12:45 pm, February 8th | by Colette McIntyre
While you are (hopefully) heading out of the office early, preparing for a night of spiked hot chocolate and a marathon of Boy Meets World (amirite?), New York City authorities have already started battling the winter storm that The Weather Channel has named “Nemo.” The Department of Transportation has its 365 salt spreaders locked and loaded, ready to roll out as soon as two inches hits the ground; the New York State Thruway Authority is coating highways with a salt brine pre-treatment which is said to work like a no-stick Teflon. Local governments hope that the salt brine will save up to 30 percent on snow removal costs, which begs the question: just how much do we spent on snow?
11:30 am, July 13th | by Laura Donovan
There’s a reason Frank Sinatra said a person can make it anywhere if he/she can handle New York: It’s a hub for sexytime. A study done by Trojan reveals that people in the concrete jungle get it on three times a week and are above the national average. This is to be expected of the high-energy urban environment, but I have to wonder how many 20-somethings were included in this survey, as New Yorkers in that age bracket don’t do the nasty anymore.
2:29 pm, April 21st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Fashion titan Diane von Furstenberg is receiving a prestigious award called the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society of New York, which, believe it or not, is not a prize for being a fashion icon.
Though von Furstenberg has made many a contribution to the world of style, she’s not receiving the award for designing dresses. Instead, the medal will honor the work she’s done for the good of New York City, namely for helping to revitalize NYC’s Meatpacking District and championing the building of the Highline, the old railroad tracks that have been transformed into a shiny new park at the edge of that neighborhood.
Von Furstenberg maintains her flagship store and headquarters in the heart of the Meatpacking District on West 14th street, just steps from the Highline Park. She also keeps a glamorous apartment in the building, where she stays when she’s not jetsetting elsewhere.