Brothers Josh and Benny Safdie try to watch every Knicks game together.
“We have weird superstitions, like we never watch games with the producer of Lenny Cooke,” Josh said of Adam Shopkorn last Sunday evening at the Stout, a bar around the corner from Madison Square Garden. “He likes when the Knicks lose because he hates James Dolan so much.”
When we were invited to a book party at Marquee, we figured it must be a new indie bookstore or some ironic bar, not the nightclub.
The confusion was understandable: We have received emails for hundreds of book launches, and none of them have ever been thrown at a nightclub. Then again, most books don’t use Marquee as a case study in a chapter on the nightlife industry.
Beyond the uniform
Like so many professional athletes, Carmelo Anthony is often reduced to what he does between the lines. But the NBA’s reigning scoring champ is more than just a win, a loss or a number in the box score, as he made clear in this week’s cover story. Here, once again, the face of the Knicks franchise takes us inside his mind.
From man to brand
Carmelo Anthony and a Hasidic Jew walk into an elevator. This is not a joke. We are in the lobby of the Jack Resnick & Sons-owned offices at 199 Water Street, and this elevator is going up.
Minutes later, on the 19th floor, Anthony is standing at the spot foreign exchange desk of BGC Partners, a voice and electronic brokerage, holding a landline to his ear, conducting financial transactions.
“Ninety-two bid, 10 euros,” the six-time All-Star says into the phone. “We’re working on it.”
LeBron James has come a long way since his first watch.
“It was this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles thing,” the 4-time NBA MVP told the Transom last Friday night, at the private unveiling of his latest wrist-wear collaboration, this time with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet. “You know, the plastic one with the rubber strap and you flip its head open to see the time? I think it was Donatello—no it was Michelangelo.”
HANDY GUIDES TO IMPORTANT THINGS
If you are a sentient human being, you have no doubt heard by now that tonight the New York Knicks are playing against the Miami Heat tonight, in Miami. This is basically a euphemism for “LeBron James and Jeremy Lin: The Title Fight.”
It’s exciting because LeBron James is a polarizing figure who people love to hate, or love to love because of all the people who hate him, and because Jeremy Lin is the most exciting thing to happen to the NBA since Ron Artest got beer all over him. Also, seeing as how LeBron James turned down both the New York Knicks and the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets to go to Miami, fans of Tri-State Area basketball have quite a bit invested with this. Figuratively speaking.
But for those who truly want to take something away from this evening, and the entire Jeremy Lin craze, which will reach a new level of fever pitch tonight?
There are cabanas, a pool straight out of Antony and Cleopatra and a private club at 40 Mercer Street. Perhaps we shouldn’t be shocked that two twenty-somethings have purchased a $7 million condo in the building, but of course we still are.
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ESPN will not be publishing any version of reporter Arash Markazi’s story about a night LeBron James spent at a nightclub and hotel in Las Vegas after the piece was removed from ESPN’s servers on Wednesday morning. The network claims that Mr. Markazi did not identify himself as a reporter while he was working Read More
Last night at 1:30 a.m Eastern Time, ESPN published a story by reporter Arash Markazi about a night LeBron James spent out in the nightclub Tao in Las Vegas. It was a great read! By this morning, the story had been removed.
A spokeswoman for ESPN said that the story was published by accident. “The Read More
John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly”.
One can only assume that last Thursday night when he announced, “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat,” LeBron James was thinking that he didn’t want to fail miserably in New Read More