6:00 pm, July 23rd | by Weiyu Li
Manhattan’s infamous Chelsea Hotel has come under the reign of new owners, real estate moguls who wish to turn the page on the landmark’s storied past. In today’s Read of the Day, Kathleen Caulderwood speaks to Jerry Weinstein, a Chelsea Hotel employee who manned the bohemian enclave’s front desk for thirty years.
12:30 pm, July 5th | by Grace Rasmus
I’m an avid people-watcher and there’s no better place to see some interesting characters than on the subways in NYC, especially during one’s commute. Unfortunately, I tend to be pretty shy, so even when I see people who I’m sure would be awesome friends, I never strike up a conversation.
5:00 pm, June 28th | by Colette McIntyre
On Thursday New York’s highest court held that a government employer did not require a warrant to attach a GPS monitoring device to an employee’s car and track his movements for an entire month BECAUSE EVIDENTLY O’BRIEN WAS PRESIDING OVER THE CASE.
3:00 pm, June 27th | by Colette McIntyre
Yesterday, all our paid sick days seemed so far away: Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that blocked local governments from implementing paid sick leave and we weren’t about it. Earlier today, hope returned, breaking through The Hater Corral like a ray of light through a storm cloud! New York City lawmakers overrode a [...]
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.