October 31, 2013 |
There were two applause lines in New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan's TED talk last month: First, that in six years she "turned cycling into a real transportation option in New York"; and second, that she brought the city its first parking-protected bike lane, with parked cars and a strip of concrete separating cyclists from automobile traffic. That was a reminder that cyclists continue to lead the conversation about urban street makeovers around the nation.
February 18, 2006 |
The grand piano of late cabaret singer Bobby Short sold for $132,000 in an auction of his personal effects, auction house Christie's said. The piano, a 1971 black lacquer Bechstein kept in Short's Manhattan apartment, had a pre-sale estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. A monogrammed Cartier silver ice bucket sold for $18,000 and an Art Deco wrought iron fire screen brought $12,000, the auction house said.
October 31, 2002
Maria Elena Fernandez had a decidedly different experience at Ivar than I did on a recent Saturday night ("Choose the mood," Oct. 24). Anger was my "unchosen" mood. This is likely because she entered knowingly into the owner's promotion scheme, whereas I was an unwitting participant. I was invited to a birthday party and was told to get to the club around 10 p.m. I was on a "priority" guest list and my cover was being waived. My friend and I arrived around 10:30 p.m. to find 150 people waiting outside.
October 9, 1989 |
Malcolm McLaren's multimedia event on Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium--partially benefiting the Rainforest Foundation and incorporating aspects of New York fashion culture with Brazilian music and dance--was predictably, irresistibly pretentious: We can hang out with the Warhol set and get down with the south-of-the-equator conga crowd too, it begged attendees to brag.
December 22, 1997 |
Christmas came early for a pair of online magazines. Last week, Feed (http://www.feedmag.com) raised more than $250,000 from a group of private investors that includes computer guru Esther Dyson and former MTV Networks Chief Executive David Horowitz. Feed co-founders Steven Johnson and Stefanie Syman persuaded them to invest in their irreverent, New York-based culture magazine after making a presentation at the prestigious Angel Breakfast in July.
June 15, 2013 |
Nearly 20 years ago Michael Lieber promised his friend and colleague Joseph Vasquez that he would see his final project, "The House that Jack Built," come to fruition in a way Vasquez would be proud of. The filmmaker died of complications from AIDS shortly thereafter. Lieber hopes that Sunday at the Los Angeles Film Festival he'll show that he upheld that promise. “If Joe saw it, he'd say, 'Damn, they nailed it,'” Lieber said. The film tells the story of Jack, a young man dealing drugs in the Bronx in order to afford an apartment building in which he houses his extended family.