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Regardless of whether you like him, agree with him politically, or hate his guts, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a bit on the husky side. At a stunning 5-foot-11 and upwards of 285 pounds, Christie's bod resembles that of "Vito" from "The Sopranos" -- sans the appeal to burly bikers -- which ... More >>
In the old days, we indulged in reckless hedonism, but nowadays, we have panels about it. And so, I soberly took part in 24th Letter's salon discussion about the history of NYC's frolicsome nightlife, at Christie's auction house, for a packed house of lively fabbies who seemed to perk up even more ... More >>
When Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey struck down the Access to the Region's Core (ARC) plan two years ago, he gained enormous praise from the Right for standing up to the Obama administration's demands. However, according to a report this morning from the New York Times, the decision ... More >>
Today marks Bob Marley's birthday, and although he's now gone, why not celebrate his memory with a Jamaican feast? The Caribbean island's cuisine has become more popular in recent years in New York City, with everything from food trucks to high-end establishments popping up. Here's how to party in B ... More >>
Window outside Christie'sAn auction of all of Elizabeth Taylor's clothing, art, personal movie memorabilia, and most importantly, her jewelry, appropriately titled "The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, is going on at Christie's through December 16th. A corresponding exhibition is up through th ... More >>
The economy sucks, and so do President Obama's poll numbers. Yet many smart people think Obama's got a chance at reelection next year. Why? Because he gets to run against the nominee of the Republican Party, which seems hellbent on throwing the election. In the GOP's latest slapstick routine, put ... More >>
The New Jersey state Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly passed a bill that would offer up to $350 million in state funds to help complete the stalled Xanadu mall. WNYC reports that lawmakers tacked some provisions onto the bill, namely a tax credit that rewards developers and lets them off t ... More >>
Edie Beale was the witty and stylish socialite on the skids who wore snoods and mouthed off as the basis of the legendary Grey Gardens documentary about her and her equally mouthy mother. Well, Edie wrote a whole lot of letters in her capacious free time, and publicist Walter Newkirk is sell ... More >>
Christopher Costa for PatchThe governor of New Jersey is a busy man, but made time to see his son play baseball yesterday; he arrived in a State Police helicopter. Chris Christie had a hectic marathon of important meetings and New Jersey allows the use of the choppers, which cost at least $1, ... More >>
Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) wrote quite a lot of letters -- there was no email, after all -- to her boyfriend at Harvard, a 21-year-old fellow named R. Beverley Corbin Jr., in the late 1940s. A Christie's auction held on Thursday landed them in the hands of a "French lady" and "very ... More >>
Above is a video clip of a woman at a Sussex County town hall meeting telling New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who the New York Times Magazine called "fat," that he is "hot and sexy" because he's "smart and... has the perseverance to do what's right." A recent national survey named Christie the " ... More >>
NJ StonersAiling New Jersey residents may be smoking medical marijuana by next summer thanks to a compromise reached between Governor Chris Christie and weed advocates, who thought they had won when previous Governor Jon Corzine signed a law legalizing the treatment on his way out of office. ... More >>
Brits Off Broadway enters admissable evidence
Chris Christie, a.k.a. "Governor Wrecking Ball," likes to live large we now know thanks to an intrepid inspector general for the Department of Justice, although it's not clear if this helps or hurts the political fortunes of the XXX-sized New Jersey gov.
In a conversation that we can only imagine happening (fondly), Rutgers University has said no to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's inspired idea that they would be the lone grower of medical marijuana for the state. Apparently, since pot is technically illegal, that would kinda present a p ... More >>
via Christie'sIn an ever so gentle indication that we -- meaning those of us who happen to partake of Christie's auctions -- may actually be on the mend from that whole nasty economy situation, the rather cool Wall Street sign we mentioned yesterday (the one hailing from the late 19th/early 2 ... More >>
via Christie'sHistory-philes and Beat-philes will love this one: Christie's is auctioning off Jack Kerouac's last typewriter. It's an awesomely vintage-green Hermes and in good working condition, just the right deco note for your totally retro studio apartment, should you have a spare $20,000 ... More >>
The New York Times notes this morning that a whole bunch of signs and maps are going to have to get switched out because a whole bunch of changes are happening to the subway system. Because despite having the $400M for hyperawesome fancy new Kawasaki-designed subway cars, we had to cut servic ... More >>
Incoming Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie asked Jersey bard Bruce Springsteen to play at his January 19 inauguration. The Boss declined. Christie's people say "he doesn't want to get involved in state politics" and wished Christie "every success." The Governor-Elect will in ... More >>
Awatere Valley, N.Z. winemaker Peter Yealands bottles his wine in plastic bottles, which he's sure will become the convention, just as Coca-Cola went from glass to plastic. He's not the first to sell wine in plastic -- Wolf Blass in Australia does it, as do British supermarket chains Tesco an ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Slow U: Ice Cream, from Sugar and Snow Astor Center September 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Do you scream for ice cream? Find out where the summer treat comes from with th ... More >>
Charles Hamilton, hitting deleteIn this week's Village Voice, Ben Detrick reports on rap's online overdose and the perils of allowing guys like Charles Hamilton anywhere near the Internet. Tom Hull presents the summer edition of our Jazz Consumer Guide. Phil Freeman celebrates the rebirth o ... More >>
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