As we noted earlier this morning, some of the retail brokerages fortunate to get their hands on Facebook allocations are apparently telling clients they’re out of stock, i.e., you and Aunt Sally can forget about $38 a share and assume that whatever you wind up paying, you’re going to be lining the pockets Read More
Fox Business News
What is it about the preholiday season that winds everyone tighter than the postsurgery forehead of a Real Housewife? We’re trying to stay out of the drama as all of New York lets fly a seeming year’s worth of unaired grievances this week.
Occupy Wall Street
If you’ve seen The Muppets, then you probably already know that the so-called “kid’s movie” is actually propaganda from Democrats, Occupy Wall Street, and those anti-fracking crazies.
Still Fox Business News, apparently not heeding that memo about toning down their political views and leaving the crazy-pants rhetoric to the big boys in Roger Ailes‘ studio, felt the need to make this VERY BLATANT ATTACK ON REPUBLICANS even BLATANT-ER, and dissected every angle of Kermit and Co.’s new adventure as being pro-Obama liberal hogwash. This seven minute segment of outrage is based solely on the fact that the villain in the film is an oil baron named Tex Richman.
TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET
The recent downtown occupation of frustrated, furry creatures protesting the unseen hands and strings that literally control them has become, against all expectations, violent. One wouldn’t think, given their peaceful dedication to teaching children everything from the value of being somebody to the value of the number six. And yet, the police state of Sesame Street has shown them no mercy.
Two famously close New York City men-puppets (“muppets”) of a certain fictional neighborhood that bears a striking resemblance to Fort Greene have officially been noted by their spokesperson to have never had sexual relations nor a specific sexual orientation, often speculated on given their widely public and historically intimate friendship.
“Okay, this is a real problem,” began a frenzied email to the Transom. “Brian,” who works at a fashion magazine in Manhattan, was distraught, explaining: “I had a horror of a time filling my last scrip. Duane Reade and CVS are both fucked citywide.”
“Brian” was referring to his prescription of Adderall XR. A shortage Read More
In a flurry of house-swapping three years ago, at the height of the real estate mania, Edgar Bronfman Jr. traded a half-dozen properties with a total price tag exceeding $115 million, a spree that culminated in the fall of 2008 with his purchase of 117-119 East 69th Street for $28.5 million. The 40-foot-wide home Read More
Last week, The New York Times‘ Brooks Barnes reported that Disney is trying to reboot The Muppets—Jim Henson’s lovable felt creatures with stick-enabled arms—by "revving up the full power of its culture-creating engines."
Need proof? Check today’s Times Op-Ed page, where an Op-Art column headlined Puppet Government presents the show’s balcony-bound Read More
When a handsome young couple listed a Little Italy townhouse for $18 million earlier this month, even though they spent $1.5 million to buy it in June 2004, it made a nice little statement about the grand voraciousness in the downtown real estate universe.
Uptown wants in, too.
Brian Brille, the global head Read More
It’s no coincidence that when Broadway finally got around to producing a musical that spoke to our generational ennui, it starred Muppet-like puppets. For those reared on Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show—those few things that unite Generation X, Y, Now, etc.—Avenue Q is the ironic equivalent of a Happy Days reunion. The Read More