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 working at… More »
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… More »
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’s… More »
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… More »
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]
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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… More »
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… More »
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 weâ€™ve had a couple drinks, but… More »
Melissa Plaut, author of Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What To Do With My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab talks about passengersâ€™ pick-up lines, fare beaters, and sex in the backseat.
Howâ€™d you start driving a cab, anyway?
I was about to turn 29 and had been laid off from my… More »
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] … More »
New York City is known for being dirty, but even out on Long Island, New Yorkâ€™s finest are apparently too filthy for a fundraiser. Officials in Long Beach have banned the sale of the volunteer firefightersâ€™ calendar which features a dozen volunteer models straddling city property. From February, which features a lady riding a fire… More »
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… More »
Thereâ€™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 weâ€™d love to get a hit off… More »
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 while… More »
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! And… More »
Guy sees dream girl on subway, guy misses opportunity to woo dream girl, guy posts adorable doodle on internet with his phone number. We would be skeeved out by the potential creepiness if we weren’t too busy going, “Aww!” [NY Girl Of My Dreams] … More »