Norman Oder was standing at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Dean Street in Prospect Heights last Saturday explaining the cappuccino test. “I have a friend that says if you can get a cappuccino within one block, the area can’t be blighted.”
He was referring to Atlantic Yards, the 22-acre project that will include a Read More
Christie’s International PLC, founded in 1766, announced late last month the hiring of Steven Murphy, a chief executive who, uncharacteristically, had not gone to Eton. Even more shocking, for the first time in its history, the company will be led by an American.
His nationality aside, the 56-year-old New Yorker was an unlikely choice for Read More
Curbed network founder and president Lockhart Steele insists that the new national version of his flagship site won’t be competing with shelter magazines.
All the same, one of the fledgling site’s first major features involves sending dollhouses to the top remaining home-design books, like Elle Decor and Martha Stewart Living, with accessories specifically tailored for Read More
At election-night parties, the politician who will find out if he has a job the next day is usually nowhere to be seen, not until much after the last vote is counted, when he comes out onstage to celebrate or commiserate.
But the night that Charlie Rangel won his 20th term in Congress, early and Read More
When Brandon Holley took over Jane at the end of 2005 from the eponymous Jane Pratt, the magazine’s staff gave her a neon sign. It read “She’s so Jane,” and the magazine launched an ad campaign around that tag line to convince readers and advertisers that Ms. Holley would be make a great replacement. “That Read More
“I, last night, slept on the floor here,” Billy Farrell explained last week in his new studio on West 20th Street. Mr. Farrell, a photographer who has just started his own agency, could do worse: The roughly rectangular space isn’t large, but it is bright and airy, with blond hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows along Read More
It’s 2 AM and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully-lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a movie to keep you Read More