Around the town
Barbara Walters is that annoying person in the movie theater who needs the plot explained to her during the movie. Also, she brought 4 assistants with her to the premiere of Hunger Games: Catching Fire. (The Daily News)
Look at this: Time Out New York finally put faces on those Craigslist personals section, in its new “Single Men Willing to Be Photographed” slide show. We know you’ve had a tough time finding men recently, but we really think you’ll like this Williamsburg lawyer, Aaron. He is a very busy man, what with his bike training (it is what he does “all the time,” which makes us wonder when he does his lawyer work), so make sure you have your own “similar hobby/career/problem.” Because as they say, “similarities attract.”
Also, he seems to have some judgmental attitudes toward his mother’s yoga practice, but that is definitely something you two can work through, right?
Whenever a news organization, blog, or what have you comes out with a “definitive” list on the Internet, they do so with the knowledge that half their traffic will come from people who are furious over particular omissions or inclusions. Even something as innocuous as naming New York’s most powerful media couples (and single people!) can start a firestorm that usually ends when Henry Blodget comes up with an even more esoteric lightning rod.
So when Time Out New York did a list of the 100 best films set in New York (not filmed, mind you!), and then ranked them in order, they were essentially placing a giant Kick Me sign next to their hundreds of thousands of pageviews. Consider it life’s greatest trade-off. Or something.
Alison Tocci, longtime president of Time Out North America, is leaving after nearly 15 years to run a nonprofit. She’ll become the president of the City Parks Foundation, the organization behind Central Park SummerStage.
Ms. Tocci’s move follows the purchase in late May of a controlling stake in the company by Oakley Capital Investments Ltd., a London-based private equity fund, from founder Tony Elliot, who retains a minority interest. Oakley is run by run by Peter Dubens, an entrepreneur who made his fortune with T-shirts that change hue based on body temperature, advertising the wearer’s perspiration with brightly colored patches.
Time Out New York editor-in-chief Michael Freidson is leaving the magazine for a job in London. Mr. Freidson told The Obsever this afternoon that he had not been looking for a new job, but when another company approached him he couldn’t turn down the chance to live abroad.
“I’m 34, and I’m married, and I Read More
There are things you want to see in 3D in a magazine like Time Out New York and things you don’t. But before we can see anything, we have to assemble the glasses. The perforation is hard to manage, forget putting the three parts together. Were these pieces of paper even designed to fit together? Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a blog entry on the official Google blog announcing a partnership with the Internet’s most important company to unveil a new city tourism site: nycgo.com.
Launched yesterday, the site "is the official resource on the web for all there is to see, do and experience in Read More
Back in Jonesboro, Ark., they still don’t know for sure what Jason Ashlock is doing in New York City. Whenever he tells his friends and family he’s sold a book, they go to the bookstore and look for it on the shelf. “I’m like, ‘Wait 18 months!’” the boyish 28-year-old said on Sunday night, sitting Read More
In what is perhaps one of the most dissonant press releases Media Mob has gotten in a while, a press representative from Time Out New York is touting the magazine’s Where Laid-Off Workers Go To Drink spread.
Asks the flack:
What happens when you show up at your gig at Radar
only Read More
Regular readers The House Next Door’s ‘Mad Men Mondays’ column found a surprising, sad announcement today from the site’s founder, Matt Zoller Seitz:
Editor’s note: This column is dedicated to the memory of House contributor, Time Out New York
editor and regular Mad Men
recapper Andrew Johnston, who passed away Sunday, Oct. 26 Read More