What does a $65-a-day juice habit buy you? As a consumer, you might not come away with much more than hunger pangs and the ability to fit into your old high school clothes if you keep it up for long enough. If you’re juice purveyor Erica Huss, co-founder of Blueprint Cleanse, on the other hand, it buys quite a bit: a $2.25 million waterfront condo in Brooklyn Heights, to be exact.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses may be gone, but the suspension-of-disbelief remains: Ms. Huss just picked up a massive two-bedroom-plus-den at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, according to city records.
“One thing about smart cars, there’s no room for error,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach said as he piloted his 99-inch-long convertible along 10th Avenue. “I’m a little person, I like little things,” he said cheerily.
Mr. Boteach took directions from a GPS system as we zipped across Manhattan to the Lincoln Tunnel last week. Our window was at bumper level with the surrounding traffic as the rabbi made the sharp turns and tight maneuvers required for escaping Midtown. Wearing a Bluetooth headset and juggling a pair of cell phones to maximize his multitasking, Mr. Boteach said he often takes calls on the move. When he’s not driving, he opts for a much larger headset that offers better reception.
“It’s military grade,” Mr. Boteach tells us. “It’s like a landline.”
Always a busy man, the rabbi balances his career as a widely published author and Oprah-approved spiritual guru with a family of nine children and the daily demands of religious worship.
Now he’s running for Congress.
Fashion Week Observed
It’s a charmed life for Byrdie Bell… the beautiful model/actor jets between chic destinations— frequenting modish art parties and cosmopolitan hotspots.
You might catch her sipping a cocktail during Miami Art Basel or front row at Charlotte Ronson, but the girl works too! Miss Bell has been featured in several, well-received independent Read More
The director of Michael Jackson’s 1980s touchstone “Beat It” video has sold his West Village condo for $7.35 million. Bob Giraldi, who also directed the infamous Pepsi commercial in which MJ’s hair caught fire, has since moved on to different things, co-founding online mag StarChefs.com with co-producer and co-signer on the Perry Street deed, Patti Greaney.
Today Vogue Paris announced fashion director Emmanuelle Alt will succeed Carine Roitfeld’s as editor in chief, reports the Huffington Post.
Naturally, Alt’s a very stylish lady. And like many stylish ladies who are photographed all the time, Alt has a signature pose.
Where it gets weird is that her pose–standing straight, Read More
Do you remember where you were when you heard that Michael Jackson died?
That’s a retro question nowadays-the kind of thing that is earnestly said about John Lennon or Elvis Presley. For this generation, obviously, the answer is: You were at your computer and read it on TMZ. It’s hard to believe that a Read More
One easy way to take New York’s temperature as its health gets sorted out is to follow the stocks that define it. We assembled the Observer 100 Index to watch the city wheeze and sing. Sadly, last week was atrocious: By Friday, despite unexpectedly nice news about unemployment, the Dow Read More
When it comes to goodbyes, 2009 was catastrophic. So before we bid adios to the old man with the scythe and welcome the new kid with his year to grow, let’s retrieve the rest of the leftover New Year’s Eve bubbly from the back shelf of the fridge and drink one last toast to the Read More
Christmas came early at the box office this weekend as A Christmas Carol bah humbugged its way to $31 million in ticket sales and a first place finish, ahead of newcomers The Men Who Stare at Goats ($13.3 million in second) and The Fourth Kind ($12.5 million in fourth). The big story, though, Read More
When Zack and Miri Make A Porno and The Haunting of Molly Hartley could only combine for just over $15 million in box office grosses on this weekend last year, Hollywood learned a harsh lesson: don’t open movies on Halloween! In an effort to rectify that error in judgment, this Halloween we’re being treated to Read More