Toward the end of the 1995 film Hackers, Jonny Lee Miller (character handle: “Zero Cool”) crowd-surfs a throng of goggled, neon-clad cyberpunks while seeking the aid of two furry-booted hackers named Razor and Blade, the hosts of an underground TV show called Hack the Planet. That message is broadcast to the hackers of the world Read More
Moulard duck and pommes sarladaise have their place in the city’s system of persuasion, but for those looking to bend the ear of Patterson and Cuomo appointees at the secret Financial District power-lunch spot deep in the basement of the Equitable Building, humble vegan fare like bean strogonoff and boiled cauliflower has taken Read More
Walking and talking on his iPhone didn’t seem to 29-year-old Kyle Supley like a particularly reckless thing to do on Waverly Place near Christopher Street in the West Village late on a Tuesday evening.
“I shouldn’t have had it out, probably,” Mr. Supley would later say when the Transom reached him by Read More
What’s next for dear old Ed Koch?
“Death!” he told the Transom, with trademark glee, in his midtown office last Friday morning.
“I’m 85. My father lived to 87. The average American lives to 78. I’m already living on borrowed time, but I have no fear of death,” said the former Read More
On a recent hot afternoon, five veterans of the city’s conspiracy and fringe political scenes gathered on the ratty couches of the Yippie Museum Café, at Bleecker and Bowery, to discuss a new political organization that shares all of the anti-establishment animus, if not quite the Aquarian exuberance, of the Yippies.
The founding members Read More
7/4/10 In this moment of national and personal crisis, I have resolved to record my final thoughts of each day in the hopes of drawing strength from a purer form of expression. I wonder if Malcolm Gladwell does anything like this?
7/5 Profile of me out in New York magazine today, generally Read More
After thugs abducted Alex Dryden from his hotel, the journalist and MI6 fact-finder learned that it’s better to go without a tie in Moscow.
“They put me in the back, you know, like you see in Italian Mafia movies, and I was driven out to some marshes — a notorious dropping-off spot Read More
“I wish there were more drama,” said Alexander Rose, “but it’s convivial and collegiate. There’s no Norman Mailer trying to kill his wife in here. No tension, no melodrama.” Mr. Rose, author of American Rifle: A Biography, was taking a break from his work to tell the Transom about the Allen Room, a Read More
Why would a man be attracted to a city he professed to hate?
The question has particular relevance in the case of one of New York’s more recently minted celebrities, Glenn Beck. In the four years since he moved to the area, there are two known instances of Mr. Beck venturing outside Read More
The Chinatown bus is famous as a cheap way to shuttle between New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. But in the past two years, some bus companies have been quietly extending their service. Now a Chinatown bus serves dozens of unlikely cities like Orlando or Little Rock for a fraction of the cost of a Read More