Good news—maybe?—for Kelly Gray, the 23-year-old Virginia Beach hairdresser who auctioned off a bridesmaid slot in her wedding on eBay. The winning bidder (at $5,700) is a doctor. In fact, it’s the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which decided to up the sponsorship to $10,000 according to The New York Times‘ Katie Read More
Earlier today we caught up with George A. Fertitta, Bloomberg’s newest private sector recruit, who will be taking over the city’s newly combined tourism, marketing and event-planning operations on June 19th.
He said he hopes he will bring the entire organization “up another notch” thanks to his “background and skill set.” (He was founder of Read More
While Bill Clinton and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took on obesity uptown with pledges from Coke and Pepsi to cut down soda portions for kids during the school day, Mayor Bloomberg was left to defend his favorite soft drink.
“Snapple has calories like other things,” said Bloomberg. Read More
The great Snapple Deal windfall continues to elude the city. Last month, the city was forced to renegotiate its deal with the tea-maker after revenue from sales fell $93 million short of the $126 million the city had projected.
Now, Crain’s reports, Comptroller William Thompson is charging that New York City Marketing (the Read More
If you live in ZIP code 10021, the odds are that you don’t have diabetes, that no one in your family has diabetes and that you don’t know anyone who has diabetes. In your neighborhood, 1 percent or less of the population has this affliction. The odds are that you are wealthy or rich Read More
If you live in ZIP code 10021, the odds are that you don’t have diabetes, that no one in your family has diabetes and that you don’t know anyone who has diabetes. In your neighborhood, 1 percent or less of the population has this affliction. The odds are that you are wealthy or rich or Read More
Moonlighting holding down two or three jobs at one time-has become a lugubrious way of life for many Americans. But their second job doesn’t usually involve truck-jacking, unlike the suspect that cops arrested on April 5.
The perp’s legitimate career was as a delivery man for a meat purveyor in Hunts Point, according to the Read More
Steven Harkins and Wendy Kaufman
Met: September 1976
Engaged: Aug. 29, 2003
Projected Wedding Date: May 22, 2004
The Snapple Lady’s getting hitched- hic! Wendy Kaufman, the bubbly, lovably zaftig star of those famous mid-1990′s television commercials for Snapple drinks, is marrying Steven Harkins, director of marketing at Tube Technologies, a broom-handle and shelving 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
For kicks, others climb Everest or spend $20 million to look back at Earth from outer space. My dream has always been somewhat more modest-to hitch a ride aboard a Department of Sanitation street-sweeper.
There’s something about watching one of these mechanical marvels, barreling along the curb sucking up garbage, that fills me with Read More