Last night's launch party for Fox Business Network had so many media and business moguls, you couldn't throw a canapé without mussing up the rug of some very important dude. Seriously, our throats were burning from inhaling the perfume of wealth and success. In one corner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur, Liz Smith chatted with Mel Brooks and Harvey Weinstein. (Apparently, Harvey loves the channel. "I love Roger Ailes," he said, though he would not tell us what he liked the best or whether he ate Money for Breakfast.) In another corner, Oscar and Annette de la Renta greeted Regis and Joy Philbin. And kingly in the middle of it all, like a pair of samurai and their husbands, were Rupert Murdoch, Les Moonves, Julie Chen, and Rupert's wife, Wendi Deng. "Wendi, we love your bracelets!" we cried in unison, suddenly morphing into Blair's sidekicks in Gossip Girl. "They were only twenty dollars," she exclaimed. Wow, we thought. Wendi is so down-to-earth! "But this wasn't," she laugh-cackled, flashing us her index finger, which was adorned with what looked to be the actual Hope Diamond.
Chelsea: Another driving-related fatality rocks the intersection of 23rd Street and Ninth Avenue [Ingrid Spangler]
Dumbo: Fast construction is complete on the former twelve-car parking lot near the corner of Front and Pearl. It's now the lovely little Pearl Street Triangle Plaza. [Brooklyn Eagle]
Forest Hills: You too can get to Trader Joe's! [Forest Hills 72]
Greenpoint: Despite a recent Department of Buildings ruling, Realtors irk neighbors with on-building advertisements. [Newyorkshitty]
Harlem: An autistic man who never ventured more than a few blocks from his home is missing. [NYDN via Uptown Flavor]
South Bronx: Pesticide spraying in the South Bronx may save you from West Nile. [WNYC]