Like many hospitality moguls, Alex Calderwood is a consummate optimist. Just ask him when his long awaited Ace Hotel at the corner of Broadway and 29th Street will finally be open for business.
“I can’t actually give you a firm, firm date,” Mr. Calderwood told The Observer during a brief tour of the as Read More
Filmmaker Bob Giraldi and his partners have invested some $30,000 in a custom-built, rotating, wood-fired pizza oven that’s unlike any other in Manhattan.
And hot! “A thousand degrees,” said Mr. Giraldi, making steamy sounds to emphasize that point.
The newfangled kitchen equipment is part of a sweeping plan to reposition his long beleaguered Read More
About a dozen congregants meandered about the former Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 20th Street on Sunday evening to the thumping tune of a strange but convivial hymnal.
“These sounds fall into my mind,” went the familiar refrain. It was the Bucketheads’ smash Read More
“It’s just such an assault on all your senses,” my discerning wife, Heather, said over brunch on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15.
We were seated at a small table near the center of the famous Crystal Room at Tavern on the Green, the largest and most scenic of all six separate dining areas within Read More
Black-clad staffers commiserated over cocktails in the back bar area at Cocotte, a cozy French bistro along Park Slope’s trendy Fifth Avenue.
An ominous sign had been posted in the front window shortly after brunch that fateful Sunday afternoon last February: “Dear Cocotte’s Friends and loyal customers, We want to thank Read More
“I just had enough,” said a beleaguered Andrew Tilley, who resigned last week as general manager of the Chelsea Hotel after barely seven months on the job. “I find the whole thing absolutely disgusting.”
Mr. Tilley, 47, is the second consecutive manager to hurriedly check out of the Chelsea after only Read More
At a time when many New Yorkers are pinching pennies, hotelier André Balazs is decorating the floor with them.
“Oh, fabulous!” said Mr. Balazs, 51, lending his enthusiastic two cents on Jan. 23 to a sample layout of the shiny copper coins. “That’s exciting! I love it!”
Editor’s note: There are corrections for this story at the end of it.
Confectioner Alison Nelson, whose burgeoning brand of fancy Chocolate Bar stores will soon expand to such far-flung places as Dubai and Qatar, has abruptly given up on the East Village.
In early January, Ms. Nelson’s newest Chocolate Read More
The illustrious Rainbow Room high atop Rockefeller Center is up for grabs! Maybe.
On Friday, the ever-embattled Cipriani family, which has operated the hallowed 64th- and 65th-floor banquet hall at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for the past decade, was served with eviction papers, citing millions of dollars in unpaid rent.
Chef Marc Forgione always wanted to open a restaurant called Forge.
“It’s my nickname—it’s always been my nickname,” explained the 30-year-old mohawked kitchen maestro, who trained under the tutelage of such acclaimed chefs as Kazuto Matsusaka, Pino Maffeo and Laurent Tourondel, not to mention his own father, American cooking pioneer Larry Forgione, who is Read More