Just one more full work week until the holiday, so go enjoy yourself before you're stuck spending all your time stressing out about the turkey. Your week in food:
The Roundabout tries a comedy by Boeing-Boeing's Marc Camoletti
There were a few inevitable things that happened after Alec Baldwin got kicked off an American Airlines flight for playing Words with Friends. First, he angrily tweeted about it. Then came the ultimate in celebrity introspection, the deletion of his Twitter account followed by a Huffington P ... More >>
Alec Baldwin -- closer, formerly prolific tweeter, and fake future mayoral candidate -- had a little incident with American Airlines yesterday because of his refusal to stop playing Words With Friends. Baldwin wouldn't shut off his phone when the flight attendant asked him to and says he was ... More >>
Daniel Boulud will indeed be opening a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as previously rumored. [Toronto Star] More on those in-flight American Airlines meals designed by Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson. [Chicago Tribune] Occupy Wall Street protesters are sitting o ... More >>
You might think a bulldog has the best life ever, being adorable and frequently stopped on streets to be gazed at and pet by adoring masses, and also getting its poop picked up by its owner whenever necessary, and not even having to work a 9 to 5 or 8 to 10 job...a bulldog is in the business of simp ... More >>
Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
Over the past year or so, Marcus Samuelsson has lent his fine name to many things: stainless steel cookware, a fragrance, Kraft Foods, American Airlines, kitchen linens, MasterCard, gas ranges, Buick, a cruise line, television, and, oh right, the Red Rooster. And to this list, we can now add ... More >>
The snow dude gets it. Via EV Grieve/GirlyDeJoie.We were going to write a post called "10 Things to Do When You're Stranded at the Airport Due to a Blizzard-Pocalypse" but having narrowed the list down to, basically, drink, bitch, and call your airline names, we figured you probably had that ... More >>
The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>
Why are Mexicanairlines so fearless?
"Hello, my name is so-and-so, and I will be seeing you naked today." While the TSA gives a slightly different diatribe prior to performing a full-body scan in airports that now span New York City, their aesthetic is the same: they will be managing a powerful X-ray machine and yes, the ... More >>
Just what New Yorkers need: Another thing to complain about. In recent weeks we've had MTA assholes, stinkbugs, gnomes with Tumblrs, and now? Attention, New Yorkers: Full-body scanners have now been placed in the American Airlines terminal of JFK airport.
We're hearing of a hijacking threat made on an American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to JFK today. After a threat was reportedly made by phone that a hijacker was on board, passengers on American Airlines Flight 24, which was preparing for takeoff, have been asked to deplane and ... More >>
Jude and Sienna keep their distance on Broadway
Airport delays have become a way of life -- in fact, a new airline has made a massive delay part of its launch -- so you may be interested in The Guide to Sleeping in Airports and its just-announced best and worst airports for sleeping. As New York naturally figures in all superlatives, you will not ... More >>
Mere months after reports claiming the exact opposite, a new study suggests that living near a fast food outlet actually does not increase weight in children, and that living near supermarkets, with their fresh fruits and vegetables, does nothing to lower weight. Go figure. [Science Daily] A survey ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...Legislature wants to life statute of limitations on child sex abuse lawsuits: Catholic Church objects, saying bill intended to bankrupt it.Daily News shows odd bit of sympathy for monster Madoff: may have spent "his last ... More >>
American Airlines flight 834, arriving this evening from the Dominican Republic, was met by emergency personnel because of a medical situation with a passenger -- not, American Airlines spokespeople insist, because the passenger had tried to hang himself, as persistent twittering had reported. The ... More >>
Going to travel today? Better take a look at this: the Times reports widespread flight delays throughout North America. Late this morning O'Hare Airport was covered in snow and holding flights; Newark had three-hour delays, San Francisco's were 90 minutes, and Toronto's Pearson Airport cancelled 300 ... More >>
Something to spice up the Ikea furniture
Now that airlines offer WiFi on flights, try cybersex at 30,000 feet.
Have you ever actually stood next to one of those sound trucks? We got a chance when one of them was exiting the West Indian American Day Carnival Parade route today. "We makin' a right," called the DJ as the big rig rolled out. He started singing, "Watch de' RIGHT, watch de RIGHT, watch de RIGHT" i ... More >>
A wing and a prayer
Trekking to France to shop for history, 40 years after Mai '68
Today is a day full of all kinds of little, interesting stories in Tabloidland. Here's q quick rundown of the "Best of the Rest." First of all, the Daily News puts a smiling Silda Wall Spitzer on page one. The former first lady of New York hosted a benefit for her Children for Children foundation. ... More >>
A Girl's Life at Aviation High School
The New York State Airline Passenger Bill of Rights seeks to save fliers from a recurrent travel nightmare: being stranded on a crammed airplane for hours— breathing stagnant air, with no food, no water and unsanitary bathrooms. But yesterday the Air Transport Association of America, a trade gro ... More >>
Rising law-prof star's book analyzes the ways we passand throws in a cri de coeur
Greenberg's Girl bears an amazing resemblance to summer-stock romances of the '50s
Whistle-blowers say the FAA ignored a decade of pre9-11 warnings
He Stoops to Conquer
Success Has Gotten Us Where We Are. Why Not Try Failure?
The Crash of Flight 587 Raises Questions About Training and Air Traffic Control
Al Qaeda Leader Spoke of 'Next Strikes'
Nashville Scene founding publisher Albie Del Favero finds himself an eyewitness to the worst terrorist attack in history
The high price of gay and lesbian travel