Downtown may need another crafty, artisanal pop-up market like Williamsburg needs another glassy condo, but if there is one person who can still get Soho excited about bacon mayonnaise, it’s Paper magazine co-publisher and editor Kim Hastreiter. Ms. Hastreiter, whom The New York Times called the “coolest woman in New York,” founded the downtown magazine back in 1984 and has continued to act as a powerful connector even as the magazine’s influence has waned and “downtown” cool hopped the L train to Brooklyn.
Ms. Hastreiter, sporting red-framed glasses and a felt pin in the shape of a sunny-side-up egg, hugged well-wishers at Thursday’s opening party for her Super (Duper) Market. Festooned with signature bull’s-eyes from Target and American Express logos (both companies are sponsors) the flea has moved from last year’s home at the Chelsea Market to the St. Patrick Youth Center on Mulberry Street.
The Eight-Day Week
Downtown’s style bible Paper magazine presents its second annual Super (Duper) Market, a three-day pop-up store of trendy food purveyors and innovators. Expect artisanal gourmet grub from the likes of San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe, which makes ice cream with flavors like Jesus Juice (Coca-Cola and red wine), Morning Breakfast (cornflakes and rum) and Elvis Read More
Last night The Observer stopped by the opening night of Paper magazine’s Super (Duper) Market. The second annual pop-up store, curated by Paper editor Kim Hastreiter, featured stalls filled with artisanal everything: from babka to sno-balls to crocheted oysters. Familiar faces including Henny Garfunkel, Bill Cunningham, Anna Sui and David Byrne were among the crowd in the Read More
Tender is the Night
“I wish there were more neocon blondes involved … Otherwise I’m not registered to vote—because if Andy Warhol didn’t, why do I have to?” Cat Marnell cozied up to The Observer Wednesday night at Paper magazine’s eighth annual nightlife awards, offering us her views on the 2012 presidential race.
Removing a tragic fur coat, Ms. Marnell, a Best Nightlife Social Media Star nominee, revealed the now slightly smudged words “Chinese Democracy” written across her forearms in what we can only assume was black eyeliner.
“My political stance is Chinese Democracy.”
Uncertain, we asked her what this meant.
“I don’t know exactly. I was going to go with ‘manifest destiny’—I don’t know what that means either,” she said, flipping her head of blond hair to the side as she spoke. “I support Guns N’ Roses and I hope they get back together.” (Chinese Democracy is the title of a less-than-successful Guns N’ Roses album, which came out in 2008.)
What did she plan to do with award, should she be so fortunate?
“I’d really like to speak out about [getting the band back together], and I really don’t think young children shouldn’t be prescribed Adderall—so that’s my platform.”
A few days ago it was David Remnick The Times was drooling over, but things have changed. Today Guy Trebay dubs Paper editor Kim Hastreiter possibly “the coolest person in New York.”
“To say that Kim Hastreiter knows practically everyone who matters in the cultural life of this city is an understatement,” he Read More
So many revelers turned out for Paper magazine’s annual “Beautiful People Party” at the Maritime Hotel’s Hiro Ballroom on Thursday, April 9, that even A-list heiress Lydia Hearst was turned away at the front door.
So, she took the back door.
The waifish 24-year-old model had been having dinner with Read More