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Tom Ford Menswear Is Unstoppable

Sales of Tom Ford's men's line have exceeded projections, Pierre Bergé reveals he didn't tell Yves Saint Laurent the designer had a brain tumor, and Michael Kors laments past menswear.

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Let's Take a Moment to Talk About Patricia Field

For the edification of Cosmo sippers everywhere, Glamour's style blogger, executive fashion editor Suze Yalof Schwartz, compiled a list of what Sex and the City costume stylist Patricia Field loves and hates. Schwartz writes, "There is nothing better than a stylist who is not only passionate but has a distinct point of view. A great stylist either loves it or hates it and there is nothing in between."

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Takahachi Serves Tuna Rolls With Side of Propaganda

While certain restaurants consider carrying the certified low-mercury tuna we told you about yesterday, others are assuring their customers there’s nothing to worry about. When a friend of Grub Street ordered a tuna roll at Takahachi, he was handed a letter insisting the research used in the Times story is outdated and often exploited by “environmental groups attempting to harm fishermen and the U.S. seafood industry.” According to the page-long missive, the health benefits of fish far outweigh the dangers of mercury content, even for pregnant women.

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Suzie Wong Promises to ‘Love U Long Time’

We’ve been razzing Suzie Wong for its familiar logo, so we thought you might want to see what the city’s first bottle-service club concentrating in sake will actually look like when it opens for a private party tonight and then Baby Phat’s sure-to-be-nuts party tomorrow. Sake bottles will range from $150 Muroka Nama Genshu to $400 Kakunko, and you get free dirty fortune cookies with them!! The waitresses won’t be dressed as geishas as originally planned, but there will be a Geisha cocktail on the menu as well as a Madame Butterfly. The chef is Junnajet Hurapan, who has served time at Ruby Foo’s, Pre:Post, Hue, and — ahem — Lotus. The menu and another interior shot, if you care to see them, follow.

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NYU Jumps Aboard the Governors Island Ferry

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Here, sometimes, the cartoon characters are thugged out with chains and the classic brownstones are pimped out with chrome. [Newyorkshitty] Dumbo: What mysterious doings were going on yesterday in the 85 Jay Street parking lot — reportedly the largest plot of undeveloped land in the city — owned by the Jehovah's Witnesses? Looks kind of Blair Witch–y to us. [DumboNYC] Governors Island: Shortly after the city announced plans for a fabu-luxe park here, NYU says it'll build a campus, too, with academic, residential, and athletic facilities all in the mix. [The Real Deal]

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The Union Rat Descends Upon Gramercy Park

Edwin Booth

In 1888, Edwin Booth, the famed Shakespearean actor, along with Mark Twain, General William Tecumseh Sherman, and a slew of other distinguished American notables from the nineteenth century, formed their own club where they could hang out and smoke cigars and sip brandy and yap about the dramatic arts. They also created a fund to help struggling actors. They called themselves "The Players," and their club was run out Booth's old townhouse at 16 Gramercy Park, where it is still in operation. In the past few days, the club's picturesque Stanford White façade, facing the tony private park, has been partially blocked by a sight uncommon in this quiet residential neighborhood: the union rat. It's a sign of lingering troubles within.

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Momofuku, Freemans, Spotted Pig Honchos Break Bread With Stephen Starr

Our favorite celebrity sighting of the week was, of course, Lindsay Lohan at Peter Luger on Tuesday night — that’s because we saw her with our own eyes. Of course, we can’t be everywhere and see everyone, so as usual we’ve combed the gossip columns for other stop-ins. We’re sorry we missed Tracy Morgan at the Plumm, shirtless and offering to father babies as usual, and boy do we wish we were a fly on the wall when partners Ken Friedman and Taavo Somer, along with David Chang, dined with Stephen Starr at Buddakan. Is there a Spotted Buddafuku in the works?

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