Regis ($20 million) makes three times as much as Kelly. The chief zookeeper outearns the chief of police. Peddling a cab ($40,000) can be more lucrative than driving a cab ($37,000). ABC’s local weatherman makes as much as the president of CBS News. A panhandler can make more than a soldier serving in Iraq. And just about everyone makes more than a Chinese-food deliveryman ($5,200). A report on the numbers on New York’s paychecks.
The Incredibly Bold, Audaciously Cheesy, Jaw-Droppingly Vegasified, Billion-Dollar Glam-Rock Makeover of Coney Island
Developer Joe Sitt has been quietly buying up prime Coney Island acreage with the intention of building a flamboyant cosmopolis that would make Vegas seem tame. And it just might work.
How did Maria Pesantez and Mellie Carballo, a pair of 18-year-old college students, wind up dead of overdoses on the Lower East Side? One girl’s family now blames the other.
Eight months in a heroin den located right in the heart of upscale Manhattan.
Mort Zuckerman all washed up, bulldozer happy in the Hamptons, what we learned at Fashion Week, and more.
A confluence of major events made for a slightly hectic week, as players from three ordinarily nonintersecting domains crowded the city’s stage.
Jose Padilla has been behind bars since 2002. His lawyer can’t wait for him to be charged with something.
They came, saw, crowd-pleased—and had to get back on a bus by midnight. The story behind Marc Jacobs’s marching band.
Could a landlord’s innovative eviction strategy threaten rent stabilization citywide? Or just a few artist-pioneers with good deals?
Gay New Yorkers are lining up to get hazed. Is frat the new leather?
Aesthetically innovative Dutch dishware, advanced toothbrush technology, and more.
A surplus-shod bouncer.
Store openings this week.
Matt Falcone of ABC Carpet & Home.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
Holland blows past Sweden as design mecca.
The Queen’s Hideaway brings superb home cookin’ to Greenpoint.
A salad recipe from Frankies Spuntino.
Week of Sept. 19, 2005: Tangra Asian Fusion Cuisine, Olea. Plus, hot dog freaks and a meatball crisis at Craftbar.
I'm bored with all those copycat trattorias.
Two formerly ambitious-for-the-Village restaurants try, try again with new names, new menus, and cheaper tabs.
With available space and a celebrity chef or two, a restaurant row is born.
Smith & Wollensky's biannual Wine Week uncorks.
Wine, dine, and help the victims of Katrina.
Putting the wash of new perfumes to the test.
Developers discover the power of landscaping.
The Culture Pages
And into a Wyeth painting.
As Walter Mosley’s life gets more comfortable, his fiction gets harder-edged and more politically charged.
"Just as I was in the middle of writing, a very serious book about Kinsey came out. I read a review and I couldn’t stop laughing. By the time I finished reading, I had seventeen ideas for songs."
A George Clooney–directed Edward R. Murrow biopic is reverent but not hagiographic.
Indie satire or swimsuit model?
From gay cowboys to chick lit done right.
The real achievement of Woody Allen was that he was making movies that felt very peronal. People like me imitated him exactly, rather than taking what was most important and writing stuff that was personal, funny, and dramatic.
A rare revival of Silk Stockings.
More eerie prescience from the playwright.
Serial killers and paranormal events dominate the fall lineup.
Maybe there's something in that diet of folky pacifism after all.
Hugh Nissenson on fictionalizing 9/11.
A display of outsider art shows what it really means to be uncontrived.
A depressing version of Strauss’s last opera.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
If Anthony Weiner really wanted to unite the Democrats, there was no need to withdraw from the race.
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