The High Line project was officially unveiled at a rail raising (not groundbreaking as Mike Bloomberg pointed out) today with New York’s senior and junior senators, Christine Quinn, Jerry Nadler, Scott Stringer, Dan Doctoroff, Betsy Gotbaum and celebs Edward Norton and Kevin Bacon.
All the elected officials praised the project, and Chuck pointed Read More
That Hollywood is in fact something less than a model of political sophistication was made clear to me a few years ago, at a party where Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry’s fame, illustrated the inequities of the federal budget for a group of admirers by stacking up Oreo cookies on a grand piano. The Read More
Seriously, how is it June already? It feels like just yesterday that it was gray, cold and dreary and the city’s females were swooping around in unfortunate ponchos …. Regardless, the good news is that weekend evenings will soon see a quiet hush in restaurants (less sweaty elbowing with the wankers who have Read More
Harvard University president Lawrence Summers recently got himself into a world of politically correct trouble when he suggested that women are biologically unsuited to succeed in the fields of science and math.
All of this might have been avoided if the man had spent an afternoon walking through Nolita with the average New York female. Read More
“Just when I think I’ve heard everything, I learn that Snapple is buying out our school system,” said New YorkUniversity nutritionist Marion Nestlelast Wednesday, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he had inked a deal for at least $8 million to make Snapple the official drink of New York City schools. Snapple, she said, somehow Read More
Movin’ On Up: ’21′ Lets Loose
On the Second Floor
The “21″ Club first opened as a speakeasy in 1929, with shelves behind the bar that collapsed if you pushed a button, dropping their contents down a chute into the sewers when the place was raided. It quickly became the spot for the rich, Read More
M ay 25, 9:01 A.M. Dear Diary: C’est moi, Phyllis Stine. Could be the longest day yet, as I have just returned to Carlyle Hotel suite from appointment with cosmetic skin specialist Dr. Patricia Wexler, who insists I do nothing strenuous. Nor can I recline, not for 18 hours. Normally, after Botox injections, and tons Read More