DR. SELMAN: How have you been?
GEORGE: We had a prior commitment this evening. We just went to a party at Erica Jong’s.
HILLY: We have to admit we had a few drinks.
GEORGE: I had one. Hilly had three.
HILLY: I didn’t have three! I had two large glasses of wine.
[GEORGE holds up Read More
For starry-eyed, semi-impoverished young New York creative types, a cheap Harlem “dorm” run by a utopian semi-landlord is the obvious housing solution. But does such a happy homeland for “the overeducated and underpaid” really exist? The Times‘ cover story omits an address, so maybe we’ll never know. Read More
The Prince has left the Aspen
How do you get Eliot Spitzer’s attention? The New York Civil Liberties Union wants to know.
The organization claims to have made several requests to the AG’s office asking for an investigation into allegations that the telecom giants, AT&T and Verizon, have shared millions of New Yorkers’ telephone records with the Read More
The Brooklyn Eagle is reporting that the developer at 101 Willoughby Street (or 7 Metrotech Center) is trying to woo Whole Foods over to the former Verizon building. It’s currently being converted into a 250-unit luxury residential tower. The landmarked 27-story building, at the corner of Bridge Street, has 64,000 square feet of retail space Read More
When you live in a brownstone in the West Village not far from Christopher Street, you expect a certain amount of color. In my 18 or so years here, I have endured street-fair vendors beneath my window, setting up clanking aluminum poles at 6 a.m. and hawking fried dough; parades that twinkle until the wee Read More
In The Times, Mayor Bloomberg and Larry Silverstein continue to jockey over the remaining $3.35 billion in Liberty Bonds for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.
Speaking of Ground Zero, Verizon returns to its headquarters at 140 West Street.
The City Council overrode the Mayor’s veto of Read More
The debate over anti-terrorism measures in the MTA is obviously hampered by the same circumstances that prompt it. How can you point out security flaws in the system without exposing them to would-be terrorists?
That was the problem some Tribeca residents grappled with until they decided to go public about the telecom hotel at Read More
N.Y.’ers Like a Good Laugh,
But This Joke Did Not Ignite
There are three kinds of bomb scares-well, at least three. There are those involving innocent objects (such as attaché cases or even paper bags) that in this diabolical age are mistakenly suspected of being explosive devices. Then there are actual bombs packed with Read More
The Republicans are coming! The Republicans are coming!
For the first time in its history, the Grand Old Party will hold its convention in New York City, a place the party’s Presidential candidates prefer to avoid except at check-collecting time. It’s a brilliant stroke for the party and terrific news for the city. A good Read More