Last time Bruce Willis tangled with a tower, his Die Hard character escaped from the clutches of a German terrorist group with only his trusty Beretta sidearm. We hope his stay at El Dorado at 300 Central Park West, where he just picked up a co-op apartment, is less eventful.
The four-bedroom spread was rumored to be in contract for $8 million, according to New York Post, but as in The Sixth Sense, there’s a twist at the end of this purchase: Mr. Willis and wife Emma ended up paying $8.85 million for the fourth-floor unit, according to city records—a bit over the asking price of $8.695 million. (Even celebrities, it seems, can’t buy a co-op without listing their name on the need! Or maybe they just wanted the tax abatement?)
It’s not every day that you discover a makeshift organic fruit and cider farmer’s market stand outside a fashion show. But that’s precisely what had been constructed outside Skylight at Moynihan Station at EDUN’s spring 2013 runway presentation this past Saturday afternoon. Breezy Hill Orchards of Staatsburg, New York was stocked with the dozens of varietals of pears and apples freshly picked. Before the show, sweaty fashion editors, stylists and buyers could take a refreshing sip of apple cider. It was a smart pairing considering that Edun, which was founded by Ali Hewson and U2’s Bono, works with African manufacturers to give them an economic boost. Naturally the majority of attendees beelined it to their seats, but The Observer gulped down a bottle before the show.
Last we checked in on the members of U2, they were auctioning off a rare Basquiat painting at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art auction in London back in July. Today there’s news about the iconic Irish rockers that’s sure to excite fans, thespians and 8-year-old boys alike. Spin.com reports, via Q Read More
What does U2 sound like?
For a question that seems so absurd to ask-surely, everyone knows!–it’s pretty hard to answer. Not because the band has been around for over three decades and experimented with a number of styles. Its that the answer is tautological: U2 sounds like U2. Its commercial success and attendant ubiquity has Read More
An interesting tidbit from The New York Times: U2 is selling a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that its bassist, Adam Clayton, bought at a New York gallery in 1989. According to Bloomberg, the band is expected to fetch as much as 6 million pounds (that’s $11.7 million) at a Sotheby’s Read More
Unless you’re a fan of Jordin Sparks—the American Idol winner—or Nicole Scherzinger—of Pussycat Dolls fame—both of which have albums coming out today, you’re probably excited for the new Six Organs of Admittance album, Shelter From the Ash. Although Six Organs has been putting out albums since 1998, its founder Ben Chasny is probably better known Read More
Everyone has a right to a Saturday night, but—especially as summer approaches—please try to remember that you live on a very residential block, and when you start blaring the Killers, U2 and Kanye West on a constant loop from 2 p.m. to 5 a.m., it can make your neighbors want to throw Read More
Tomorrow morning Tom Suozzi will be recognized for his service as the outgoing co-chairperson of the Metropolitan Transportation Council at their annual meeting.
Madame Tussauds unveils a wax figure of U2 lead singer Bono–will they put him next to Hillary?
Then the City Council Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment will unveil its proposal regarding Read More
You’ve seen the ad: Shadowy figures wearing white earpieces gyrate against brightly colored backdrops as U2 pumps out an abbreviated version of its new single, “Vertigo”-all in the service of Apple’s iPod. Perhaps you were disheartened by the sight of one of rock’s most famously idealistic bands shilling for a computer company. If so, it Read More
Gastro-pub Girl comes to town; backed by Ken Friedman, Mario Batali-and maybe Bono-a British chef is ready to change the way New York thinks of the words ‘Spotted Pig.’
Red-striped watch cap pulled low over her eyes, 29-year-old April Bloomfield was moving fast through the frosty air of lower Sixth Avenue when I asked her Read More