Above the gentle hum of conversation and the less gentle hum of traffic rumbling past on Fifth Avenue, one could hear the chirping of birds and the clanking of metal as a small group of New Yorkers took turns thwacking each other with swords.
Bryant Park, which decades ago was one of the most notorious Read More
For Manhattan’s desk jockeys—especially those in media—sometimes, the only thing as important as filling your post quota and getting out of the office to head home is the crucial decision of where you’re going to have lunch that day. Alas, some young women found a way to combine the three pursuits, and earn a little cash on the side.
Have you ever tried to get a decent meal in the heart of midtown, that dead zone between Park and Seventh avenues? It’s all warmed-over pizza, overpriced hot bars or the Four Seasons, which a guy can only eat so much of. This is why a flotilla of food trucks, offering such inventive fare as Korean tacos and gay ice cream, have been decending on the neighborhood for years now. But, no longer.
At the 410th meeting of the Economic Club of New York at the Sheraton on 811 7th Avenue this afternoon, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro discussed her agency’s scrutiny of the May 6 “Flash Crash,” what she hoped to do to prevent another Bernie Madoff from fleecing investors, and the delicate balance between Read More
Having a private moment behind the velvet red curtains that close off the dining room at the Metropolitan Club, Silda Wall Spitzer was going over a speech, trying out the podium and smoothing the unruly strands (of which there are very few) of her hair back into place. She was there on the Read More