Cookin' Up Trouble
Top Chef’s host Padma Lakshmi served up a protest against NYU’s controversial expansion yesterday.
Nearly a dozen community groups are suing the city for allowing NYU’s $6 billion, 20-year expansion project to move forward. The expansion — which will affect sites such as the La Guardia Corner Gardens and the Mercer-Houston Dog Run — will include constructing four new buildings, adding 1,900 square feet of classrooms, dorms and a gym to the university’s campus.
“This party is the tits!” someone yelled last week inside Richie Notar’s new Midtown glamor spot, Harlow. Shindigger had to agree, although more appropriate expressions did come to mind, considering it followed a screening of the family-friendly film Oz the Great and Powerful presented by the Cinema Society and Gucci.
The New York Stock Exchange will be closed again tomorrow, according to a press release posted on the NYSE Euronext website.
As previously reported, the exchange initially planned to close its physical trading floor and open on electronic systems as Hurricane Sandy battered New York City today. That decision was reversed late last night. Minutes ago, the exchange said it would remain closed tomorrow, along with other U.S. markets:
The Eight-Day Week
Back on Wednesday, we were raising money to try to elevate our daughters’ self-esteem, but today we’ve stumbled upon a simpler method: march them down a red carpet! Nothing makes one feel more important than being the center of attention, the focal point of clicks and flashes, if even only for a moment. That’s why Read More
A good party is all about the mix and Sotheby’s had it just right at its Take Home a Nude Party on Monday night. Flamboyant artists in leather jackets and pearl necklaces mingled well with society beauties in designer dresses and vertiginous heels. Unusually for a Monday night uptown, the drink of choice for the Read More
Art World News
There were art works by Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Auguste Rodin and Jeff Koons, but everyone was watching Padma Lakshmi’s pants. The Top Chef co-host, in impossibly tight coral-colored capris covered in a gold lamé print, smiled and swanned at Sotheby’s, poising at the front of a book-signing line to schmooze with author James Frey. Read More
British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie was one of the first to arrive at the National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, Oct. 5. Known as a champion of freedom of expression, the author ruminated on the current challenges faced by the world of the arts, and the particular struggle of the written word.
In this week’s Observer, New York Magazine editor Adam Moss talked to John Koblin about his use of coverlines, telling him, “A piece of music can’t all be big moments. It needs big moments and small moments.”
And sometimes, it even rhymes.
This week’s New York features a cover package called My Read More
“My daughter is getting an award so I’m a proud duh-dee!” Paul McCartney told the Daily Transom at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual Forces for Nature benefit at 583 Park Avenue on Monday, March 30, where his daughter, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and Discovery Communications’ CEO David Zaslav were honored for their respective environmental work. Read More
What’s Padma Lakshmi’s favorite part of The New York Times‘ Web site? According to a video of the model-turned-author- turned reality competition hostess, it’s Bill Cunningham’s ‘On the Street’ audio slide shows. (Weirdly, she does not mention the Books section where she might be at risk of running into Read More