust a new taboo? No need to look far: There could be one lurking on the top shelf of your closet. I’m talking about that beat-up Prada doctor’s bag, circa fall 2000. Dust it off, dangle it from the Read More
“Martha Stewart sells faster than homosexuals,” said a charming salesperson named Calvin as he vigorously restocked Martha’s shelves on the second floor of the Astor Place Kmart.
I knew our Domestic Goddess was popular, I thought, contemplating the purchase of an insanely chic Martha Stewart Everyday plastic tortoise-shell bathroom set (Kleenex cover, $9.99; beaker, $4.99; Read More
Are you facing another shagless, dateless Valentine’s Day?
Good news! There’s somebody for everybody–even you–and they’re lurking out in cyberspace just waiting for you to electrify their portals. An online dating service could get you fixed up before the 14th, no problem. Match.com, for example: It’s a database, the mammoth proportions of which guarantee, if Read More
I’ve been penetrated–repeatedly–and so have you.
Over the last three years, we have, at least in the marketing sense of the word, been collectively and repeatedly penetrated by a mass-market giant. I’m talking about Target. As a result, our collective subconscious is now decoupaged with kicky Target imagery. When I close my eyes, all I Read More
As we continue this relentless trudge toward election day, I find myself in a dissonant frame of mind this October.
On one hand, the targets for ridicule are almost too easy. George W. still hasn’t settled on a campaign theme song when, to my way of thinking, the obvious choice is “Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered.” Read More
I live on a tree-lined block in Brooklyn. There aren’t many options for takeout, no A.T.M.’s close by and I suspect drug activity in the squatters’ building across the street. Still, mine is a neighborhood in the truest sense. Neighbors greet each other warmly. When the boys on the block yell, “What up, slim?” I Read More