When they aren’t meandering into bike lanes or fishing bills out of fanny packs to pay for pedicab rides, NYC tourists test the patience of their hotel staff in highly quotable ways. By logging guest chatter in their tumblr How May We Hate You, Times Square area concierges Anna Drezen and Read More
Buoyed by the area’s burgeoning tech scene and growing residential market, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District this morning presented its third annual report to a room of brokers and indicated available commercial space in the district is sparse.
With more than 200 commercial office buildings offering upwards of 22 million square feet of rentable space, Flatiron’s overall vacancy rate sits at just 6.96 percent, with only 1.55 million square feet available for lease. The average price per square foot of that space hovers just below $50 at $49.10.
Oh You Fancy Huh?
Everybody praise Tumblr founder David Karp, for he has managed to complete a bajillion dollar renovation on a stunning Williamsburg loft, all the while avoiding the tacky Star Trek vision that most people conjure when picturing the abode of a tech founder. That is the takeaway from a design story in the New York Times, which spotlights Mr. Karp’s recently completed spacious loft apartment in the heart of South Williamsburg.
I'll Tumbl For You
Now that Tumblr’s been welcomed into Yahoo’s purple bosom, David Karp’s days of wheedling venture capitalists are over. If the company hadn’t sold, though, Mr. Karp would’ve been doing a lot of door-knocking with his hat out, because it turns out the company had just $16.6 million left at acquisition. (It’s also a question just how much ads were bringing in.)
Pretty sure there are rinky-dink jungle airstrips with longer runways.
ha ha funny
With the knowledge that the White House is spying on your every move, you just gotta laugh, right?
Amidst the controversy surrounding the NSA’s Internet and phone monitoring program comes the newest Tumblr sensation: “Obama is Checking Your Email.” The parody page, which quickly went viral after its Sunday debut, shows images of Read More
A mysterious prank caller has been terrorizing trendy Williamsburg watering holes and posting the calls online.
“How many single girls are there?” he inquires, the questions only escalating from there. “How many whiskies is one drink?” “How cheap is your beer?” “Do you have Buckhunter?”
When ringing Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick, he asked whether Beyoncé Read More
Oh you fancy, huh? Turns out doing PR for Tumblr, despite the site’s numerous recent outages, has its advantages. Katherine Barna, who works in communications for the blogging platform, got the chance to meet President Obama and the first lady at the White House, and she has the Christmas-themed snap to prove it. Wonder how many jealous reblogs this pic will spawn?
The blog “Is Twitter Wrong” has assembled a guide to all the phony pictures of Hurricane Sandy making you even more nervous than you already are.
Deadline reports that Emma Koenig’s Tumblr blog, “F*ck! I’m in My Twenties!” is being developed as a series at NBC. If it makes it to air, it would be one of at least two series about an adrift twentysomething writer. Ms. Koenig, the sister of Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig, Read More
Like cushy sign-on bonuses or drool-worthy stock options, perks are a potent recruiting tool for startups, dangled before potential hires like a treat before a ravenous animal. Expensive, Steve Jobs-approved gear and kitchens overflowing with every snack imaginable are treated like they’re the equivalent of platinum health insurance.
We get it–having a thriving, enjoyable Read More