Yesterday, as Polar Vortex II: Electric Boogaloo descended on the city, vengeful Marxist dictator Bill de Blasio made his class warfare agenda known. The mayor cruelly and deliberately prevented the Upper East Side from being snow plowed, because he hates the rich and wants them to get their shoes a ... More >>
Chris Christie stepped up to the podium today to express his sincere apologies to the people of New Jersey, and of Fort Lee, NJ in particular, who were affected by four days of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September. The traffic problem, it now appears, was manufactured as paybac ... More >>
There was a three-tier cake, white roses, and champagne on hand Monday morning at Newark City Hall, where Mayor Cory Booker married some of the state's first same-sex couples shortly after the stroke of midnight. A state court officially recognized the right for same-sex couples to marry in Septembe ... More >>
Love is in the air. Chris Christie seems to have reconciled with the Daily News after a blow-up over their New York Jets coverage last week. The dispute sprang from the co-hosting bit Christie did on August 26, when the Governor called the Daily News's Jets reporter Manish Mehta an "idiot" and a "do ... More >>
The Jersey pol will try his hand at radio disc jockeying. Governor Chris Christie will co-host the Boomer & Carton Show on WFAN this morning from 6-10. He will be filling in for Boomer Esiason who is on vacation, going by the predictably folksy "Chris from Mendham".
I've never been so close to a woman's private parts than the other night, when Brian Christopher Cummings photographed me looking piqued by the above Sante D'Orazio grid of images of the sumptuous Pamela Lee. It was a reception and private viewing at Christie's for "The deLIGHTed Eye, Modernist Mas ... More >>
The truest part of a Charles Bradley performance doesn't happen onstage, where he falls to his knees, flings his arms from the microphone, blows kisses to the crowd, and pushes himself past the emotional brink, where words can't follow and a painful howling rises up instead. It's when he's off the s ... More >>
It's good to have someone with over 17 million Facebook friends on your side, especially when it involves a political campaign. According to Buzzfeed, Mark Zuckerberg, the social network billionaire, will hold a fundraiser next month for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie out in Palo Alto, Californ ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported on the media's tendency to politicize this catastrophe into an electoral issue and how that is a terrible symptom of infinite media. And we continue to see this play out as the Eastern seaboard cleans itself up from some of the worst inflicted damage in recent history. The nex ... 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 >>
Ah, New Jersey. The land where fake orange tans and affable, clueless Republicans come together to make magic. New Yorkers should consider themselves lucky to live so close to New Jersey, particularly right now. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, one-time potential Republican presidential candidat ... More >>
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some of the dogs who got eaten this week. Know of any restaurants or bars opening or closing? Drop us a line. Christie's, a popular Park Slope meat patty stand, will close after 45 years of business. The eatery's owner has said that the landlord u ... More >>
In a non-shocking un-turn of events today, Chris Christie announced today that he will continue to not be running for president. In the process, he set himself up for some truly unfortunate fat jokes. He told everyone to get the hell off the beach made a wisecrack or two about his non-campaign: "New ... More >>
Jean-Baptiste Lully's masterpiece French-Baroques its way back to BAM
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
The ten-year anniversary of 9/11, which could be the last hurrah for the Tribute in Light, is also presenting itself as a good opportunity for area politicians to bicker with each other. New Jersey governor Chris Christie is trying to stage-manage the ceremony, basically, and Mayor Bloomberg ... More >>
Fox News boss Roger Ailes loves Chris Christie and has made no secret of his desire for the New Jersey governor to run for president in 2012. Christie maintains that he's 100% not running this time around, though that hasn't stopped a relationship from blooming between the powerful Republican ... 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 >>
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 >>
Want a dead horse? Run down to Christie's and bid on Roy Rogers' legendary Trigger (or whatever form of him exists in the creepily beautiful version photographed here by Brian Cummings). For an estimated $100,000 to $2,000,000, you can own the taxidermied golden palomino steed and all his happy tr ... More >>
So, while we wait to find out if anybody actually cares about any of this besides some media junkies and the players involved, it's worth noting that The Newspaper War has been a particularly dirty one! How dirty? Funny you should ask.
Forget the soda tax. Now, lawmakers are aiming to get their grubby little hands on our beer! A tax increase on mass-market beer -- microbrews would be exempt -- is one of the first new revenue-raising ideas Democrats have come up with in weeks. [AP] The Castello Plan in Ditmas Park, The Bode ... More >>
After years of producing cheap, bad wine, Chinese winemakers are creating high-end offerings, catering to a an increasingly affluent and sophisticated Chinese consumer. [Wall Street Journal] Christie's has announced it will auction Pablo Picasso's portrait, "The Absinthe Drinker," for betwee ... More >>
The New Jersey Senate voted down gay marriage today, effectively ending any hopes for marriage equality in the Garden State until at least the end of incoming Governor Chris Christie's first term in 2014. The defeat mirrors a similar blow-out in the New York State Senate last month. Both hou ... More >>
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An art world sprouts near Sunset Park, DUMBO be damned
Next year in Orlando! Nailing Florida's born-again theme park. Back here, the usual unholier- than-thou experiences.
Is the art market making us stupid? Or are we making it stupid?
Disgusting? Depressing? Or are art fairs the triumph of the corporate avant-garde?
When a comic genius sheds light on sickness, fraud, and greed, why turn the light off?
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An Englishman Works America, and a French Canadian Invades the Baroque
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