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Some Models, Apparently, Eat As Much As You Do
FASHION • Turns out models can speak — at least in Ridley Scott's new Prada movie. [Fashionista] • Bottega Veneta has designed the interior of a penthouse suite at the St. Regis. [British Vogue] • Model Paulina Porizkova has joined the cast of Dancing With the Stars. [Flypaper] • Naomi Campbell left Premier Models, where she's spent most of her career, for IMG. [All Company News]
Former Model Veronica Webb Reminisces at the Runways
Don't Blame the Naturally Skinny Models
Backstage at Rock & Republic on Saturday, model May Andersen talked with New York's Jada Yuan about anger management, annoying stewardesses, and, of course, skinny models. Thin models, says May, are getting lumped together with anorexic models a completely different breed: "You're always going to have girls that are starving themselves, and that's not naturally skinny girls' faults." Of course not. Watch the video.
Waiters Getting Screwed in New and Unusual Way?
Sam Mason: “It’s Like the Special Olympics”
You Bring the Booze, ‘Izakaya’ Brings the Grilled Ox Tongue
Last Call at Northsix
Clinton Hill: Lots of abandoned homes up for sale—for first-time homebuyers, that is, not folks looking to trade their tiny co-op for a spacious fixer-upper. [Clinton Hill Blog] Coney Island: Developing Coney Island isn't "financially feasible" without high-rise housing on Stillwell Avenue, says Thor Equities. [Kinetic Carnival] Harlem: That empty lot at 1405 Fifth Avenue will soon be low- and middle-income housing. [What About the Plastic Animals?] Prospect Heights: Turns out there are still five privately owned acres smack in the path of Atlantic Yards. [Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn] Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Would expanding the historic district help prevent new development eyesores? [Across the Park] West Village: Which fashion label will grace the N.J. Turnpike–size billboard being affixed to the Gansevoort Hotel? [Curbed] Williamsburg: Catch the last show at Northsix before the space closes to magically transform into the Music Hall of Williamsburg. [FREEwilliamsburg]
Spitzer, Announcing Budget, Looks to Steamroll Long Island, Too
Model Jessica Stam Prefers Psychos and Mac 'n' Cheese
Neighborhood: East Village Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Patrick Bateman from the book American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. "Don't just look at her ass, EAT IT." What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Macaroni and cheese with truffles. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? I make clothes look good.
Model Karolina Kurkova Really Loves Green Juice
Neighborhood: Tribeca Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? The Statue of Liberty. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Pure Food & Wine’s Raw Tiramisu — it’s the most amazing I’ve ever had. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Create fantasy.
Model Gemma Ward Leaps Around and Gets Naked
Neighborhood: East Village, but on the move … Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Bob Dylan. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? I have had my fair share of four-hour lunches at La Bottega at the Maritime Hotel, but it's a great hang and the margherita pizza is fantastic. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Drink coffee and read the paper while getting hair, makeup, and nails done, get undressed, get dressed, pose, leap, laugh, get undressed, eat lunch, touch-ups, get dressed, get undressed, get dressed. etc. etc. etc.
Liz Esqueda of Michael's Is Not Impressed by Laura Bush
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Tom Freston Gets Burned, Again
Tom Freston, apparently insufficiently charred by Sumner Redstone, got further roasted by his friends. A Met security guard once slashed a Rembrandt with a key. Howard Stern pissed off Pete Townshend; Towshend stormed out on Howard. Clint Eastwood had a drink, then went to a rock show. Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson are a couple. Petra Nemcova and Russell Simmons might be a couple. Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt used to be a couple, but she still likes his new movie. Sacha Baron Cohen (a.k.a. Borat) will play his Austrian fashionista character (a.k.a. Bruno) in his next movie. George Jones will play Carnegie Hall on Halloween. Debbie Rochon wants more recognition for her contribution to the horror genre. Cindy Adams discovered that London is expensive. Liz Smith discovered that Annette Bening had lunch. An Italian restaurant will stay open.
Of Course, They Can't Find the Moon-Landing Film, Either
This has almost nothing to do with New York, or with New York, except that we happened across it while looking for more information about the biblical floods scheduled to hit our city in 2050. Still, it's one of the more amusing editor's notes we've seen in quite some time. From NASA's media-relations Website: