On Saturday, Oct. 14, a CUNY law professor named Dinesh Khosla sent a very polite memo to the “law-school community,” titled, “Our New Building.”
The memo wondered why CUNY, a public university financed by taxpayers, is paying a decidedly above-market price ($155 million) for its new, 225,000-square foot home at Citigroup’s 2 Court Square in Read More
It’s easy to envy Pat Fondiller, the beermeister of Park Slope institution The Gate. He gets paid to have conversations like this one on a recent late weeknight in the bar’s back corner. He was talking with Gate founder and owner Bobby Gagnon. The topic was which beer the bar would not carry. Read More
It’s almost like those long-gone, beautifully bubbly days of ’07, back when lush apartments traded from one blue blood to another—or between TV stars, or Russians, or slightly crooked financiers—like baseball cards.
Barely five blocks away from the $1.5 million apartment that Mad Men director Alan Taylor just sold to Saturday Night Live’s Kristin Wiig, Read More
“A room full of slot machines in Yonkers has no sex appeal,” Steve Wynn told the Transom.
It was July 28, just before 6 p.m., and Mr. Wynn, of the eponymous Wynn Resorts, was relaxing in his attorney’s conference room on the 23rd floor of the New York Times building, following an exhausting day of Read More
“By the way, that feline whitefish on a bagel, shmeared properly, is not so bad,” said Jim Cramer.
It was the night of Thursday, April 23, and the host of CNBC’s Mad Money was standing on a stage at the front of a ballroom in the New York Hilton, talking Read More
The Gate in Park Slope hosts its first cask ale festival. Join the firkin club! Read More
“Have you seen Jennifer Connelly?” a reporter for local CW affiliate WPIX-Channel 11 asked legendary rocker Lou Reed.
The 67-year-old former Velvet Underground frontman, clad in comfy running shoes, jeans and a gray sweatshirt, and standing with wife Laurie Anderson, simply shrugged and turned back to a video presentation that was playing—something about a Read More
Retired politician Jerry Kretchmer didn’t know much about fine dining when he opened Gotham Bar & Grill 25 years ago.
But he liked what he saw in stylish young chef Alfred Portale: “Alfred came in wearing a mauve sweater, corduroy slacks and a great-looking watch. I said to him, ‘Alfred, if you cook as Read More
Guests invited into Graydon Carter’s revamped Monkey Bar on East 54th Street for intimate “friends and family” dinners this past weekend were already raving—those big red booths are fantastic!
“If you were sitting in the booths, you could watch everyone and not even have to turn your head!” said one publishing industry guest, who Read More
On Sunday, March 8, former Socialista proprietor Armin Amiri got a call from his mom in Tehran. She was hysterical. His father, Ali, had been taken into custody by the Iranian police for questioning.
“They came and picked him up at 7:30 in the morning, and basically they were asking about Read More