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. Keep reading »
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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 eyewitnesses had seen Paterson canoodling with family friend, Jennifer Jones, and kissing her neck at a New Jersey steak house. Then, on Jan. 30, Page Six dropped another bombshell: A state trooper patrolling the governor’s executive mansion claimed to have caught Paterson “snuggling” in a utility closet with a woman who was not his wife.
Alas, we may never have to think of a nickname more than “Luv Guv #2.” Gov. Paterson met with the Associated Press yesterday and vehemently denied all allegations against him. “For the last couple of weeks, I have been the subject of … a spate of outrageous rumors about me,” Paterson griped, slamming the media as “callous and sleazy.” Keep reading »
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 of Health is taking on soda in these uber-gross PSA ads that show oozing, dripping fat being poured out of soda bottles before people take a swig. Seriously stomach-turning. Do you think these ads have a point, or do we have bigger fish to fry than folks having a can of Dr. Pepper when they want? Keep reading »
“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). What was once the greatest city ever is basically a wasteland now: “Is New York still the centre of the Earth? Well, if your definition of the centre of the Earth is McDonald’s and Starbucks, then yes it is.”
Ouch. While most of us here complain about high rents, irritating hipsters, and a hellish subway commute, we wouldn’t be so quick to say that Americans have given up on “making the big move to the city” or having metropolitan dreams of Manhattan. Still, things change. So, we want to know—if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Which cities bite the big one, and which represent your perfect paradise? [Times Online] Keep reading »
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. This time, it’s a designer contest which will begin next month, reports the Post: “The mayor will stage a competition to pick 12 up-and-coming designers for a new city-sponsored fashion ‘incubator’ facility. The project is aimed at helping New York attract young talent by providing cheap design space.” [NY Post]
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 Hollister…) How to participate and win a Bendel’s shopping spree, after the jump… Keep reading »
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 obese—but that’s not bad when you compare it to the national average of 67 percent. So why all the skinny minnies in New York City? Because New York is a hub for many weight-conscious industries, like modeling, acting, and media production. Also, because almost no one owns a car, people end up walking everywhere. Oh, and maybe people are trying to become the physical equivalent of skyscrapers? [New York Times] Keep reading »
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 toned tush, he is a Times Square staple, clad only in tighty-whities, a cowboy hat, and boots. He plays guitar and sings while tourists snap pictures with him. He plans to officially announce his bid for mayor today, and already has plans for raising revenues and tax breaks. His campaign promise is to do “more with less” for NY residents. No problem keeping his promise either—that yummy briefs/boots uniform says it all! [Huffington Post]
Checking off “The Naked Cowboy” on a ballot may seem a bit odd, but we have yet to see what he’s got up his … hat? Hopefully, Robert will fare better than these oddball candidates who failed in their political quests. Keep reading »
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 bed women’s “Sex and the City” pipe dreams, or so says Vanity Fair, when one male writer takes a ride on the “SATC” bus tour. From a sad visit to the sex shop where Charlotte bought her Rabbit vibrator to the Magnolia Bakery cupcake-eating gaggle of female tourists who ragingly recount every single episode, some women are still desperately trying to hold on to “Sex and the City” escapism, instead of sinking into the reality of the great 21st century depression. By the end of the tour of this female fantasyland that never really existed: “We all realize what an obsessively ridiculous, embarrassing, empty, and needy exercise this has been.” Us, too. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »