Neil S. has felt the pinch of the recession. Last month, he began advertising his services as an erotic hypnotist for $150 an hour. On offer is “the chance to experience erotic sensations and to live out sexual fantasies through hypnosis.” So reads the rather hastily created Web site, erotichypno.blogspot.com, that Neil has begun posting Read More
Hanuk Kim spent the better part of two decades trying to make the cut as a fashion designer. A series of minor successes, along with the generosity of a certain heiress who gave him a floor in her Chelsea loft rent-free for 10 years, allowed him to orbit the fashion world long enough Read More
Jesse, a 27-year-old former New York City investment banker, moved to Buenos Aires 11 months ago. In the last few months, he says the trickle has turned into a full spray: On average he meets two new arrivals a week. “There is a huge global migration of newly unemployed bankers to Buenos Aires,” he said. Read More
She just dated a guy who was uncircumcised,” said Sam, a sassy 23-year-old brunette, pointing at her friend Lauren.
“Oh, thanks a lot,” said Lauren, a pretty 24-year-old blonde who works in advertising and whose hair was stylishly parted to one side, her neck swallowed by the enormous collar of her black pea coat. Read More
The Prince of Madagascar lives in a penthouse apartment at the National Arts Club, overlooking the barren trees and locked gates of Gramercy Park. The Prince loves Ping-Pong. His mission is to properly introduce Ping-Pong to Manhattan; he’s plotting Ping-Pong establishments all over the city.
So went the tale around a Read More
At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, Martin Schaedel, a 23-year-old Gatsby-like Internet entrepreneur, had a 20-minute meeting in Los Angeles with venture capitalist Derek Norton. It was their first meeting, and by the end of it, Mr. Norton was insisting that Martin stay in his pool house, as his guest, the next time he Read More
The scene is a prewar apartment building on West 84th Street in Manhattan, around sunset. Two white dudes—rich kids, if you had to guess from their demeanor and slang—are carrying heavy parcels through the lobby, up the elevator and into a sprawling, mostly empty apartment. They’re taking the parcels from the back of a station Read More
One sunny afternoon a few summers back, some dudes gathered at Guy Mellitz’ studio apartment on 21st Street and Third Avenue to bro-out.
There was Ted, an aspiring James Taylor type; Jason, an aspiring TV editor, who occasionally played fiddle to Ted’s guitar; Subieta, a friend of Jason’s from Read More
On Monday night, a dozen or so New York media types gathered at Rex Sorgatz’s top-floor apartment near ground zero to watch Gossip Girl on his enormous flat-screen TV. Among those in attendance at the weekly gathering in the long narrow living room were some dudes—Dodgeball.com founder Dennis Crowley; Lockhart Steele, of the Curbed sites; Read More
“I don’t want to jump off a cliff here, but the kids today didn’t go through what I went through, in terms of mode of discipline. They’re all so pampered and spoiled, the men are. They’re kind of born on the couch. They didn’t pay the price in terms of time and money,” Chuck Pfeifer Read More