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There’s something about the motion of the ocean that can evoke the need to pee–or it could just be all those High Lifes you crushed while soaking up the rays. Peeing in the ocean is pretty nasty, though beachgoers tend to operate on a “don’t ask, don’t tell” pee policy.
It is getting warm now, which means I’ll be seeing my fellow tenants without clothes on. And that means we’ll be talking again.
I live in a 40-story co-op on 56th Street, just east of First. Grandly known as Plaza 400, the building has some
1,500 people living in more than 600 apartments. When Read More
A Case of Redemption
By Adam Mitzner
(Gallery Books, 336 pp., $26)
Adam Mitzner is a lawyer by day and a writer of legal thrillers by night—no small feat. A Case of Redemption, Mr. Mitzner’s second novel in just two years (the first was A Conflict of Interest), follows the path of Dan Read More
When it comes to wine, trends can be as damaging and despicable as storing your bottles next to a full-blast heater. Fads can even go so far as to turn perfectly good grapes mediocre—and sometimes worse. Consider, if you will, Exhibit A: Pinot Grigio.
“If you step away from any [Pinot Grigio] that says ‘Veneto,’ Read More
Dressing for summer events can present a particular challenge for New York men, especially if they are used to relying on the brothers Brooks for the daily armor of business life.
Soupy summer weather, when humidity and the thermometer both top 80, does not afford menfolk comfortable options like strappy sandals or a Read More
The Month In...
NYC’s spoiled pets are getting their own frozen yogurt truck in Central Park.
Yappy Treats, run by dog-lover Laura Diaz, will offer appetizing flavors, such as tuna, and will open this weekend at dog-hot-spots. The West 72nd Street dog park, Mariner’s Playground and at West 84th Street and Central Park West will all have them.
With Labor Day, we said goodbye to August, the Sunday of months, the last chance to relax until easing back into normal life. But if you’re Alec Baldwin, you never slowed down—not for a minute. Tracking the actor’s every move via Twitter, gossip columns and party photos (because how can you not?), we found that even in his leisure time the man is unstoppable, mixing work, play and philanthropy in a way that would exhaust mere mortals.
Click through our slideshow for an illustrated tour through Alec’s August, or click here for a large image.
Is there anything more beautiful than feeling the cool air of fall start to kick back up? Then again, is there anything more depressing than coming to realize in the very same moment that summer has nearly passed? Sure, we’ve spent these waning days of late July and early August complaining about the heat, but who ever wants to contemplate seasonal change? What did we really do with our summer, after all?
It’s time for us to escape the muggy, soup-like weather of New York, where we’re all the more conscious of the fact that with every breath, we are inhaling someone else’s recycled air. Oh mighty Mayor Bloomberg, deliver us from damnation! Or at least from this city’s cursed summer months. If we can eliminate transfats, why not the heat?
Of course, a clever individual might just pack their bags and head for a different climate completely. Take Jeremy Lin, who—with the ever-helpful hand of fan favorite Jim Dolan—may have realized it’s not the heat, but the humidity, when he signed on with the Houston Rockets. But that doesn’t mean New York isn’t without its own acquisitions: The Yankees picked up one of the greatest hitters of all time in Ichiro Suzuki (who’s looking a little grayer these days—distinguished, we say), Rick Rash for the Rangers, Jeff Otah for the Jets and possibly English Premier League veteran Tim Cahill for the Red Bulls. Welcome to town, boys. We hope your managers set you up in an apartment with central air.
Meanwhile, the rest of us just can’t wait to escape from New York, be it by plane, train or Jitney-mobile.
There were heat advisories or warnings in 20 states on Sunday, with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees across most of the South. Adding to the misery were power outages caused by the huge storm that rampaged from Ohio through parts of the Northeast on Friday, killing 12 and leaving some metropolitan areas with long-standing power outages caused by high wind and lightning.