Posts tagged "new york"

Vera Wang Goes Jersey

We are going to call this one "Snookie's Wang". Ms. Vera closed her show in New York with a 'do that resembled the signature style of our favorite MTV train wreck. No offense to the South Jerz board-walkers, but this is one look we won't be rocking if leaps off the runway.
By: Lauren Panariello / March 3, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson Denies Sex Scandal Rumors

Very Important Question: if former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, is the "Luv Guv," what will we call the current governor, David Paterson, if the rumors that he's cheating on his wife are true? On Jan. 18, gossip column Page Six reported that two…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2010

New York’s “Are You Drinking Fat?” PSA Ad Is The Grossest Ever

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't want anyone in this city to have any fun. First, he banned smoking in bars, then trans-fats, then he made all chain restaurants post the number of calories in each item, so that you can't order the chips and guacamole at Chipotle in peace. Now, the New York Department…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 15, 2009

London To New York: You Suck. So, What’s The Best City Out There?

"New York has lost its edge," claims The Times in London. We're not exactly sure how London is in a position to judge the city where Frisky HQ is located, but their story is that NYC can't compete anymore with the international creative scene, and that it's become a land of losers (e.g., bankers).
By: Leonora Epstein / November 23, 2009

Does The Fashion Industry Need Government Aid To Survive?

The fashion industry has been hard hit by the recession, and it looks like it may take some strategic political partnerships to find the path of recovery. After the collaborative efforts of Fashion's Night Out, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is helping to launch another initiative to help stimulate the fashion economy.
By: Leonora Epstein / October 20, 2009

Henri Bendel Models Forced To Facebook In Public

Iconic New York City boutique, Henri Bendel is embracing the future. Instead of the standard slim mannequins draped in high end gear, the Fifth Avenue store has hired live models for their display windows. These girls are not posing for your viewing pleasure, instead, they are Facebooking. (And you thought it was tough…
By: Zandile Blay / August 20, 2009

Manhattan Is The Country’s Thinnest City

A study came out this week proving what anyone who's ever lived in The Big Apple probably already guessed: Manhattan is the nation's thinnest city. The study looked at body-mass indexes of folks all across the country, and determined that New Yorkers tended to be the slimmest. Still, 42 percent of Manhattanites are overweight or…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2009

The Naked Cowboy Is Running For Mayor Of New York City

Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night can keep "Naked Cowboy" Robert Burck from strumming his guitar in his undies to entertain tourists in New York City. And now the Cowboy wants to show his true devotion to Manhattan—he's running for mayor. For those of you who have not stood next to the Cowboy’…
By: Daniela Guernica / July 22, 2009

Carrie Bradshaw Is Dead

Once upon a time, Carrie Bradshaw was a role model for women across America, and "Sex and the City" promised a Manolos and men-filled life. Even after the show was canceled, it lived on in reruns, and the movie version brought lady viewers back in droves. Now, though, the recession promises to finally put to…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 18, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Child Prostitution, Breast Cancer, And Gossip Girl Sneak Peeks

On Friday, New York Governor David Paterson signed a bill into law that decriminalizes child prostitution. Those under 18 who are arrested for sexually-oriented crimes will be provided with social services. If they refuse or have been through the state's programs, they can be prosecuted. [Gothamist]…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 29, 2008

New York Fashion Week: Geren Ford Goes For Jewel Tones For Spring 2009

Geren Lockhart, designer of the Geren Ford collection is having quite a year with her super-hyped Urban Outfitters collection. Lockhart also pulled out of LA Fashion Week, presenting instead last night at New York City's Bowery Hotel. The Spring 2009 collection was not much of a variation from the designer's signature use of silk fabrics,…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 4, 2008

Big Apple Hotel Offers Mr. Big Package

On Friday, May 30th, shoe stores will be empty, makeup counters customerless, salons won’t have a hair to do, and every man in America will be single for a few hours. It’s opening night of the Sex and the City movie! While looking at all the ads alone can increase your levels of estrogen, and…
By: Simcha / May 13, 2008

Captured: Forever 21 Bends Over

Sex sells. But does doggy-style make shoppers want cheap, trendy tops? Our gal pal Heather is way into Forever 21, but she did a double take when she saw their mannequins doubled over and sent us a picture. Usually when we pose like this, the lights are out and we’ve had a couple drinks, but…
By: Simcha / April 24, 2008

Real Chick Lit: Confessions Of A Female Cabbie

Melissa Plaut, author of Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What To Do With My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab talks about passengers’ pick-up lines, fare beaters, and sex in the backseat. How’d you start driving a cab, anyway? I was about to turn 29 and had been laid off from my corporate…
By: Lucile Scott / April 10, 2008

Where The Boys At? Um, Not On The East Coast

It looks like I'm living in the wrong city -- and there is little to no chance I will be moving to LA...ever. Oh well, at least single people are in the majority these days. Woohoo! [The Boston Globe]…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2008

Sexy Firefights Feel The Heat

New York City is known for being dirty, but even out on Long Island, New York’s finest are apparently too filthy for a fundraiser. Officials in Long Beach have banned the sale of the volunteer firefighters’ calendar which features a dozen volunteer models straddling city property. From February, which features a lady riding a fire…
By: Simcha / March 24, 2008

Love 101: The L(ong) D(istance) R(elationship)

I met Duke* in Paris. He was actually British, visiting from London, and I was there from New York, sent by the magazine I worked for to cover the fashion shows. My boyfriend back in New York had just broken up with me for the bajillionth time, and I was devastated (as usual). When I…
By: Erin Flaherty / February 21, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Johan Santana

There’s a new apple bottom in the Big Apple -- Venezuelan baseball stud Johan Santana. The 150 million dollar man was traded from the Minnesota Twins for four other players. With that kinda 1:4 ratio, you know the guy must be packing some serious heat -- we know we’d love to get a hit off…
By: Simcha / February 7, 2008

Did The Citizens of New York Pay To Protect Rudy Giuliani’s Affair?

It sure seems that way. The Politico reports that during the period of time when Rudy Giuliani allegedly struck up an extra-marital affair with future wife Judith Nathan, he billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in extra security -- security which seems to have been used to ensure the then-mayor's...ahem...privacy…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2008

NY Subway Dreamgirl: The Epilogue

You know a "New York Tale of Hipster Love" has gone mainstream when Diane Sawyer is cooing about it on Good Morning America. Patrick Moberg, the author and illustrator behind the infamous "Dreamgirl" website/doodle, appeared on the show with his finally found paramour. The recap? They went out on a date and totally clicked!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007